Is It Legal To Put a GPS Tracking Device on Someone’s Car?

(Updated January 2018) Is It Legal To Put a GPS Tracking Device on Someone’s Car? I regularly read the search words and phrases that readers use to find the GPS Tracking ROI blog. The title of this post is a very common one. It’s also the kind of question that is very easy to answer.  Without any quibbling the answer is, yes, no or maybe. Can’t You Be More Definitive Than That? Oh, you wanted a more definitive answer? Well,

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The FCC is Giving Away Your GPS Tracking — Act Now!

The FCC is Giving Away Your GPS. (Updated 20 January 2018) GPS Tracking Is At Risk! Your GPS Tracking way of life is at risk. Global Update.  Please substitute the name Ligado for the name LightSquared in this and any other articles you read going forward.  (Apparently, in my opinion, the names have been changed to protect the guilty.  *sigh*) I’ve written several times lately on the issue of a company called LightSquared who is convinced that they should build a 40,000

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Tracking Your Spouse Might Not Be Legal Even If You Own The Vehicle

Tracking Your Spouse Might Not Be Legal Even If You Own The Vehicle. (Updated 21 January 2018) I get question after question, all based on one common theme. A husband wants to know if tracking his wife’s vehicle without her consent is legal.  Sometimes a wife or girlfriend writes me to ask similar questions about her husband’s vehicle, but typically the males of the species are more assertive or even aggressive on this issue. Typically An Important Issue Is Ther Ownership

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Save Our GPS Tracking — Get Writing, Friends

(Updated 19 January 2018) Why Should I Care About Saving Our GPS? If you’re a friend of GPS, or even you GPS haters who find their way here, if you can ever perceive of a time GPS might find your lost child or help catch your wife’s rapist, or something equally as high in your self-interest, you ought to think about joining in the campaign and preventing the commercial destruction of the tax-payer supported infrastructure YOU built and YOU pay

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Before There Was GPS — Part 2

Before There Was GPS. (Last Updated 11 October, 2017) Recently I published Before There Was GPS — Part 1 but I found so many neat devices, even long before the Etak in 1985.  Nearly 80 years earlier, really. There’s really nothing new under the sun. The First High Tech Car Navigation in 1909 (full article at: The First GPS: High-Tech Navigation in 1909)   Pity the motorists of a century ago.     Automobiles in the 1900s were slow, stiff, and undependable.  

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Florida Joins the Need a GPS Warrant Club — With a Nautical Twist

Need a GPS Warrant Club. (Last updated 13 October, 2017) Usually this web magazine only writes a lot on computer and Internet issues.  But when people’s privacy is at risk in a big way, they came through, for sure. What’s The Risk? Pretty interesting article From Wired here.  Not only are they talking about cell phone data — which I have been preaching for years is way more dangerous to you privacy than GPS data. But they brings up some

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