Facebook's New Technology Will Predict Your Next Location

Based on places you’ve visited in the past.

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Facebook has patented a new technology that can predict where you are going next. The technology — titled “Offline Trajectories” — will work by using your previous data, as well as other people’s, to guess your next location. The exact wording of the application describes the process as being “based at least in part on previously logged location data.”

Another patent application titled “Location Prediction Using Wireless Signals on Online Social Networks” will allow Facebook to predict your future location based on trends in the area. In other words, if people with a similar profile as you follow a certain pattern of locations, Facebook will anticipate that you are also visiting those locations.

In other tech news, China has unexpectedly banned iPhone sales.

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