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Google patent aims to change your phone's security settings based on your location

0. phoneArena 22 Aug 2013, 17:12 posted on

One of the main pillars that supports Google's advertising business is location services. As much as Google relies on search history, and other information to serve you ads, the ads of the future are going to be part of Google Now or Google Maps/Waze, and rely on serving you ads for things nearby. But, ads isn't the only service that gets better with location, and Google has a new patent to help alter your phone security based on location...

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posted on 22 Aug 2013, 17:20

1. AfterShock (Posts: 2799; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


As an option with loads of settings I may want to use this.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 17:22 2

2. buccob (Posts: 1409; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I have been asking this to come to Llama... but I am guessing it would need Rooting for current devices... But if Tasker implement this I am definitely buying it.

For instance I would love to have Face Unlock only when I am at my office, since my phone can sit on its dock and just by seeing my face it can unlock... but anywhere else my pattern lock... and maybe a simple slide lock when I am home...

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 23:53

3. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


You didnt say this " we're not sure it's much more than a logical conclusion." when Apple tried to patent the concept of silencing the iPhone when you are in movie-theatre.

Provided Motorola runs android, we don't find anything offence here for Google to patent this idea, with much more sophistication.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 11:22

7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2669; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Not in those words, but the sentiment was the same:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-patent-wants-to-automate-your-iPhone-with-situational-awareness_id40319

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 02:55

8. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


" Given all of the analogies to other products used in this article, it's hard to say this is really something that deserved to receive a patent"

Got it. thanks M.H.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:54

4. gazmatic (Posts: 604; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


this is a dumb and dangerous idea

if i have to explain why then you deserve this feature

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 08:49 1

5. buccob (Posts: 1409; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


it is not dumb if done right...

Remember that many innovations of today's tech were "dumb" for many people who failed to see the potential or the way to implement properly.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 08:52 1

6. buccob (Posts: 1409; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


For example... for the hypothetical feature to kick in, you will need to unlock your phone first... and then it will stay with the security level desired as long as you are within the range of your WiFi network... or bluetooth device... or whatever...

If you haven't use an automatation app such as Llama yet, then you are the "dumb" one for not knowing how this could work without being dangerous...

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