But the fact of the matter is, if an employer has access to your GPS location, that means you’re on a BES, which, chance are, means you’re on a company-issued device, which, chances are, means you should be using your device while you’re at work. Not the “rippers” (just turn the GPS off while you’re “slipping ones”).
Believe it or not, there are actually some industries out there that could benefit from the inclusion of the technology in the 8800. Any company that has workers deployed out in the field can give their customers better reaction time to problems, knowing that a tech is just minutes away from the repair site. Delivery companies have an obvious advantage, too – and the list could really go on and on and on.
I know that this column is all about advancement and over-connectivity of technology in society, but we’re not at the point of paranoia just yet (about GPS, at least). Unless you’re (insert celebrity name here), you really shouldn’t have anything to worry about regarding people following you and tracking you. And I know you’re not, because you’re reading a web site about BlackBerrys.
Am I being naive? Maybe. Maybe there is a little need to be worried. But knowing RIM and how ontop of the trends they are, if this really does become a major issue, they’ll be sure to have a fix for it.
I want to hear your folks’ thoughts on the matter. I know my thoughts are all over the map, I just find it really ridiculous that people are actually pulling collars over this. Are you worried about being tracked? Would you want to track someone?