Officials met Google on Monday and will meet with Apple on Friday
Senator Charles Schumer wants firms to understand privacy concerns
He has written to both accusing them of ‘unprecedented invasion of privacy’
U.S. officials have warned Google and Apple of privacy concerns as the companies fly ‘military-grade spy planes’ over cities to gather data for 3D map services.
Staffers for Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, met with Google executives on [...]
Spy planes able to photograph sunbathers in their back gardens are being deployed by Google and Apple.
The U.S. technology giants are racing to produce aerial maps so detailed they can show up objects just four inches wide.
But campaigners say the technology is a sinister development that brings the surveillance society a step closer.
Hyper-real: 3D mapping services used by C3 Technologies (as purchased by Apple) will form the main part [...]
Apple will apparently get rid of Google Maps in the next iOS iteration and use an in-house solution instead, according to a source quoted by 9to5mac. The new app is said to be much faster, cleaner and more efficient and it also has a kickass 3D mode, apparently.
The 3D technology is provided by C3 Technologies, a 3D mapping company that Apple bought last year. When that happened many speculated that [...]