Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Article Title: Independent GPS system to create $60 billion

Article Snippet: "...China's Beidou global navigation system is expected to generate revenues of about 400 billion yuan (60 billion US dollars) by 2020 as the country attempts to compete with foreign GPS technology, a senior space technology expert said Saturday...."

Reference: www.china.org.cn

Sunday, April 17, 2011

GPS Tracking and the Law

Article Title: U.S. Department of Justice Seeks Supreme Court Review of GPS Surveillance Issue

Article Snippet: "...U.S. Supreme Court to take up the question of whether prolonged police surveillance using GNSS-aided tracking of a suspect requires a search warrant under the provisions of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution...."

Reference: www.insidegnss.com

Monday, April 11, 2011

Swedish firm starts using Russian satnav

Article Title:Swedish firm starts using Russian satnav

Article Snippet: "...A Swedish firm has become the first known foreign company to use Russian positioning technology GLONASS, in a sign that the system could become a credible challenge to established U.S. rival GPS...."

Reference: www.reuters.com

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Is Pandora sending user GPS, gender, birthday and more to ad servers?

Article Title:Pandora is sending user GPS, gender, birthday and more to ad servers

Article Snippet: "...Apparently after a company named Veracode did a bit more research they found some things that are pretty scary to say the least. According to them Admob was transmitting GPS..."

Reference: androidcommunity.com