#TIA – Ubiquity, which ought to be the middle initial of the GPS capability to keep us under surveillance.
These days, most of us willingly carry GPS trackers around with us everywhere we go. But for some segments of the population, the technology is a punishment rather than a convenience.
The electronic monitoring industry has more than doubled in size in recent years, and has expanded well beyond its initial market of law enforcement checking up on people on bail or parole. Immigrants detained by US authorities and put on an electronic monitoring program are required to pay extremely high fees while they await hearings. At the other end of the spectrum, Florida parents are strapping shockingly affordable ones on teenagers.
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