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Re: EMP & Cars (fwd)

>The popular 'Lojak' car tracking system has similar civil liberties
>issues. I understand that the car owner has no control over it's
>activation, can't disable it, and there is no indication that it is
>in operation.Apparently all the "authorities" need to turn it on
>is the VIN.

Lojak, like  uses a pager frequency to activate the transponder.  It is
easy and inexpensive to build a low-power de-activating transmitter,
operated in or near the car, to jam the pager receiver and prevent the
unit's operation.


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