Tech companies roll out wearable child tracking devices to ’normalize’ intrusive surveillance
2014-07-11 0:00

By J. D. Heyes | Natural News

As many Americans know, a number of technology companies have, in recent years, developed and marketed wearable devices that can keep track of you and your bodily systems, where you go, the monitoring of your heart rate, etc. Some such wearable wrist devices can even deliver email.

But many privacy advocates wonder if too many of us are unwittingly surrendering what precious little privacy we have left in the digital age. And they also wonder if there isn’t some sort of warped conspiracy to "normalize" tracking of our every movement.

And they wonder if we’re not surrendering our children to some future master "tracker." As reported by The Washington Post:


Various tech companies have introduced wearable devices over the last few years that track your steps or heartbeat and even deliver your e-mails to your wrist.

Is electronically tracking your kid the next frontier?

LG announced a new device [recently], the KizON wristband, designed to let parents keep track of their child’s whereabouts. The KizON uses GPS, WiFi and mobile Internet signals to identify the user’s location in real time and sends the information to an Android app.

Bar codes, trackers, microphones

The paper, quoting an LG news release, said the device was designed for families of preschool and primary school children and, in addition to a location-tracking feature, parents will be able to communicate directly with their children through a "One Step Direct Call" button that is located on the device.

Now, if the child does not respond to a parent’s call, within 10 seconds KizON automatically connects parents anyway, permitting them to listen into what is going on with the child through a built-in microphone.

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Read the full article at: naturalnews.com



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