Many Muscovites experience breakdowns when they want to use their navigation system. It appears to be a result of the security measures the Kremlin is taking in preparation for Victory Day next Tuesday.
GPS Jam, a specialized website that tracks interference from GPS signals, showed an increasing number of disturbances in and around Moscow since Wednesday. A Reuters journalist witnessed how his smartwatch failed to track his bicycle in the center of the Russian capital. He learned from one of the residents that the GPS of a taxi driver makes crazy hops all day long.
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Fear of attacks
The Kremlin does not communicate on the matter, but it is known to use this type of technology to disrupt drones. There may be fears of attacks after the alleged attack on the Kremlin on Wednesday. And in the run-up to the Victory Day celebrations, which commemorate the Soviet Union’s victory over Germany in 1945, security was tightened anyway.
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