Posts Tagged ‘GPS’

Happy Birthday GPS

June 28, 2013

Happy Birthday GPS

Twenty years ago this week civilians obtained access to Global Positioning System technology. GPS has given us the power to determine location within a few yards and our travel directions turn by turn, all thanks to signals from satellites orbiting 12,600 miles up in space. What could possibly go wrong?

“GPS and the Dangers of Overreliance on Technology.” Gregory McNamee, Britannica Blog


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Your iPhone Spies On You

April 23, 2011

Your iPhone Spies On You

Software in the iPhone tells Apple where you are now and where you have been. Best reaction so far:

“iPhone Secretly Tracking How Dull Your Life Is,” SatireWire