Facebook brings "Nearby Friends" option to invade our privacy a bit more
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Facebook bragged with the new functionality for its mobile iOS and Android apps. A new option is called "Nearby Friends" which notifies the user when the one of his Facebook friends are found nearby, all to facilitate socializing users in real life.

The company known mainly for its navigation systems, Garmin, introduced their new product, designed for drivers, of course. It is the auto-camera that is mounted under the windshield, and captures the traffic. These devices are very popular because with this relatively small investment the user can rely on the evidentiary high definition video record in case they experience a car accident.

Monday, 12 August 2013 17:31

Problems with GPS on the new Nexus 7

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Quite a lot of users have posted their complains about various problems on the Google Mobile Help Forum with the use of satellite navigation built into the new Nexus 7 tablet, which was made by Asus for Google this time. Among the problems they referred the cases of complete inability to use GPS navigation, as well as the termination of GPS functionality after 2, 5, 10, or 30 minutes.

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In the current climate with accusations flying back and forth about user data collection you would think that telling people they are actively being tracked and monitored by a device you are selling is a bad idea. However, this is what Apple is doing with a new “feature” in iOS 7 and they seem to think that it is something people will be interested in. The new feature is innocuously called Improve Map, but what it does is something that we are not sure people will want to leave turned on.

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Last year we opened up a can of worms when we covered the discovery of how vulnerable commercial (and possibly military) drones were when it comes to keeping them on course. The GPS signals used to make sure that these drones are where they need to be was vulnerable to a simple spoofing attack that was put together by a group of college kids and with a budget of only $3,000. Considering the budgets that criminal organizations and governments have this news was not good at all.

Friday, 19 April 2013 20:00

TomTom for road and sport

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The recently launched refreshed line of TomTom's road GPS navigators GO consists of models diagonal with a screen diagonal of 4.3", 5" and 6 "and with the usual functions for these types of devices brings some very interesting news that compete with the market leader Garmin in the battle for a share of the declining market of independent road navigators.

predator-hackedAlthough the media world seems shocked by the news that the unmanned drones in use by the military are vulnerable to cyber-attacks we wonder exactly why. I mean come on how many security breaches of high-level “secured” sites have to happen before someone gets it? There really is no such thing as a secure system. This has been shown time and again going back to the first encryption methods. If you have some access to the system you can get in.