Your choice – lose your loved one or your privacy.
South Korea is looking into equipping new mobile phones with a chip that will allow users to be located via satellite-based positioning technology.
The argument being put forward in a bill before their National Assembly is that this move will assist in reducing kidnapping and other increasingly violent crimes against women and children.
I know there is the slippery slope argument of benevolent versus big brother government and in no other region of the world is this better illustrated – South Korea doing this versus North Korea ….shudder.
However, where we have the technology to eradicate location-based crimes this, to me, far outweighs privacy issues.
DNA tracking would be optimal – this is not that far off.
[via China View]