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The convergence of biometrics, location and surveillance

The convergence of biometrics, location and surveillance

Mary Haskett and Alex Kilpatrick examine biometrics in a surveillance society.

Future applications of biometrics promise increased security and convenience, but they could also dilute our expectations of privacy. In this interview, Where 2.0 speakers Mary Haskett and Alex Kilpatrick discuss what lies ahead in the biometrics world.

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Why location data is a mess, and what can be done about it

Why location data is a mess, and what can be done about it

SimpleGeo's Chris Hutchins on the state of location data and the future of location services.

Usage restrictions and ever-expanding datasets make location data hard to manage. In the following interview, SimpleGeo's Chris Hutchins explains how companies and developers can address the location mess.

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Location data could let retailers entice customers in new ways

Location data could let retailers entice customers in new ways

If apps can detect customers inside a store, a world of promotional possibilities opens.

As more retailers dive into the app market, maximizing the use of location-based data could maximize sales potential as well. Here's a look at some of the current and theoretical applications.

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Social data is an oracle waiting for a question

Social data is an oracle waiting for a question

"Mining the Social Web" author Matthew Russell on the questions and answers social data can handle.

Matthew Russell, author of "Mining the Social Web" and a speaker at the Where 2.0 Conference, discusses the tools and the mindset that can unlock social data's utility.

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Boston’s real-time transit data: “Better than winning the World Series”

Laurel Ruma loves the Red Sox, but she's an even bigger fan of open data.

When the Massachusetts Department of Transportation decided to release and support open transit data online, it spawned a new ecosystem of mobile applications. Laurel Ruma's IgniteGov presentation reveals the backstory.

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