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Added 6 December, 2013

Police surveillance getting a high-tech makeover with GPS-tracking bullets

We are living in a surveillance society with camera's seemingly everywhere tracking our every movement. Our mobile devices are tracked, our license plates are electronically read, and facial recognition software is being used to watch us on streets and online. We can run, but cannot hide. That is the ethos behind the latest gadget in the police arsenal: a GPS-tracking bullet that is shot from a launcher mounted on a police car. Called StarChase, the technology uses laser targeting to aim the bullet. Once shot, it attaches itself to the target vehicle. The shooter can then track the location and movement of the tagged vehicle on an iPhone or other mobile device. It is ironic that the device is called StarChase as it's not hard to imagine paparazzi getting their hands on this to track their famous prey.
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