Tanya Basu: Why private micro-networks could be the future of how we connect

28/01/2020 - 09:15

One morning in her freshman year, Jasmine Sun got a text from her mom: “Don’t you have class right now? Why are you in your dorm?”

Her mom, Joan Chen, lives in the Seattle area and had noticed that Jasmine’s location cursor on Life360, the location-sharing service where family members can keep tabs on each other, was still in her dorm room at Stanford. Like many college students, Jasmine had overslept and had skipped lecture that day—something she didn't necessarily want her mom to know.