The growing dissemination of Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) technology has rekindled a longtime concern among business aircraft operators that their movements can be tracked in real-time by anyone with the appropriate receiver. This capability and worry first arose with the arrival of Mode S transponders some 30 years ago. Its transmissions contain a 24-bit data block unique to the transmitting aircraft—an electronic license plate, if you will, issued ...

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