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RE: Location services and age limit Re: Location in the news

From: John Carr <johnc1912@msn.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 22:18:06 +0100
Message-ID: <SNT141-ds12DE8B9126FABACF70C2C3AEAE0@phx.gbl>
To: "'David Singer'" <singer@apple.com>, <public-privacy@w3.org>
Did you read the article in The Guardian that I sent the link to? It
described how easy it was for a journalist to stalk an adult using
Foursquare. Now think of a child.


What I want is for you to come up with a way to ensure that children are not
put at risk from being stalked, or worse, through their na´ve and
unauthorised use of location services.


I have two low-tech ideas: make them paid for services, rather than "free" -
won't solve it entirely but it would very substantially the reduce the risk.
Or alternatively find a way of verifying that every user is over 18. We
manage to do that very effectively in the UK for online gambling. If it can
be done very satisfactorily for online gambling it can be done for any
service that claims it is meant to be used only by persons aged 18 or above.


My job is to draw attention to these things. I shouldn't have to.




From: public-privacy-request@w3.org [mailto:public-privacy-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of David Singer
Sent: 03 August 2010 21:11
To: public-privacy@w3.org
Subject: Re: Location services and age limit Re: Location in the news




On Aug 3, 2010, at 12:27 , John Carr wrote:

So let me get this right: you guys invented and created this problem, and
I'm the one, who has to come up with a solution?  Me the non-techie (in this
company)? Neat.


No.  We want you to tell us precisely what problem(s) you see.  And
preferably phrase that in a helpful way, that avoids disparaging other
members of this list and the companies that they work for.  Can you do that?


David Singer

Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

Received on Tuesday, 3 August 2010 21:18:10 UTC

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