03/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Google To Track Mobile Users

Google is set to draw scrutiny to the privacy implications of "location-aware" mobile services with the announcement on Wednesday of a service that allows users to track the whereabouts of their friends automatically.

The service, Google Latitude, will take the web search company into the increasingly crowded mobile social-networking business, opening another front in its rivalry with mobile carriers.

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