[NetBehaviour] If You're a Criminal on the Run, Don't Use GPS.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Jul 14 20:23:08 CEST 2008

If You're a Criminal on the Run, Don't Use GPS.

With all the new technologies we've come to rely on, it's easy to forget 
just how much data we're automatically logging on our own devices or 
some central server in the boonies.

GPS is one such example. Some of us can't imagine going out of town 
without it. What you might not know is that while that GPS device tells 
you where to turn left, it is also storing where you go in its memory. 
Scotland Yard has started using this data to solve crimes 

"Scotland Yard analysis of the [GPS] devices has helped solve dozens of 
investigations into kidnappings, grooming of children, murder and 
terrorism. Information about a suspect's whereabouts at particular 
times, their journeys and addresses of associates can all be discovered 
- if they have been using a GPS. The devices retain hundreds of records 
of locations and routes in their memory."

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