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Justices Consider The Limits Of Privacy On Public Sidewalks | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The justices appear poised to go big or go home when it comes to protecting privacy rights against digital intrusion. Antoine Jones, ...

"Big Brother" is Really Watching You -- GPS Surveillance in the Supreme Court

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

In United States v. Jones, the Supreme Court will decide whether the secret installation by police of a GPS device to the defendant's vehicle and monitoring his movements every day for four weeks is a "search" that requires a warrant.

United States v. Jones: D.C. GPS Case To Test Fourth Amendment Rights

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in a District of Columbia case involving police use of a global positioning system...

New GPS Shoes Help Track Alzheimer's Patients

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living

Caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease can now breathe a sigh of relief. Next month, shoes fitted with GPS tracking systems will hit store ...

U.S. v. Jones: Where Privacy, Technology and the Constitution Collide

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

"The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little co...

6 Dumb Things Schools Are Doing In Name Of Safety | David Moye | Posted 10.14.2011 | Weird News

Public school teachers and administrators have trying jobs, and nobody seems to give them enough credit. Maybe it's no wonder that schools sometime...

Remorseful Thief Returns Money, Apologizes To Victim

AP | Posted 10.04.2011 | Weird News

PLAISTOW, N.H. -- Police say an apparently remorseful thief who stole a woman's wallet in a New Hampshire supermarket showed up at her door days later...

Guide You Yoda Will: Garmin Adds Star Wars Voice To Directions

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology

Ever wish your GPS could direct your vehicle to Hoth? Well, it can't, because Hoth doesn't exist; but if you have a new enough Garmin, you can now ...

"The French Connection"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Excusez-moi, s'il vous plait. I should say I'll always have Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, where I recently spent eight minutes (huit minutes) sprinting from one airplane (l'avion) to another.

Politically-connected LightSquared wins approval for wireless Internet plan despite GPS disruption concerns

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Aloysius Farrell and Fred Schulte, iWatch News When the Federal Communications Commission granted LightSquared Inc. expedited approv...

Affair Tracker? | Posted 09.07.2011 | Divorce

Suspicious spouses in New Jersey can use GPS tracking to determine if their loved ones have strayed. An appeals court ruled Thursday that placing t...

New Wireless Network Could Harm GPS

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — New test results show that a proposed nationwide wireless broadband network would produce significant interference with GPS systems...

The Faithful Shopper: Great Gadgets

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Remember when a day at the beach meant getting away from it all, including the phone? I don't either. While I'm all for disconnecting, that definitely doesn't mean leaving any of my beloved electronics behind.

WATCH: GPS Directs Women To Drive Into Swamp

Posted 08.15.2011 | Technology

Three women from Mexico got lost and drove into Mercer Slough in Bellevue, Wash. trying to follow directions from their rental car's GPS.

WATCH: Relief Agencies Use Mapping Technology To Help Those In Need

Posted 07.19.2011 | Impact

When disaster strikes, the need for quality, updated information becomes crucial to the success of relief efforts. Map Action speeds this process al...

What's Your Gadget's Name?

Judy Kurtz | Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology
Judy Kurtz

I was a bit surprised when, as I was driving in the car with my sister, Bonnie, she said she didn't know the name of one of my dearest friends. This constant companion had been virtually everywhere with me.

Colorado Springs: iPhone GPS Helps Cops Catch Crook

Posted 07.10.2011 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Police say an iPhone left in a stolen truck is how officers were able to capture a burglar suspected of multiple auto...

Planned Wireless Internet Network Threatens GPS

AP | By JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 06.06.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- A new, ultra-fast wireless Internet network is threatening to overpower GPS signals across the U.S. and interfere with everything from a...

The Double-Edged Sword That Is the Internet

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

I have come to the conclusion that I needed to simplify; to get back to my roots as a human being, devoid of the wireless world and its random connections.

School Tries GPS Units To Keep Track Of Truant Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The Orange County Register reports that Anaheim-area schools in California are testing out a new method to keep kids from skipping school: GPS trackin...

Up Yours, Valentine's Day! 10 Other Things to Celebrate Instead

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Lots of other things in history happened on February 14th, and it's just as valid to pay homage to them as it is to Cupid. So find the Valentine's alternative that's right for you and reclaim the day!

The Smartphone Honey Trap

David Nordfors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Nordfors

Your smartphone is spying on you. Today, according to the Wall Street Journal, 56 of 101 popular iPhone apps transmitted the phone's unique device ID...

WATCH: IBM Predicts Holographic Phones, Air-Breathing Batteries In Next 5 Years

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

IBM has consulted with the oracle, and they have five predictions for how technology will reshape the world in the next five years. IBM just release...

M-Commerce Has Arrived -- Which Retailers Will Win?

Imad Mouline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Imad Mouline

This holiday season, more than half of consumers say they will do some form of shopping on their smartphone or mobile device. M-commerce has officially arrived.

GPS and the Police State We Inhabit: Living in Oceania

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

By ensuring that we never get lost, never lose our loved ones and never lose our wireless signals, we are also making it possible for the government to never lose sight of us, as well.