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GPS maker TomTom is doing nearly exactly the same thing as Google and Apple: tracking customers every move and sharing it with law enforcement. In the case of TomTom, it gave data to police in the Netherlands, which used the info to set up speed traps. And not just any old speed traps, but ones that use cameras instead of real, live cops.

The GPS data showed the cops where most of the speeding takes place, so they can nail more drivers. TomTom claims it didn't know its data would be used this way.

I'm all for traffic safety, but this sounds more like a cheap way to make money. What do you think? Let us all know at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 05/02/2011 at 1:18 PM


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