The controversy over Apple’s “Location Tracking” is quite interesting. It’s worth making clear that the nodes stored in the database are approximations of cell phone towers and WiFi hotspots you’re likely to encounter rather than your location(s) at any given point in time. It’s a way to “prime the well” when doing a GPS lookup […]
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Facebook made some peculiar decisions in the privacy rules for Facebook Places. The problem is hardly just a technical limitation, it’s endemic of the way social media has altered society and technology must help the user be aware and workaround it.
For the upcoming Firefox 3.6 release: go here! Firefox 3.5 is around the corner. For those who don’t pay attention to development here’s the big features worth checking out. There are lots more, but these are my favorites: User Centric Features Private Browsing – Officially it’s called “Private Browsing” but most know it as “porn […]
Last night I pushed the bits for GeoLocateFox 0.2. The changes aren’t very many but it’s pretty cool. Add HostIP look up (disabled by default) Add support for newer Flock, and Firefox through 3.0 alpha Go to the options window (open up the extension manager, right click on GeoLocateFox, and select options) and check the […]
I released a small update to GeoLocateFox that contains the following changes: Update to use Yahoo Map API v. 3.0 (Yahoo now supports more non-North American Locations!!!). Add support for newer Flock. Slightly better compressed images. Updated some url’s to project page. I should also note that Yahoo’s maps are a improved (a TON). You […]
GeoLocateFox 0.1.1 has been released. Changes are: Firefox 1.5.0.* Support Flock Support SeaMonkey Support Small fix to detection code Small ui fix Get GeoLocateFox
FYI I’ve updated GeoLocateFox to let it install in 1.5.x installs. Nothing else changed, it’s literally just the install.rdf that changed hence it’s still 0.1.
I got this idea back in mid December, wrote down a few lines of code, and stashed it to the side because I was in the middle of finals. Around new years I came back to the idea and implemented it. This ended up being a submission for Extend Firefox. I’m not sure what others […]