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ambient social networking

Using the location services in smartphones to identify people in the vicinity. With GPS and cellular location signaling built into the phone, an ambient social app can locate friends who happen to be in the neighborhood or alert users that friends are nearby, the latter raising serious privacy issues. See mobile positioning.
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The Ambient Networking concept has been developed in the framework of the Ambient Networks project, which is co-sponsored by the European Union under the Information Society Technology (IST) priority of the 6th Framework Programme.
This book offers a complete and detailed overview of the Ambient Networking concept and its core technologies.
Explains the need for Ambient Networking, discussing the limitations of today's proposed architectures, and explaining the business potential of edge networks and network co-operation.
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