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GPS trackers see Pima County employees driving fewer — and safe — miles

Pima County has seen returns in safety and savings since it began installing GPS systems in county vehicles in 2011. Now, it's expanding the program to the entire fleet.... Read more»

Appeals court upholds use of GPS evidence in border arrest trial

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a Google Earth map generated from GPS coordinates of an arrest was not hearsay and could be admitted in the trial of a man accused of entering the country illegally.... Read more»

No warrant, no problem: How the gov't can get your digital data

The government isn't allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, from the local sheriff to the FBI to the Internal Revenue Service, to snoop on the digital trails you create every day.... Read more»


How Russia could strangle the U.S. space program

Think Russia has no way to put pressure on the United States? Think again. If you use a cellphone, have a GPS system in your car, or get cash from ATMs, you should be worried.... Read more»

Army: Facebook geotagging dangerous for soldiers

The United States Army says that geotagging on social media sites such as Facebook and Foursquare puts soldiers' lives at risk. ... Read more»


FCC sends wireless broadband firm back to square one

The FCC halted LightSquared's operations due to its planned network's potential to interfere with millions of GPS devices. The FCC described its decision as a setback for competition in the wireless market. It is also a huge blow for investor Philip Falcone, a major donor to President Obama,... Read more»

Broadband pitted against GPS

Obama administration technology experts were slow to recognize potential threats to government aviation and defense communications posed by wireless firm LightSquared’s plans for a national broadband network, White House emails records show. ... Read more»

Apple: Big Brother no more?

Apple says it's not tracking you on your iPhone or iPad. "Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so," the company said on its website Wednesday.... Read more»

'Bond, James Bond'

Dude, you gotta get a jetpack

When James Bond escapes via jetpack in 1965's "Thunderball," we all wondered how soon we could have our own jetpack. Well, the time has come. ... Read more»