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Point and Click Property Values

PERSONAL PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

August 6, 2010

A new property app for the iPhone gives users detailed valuation information on houses by pointing their handsets at them, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Designed by a bank, the software aims to help real estate agents, buyers and sellers make better business decisions, but it has also raised privacy concerns. Geordie Guy of Electronic Frontiers Australia says people may not be comfortable with augmented reality technology making previously difficult-to-access information readily available. "A long-held defence of carelessness with private information is that in order to access it, one has to know what sort of information it is and go looking," said Guy.
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