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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.

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