Women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic tracking system that sends text messages to their husbands or male guardians when they leave the country.
Male guardians already must sign a ‚Äúyellow sheet‚ÄĚ at the airport or border to give women permission to leave the country but, as of last week, ‚ÄúSaudi women's male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are traveling together.‚ÄĚ
Manal al-Sherif, who urged Saudi women to defy the driving ban last year, informed the world on Twitter after hearing about the tracking system from a Saudi couple.
According to al-Sherif, ‚Äúthe husband, who was traveling with his wife, received a text message from the immigration authorities informing him that his wife had left the international airport in Riyadh.‚ÄĚ...
And, whenever a call center tells you the call may be recorded for "training or quality" purposes, always say that you have no problem with that provided they agree that you also have the right to record the call "for any purpose."
It often sends them into a spin, they usually don't have a prepared script for that, and have to check with a supervisor or even terminate the call.
jpw wrote: looks like the east and west is succumbing to surveillance.
I enjoy waving at the cameras, just to let them know all those bubbles on the ceiling aren't fooling anybody. I'm thinking of taking my camera to WalMart to snap some photos of their cameras. It might be fun to see what the reaction would be. There shouldn't be a problem with two way surveillance, should there? Don't know of any laws against it.