Glancing at a map earlier this month, Owen Delaney realized something funny: Seen from above, the Diana Fountain in London’s Bushy Park bears a striking resemblance to the bulbous nose of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — at least, it would if that famous nose of his were blue. At any rate, that fountain-nose would look better if seen in the context of a full face.
So, Delaney decided to do it himself.
Using Strava, a social network that allows athletes to track and share the routes of their workouts, he traced the path of his run through Bushy Park using GPS. The result was a squiggly (and probably sweaty) take on a favorite holiday character, seen from a bird’s-eye view.
Uber has come under a lot of fire recently for both remotely and physically stalking the hell out of its users.
And most recently, some users found that the app
was tracking their location data even though they hadn’t hailed an Uber
The culprit? Uber says it’s not its fault — it’s Apple’s.
“For people who choose to integrate ride sharing apps with iOS Maps,
location data must be shared in order for you to request a ride inside
the Maps app,” an Uber spokesperson told TechCrunch.
But BGR reported
that Uber’s excuse may not hold water.
According to “several Uber
users” who noticed that the Uber app was collecting its location data
days since it had been used, the explanation didn’t add up: They hadn’t
opened the app nor enabled the Apple Maps extension. Read more
It’s probably unsurprising to hear iPhones are constantly tracking users’ locations.
Many times it’s because of an app like Yelp or Tinder. But the iPhone itself is monitoring
location too, though Apple doesn’t advertise that. Fortunately, you can
stop your iPhone from tracking your movement.
And the worst things about it? The passive privatisation of general
practice. The daily doctor-bashing in the press. The promises from
government that you will be able to see your family doctor from 8am
until 8pm, seven days a week. As you can see from the plight and strikes of the junior doctors,
we do not have government support right now. Instead, we are vilified
and made out to be money-grubbing if we complain about our working
conditions. We have all gone through years of training as junior doctors
to become GPs in the first place and urgently need the next generation
to stay in the health service. It is getting increasingly difficult to
recruit and our roles are continually changing, which is deeply sad
because it is without a doubt a vocation: you simply wouldn’t do it
It is hard missing out on your own family milestones – first days at
school or the nativity play – because surgery can start at 7am and go on
until 7.30pm, when your children are already in bed, where they were
when you left for work that morning. Ironically, being a family doctor
means you are there for everyone else’s before your own.