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Couple alleges hospital killed son for his organs
Lawsuit claims Pa. doctors caused 18-year-old accident victim to suffocate

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French Connection Stores Implement Loss Prevention Technology
A new system uses real-time behavioral profiling to analyze expected transactions for each store, cash register and cashier, based on prior data and real-time register information. The continuous, real-time analytics provide detailed alerts to regional and/or store-level managers when fraud or departures from expected activity are detected, which helps managers pinpoint the cause of the alert and address issues as they occur and before loss occurs.;=&type;=MultiPublishing&mod;=PublishingTitles∣=2E3DABA5396D4649BABC55BEADF2F8FD&tier;=4&id;=0DA5E4141F024B90A3205AED5BE21E33&AudID;=D18A7ABE0F7D4A9DB06901988348BEEE

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44,000 prison inmates to be RFID-chipped
No escape for Ohio jailbirds…
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRH) has approved a $415,000 contract to trial the tracking technology with Alanco Technologies.
The pilot project will run at the Ross Correctional Facility in Chillicothe, Ohio. If all goes well, the technology could be rolled out to all of the state's inmates in 33 separate facilities. Inmates will wear "wristwatch-sized" transmitters that can detect if prisoners have been trying to remove them and send an alert to prison computers.,39024663,39122811,00.htm

RFID Technology "Upgrades" Installation Begins in Washington State
The Washington ports of Point Roberts, Lynden and Sumas, Washington, are installing new equipment in the roadway beginning March 9. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) is necessitating the installation of receivers capable of reading radio frequency identification enabled travel documents.

Former Guantánamo guard details prisoner abuse

Contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses

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Cape agency floats idea of bridge tolls
Fee would apply to nonresidents for road repairs

UK: Schools put 'Big Brother' CCTV cameras in classrooms to monitor teachers' performance

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez tightens state control of food

Colombia rocked by wiretapping revelations

State of Texas deploys special needs evacuation tracking system
(RFID tracking!)
Called TX SNETS, the system integrates Motorola handheld computers with Geographic Information System (GIS) databases with status and tracking
displays, tracking software, barcode wristbands and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) scanners, and commercial coaches and school buses
equipped with mobile Global Positioning System (GPS) units. 
Results: Simple process that registers 12,000 evacuees and pets per hour. Wristbands are scanned as evacuees board GPS-equipped buses and again upon arrival at the sheltering destination, updating the information at each point and sending the data wirelessly to a centralized database maintained by the University of Texas Center for Space Research. The TX SNETS solution allows the  state to monitor the evacuees’ status, keep family members and pets together,
and provide information to loved ones at each stage in the evacuation process.

Nevada bill would make some security research a felony
(I submitted testimony on this bill)

Obama school registration in Indonesia: Registered as "Barry Soetero, Indonesian"

Should a wealthy person be allowed to have 200 dogs, if they're well financed and well cared for?

Something's wrong with the Consumers Union and its involvement with the peanut salmonella issue.
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Technology that reads travel documents faces test at busy border crossing in San Diego,0,6257483.story

How realistic is a North American currency?
Commentary: Uniting U.S., Canada, Mexico money could result from crisis{D10536AF-F929-4AF9-AD10-250B4057A907}

Two suspected undocumented workers busted with fake TWICs
Two men face charges after allegedly using fake TWIC ID cards to work at the Port of Fourchon, LA.

TSA: Mule skinners need background checks, too

More seeds for 'doomsday vault'
Almost 90,000 food crop seed samples have arrived at the "doomsday vault" in the Arctic Circle

Funded by the Global Crop Diversity Trust. Donors include DuPont/Pioneed Hi-Bred, the Rockefeller Foundation, Systemwide Genetic Resources Programme, the United Nations Foundation, the World Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates/UN Foundation.

Taxpayers Clearinghouse Prize Patrol - Yes We Can!
If anyone deserves a prize for using their own time to spread awareness, it's these guys. They present invoices to taxpayers for their portion of the bailout. What genius. This is too funny!

US: Government commission urges tax on miles driven rather than gallons of gas used. That way, they have an excuse for monitoring travel patterns.
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