Global positioning systems

June 06, 2019 - 3:36 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on School Shooting-Florida (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts for failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre has been released from jail after a judge reduced his bail and lifted other...
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February 24, 2019 - 7:45 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Estonian construction workers got the shock of their lives when they found out the animal they saved from an icy river was not a dog but a wolf. Rando Kartsepp, Robin Sillamae and Erki Vali told the Postimees newspaper they were working at the Sindi dam on the frozen Parnu River in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, a child and a woman wait outside a school entrance mounted with surveillance cameras and barricades with multiple layers of barbed wire in Peyzawat, western China's Xinjiang region. The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details. The discovery by Gevers, a Dutch cybersecurity researcher who revealed it on Twitter last week, has given a rare glimpse into China’s extensive surveillance of Xinjiang, a remote region home to an ethnic minority population that is largely Muslim. The area has been blanketed with police checkpoints and security cameras that apparently are doing more than just recording what happens. The database Gevers found appears to have been recording people’s movements tracked by facial recognition technology, he said, logging more than 6.7 million coordinates in a span of 24 hours. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
February 19, 2019 - 5:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details. It was a compilation of real-time data on more than 2.5 million people in western China, updated constantly with GPS coordinates of their precise whereabouts. Alongside their names,...
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January 29, 2019 - 7:06 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city is now testing out GPS technology to track waste left on city streets by carriage horses and mules. News outlets report Charleston has relied for years on small rubber balls topped with flags to mark animal waste, but carriage operators can now track...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2016 file photo, six fitness tracking devices measuring step counts and other fitness features are worn in New York. A new Pentagon order says military troops and other defense personnel on certain sensitive bases and warzone areas won’t be allowed to use fitness tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location. The memo stops short of banning the fitness trackers or other electronic devices, which are often linked to cell phone applications and can provide the users’ GPS details to social media. It says GPS technologies present significant risk to personnel. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
August 06, 2018 - 8:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military troops and other defense personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness-tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location, according to a new Pentagon order. The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, stops...
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July 14, 2018 - 7:45 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a couple of weeks, collars on cats across the state will be falling off. But it's not some prank or devious experiment — it's one of the largest studies of its kind on bobcats. The GPS collars were placed on 50 bobcats last fall as part of research by wildlife biologists...
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June 29, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish environmental group that was using a mobile-phone transmitter to track migratory movements of a stork has received a phone bill of 10,000 zlotys ($2,650) after the bird went missing in Sudan and someone started using the chip to make calls. Like many other storks who...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018 photo, a minivan is removed from the parking lot near the Seven Hills School campus in Cincinnati. Cincinnati officials expect to review a plan for improving the city's emergency center while police finish an internal investigation into the death of Kyle Plush who twice called 911 to report he was trapped in a minivan. The city's acting manager says he'll present City Council members Monday, April 30, with planned emergency center changes after the failed response to Plush's calls for help on April 10. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)
May 14, 2018 - 11:03 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — The father of a 16-year-old Ohio boy who died after being trapped in a minivan asked authorities Monday why responding officers didn't get out of their cruiser. Ron Plush also asked at a Cincinnati City Council meeting whether exact GPS coordinates existed for his son's location...
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Actor and comedian Bill Cosby departs the courthouse after he was found guilty in his sexual assault retrial, Thursday, April, 26, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 28, 2018 - 6:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two days after his conviction, Bill Cosby has already started life as an inmate — though his surroundings are far nicer than they likely will be in a few months. A judge says Cosby will be confined to the same suburban Philadelphia mansion where jurors concluded he drugged and...
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An aerial view of the site of an early morning train crash Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 between an Amtrak train, bottom right, and a CSX freight train, top left, in Cayce, SC. The Amtrak passenger train slammed into a freight train in the early morning darkness Sunday, killing at least two Amtrak crew members and injuring more than 110 people, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jeff Blake)
February 05, 2018 - 5:28 pm
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly Amtrak train crash in South Carolina (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Federal authorities say that a railway signaling system in South Carolina was down for maintenance when an Amtrak train crashed into a CSX freight locomotive on Sunday, causing the deaths of...
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