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TomTom Sold Data to Cops, Who Set Up Speed Traps

Company promises to improve data sharing rules

(Newser) - GPS maker TomTom is enduring a wave of negative publicity after data it collected on drivers ended up in the hands of Dutch police, who used it to set up speed traps, reports Consumer Reports . The company promises to improve its data-sharing polices and says this kind of thing won'... More »

Garmin Drops Out of Tele Atlas Bidding

GPS maker's shares soar after allowing rival TomTom to acquire map provider

(Newser) - Garmin, the world’s top GPS producer, dropped its $3.3 billion bid for mapmaker Tele Atlas yesterday, allowing rival TomTom to seal the deal. That may prove a long-term disadvantage for Garmin, but investors love the non-deal, sending shares up 16%, their best gain in five years. “There’... More »

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