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.

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 is a guy’s cultural newsletter for New York happenings. Check it out and consider subscribing.





Frazeology end note

Find this content useful? Share it with your friends!
, , , , , , ,

Post navigation

Eric F. Frazier

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