Tracking Your Every Movement–And Sharing It With Others

How much do people want to share with their social circle?

Researchers at Intel Labs believe people might eventually share almost everything they are doing–as long as it’s within a very small group. At a sort of science fair for reporters in New York Wednesday, Intel showed off what has been going on at Intel Labs, the research arm of Intel (INTC). Among the most interesting developments: “socially enabled services”–ways that people can use their mobile devices to interact with others on a near-constant basis.

A few years ago, even sharing your location with others was a foreign concept. But Intel Labs researchers are working on systems that would use sensors in handheld devices to share information on where users are and what they are doing at any given time. The sensors can tell whether people are walking or driving, for example, and can use that information to update a person’s status.

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