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Homeland Security to Develop Cell Phones That Can Smell
April 14, 2010, 10:37 am
Filed under: 1984, Big Brother, DHS, Homeland Security, nanny state, orwell, Police State, War On Terror

Homeland Security to Develop Cell Phones That ‘Smell’ Poisonous Gas

Switched
April 14, 2010

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to make us into walking poison detectors. According to Physorg, as part of a program called Cell-All, the department will develop by the end of the year 40 cell phone prototypes that can detect poisonous gas in the air. Officials say cell phones available today can be modified to do this by simply inserting a chip that costs less than $1. When the chip detects a harmful toxin in the air, it alerts the owner by vibrating or making a noise. If the threat is serious enough, the phone will send a message with its findings to a central server. Then, that server will check phones near that location to make sure the findings aren’t in error. After determining the danger, authorities would be notified and possibly deployed.

Homeland Security claims the service will be used on a volunteer basis, and that all information will remain anonymous and confidential. Still, we expect more questions about privacy to come up as details become available, especially since it sounds like this service will essentially track your cell phone’s location. But Cell-All could save the government time, money and manpower when it comes to responding to toxic gas threats.

 

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Did you catch this sentence in the article.
“Then, that server will check phones near that location to make sure the findings aren’t in error.”
In order to check all phones in the area, wouldn’t that mean all phones are be constantly tracked by Homeland Security where ever they are?

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