Hi folks! Recently I've discovered that soon all taxi cabs in Washington, D.C. will be equipped with GPS tracking devices. Can I secure myself from that?
asked Jun 14 '12 at 06:58
Indeed, soon all taxi cabs of Washington, D.C. will be equipped with GPS trackers along with many other useful things like credit card payment option, emergency alert buttons for both passengers and driver, and special uniform taxi cab colour. All those new features are very useful with no doubts but GPS tracking is a little bit shady option.
Well, in general it is OK to have GPS tracking in taxi cab. Still, there might be extraordinary cases in your life. For example, you have noticed that someone is following you in hot pursuit. You hide your car in the underground parking garage, walking on foot and catch a taxi cab to drive away from that place. Yet if there is a GPS tracking device in that taxi, clever evildoers might figure out your manoeuvre and, supposing that you are in one of the taxi cabs which driving around, track all of them using GPS tracking and find you again.
In a case like I have describe or any other similar case the only option you have is to block GPS trackers in Washington taxi and secure your location from being discovered by bad guys.
answered Jun 14 '12 at 07:10