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US Upgrades GPS Signal

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Jan 25, 2006, 3:12 PM   by (staff)

The federal government today announced an upgraded GPS signal that should benefit users of mobile phones and other portable devices. The L2C signal increases power output and accuracy coming from the satellites. This will allow mobile devices to obtain a more accurate location while using less power than before. It should also enable better positioning in urban canyons where GPS is normally weak. L2C was activated today, however chips and devices will need to be updated in order to take advantage of the new signals. There are no reports on whether current systems can take advantage of this with a software update or whether new hardware is required.

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TradeMark_310

Jan 25, 2006, 6:22 PM

Bush approved it? Hmmm...

So the Pentagon invented it, Bush subsequently jumps on... it's gotta be about more then improving signal and competing with Europe. Something tells me this ALSO allows for easier tapping of lines, easier to invade your privacy. Lets face it, that's all this administration cares about. I'm sure with the complacency level reached in this country, most people would agree to a signal that allows others to tap it as long as they get more then half a bar in their living room. Oh well, kiss your freedoms goodbye...
My mother actually told me the other day... would rather give up some privacy to keep me safe from terrorists..."

That made me wanna cry...it is exactly what we don't need.

As far as your theory, I wouldn't doubt it.
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Quit assuming everything is about you

Bush is damned if he does b/c it violates "privacy" (when really he isn't)

and he will be damned if he doesn't b/c Terrorists (who probably wld be stopped b/c of the tapping of phn lines) were allowed to mak...
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it does seem pretty fishy that all of a sudden, all of their satallites are upgraded - wouldn't that take some time and planning (i don't think this was just a software upgrade)

It's very possible that there were other things on those satallites th...
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TradeMark_310 said:
So the Pentagon invented it, Bush subsequently jumps on... it's gotta be about more then improving signal and competing with Europe. Something tells me this ALSO allows for easier tapping of lines, easier to inv
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djdelay

Jan 26, 2006, 7:03 PM

Anyone else?

anyone else see a possible connection between this and the court decision to allow phone tracking without a warrant??? It seems to be just too big of a coincidence that they happened a week or two apart.
Surprised I'm shocked with such an accusation NOT the bush administration?!?!!?!?! Rolling Eyes
 
 
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