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Uber can find you faster than 911

D Town

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According to an FCC report in 2014 that Oliver cites, location accuracy improvements could save over 10,000 lives yearly. But since 70 to 80 percent of 911 calls come from cell phones, the location information dispatchers get varies widely according to wireless service provider.

Shockingly, Oliver used footage from an NBC News special where a reporter called 911 from inside an emergency call center from his phone, and the dispatcher still got the location wrong.

But advanced locator technology already exists on phones. Users can check into Facebook at an exact address, order food through delivery apps and get picked up by Uber at the right address, so why can't 911 call centers figure out where we're calling from on our smartphones?

"Uber can find you better than ambulances can," Oliver said in the video. "While the wireless industry does claim to be working toward incorporating some of what Uber uses into 911 location services, it seems there is no guarantee when that will be ready for widespread use."

http://www.cnet.com/news/uber-can-find-you-faster-than-911-call-centers-john-oliver-says/

 

William1964

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Would you give the US government permission similar to that of Google Uber? We give permission to know our location camera and of course my phone and the 3 Way speaker.

The other question is would the government ask us for permission to know these things including our contacts are call lists are photographs contents of the SD card?
 

D Town

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Would you give the US government permission similar to that of Google Uber? We give permission to know our location camera and of course my phone and the 3 Way speaker.

The other question is would the government ask us for permission to know these things including our contacts are call lists are photographs contents of the SD card?
If I dialed 911 I'd be cool with them know the results of every medical test I've ever had and every porn site I've ever visited if it got me the medical/police/fire help I needed quicker. I'll be concerned with my privacy when I'm not actively dying.
 
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