Posts Tagged ‘GPS’

Video of March 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club: ‘Smart Cars, the Consumer Experience and Broadband’

Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, Public Safety, social networking March 25th, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 – Today’s cars are getting smarter because drivers are bringing smart phones into their cars and because autonomous-driving systems are getting closer and closer to market availability. Indeed, the accelerating use of the smart phone has dramatically brought the issue of auto safety to the forefront, panelists attending the March Broadband Breakfast […]

Touchscreens, GPS and Tablets, From 20 Years Ago So Futuristic to Today So Routine

Broadband's Impact February 7th, 2013

WASHINGTON, February 6, 2013 – While combing the internet to wax nostalgic via old commercials from my childhood, I made my way through memories of nerf-guns and ninja turtles toys. Along the way I discovered an AT&T commercial from 1993 entitled “View of the Future.” The commercial features what were once wild-eyed and futuristic elements: […]

Barton, Markey to Wireless Carriers: ‘Do You Track Customers’ Location Info?’

Congress, House of Representatives, Privacy, Wireless March 31st, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 – Reps. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX), Co-Chairmen of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus sent letters Tuesday to Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T asking the wireless companies to disclose how the firms collect and stored user location data.

The letters to all four major wireless carriers were sent response to a recent story in the New York Times, which reported that the German mobile provider Deutsche Telekom tracked the locations of German politicians.

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