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FBI Caught Tracking Student

FBI trades black helicopters for GPS and gets caught by the trackee.

Imagine going in for an oil change and finding a GPS tracking device stuck to your engine. That's exactly what happened to a college student from Santa Clara, Calif. After finding the device, the student called the FBI...and the FBI had the nerve to actually ask him to give the device back! Offering no explanation for the tracking (the device or the action), the FBI simply hid behind the "on-going investigation" line.

The device was identified as Cobham Orion Guardian ST820 tracking system. Supposedly, this is a low-enforcement only device. According to MSNBC.com this kid had no idea the thing was there or why. The story was originally printed in Wired.com. Makes me want to look under my car.

What are the implications here? Food for thought and discussion. Your comments on this are welcome.

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