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Friday, November 23, 2012

Saudi Women Now Being Monitored By Electronic Tracking System



(AFP) – Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system that tracks any cross-border movements. 
Since last week, Saudi women’s male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are travelling together. 
Manal al-Sherif, who became the symbol of a campaign launched last year urging Saudi women to defy a driving ban, began spreading the information on Twitter, after she was alerted by a couple. 
The husband, who was travelling with his wife, received a text message from the immigration authorities informing him that his wife had left the international airport in Riyadh. 
“The authorities are using technology to monitor women,” said columnist Badriya al-Bishr, who criticised the “state of slavery under which women are held” in the ultra-conservative kingdom. 
Women are not allowed to leave the kingdom without permission from their male guardian, who must give his consent by signing what is known as the “yellow sheet” at the airport or border.
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4 Comments:

Blogger Always On Watch said...

Meanwhile, here in the United States -- a bit different, to be sure, bur how long before more kinds of tracking come along?

Friday, November 23, 2012 1:52:00 pm  
Blogger Jesterhead45 said...

What happened to the Saudi "Kill Chip" that was thought up a few years back?

Friday, November 23, 2012 2:06:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

AOW,
All cell phones are tracking devices.

Friday, November 23, 2012 2:27:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Watch for this:

Within the next three years, cell phones will be the way you pay for all goods and services.

Hence, you will NEED your cell phone AND it is a tracking device.

Get it?

RFID chips only allow tracking within a few hundred yards.

Cell phones, EVERYWHERE.

Friday, November 23, 2012 2:28:00 pm  

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