It is called Google Latitude.
A mobile phone tracking service that lets parents keep an eye on their children – and wives keep tabs on their husbands – 24 hours a day has been launched by Google.
The software allows owners of cellphones or BlackBerry hand-held computers to automatically share their whereabouts with family and friends anywhere around the world.
Once the service is activated, a user’s location appears as a blue dot on a map on the device’s screen.
The Latitude feature is being promoted by Google as an ‘fun’ way to ‘keep tabs on someone special’.
Of course it fucking is. You can’t sell something by telling them it’s a bad thing can you?