EXECUTIVES FROM THE BIGGEST BRANDS IN MOBILE COMPUTING WERE CALLED TO CAPITOL HILL TO CLEAR UP CONCERNS THAT THEY'RE TRACKING AND STORING DATA ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS WHEREABOUTS-- IN SOME CASES WITHOUT PERMISSION.
"Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event)."With that fairly innocent sounding post on Twitter, Shohaib Athar became, in his own words, "the guy who live-blogged the Osama raid without knowing it."
A few years ago, while he was doing research at Harvard, Ijad Madisch could not figure out why his experiment wasn't working. His adviser didn't know what was wrong, nobody in his lab worked on the same stuff, and none of his researcher friends could help."I was so frustrated," Madisch said.