Caught in the cross fire? Coca-Cola accused of illegal mapping in China

Mar 13, 2013
The government of the Yunnan province in Western China is going after Coca-Cola. Officials say the company has been illegally mapping the province with GPS devices.

Forget GPS jamming, drone 'spoofing' is all the rage

Mar 11, 2013
For those who want to stop others from tracking their movement, GPS signals can be jammed -- albeit illegally. And now, GPS signals can also be 'spoofed.'

Why GPS could keep its American accent

Feb 8, 2013
The European Union is taking a hard look this week at its Galileo navigation system -- an alternative to American GPS. Galileo is so far costing three times what was projected.

'Chipping' our kids: Can we fight truancy with technology?

Jun 1, 2012
Can technology keep kids from skipping school? In San Antonio, they're going to track children with the same microchips used for cattle, or boxes in a Walmart warehouse. Plus: Are you ready for some "backyard" neuroscience?

Robots across America

Mar 30, 2012
Marketplace's David Brancaccio and his robot dog Wilson drive coast to coast without as much as a "hello" to fellow humans.

Why the FCC halted LightSquared's wireless network plan

Feb 15, 2012
Federal officials have nixed a plan by broadband company LightSquared to build a national wireless network. Politico's Eliza Krigman explains why and discusses what happens next.

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GPS unit, meet car insurance

Feb 10, 2012
Some relationships are just meant to be. The idea is pretty basic: drive safer, get better rates. We’re watching you.

It was only a matter of time before your car and your insurance company started talking.

Feb 9, 2012
It's like driving with Santa. He knows when you've been bad or good, so...

Supreme Court rules in closely watched GPS case

Jan 24, 2012
The Fourth Amendment applies even in your car, says SCOTUS.