Samsung buys chipmaker's mobile unit

Samsung's beefing up its patent pile with the acquisition of British chip firm CSR's mobile connectivity and location technology business.

Twitter use reveals more than you think

Your friends' tweets may be giving away more information about you than you realise, say sneaky computer scientists at the University of Rochester.

Condoms with QR codes check in users' location

If bragging about your sexual conquests on Facebook isn't enough for you, it's now possible to check in to a geolocation website with details of where you've been using a condom.

Twitter sells your old tweets - location and all

It might be time to start deleting those old tweets - because they're up for sale.

GSM networks leak users' location

Security researchers have discovered it's possible to track a cellphone's location by listening to unencrypted broadcast messages from cell phone towers.

We're not tapping your data, carriers insist

Carriers are piling in to insist that they're not snaffling user data by using Carrier IQ's tracking software.

Supercomputer forecasts political unrest

A supercomputer at the University of Tennessee could have predicted the location of Osama Bin Laden to within 125 miles through analysis of the mood of international news stories and the geographical locations they mentioned.

Google tries to be social with +

Google has debuted a social networking platform designed to "fix" online sharing.

Photo-sharing network says goodbye to privacy

How does a social network with no privacy settings at all sound? Because that's the setup with Color, a new application from Bill Nguyen, the entrepreneur who sold Lala to Apple in 2009 for around $80 million.

Skyhook accuses Google of interfering in contracts

Skyhook is suing Google, claiming it's infringed patents and interfered with contracts it signed with Motorola and another company believed to be Samsung.

Facebook to announce location services today?

Facebook is expected to give details of new location services later today, giving a big boost to its advertising strategy.

Tweeters can now be stalked in real life

Twitter has unveiled a tool that allows users to tag each of their posts with their current location. Now people can know the exact areas where each hourly musing is posted.