An article by Laura M Holson in the New York Times tries its best to warn of the impending danger of GPS chips on mobile phones.

An article by Laura M Holson in the New York Times tries its best to warn of the impending danger of GPS chips on mobile phones. Yes, she admits it could be fun to know where your opted-in friends are but – after misleading the reader with a suggestion that 55% of US mobile phones carry GPS chips (only 17% of the US use GPS in all its formats including car-navigation) – she wonders:

“What if a spouse wants some time alone and turns off the service?”

Extra-marital activity is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when we think of GPS, but hey, we’re no NY Times journalist.

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