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Google can be your alibi

Wrongly accused? Got no alibi? If you turn a new feature released today, Google Latitude lets you retrace your footsteps -- complete with timestamps.
Written by Garett Rogers, Inactive on

Wrongly accused? Got no alibi? If you turn a new feature released today, Google Latitude lets you retrace your footsteps -- complete with timestamps. The fact that you can now re-play your life is a bit creepy, but it's your choice if you want to enable it or not.

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In addition to this new feature, Latitude now lets you do a couple more things that you may or may not find useful:

1) You can have Google Latitude automatically update your Google Talk "status" to reveal your current city-level location.

2) Be alerted if you and any of your friends get close to each other by accident. This feature will only be triggered if:

  • You or your friend are at an unusual place, filtering out routine alert cases at home or work.
  • You or your friend are at a routine place but at an unusual time.

3) You can now publish your location using a latitude "badge" on your website. You can restrict this to city-level if you're worried about everyone knowing your exact location.

What do you think of the new features in Google Latitude?

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