Mobile companies can predict where you will be in the future

Technological advances have transformed mobile phones into sophisticated gadgets capable to tell us when the next train arrives, to guide us when we lost and can even allow us to watch your favorite TV shows. Now, researchers have shown that this device can be used for something seemingly detached from SF: cell phone knows what we will do tomorrow! A team of computer scientists at the University of Birmingham managed to predict the future position of people just by looking at their mobile phones.

The margin of error predictions of scientists was only 20 meters, which has fueled concern that organizations advocating the protection of privacy. To predict where they will find the owners of mobile phones, scientists have devised an algorithm that predicts their future movements. The algorithm compares data analyzed data person close people, forming its social network.

Analyzing the places visited in the past and frequency of contact between friends, the algorithm can predict where the person will be in the future. For example, if two individuals who meet frequently visits a restaurant, it is very likely that the next time these two individuals while heading toward that area, they have targeted that restaurant.

The algorithm compares data analyzed data person close people, forming its social network. Analyzing the places visited in the past and frequency of contact between friends, the algorithm can predict where the person will be in the future. More information onĀ

The research was based on data generated by mobile phones to 200 people in Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Mirco Musolesi, study leader, said that the information extracted from the data generated by mobile phones is an interesting source of knowledge about human behavior. We proved that accurate predictions of the future location of a person can be enhanced when taken into account the moves it has made in the past, along with data generated by social group of individuals that make up that person.

Despite the fact that this system will benefit the marketing companies and police, organizations that advocate for privacy protection do not see with good eyes this technology. Researchers say the technology could be used by advertisers to create targeted advertisements, anticipating the places they intend to visit someone. Also, the technology could be used by companies to provide discounts personalized, real-time, depending on where it is estimated that it will find cell phone user. Also, scientists hope that this algorithm will be used in future for police to predict locations where crimes to be committed.

Efficiency of the system has been tested in several experiments Patwari and Wilson. They placed 28 so-called “nodes” of the network’s inside a hall, delineating an area of about 25 square meters, and then in a park with 34 nodes positioned along the perimeter of an area of 56 square meters ( devices were placed on plastic poles at the height of a man).

Since the presence of objects and people attenuate radio signals between nodes, Wilson and Patwari measured intensity radio waves from all nodes, so when areas were crossed by people moving, and when they were completely empty. They then developed a mathematical formula that allows a computer to convert these variations in intensity images of persons represented in the form of colored spots.

Snapchat an app that never had the money

Users preferred application worldwide now gained a few extra features that the part of the public makes it even more interesting. A young man killed two people and brought the … Code Yellow flood kept on rivers in 13 counties. Miss Danube … Snapchat is an instant messaging application that has been especially successful in the United States because he caught young.

What is she doing? Users sent pictures that theoretically self-destruct in 10 seconds for the user on the other side could see the image. Time is running when users hold down your finger on the image.
Now, Snapchat, which received a $ 3 billion offer from Facebook in 2013 and introduces video chat. The company’s official blog talks about network that the intention was always to be a cause for conversation.

Thus, users can now communicate among themselves through pictures that not only destroy themselves but also through the chat module. When you add someone to your friends list, we can give swipe to the right and enter into the conversation window. Also Snapchat announced and the ability to send video messages to other users.
Here is the video presentation of the newest options Snapchat between sexting and Facebook Snapchat caused an instant reaction from Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg says that Facebook Poke app has scheduled one who sent messages to self-destruct. Unfortunately for him, Poke was not successful, and people remained on Snapchat.
Why? Because sometimes it gives anonymity and because many users are going to Snapchat for sexting, ie sending dirty pictures with them by other users. According Snapchat, users send 150 million photos every day.

The problem with them is not always destroy themselves, but end up on the Internet. After a closed topic SnapchatSluts Reddit, users were not satisfied. Those who read the truth and use Snapchat, be careful who you share photos.
There are threads on Reddit LeakedSnapChat and NSFW_Snapchat (we give links to them). However, many do just that. They are bored and looking for strangers to talk to imaging. Subredditul can be accessed here. Why has successfully Snapchat?


Bill Curley, venture capitalistla Benchmark one of the first investors in Snapchat explains fame and the recent valuation at 800 million dollars (24 June with raising 60 million dollars to support) by two theories: there is much potential; there are no alternatives. In fact, this latter theory is interesting and Curley associates the success that Facebook has ceased to be a network of youth but was matured in a sober environment more sterile. Many young people see Facebook as LinkedIn.
And that means that they are concerned about the people who see what public – mother, teachers, neighbors, so will a place to communicate without worrying about privacy “, said Curley. He added that Snaphack is one of the companies with the largest increase in whose support was involved. Its explanations are available in full video below.
There are many studies that have shown that Facebook and Instagram make us unhappy, for a variety of reasons. Well, it seems that things are different in terms Snapchat, but not for the reasons you’d think.

Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a study in which they demonstrated that Snapchat is an excellent platform for interaction satisfactory. Although for many it’s a social app created for sexting and to give young people a space for temporary distribution of pictures with sexual content, it is used more to communicate and interact with loved ones. A reached 100 million daily active users, which is a fairly relevant clue.
The study was conducted on 154 students of smartphone owners and was published in Information, Communication and Society. It is also one of the first studies that examines how social networks affect our mood. Wellbeing of the participants was assessed on the basis of their response to various messages sent per day. Were questions like “How well do you feel now?” Or “How pleasant or unpleasant was the last interaction?

Responses were analyzed and determined that users are happier and more positive when using Snapchat, compared to Facebook. On the other hand, Snapchat interactions are less useful in terms of support, compared to Twitter, text messages, emails, phone and face to face meetings, according to Yahoo! Tech.
Therefore, if Facebook can generate mental and depressive tendencies, Snapchat can do the opposite and it would not be bad to orient ourselves more to it.