Russia Lifts Imagery and GPS Restrictions
The Russian government has lifted a (widely ignored) ban on the use of high-resolution images and high-accuracy GPS. Reuters:
Until now, global positioning systems that helped locate ground objects more precisely than in a radius of 30 metres (98 ft), have been formally outlawed in Russia for security reasons. Images made from space that locate an object within less than 2 metres (6.6 ft) were also banned.
Prohibited imagery and receivers were already in wide use in many industries; at least this is one less technical illegality for the state to use against you at its discretion. See also Kommersant. Via GPS Tracklog.