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[engadget]TomTom user data sold to Dutch police

post #1 of 14
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We like it when the accumulated speed data from GPS devices helps us avoid traffic incidents and school zones. As it turns out, though, there are some other uses for the same stats.
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post #2 of 14
Clever. Good that I use navigon.
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post #3 of 14
IB4 iPhone/Android GPS tracking reports speeders to the police.
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tsk tsk, tomtom trying to double dip on user's expense.
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post #5 of 14
uh my tomtom already tells me where speedtraps are, isn't that a standard feature?
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post #6 of 14
Am I wrong at feeling the information should have been GIVEN to the police? Perhaps a small fee for the transfer or something, but not the actual data.

Then again...I don't know anything about Dutch police.
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post #7 of 14
Owai, it says Danish Police, not Dutch at blue box on lower right of page.
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post #8 of 14
This is ironic. I was just talking in another thread questioning whether TomToms and such log data like that, such as the iPhone's GPS.
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post #9 of 14
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I was actually thinking the same thing. My guess is that anything with a GPS does this.
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post #10 of 14
I say this is a good idea. People who think they found a great place to race are in for a rude awakening... lol
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