Published on January 15th, 2013 | by Steven Hodson


Pill Bottles In New York To Get GPS

Okay, I’m betting that is a headline you never thought you read even in our technological world but it seems that the New York police think that adding GPS to those pill bottles you get your medicine in at the drugstore.

Now before you start freaking out New York’s Police Commissioner Ray Kelly wants to let you know that not all of the prescription bottles will come equipped with these GPS markers. The GPS addition is intended only for “bait bottles” that are filled with fake oxycodone and meant for bottles that have been stolen by professional thieves who make off with garbage bags full of prescription pills.

It is only when one of these bait bottles is part of a theft that the NYPD will activate the GPS tracking capabilities and provide the police with a quick way to track down the thieves before they get sold on the street.

Of course this “qualification” doesn’t stop the whole idea from being creepy.

via Geekosystem



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Steven has been around the tech world long enough to see most of the stuff we think of cool happen before which leads to a certain bit of cynicism that has contributed to him being known as the cranky old fart of the Internet. Besides sharing some of the goodness that he finds with you here at 42x you can also find him curating some digital goodness at Winextra (tech type stuff) and Rotten Gumdrops (for your daily dose of WTF).

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