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QinetiQ announces smallest GPS tracking unit

Marc Perton

qinetic gps chipWhen we mentioned a couple of weeks ago that a judge had determined that police had the right to plant GPS units on suspects' cars without their knowledge, one thing many of you asked was how they could do that. Wouldn't the suspect see an antenna somewhere? Well, here's one answer (though we don't think this specific bug has been used by law enforcement agencies yet). U.K.-based security and defense company QinetiQ has unveiled what they say is the world's smallest GPS tracking device. The unit, developed with Global Point Technologies, Durham University and the Centre of Excellence for Nanotechnology, Micro and Photonic Systems, does not require an external antenna, and is being marketed specifically as a theft-prevention device that can be "fitted to any moveable asset such as vehicles, containers, pallets or packages." At least it's not small enough to be implanted, unlike some RFID chips.

[Via The Inquirer]

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