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Geolocation
Term used to describe the capability to detect and record where you and other people are located. Geolocation information can be obtained in a number of ways, including using data from a user's IP address, MAC address, RFID, Wi-Fi connection location, or GPS coordinates.
Geotagging
Process of adding geographical identification data to various types of media, such as a photograph or video taken with your camera or mobile device. This data usually consists of latitude and longitude coordinates, and they can also contain altitude, bearing, distance, and place names.
Global positioning system (GPS) software
Software that is based on a satellite navigation system that provides location and time information anywhere on the Earth where there is a clear line of sight from the device that the software is being used on to four or more GPS satellites.
Gray hat hackers
Skilled hackers who sometimes act legally, sometimes in good will and sometimes not. They are a hybrid between white and black hat hackers. They usually do not hack for personal gain or have malicious intentions, but may or may not occasionally commit crimes during the course of their technological exploits.