U.S. MILITARY BANS REPORTERS' SATELLITE PHONES

U.S. Central Command has told reporters embedded with military units in Iraq to shut off their Thuraya satellite phones, Reuters says. The phones could be used to zero in on where troops are -- they're equipped with GPS, and have a location-finding system that's accurate to 100 meters. Phones from Thuraya's military-backed rival, Iridium, aren't as precise.(via /.)

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