In late March the Color app – for iPhone and Android smartphones – exploded onto the tech headlines with much hoopla over the astonishing $41 million poured into the startup by investors.
What’s that? You haven’t heard of Color? It’s a new app that helps you share mobile photos. But unlike existing social network apps, every photo you take is public – accessible not just to those you consider your friends, but also to anyone who is in your proximity.
That’s right – there are no privacy options.
Well, that’s not necessarily a problem in itself – after all, most people’s Twitter accounts are also public, meaning that anyone can read what I just tweeted – if you’re sensible and understand the implications of what you are doing.
But, unlike the likes of Twitter, Color is worthless unless you are willing to share your location information – as it uses that information to determine what other photographs taken nearby by fellow…
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