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Aug 18, 2009

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It's too bad Jonas simply makes up facts about phone geolocation information precision.

Anon -- Can you explain more. I'm intersted in this technology. Do you have a good reference for the imprecision of geolocation tech? Thanks. -- Paul

A starting point:

https://techliberation.com/2009/08/17/600-billion-data-points-per-day-it%e2%80%99s-time-to-restore-the-fourth-amendment/#comment-15037793

Just to be a bit more clear about my understanding -- every carrier is different - nonetheless, certain telcos are generating this info (and those that are not could use raw info to compute location).

And while triangulation data is awful (today) -- with even 20% of the data being better than 60m, when dealing with such large data sets this is plenty useful for prediction. So unlike E911 which calls for a better geo-location EVERYTIME, it seems to me when there is so much data of varying geo-location precision - enough good data points emerge quickly OVER-TIME.

Paul, re: some references this comment may be of interest:

https://techliberation.com/2009/08/17/600-billion-data-points-per-day-it%e2%80%99s-time-to-restore-the-fourth-amendment/#comment-15037793

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