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October 13, 1998

CHIP UNDER SKIN DESIGNED TO FOIL KIDNAPPERS

By CBR Staff Writer

It’s the ultimate status symbol for celebrities – a $5,000 chip inside their bodies that can track them down by satellite anywhere on the earth. The 4mm by 4mm chip has a deadly serious purpose; to ensure that the victim of a kidnap can be found wherever they are hidden. According to the UK Sunday Times, Israeli company Gen-Etics makes the chip based on technology developed by the secret service Mossad. So far 43 European and Americans have had the chip inserted under their skin.

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