If you are one of the millions of people with a mobile device or app powered by Skyhook‘s location data, your location is now up for sale to any developer that wants to know about them.
Don’t worry — no one can know that it is your location they are looking at. Rather, SpotRank, Skyhook’s new intelligence service, provides anonymized, aggregate data, so that developers can see how many people are in a given area at a given time. The service is available for over 10 million square blocks world wide; the coverage area in the U.S. is depicted here.
At the very least, we wish ‘Skyhook’ didn’t sound so much like ‘SkyNet‘.