Privacy in the Age of Cellphones

Although the paranoid among us fear a long-running government conspiracy to track our every move à la Orwell’s 1984—and to be sure, technology now makes that possible—the path to having GPS in every pocket was more uncertain, less coordinated and more fascinating than you might think.

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GPS satellite orbits, via the Smithsonian National Air and Space Musuem

Read my guest blog on the subject of privacy, “Wrap Your Cellphone in Tinfoil,” at Guyletter.com.

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Eric F. Frazier

Eric F. Frazier is an independent writer, editor, book reviewer and co-author of GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones.