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Yahoo releases Fire Eagle

Alex Christie

13 August 2008

Yahoo has just announced that they will be making their in house Fire Eagle service available for free to all web users.

Fire Eagle, basically, is a site that stores information about your location. This can be either updated or accessed, depending on your permission, by other sites or services.

Yahoo says the idea behind it is to make applications more helpful to the user. Your location details will be able to power friend finders, games, local information services, blog badges and basically anything that can benefit from knowing your location.

Feeling a bit vulnerable? Yahoo says you shouldn’t. The service is provided through secure servers and you have full control on what is shared and with whom the information is shared.

Lastly, if you’re wondering where the name comes from, Yahoo says it was the codename given to it while in development and they liked it so much they stuck with it.

To register for Fire Eagle click here.



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