Second thoughts about technology

File this under "it was only a matter of time."

Carjackers in Malaysia were unable to get past the biometric security device on a Mercedes, so they chopped off the owner's finger, used it to start the car and left him bleeding on the side of the road, according to this BBC story.

Consider it a cautionary tale for those considering implanting RFID chips in their bodies to thwart kidnappers.

About the author

CNET former Editor in Chief Scott Ard has been a journalist for more than 20 years and an early tech adopter for even longer. Those two passions led him to editing one of the first tech sections for a daily newspaper in the mid 1990s, and to joining CNET part-time in 1996 and full-time a few years later.

 

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