As media mogul/villain Elliot Carter tells James Bond in "Tomorrow Never Dies," a 1997 movies starring Pierce Brosnan, "There's no news, like bad news." And so it was for Inside GNSS's reportage this year. The top five most-read news articles in 2016 featured the Global Positioning System encountering one problem or threat after another. To wit:
(January 29) Less than a month after Europe switched off most of its Loran transmitters, a problem with GPS satellite timing signal triggered alarms across the continent and caused an unknown number of outages, including the disruption of some features of critical infrastructure.