Watch Those Decimal Points

Ars Technica: Kansas couple sues IP mapping firm for turning their life into a “digital hell”:

Ever since James and Theresa Arnold moved into their rented 623-acre farm in Butler County, Kansas, in March 2011, they have seen “countless” law enforcement officials and individuals turning up at their farm day and night looking for links to alleged theft and other supposed crime. All of these people are arriving because of a rounding error on a GPS location, which wrongly points people to their farm.

I love it: “because of a rounding error on a GPS location”





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