Archive: January 2002

Cell Phones & GPS Tracking

  • January 20, 2002
Cell Phones & GPS Tracking

Many new cellular phones have what is called, "e911" capabilities.  This in one sense or another, a way in which a dispatcher at a 911 response center will know exactly where you are when you dial 911 to report an emergency. While the advantages of reporting your location to an emergency services dispatcher may be useful, if not life saving, the cell phone may in some instances, continue to broadcast your exact location at any time whether or not you are calling 911. Some phones, such as the one I currently own (through Verizon Wireless), allows the user to enable or disable the GPS location...

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