carl guderian on Mon, 1 Sep 2008 10:23:50 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Locative Games: Police use GPS coordinates as Evidence

Odd, this came up in conversation among friends a month or so ago. In
Germany, the cops used someone's Tam-Tam data to mail them speeding
tickets. The owner of the car won the case, it being an egregious
breach of Europe's data protection laws, but apparently the laws are
being retooled to allow such things in the future. Really, it's too
good to pass up. Soon enough GPS-enabled devices will be mandatory.
What capitalism failed to accomplish in Europe, the terrorism mania
will. Unless someone cares enough to say "enough!"


On 31-aug-2008, at 14:15, Paul D. Miller wrote:

>When you're in spots like Russia where paranoia about surveillance  
>runs deep, the best thing to do is simply take the battery out of  
>your cell phone. In recent months, there have been people killed by  
>Korean Man killed by exploding cell phones:


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