Remember Google and Apple offering geospecifc info for your mobile devices? Nokia buys NavTeq? Your geographic position can be a great way to deliver context relevant info. Or send troops to find you.
Taliban militants threatened to blow up telecommunication companies in Afghanistan if they refuse to switch off their networks for 10 hours at nights. The threat is a response to fear of US military and other foreign forces using mobile phone signals to track down Taliban footprints and launch attacks on them, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujaheed told The Associated Press.
“It has caused heavy casualties to Taliban and sometimes to civilians,” Mujaheed said. “If those companies do not stop their signal within three days, the Taliban will target their towers and their offices.”