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Originally posted by AccessDenied
tell me I'm over-reacting and give me a good reason.
Originally posted by LadySkadi
reply to post by AccessDenied
How about thinking of it like this... if one doesn't understand the technology, than how does one know how to (or learn how to) avoid the technology (when or if) it mattered?
Just more food for thought...
Originally posted by LiquidLight
GPS receivers are for the most part benign. All they do is receive a signal from three or more satellites to triangulate your position on earth. They are incapable of transmitting that position.
Now, if your child has a cell phone, then that most likely has a GPS chip in it, and it CAN be used to transmit your child's position. This can be used by the government (presumably only with a search warrant) or Emergency Services to track your child.
All in all, I would be more worried about the technology you and your children carry with you every day than a one time lesson on how it works.