I'm fine with phones all having GPS chips installed... so long as you have 100% control over whether or not they are enabled. That being said, you'll probably never have 100% control and as such, I hope this does not go through.
And to make sure that anyone reading this comment doesn't get thrown by its proximity to the one before it -- here's what I MEANT:
Let's NOT let the government put GPS chips in everything. The next thing you know they'll be putting one into my @#$%! toaster. I want to be able to eat my toast, drink my coffee, and watch my SledgeHammer DVDs in peace. WITHOUT having ANYONE know that I'm doing so.
Mostly because SledgeHammer is very, very funny. And I don't want to be interrupted while I watch Season One. ESPECIALLY Season One.
You don't want to get me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.
If the govt wanted to follow you, they could triangulate your signal from the towers you're connected to.
Maybe I'm just cynical, but thinking the govt cares about you comes across as narcissistic to me. If they really care, you'll have an FBI agent follow you around.
What hasn't been mentioned is will a cell phone's GPS log be used in court to prove a person's location? And the answer is probably not... that's circumstantial. You'd also need a recorded phone call to prove the phone was in your possesion. So stop complaining, ok?
this is stupid. phones being gps compliant actually happened years ago. you can be located by your cell phone since, oh, the late 90's. UNLESS we are talking about increased SAT coverage/compliance, this is late news. years late.
Having said that, it would seem we'll be stuck with "old phones" (pre FCC 2018 BS) since all phones manufactured in 2018+ must be compliant; but i'm sure that by that time the phones will have everything we could think of, so the only thing we'll need to do every year is just buy a new battery and keep Big Brother at bay = win