Blog Posts Tagged with "GPS"

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Understanding Your BYOD Policy

August 28, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

If you choose to use your personal device for work, then your employer will more than likely want control over that device. This means like in a company mobile liability policy, the employer may have remote capabilities to monitor activity and in the event of loss or employee termination, wipe the data...

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California Location Privacy Bill Passes Assembly

August 26, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The bill requires law enforcement to obtain a search warrant anytime it requests location information from an electronic device. It codifies the Supreme Court's decision from earlier this year that the installation of a GPS device for purposes of an investigation requires a search warrant...

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Drones Vulnerable to Hijacking, Raising Concerns for Security

July 02, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The problem is the security of these vehicles, which are based on high-tech components, and we know that nothing is totally secure. US drones are exploitable, possibly allowing hackers to take control. A team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin recently conducted a successful hack...

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Supreme Court Decision on GPS Surveillance Ripples

March 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision has been lauded as a landmark ruling and the FBI's own lawyer commented that it is perceived as a sea change within the FBI. And now its impact is starting to work its way through the judicial system as courts evaluate warrantless use of GPS devices...

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The RQ170 Affair: Spoofing, Jamming, and The GBAS

December 18, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The documents show a program to “augment” the GPS environment in Iran by placing base stations with the Fajr GPS (GBAS) network/hardware in specific sites throughout the country to ostensibly help with aircraft navigation. In their presentation, they mention the possibility of spoofing...

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How the RQ-170 Was Hijacked

December 15, 2011 Added by:Ron Baklarz

While it is reported that intercepting unencrypted drone communication data streams had first been known to US military since the mid-1990's, this exploitation continued on into 2009 where militant laptops were found with drone data and unencrypted video feeds from Predator drones...

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Coalition Petitions Court on Domestic GPS Surveillance

October 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The government can use location information over time to learn where you go to church, what sort of doctors you go to, what meetings and activities you participate in, and much more. Police should not have blanket permission to install GPS devices and collect detailed information..."

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Supreme Court: Warrantless GPS Tracking and the 4th Amendment

September 12, 2011 Added by:Stephen Gantz

A recent New York Times article calls United States v. Jones "the most important 4th Amendment case in a decade" and invokes comparisons of the government's efforts to use comprehensive surveillance technologies to the "Big Brother" state described in George Orwell's 1984...

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Reducing Your Digital Footprint

August 25, 2011 Added by:Jim Palazzolo

As individual's use certain resources such as cell phones or GPS devices, they leave behind information which is considered to be a part of their digital footprint. In this essay the writer conveys countermeasures that can be used to evade or reduce an individual's digital footprint...

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Federal Judge Calls Geolocation Tracking Orwellian

August 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“While the government’s monitoring of our thoughts may be the archetypical Orwellian intrusion, the government’s surveillance of our movements over a considerable time period through new technologies... puts our country far closer to Oceania than our Constitution permits..."

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Senate Questions NSA Lawyer on Geolocation Tracking

July 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

At hearings conducted by the Senate, general counsel for the NSA Matthew Olsen was reluctant to specify whether the government can track the movements of U.S. citizens. “There are certain circumstances where that authority may exist. It is a very complicated question," Olsen said...

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Senators Inquire About Gov Mobile Phone Tracking

July 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall have drafted a letter addressed to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper with a simple, straight forward question: “Do government agencies have the authority to collect the geolocation information of American citizens for intelligence purposes?”

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Feds Want Supreme Court to Allow Warrantless GPS Tracking

April 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The court of appeals’ decision seriously impedes the government’s use of GPS devices at the beginning of an investigation when officers are gathering evidence to establish probable cause and provides no guidance on the circumstances under which officers must obtain a warrant...

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Creepy iPhone Application Invites Security Risks

March 31, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Situationist is an iPhone app that alerts members to each other’s proximity and gets them to interact in random situations. Members simply upload their photo and pick the situations they want to happen to them in the knowledge that they might then occur anywhere, and at any time...

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Senator Proposes Geolocation Privacy Legislation

March 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"It's a smart proposal. The federal wiretap law should be updated to take account of new transactional data. There is clearly a privacy interest in locational data and there is also a need for greater clarity," says the director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Marc Rotenberg...

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