GPS and the Law

Beginning in January, Californians will be able to use windshield-mounted GPS units; Minnesota is apparently the only remaining U.S. state that prohibits mounting navigation units on the inside of your windshield.

Meanwhile, Egypt is one of only three countries — the other two are Syria and North Korea, auspicious company — that prohibits the unrestricted commercial use of GPS — approval from the authorities is required, but in practice that means that, for example, GPS-equipped camera phones are brought into the country under the table. Via Electronista.