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A recent Wall Street Journal articled titled, “Why Uber Can Find You but 911 Can’t” explains why emergency dispatch centers don’t use the GPS locator on smartphones to locate emergency callers. The article highlights a serious problem – dispatchers don’t get your GPS location data when you call 911 from your cell phone...

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Back in 2014 the FCC studied the efficacy of 911 location services and found that most 911 dispatch centers don’t receive GPS information from a cell phone caller so, “in the absence of accurate location data associated with a wireless call, the caller must be questioned in detail to provide verbal information regardin...

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