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Fuzz alert

Stopping speeding tickets could make one man rich

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PhantomAlert is a new software program for GPS devices that warns drivers when they’re coming up on speed and red light camera’s. Joseph Scott owns the company that makes the program, which has thousands of subscribers across the U.S. His employees constantly work to add the location of cameras to the database, but most are uploaded by subscribers. They even upload locations where police commonly set speed traps. The technology is legal, but law enforcement officers have mixed opinions. Some say it will remind people to drive slow, but others fear it will encourage them to hit the gas whenever their GPS isn’t warning them of a “fuzz alert.”

The Washington Post

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