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Yet another GPS tracking system lets parents check on kids

Marc Perton
August 1, 2005
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Parents who want to use GPS to track their teenage kids' driving habits now have another option from Atlanta-based Discrete Wireless, which primarily makes similar tracking systems for trucking fleets. Like most other tracking systems, Discrete's Marcus lets parents retrieve data via a web site, email, or cellphone, and can provide alerts based on pre-defined parameters like speed-limit infractions or visits to off-limits locales. We can sympathize with parents who are jittery about what their kids are doing in the car, but we also suspect that this will end up being a golden opportunity for teenage hackers who will figure out how to send false data to the system, or at the very least, get it to "malfunction" whenever they're breaking the rules.

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