AC Privacy Loopting

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http://www.sfgate.com January 17, 2006 Find friends by cell phone Loopt application's GPS program can beam map location Sam Altman was leaving a computer science class at Stanford last year when he wondered where his friends were. It's an age-old question, but it got Altman thinking of a different way of arriving at the answer. Alton's creation, for which he left school after his sophomore year, is a service called Loopt, which allows mobile phone users to locate friends using Global Positioning Satellite technology on a cell phone. The service, which is being offered on Boost Mobile, provides a real-time cell-phone map that pinpoints the location of friends who have agreed to be tracked. Their location is accurate to within 30 feet under peak conditions. The service also issues alerts when a subscriber's friends are nearby, allowing the subscriber and his friends to call or text message each other to arrange an impromptu meeting. Boost Mobile, a subsidiary of Sprint Nextel with 4 million users, is starting a marketing
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