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    Re: A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Or maybe some of us are able to assess the likelihood of that GPS "potentially" being used to kill us.
    The government doesn't mind smudging out sensitive sights such as the White House from google earth to keep people from getting precise GPS coordinates now does it? Wonder why.....

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    Re: A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Most liberals don't care that billyjeff enabled them to buy technology so their missiles could target cities, and we expect this to bother anyone! Billyjeff also gave them the technology to make their subs silent, but who cares right?
    I am fairly confident Russia has known how to target our cities for at least 5 decades. Could be mistaken about that, but don't think so.

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    Re: A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The equivalent addition to the GPS system is called WAAS. (wide area augmentation system) It provides a correction signal that improves GPS accuracy. WAAS is installed in the US, Mexico, and Canada. A GPS-compatible system is already operating in Europe. The Chinese are currently developing a system that is compatible. Not sure about Russia.

    Cold War is over, folks.
    It is certainly over, but there is a new one on the building. A pity it might not be as benign as the last. The structure is less safe.

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    Re: A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears

    If the CIA is doing something "silently" why am I reading about it on the internet? All is lost.
    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It is certainly over, but there is a new one on the building. A pity it might not be as benign as the last. The structure is less safe.
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    Re: A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears

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    Now we start to worry about the security risk GPS technology presents

    Russian satellites have been a threat since Sputnik. Anyone who thinks the Russians just gave up and did their own thing after 1991 is naive at best. The Russians aren't idiots, if they can use our own tech against us they will. GPS reveals too damned much, and should be highly restricted. If I can use a Garmin I got on sale for 50 bucks to navigate a military post that I won't name, something is wrong, and **** has gone too far.

    What the hell happened to OPSEC?
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Now we start to worry about the security risk GPS technology presents

    Russian satellites have been a threat since Sputnik. Anyone who thinks the Russians just gave up and did their own thing after 1991 is naive at best. The Russians aren't idiots, if they can use our own tech against us they will. GPS reveals too damned much, and should be highly restricted. If I can use a Garmin I got on sale for 50 bucks to navigate a military post that I won't name, something is wrong, and **** has gone too far.

    What the hell happened to OPSEC?
    GPS location data is not a military secret. But you're saying on a military installation you shouldn't be getting anything?
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    Re: A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    If the CIA is doing something "silently" why am I reading about it on the internet? All is lost.
    Maybe they want you to know that they are working for their money.

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    Re: A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    GPS location data is not a military secret. But you're saying on a military installation you shouldn't be getting anything?
    No military base, CONUS or OCONUS, should show up as anything but an empty field, or some bull**** that covers up what it really is. If it's an open post that allows civilians in, regular jack offs looking to see the museums or whatever else is open to the public can get directions from the visitors center after a thorough check of person and property. Too much crap has happened to allow such a huge security risk to carry on. Last time I checked, we're still in a state of war with sneaky bastards who use any means necessary to murder and maim the American People, as well as US Military personnel.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    No military base, CONUS or OCONUS, should show up as anything but an empty field, or some bull**** that covers up what it really is. If it's an open post that allows civilians in, regular jack offs looking to see the museums or whatever else is open to the public can get directions from the visitors center after a thorough check of person and property. Too much crap has happened to allow such a huge security risk to carry on. Last time I checked, we're still in a state of war with sneaky bastards who use any means necessary to murder and maim the American People, as well as US Military personnel.
    People need to stop geotagging their photos, that's how some Marines got killed in Afghanistan.
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    Re: A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The equivalent addition to the GPS system is called WAAS. (wide area augmentation system) It provides a correction signal that improves GPS accuracy. WAAS is installed in the US, Mexico, and Canada. A GPS-compatible system is already operating in Europe. The Chinese are currently developing a system that is compatible. Not sure about Russia.

    Cold War is over, folks.
    I wondered about that myself, the WAAS type thing.

    The Russian system is, or at least used to be, called GLONASS, an acronym of some sort. But it's been operating for years. I cannot imagine how or why they need these proposed monitoring sites on US soil, but it doesn't seem to be that big a deal for me.

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