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R “Ray” Wang (pronounced WAHNG) is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. He’s the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View”. Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at institutions such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. His best selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press provides insights on why 52% of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since 2000. Wang is a prominent dynamic keynote speaker, research analyst, and industry commentator working with clients to transform their business models using exponential technologies. He’s spoken around the world at almost every tech related conference including keynotes for tens of thousands of people and intimate executive settings such as Davos. Ray’s clients include a majority of the Fortune 500 and Global 200. Ray is well quoted in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, FoxBusiness, CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CGTN, Tech Crunch, Business Week, and Fortune. He has thrice won the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Analyst of the Year Award and has repeatedly been in the #1 slot in the AR Power 100 list for over 10 years. Ray resides in Silicon Valley when not traveling 500,000 miles a year in the air.

4 responses to “Why I’m Unplugging From Location Based Services Until The Privacy Issue Is Resolved”

  1. Hiren Patel

    Ray Ray,

    Good post. I agree with two level of privacy.

    But LBS is tip of the iceberg when it comes your personal information.

    Few minutes before I saw your post, I got an email from a friend regarding It will tell you where you live and how much your home is worth and how long you lived there….and much more! Creepy!!!

    You may need to unplug from other places as well.


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  3. Carl Reed

    Great post. I do not use LBS for the same reasons! I facilitate geospatial and location service standards in the Open Geospatial Consortium. I helped write the Location Interoperability Forum (now OMA) Privacy manifesto. I help with standards in the IETF GeoPriv Working Group. While the standards are there, the policy is not. If there is policy, I suspect that such policy is not well enforced.


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