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instead of being contained in bracelets worn around the ankle, the tiny chips would be surgically inserted under the skin of offenders in the community, to help enforce home curfews. The radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, as long as two grains of rice, are able to carry scanable personal information about individuals, including their identities, address and offending record. The tags, labelled "spychips" by privacy campaigners, are already used around the world to keep track of dogs, cats, cattle and airport luggage, but there is no record of the technology being used to monitor offenders in the community. The chips are also being considered as a method of helping to keep order within prisons.
The US market leader VeriChip Corp, whose parent company has been selling radio tags for animals for more than a decade, has sold 7,000 RFID microchips worldwide, of which about 2,000 have been implanted in humans. The company claims its VeriChips are used in more than 5,000 installations, crossing healthcare, security, government and industrial markets, but they have also been used to verify VIP membership in nightclubs, automatically gaining the carrier entry – and deducting the price of their drinks from a pre-paid account.
One company plans deeper implants that could vibrate, electroshock the implantee, broadcast a message, or serve as a microphone to transmit conversations.
More than 47,500 dogs were abandoned by their owners in the UK last year, figures from the Dogs Trust suggest.
We don’t often see them wandering the streets, but at any given time there are more than 100,000 stray dogs in the UK.
originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
You do know that guns are not even banned in Sweden anyway?
You just need to get a licence from the police. Any law-abiding citizen over 18 in Sweden can own a gun.
Not everyone views the USA as tge ideal society and not everyone wants to be like the USA. Why dont you keep your gun culture and let sweden keep there ways of doing things.