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Turn Off Your Smartphone Camera's GPS to Protect Your Privacy

Turn Off Your Smartphone Camera's GPS to Protect Your Privacy

GPS
Android owners can accomplish the same feat by opening the camera app, going into the settings, and switching off the GPS tagging option (in this case, it's a location pin icon you can tap). Voila, now the only ones who know every place you're visiting …

GPS モジュール動いたっぽい
GPS
Image by Matoken
/*

GPS Module(AKIZUKI GT-720)
Pin1 : GND
Pin2 : 3.8V~8V
Pin3 : N/A(RS232C IN)
Pin4 : N/A(RS232C OUT)
Pin5 : TTL RX
Pin6 : TTL TX

Arduino GND <-> Pin1
Arduino 5V <-> Pin2
Arduino 0 <-> Pin5
Arduino 1 <-> Pin6

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*/
#include

#define rxPin 0
#define txPin 1
#define ledPin 13

byte pinState = 0;

SoftwareSerial mySerial = SoftwareSerial(rxPin, txPin);

void setup() {
pinMode(rxPin, INPUT);
pinMode(txPin, OUTPUT);
pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);
mySerial.begin(9600);
}

void loop() {
char someChar = mySerial.read();
mySerial.print(someChar);
toggle(13);
}

void toggle(int pinNum) {
digitalWrite(pinNum, pinState);
pinState = !pinState;
}

Satellite positioning-data are vital—but the signal is surprisingly easy to

GPS
But for many users, GPS and other space-based navigation systems—which include Russia's GLONASS, China's partly complete Beidou, and an as-yet unfinished project by the European Union—remain indispensable and ubiquitous. They are also …

GPS controlled street photography
GPS
Image by sbisson
Camera mount and GPS on Smart that was doing GPS Controlled street photography in Clerkenwell. The vehicle would drive a short distance, then the camera would take various shots around the car. The GPS link to the mount and the laptop are clearer are in this view.

The camera appears to have a very wide lens. Gaps between photographs seemed to be of the order of 20 feet or so.

I suspect that this was phtography for a street facade mapping function, similar to that offered by A9.

Clerkenwell, London

December 2005

Foursquare hits Nokia's GPS-less Asha 501, gets bearings with connection data

GPS
The app is now available on the Asha 501, something Nokia and Foursquare promised when it hit the S40 feature phone and its huge user base. Despite the Asha's lack of a GPS, owners of the sub-$ 100 device will get all of Foursquare's main features …

GPS controlled street photography
GPS
Image by sbisson
Camera mount and GPS on Smart that was doing GPS Controlled street photography in Clerkenwell. The vehicle would drive a short distance, then the camera would take various shots around the car.

The camera appears to have a very wide lens. Gaps between phtographs seemed to be of the order of 20 feet or so.

I suspect that this was phtography for a street facade mapping function, similar to that offered by A9.

Clerkenwell, London

December 2005

Apple wants to improve your battery life with GPS tracking

GPS
Your iPhone battery probably never gets you through the day on a single charge. Apple's trying to change that through more efficient battery use. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published an Apple patent application today, AppleInsider …

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