How To Avoid People With Bluetooth

Further to some postings a few weeks back about bluetooth dating (here and here), seems we defined the field too narrowly. We should have been talking about ‘personal smart presence devices’ and perhaps we’re not seeing a fad here, but a different way of regarding social interaction. (All these services reside on Bluetooth devices — …

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Bluetooth, Women And Guerrilla Research

An interesting survey of Bluetooth, both in its results and methods, found by Gizmodo. The survey (PDF) was conducted by, as far as I can work out, something called Guerrilla Research using technology provided by Zero Sum (I can’t find out much more about these folk, and the PDF file doesn’t deliver up any clues). They seem to …

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Another Way To Meet Via Bluetooth

Further to a post last week, here’s another piece of software that uses Bluetooth to as a social thing, allowing folk to find and communicate with one another. It’s called BuZZone, it’s made by Exion Systems Company, based in Novosibirsk, Russia and although it’s been around for a few months, it now comes in a free version. …

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Blind Dating By Bluetooth Goes Live

Further to my column on bluesnarfing, a Marseilles company called Kangourouge has launched a service which, as far as I can work out, uses the same sort of Bluetooth vulnerability catalogued by AL Digital and others, namely Bluejacking. It’s called ProxiDating (interestingly, Google doesn’t like the word and suggests ‘peroxidation’ instead, which is presumably the …

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Bluetooth And The Art Of Sex

Is Bluetooth helping Brits meet each other and have sex? Apparently, according to WIRED, which reports on a new craze called ‘toothing’ (couldn’t they have come up with something sexier?). Toothing involves using the Bluetooth feature in a cellphone — used to transfer data between one Bluetooth device and another, without wires — to send …

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