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Originally posted by InSpiteOf
reply to post by NotHuman
Why bother with a signal blocker and just rip the tag off your door. You know, smash it with a rock, hit it with a pressure washer, anything to knock the damn thing out and then toss it into the garbage for pickup.
For the first time, the 2010 census workers will conduct address canvassing using a GPS-enabled handheld computer. The new technology allows census workers to pinpoint and upload coordinates for each structure containing living quarters into the Census Bureau’s master address file and digital maps. The GPS coordinates will ensure that each structure is recorded within the correct block — which is particularly important since census data are the basis for the redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts. •
This is also the first time that group quarters (such as dormitories, group homes, prisons, and homeless shelters) are part of the address canvassing operation, which should improve both the accuracy and coverage of the final count.
Next year, when the actual census drones come around
According to one of the Census workers, who spoke with me on condition of anonymity, they must GPS mark the coordinates “within 40 ft of every front door” in America and they are supposed to complete that mission nation wide, within 90 days, by the end of July 2009.
Originally posted by CoffinFeeder
While I don't like the invasion of privacy and the possibility that this info may be sold to private parties, I'm still not seeing any nefarious intent here.
Originally posted by jibeho
I found this interesting article that explains this new bizarre GPS process.
However, since the actual Census is not due to be taken until 2010, nobody is asking for any information today. They are only GPS marking your front door today, and Sec. 223, Title 13, U.S. Code, Chapter 7, Subtitle 2 provides the Fed NO authority to GPS paint your front door.
Originally posted by blupblup
So I'm a little confused.... it's a long thread and I've seen a few contradicting statements...
Are they physically "tagging" the front doors of homes in America, or just getting the exact location of said homes?
Is this to help postmen and delivery drivers?
What is this actually about?
Originally posted by oakwood54
easy fix, just re-attach device to some stray dog, and let them trace that...wonder how many of those things will stay on the doors very long