GPS = The End of Privacy As We Knew It

It doesn’t take a genius to connect the dots made out of a few of this week’s headlines, all relating to GPS/geolocation technologies and our privacy, rather, the death of what we used to know as privacy.

“The Obama administration is urging the Supreme Court to allow the government, without a court warrant, to affix GPS devices on suspects’ vehicles to track their every move.” (Source: Wired Magazine)

Apple Inc.’s iPhones and Google Inc.’s Android smartphones regularly transmit their locations back to Apple and Google, respectively, according to data and documents analyzed by The Wall Street Journal—intensifying concerns over privacy and the widening trade in personal data.” (Sources: Wall Street Journal, InfoWorld, Where 2.0)


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