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[liberationtech] New microchip for smartphones to provide unprecedented ultra-precise location data

Katrin Verclas katrin at
Thu Apr 12 11:07:20 PDT 2012

Welcome to the new world ultra-precise location tracking on your phone...


> 'The Broadcom Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, recently
> unveiled a brand new microchip for smartphones which will provide
> ultra-precise location details, potentially even within a few
> centimeters, far beyond what current smartphones can detect.
> Today cell phones, but smartphones in particular, have become one of
> the most powerful surveillance tools available with Carrier IQ,
> citizen spying applications distributed by both the private sector
> and government agencies, techniques to encourage citizen spying, and
> a total lack of privacy.
> The new chip, called Broadcom 4752 or BCM4752, will relay
> information about the vertical and horizontal position, if the
> individual is indoors or out, all through combining a wide variety
> of information sources.

Katrin Verclas
katrin at

skype/twitter: katrinskaya
(347) 281-7191

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