Spring enables parents to track their children's cell phones

Posted on Saturday, April 15 2006 @ 13:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sprint Nextel launched a new service this week called Family Locator Service. For $9.95 a month it enables parents to locate children through their cell phones.
Dubbed "Family Locator Service," the $9.95 per month service relies on GPS (Global Positioning System) technology to pinpoint up to four cell phones, and then maps their locations on a PC or a parent's own cell phone.

Privacy safeguards, said Sprint, include parent-child permission to track phones, and text messages that are sent to the child's phone whenever the parent requests his or her location. Parents can also authorize others, such as a sitter, nanny, or other relative, to access a phone's location.
More details at Information Week.

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