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After Murders, Thailand Eyes Tracking Devices —for Tourists

Party curfews could be imposed

(Newser) - With the grisly murder of two British tourists making headlines worldwide, Thailand is considering a tourist-tagging system. Visitors to the country could be given bracelets with serial numbers and the contact details of their hotels "so that if they're out partying late and, for example, get drunk or... More »

Surgeons Leave Objects in Patients 6K Times a Year

USA Today investigation finds that it happens a dozen times a day

(Newser) - Leaving sponges and other objects in patients after surgery is supposed to never happen—but it does, with surprising frequency. More than a dozen objects are mistakenly left inside surgical patients every day in America, or around 4,500 to 6,000 times a year, reports USA Today . That's... More »

Judge: School Can Make Students Wear Tracking Device

Teen sued after being expelled for refusing

(Newser) - Pencils? Check. Textbooks? Check. Tracking devices? Check. A judge in Texas has ruled against a student who was expelled after she refused to wear a tracking device mandatory for all students at her high school. The case is making its way toward federal courts, but come spring semester Andrea Hernandez,... More »

McAfee: Belize PM a 'Dictator'

Fugitive also stops by message board to ask for tech support

(Newser) - John McAfee fired back at Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow yesterday, after Barrow called the antivirus pioneer-turned-murder suspect " bonkers ." "You know, I think he himself is bonkers if he can throw away the constitution of the country and become dictator without the world catching on," McAfee... More »

Thousands of Mexicans Implanting Tracking Devices

But experts say they are not likely to work

(Newser) - With kidnappings up 317% over the last five years—not to mention the disturbing fact that more than 20% of the crimes have allegedly involved police officers or soldiers—scared Mexicans are increasingly turning to a controversial method of protecting themselves: tracking devices. For $2,000 upfront and an additional... More »

iPhones Grab Location Data When Tracker Function Is Off

Some call for a congressional inquiry

(Newser) - Not only do Apple's iPhones and iPads track your location in unencrypted, easily hackable files, but they continue to do so even if you turn off the location service function, reports the Wall Street Journal . Apple and Google had said that location tracking was done anonymously and could be... More »

FBI Caught Spying on US Student

... And agents demand their GPS tracking device back

(Newser) - Funny what a routine oil change can turn up: In the case of a 20-year-old college student in California, it was a GPS tracking device belonging to the FBI. It seems agents had been tracking Yasir Afifi for a few months, and when a friend posted photos of the device... More »

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