Egypt force Apple (AAPL) to ditch iPhone 3G GPS

Seems like the Egyptians don’t like GPS positioning on their mobile phone as the Egyptian government has force Apple to drop GPS positioning from the Egyptian Apple iPhone 3G says the New York Times.

And just why does the Egyptian government want GPS on the Apple iPhone 3G killed? Because, so they say, the GPS positioning feature within the Apple iPhone 3G would create a national security risk, and that GPS positioning tech should be limited to military applications.

Oh really? Well what about Google Maps then as let’s face it anyone with a mobile or a computer can get Google Maps to snoop in on virtually any sensitive government location. Maybe the Egyptian government should get in line with the times and embrace the technology of today.

What do our reader’s think, is GPS positioning a risk to national security?

Source — NYT

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