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by cp
Sunday Jan 4th, 2004 6:29 PM
How frequently is GPSS surveillance of activists used?
I spoke with an acquaintance who went to the speaking event of ALF associated activist Rod Coronado at the Longe Haule who just got out of jail. He said that he had very recently found a GPSS tracking unit on his automobile. http://www.pimall.com/nais/cartrack.html
Rocky Mountain indymedia had an article about some local college kid animal rights people in Boulder, CO who had found one of these things on their car. They are being marketed as a way to end car theft, and to put on people with senility or to lock around the wrist of teenagers who need to be monitored. Their cost is going down.
Has this occurred to anyone in the San Francisco Bay area activist groups? It would be interesting to know.
by just a suggestion
Monday Jan 5th, 2004 10:49 AM
Once you spot the GPS with your sniffer, remove it and put it on a random vehicle.
by B. Creative
(nemo [at] nowhere.com) Monday Jan 5th, 2004 12:55 PM
They might easily notice this (and you'll get a new device hidden better).

Instead of just sending it on a random journey, let it disclose your vehicle's location MOST of the time (when you don't care). When you DO care it can indicate a location "in somebody's garage" or even better arrange for it to take a trip some place many miles from where you will be. But put it back on your vehicle afterwards in case they later check to see if it's working.
by Hilde
Monday Jan 5th, 2004 7:42 PM
What's a sniffer? You'd think that they would know how to slip it in a spot you'd be unlikely to check, but they'd still have to work with the outside of a vehicle and there aren't that many places under the trunk etc.
by Enemy of the State
Monday Jan 5th, 2004 10:02 PM
Pick it up with a directional reciever.