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Russian capital's GPS malfunctions baffle

AAP logoAAP 22/10/2016

Joggers, taxi drivers, Pokemon Go players and senior Russian officials are seeking answers as to why mobile phone apps that use GPS are malfunctioning in central Moscow.

A programmer for Russian internet firm Yandex, Grigory Bakunov, said his research showed a system for blocking GPS was operating in the Kremlin, the heavily guarded official residence of President Vladimir Putin.

People have complained on social media that when they were near the Kremlin their GPS-powered apps showed them to be at Vnukovo Airport, 29km away.

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