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AP Impact: Some ankle bracelet alarms go unchecked

Three decades after they were introduced as a crime-fighting tool, electronic ankle bracelets used to track an offender's whereabouts have proliferated so much that officials are struggling to handle an avalanche of monitoring alerts that are often nothing more sinister than a dead battery, lost satFull story

GPS Could Track Hurricanes' Winds


The way radio signals from GPS satellites bounce around during storms can now help scientists deduce wind speeds in hurricanes, insights that could help better predict the severity of the storms and where they might be headed. Full story

Governments confront rising threat to ships from signal jamming

LONDON (Reuters) - Ships on the world's busiest waterways face growing threats to their satellite navigation systems, including jamming attacks, prompting Britain and South Korea to deploy back-up devices to avert potential disasters at sea. Full story

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Satellites can detect rogue nuclear tests

GPS-Tracking Laws Complicated by Court Ruling

New GPS Rival Is Hack-Proof

Eyes in Space Could Shave Flight Times

GPS vulnerable to dangerous hacks, spamming

GPS Vulnerable To Hacks, Jamming

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Earth unprepared for super solar storm

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In his video review of the Panasonic Lumix TS3, msnbc.com's Wilson Rothman shows how much fun you can have with a shockproof, waterproof, GPS-equipped camera.

  Wireless Internet service could drown out GPS

A Virginia company's plans for a national highspeed wireless internet service could interfere with millions of in-car GPS systems. NBC's Mark Barger reports the U.S. Dept's of Transportation and Defense have voiced their concerns.

  Saving gas via GPS

Global Positioning System helps companies plan best routes and monitor maintenance. WMAQ's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

  Airlines hope GPS a time saver

Virtual reality GPS will help airlines save fuel and time by plotting faster routes. KNTV's Scott Budman reports.

  GPS helps schools keep tabs on students

A new GPS system is helping an Illinois school district keep tabs on students from the moment they step on the bus. WMAQ-TV's Kim Vatis reports.

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