Sep 262009
 
 September 26, 2009  Posted by  Featured News, Surveillance

Fredrick Kunkle and Derek Kravitz report:

The government has buried its nose in Bari Lynne Williams’s personal business.

Almost literally.

Twenty-four hours a day, whether she’s jogging, sleeping or managing a pool hall, Williams wears a high-tech sensor on her ankle that can detect the faintest whiff of alcohol in her perspiration. If she sneaks a drink, the device will know it — and so will a judge, who could put her behind bars for violating a court order to avoid alcoholic beverages.

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While law enforcement has been using satellite-based GPS to track offenders’ whereabouts for some time, privacy advocates say the alcohol-monitoring device — known as Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor, or SCRAM — has taken law enforcement into the realm of continuously and remotely monitoring people’s physical condition.

Read the full article on The Washington Post.

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