Cell Phone Trackers

Franks Endorses GPS Teen Tracker (cBSnews)

(AP) Retired Gen. Tommy Franks has signed on to be the spokesman for a company that uses global positioning system technology in teens’ cell phones to let parents know how fast they’re driving.

Franks will be the official face of Teen Arrive Alive. The organization aims to get teens to carry a cell phone containing a GPS chip that sends out regular signals letting parents know where they are and how fast they’re going.

I see the need for a whole line of countermeasure devices marketed under the name NIMMPH, (Not In My Mobile PHone)

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Rodney Dill
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Comments

  1. BigFire says:

    Depends on who’s paying for the bill. However, I can definately see this expanded to company phone tracking workers who’s working from the pub.

  2. spd rdr says:

    This kind of crap just flames my a**.
    What ever happened to teaching your respect and trust by respecting and trusting them? Seems to me that it’s the control-freak adults who need to grow up. And, yeah, I am an expert on raising kids, so far…

  3. Anjin-San says:

    Great idea, now kids will not want to carry their cells, and they will not have them in the event of a real emergency.

    Its not all that suprising that one of Bush’s gang has a bit of big brother in him….

  4. McGehee says:

    Gosh — kids running around without the cell phones, what a tragedy. It would be just like it was … when I was a kid.