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Unless the suspect has acsecs to her car, it is not going to be easy to place a GPS tracker. You could check anyplace that a magnet might be able to be attached. There are GPS trackers that attach via a magnet, and can be retrieved to download the data. It would have to be in a place that can get a pretty decent view of the sky to get any acurate information. Realtime GPS tracking is not cheap, and I suspect out of the cost range of your typical stalker. As far a bugging the house, check out spyville.com, they have several bug/tap detectors, but I don't know how effective they really are. I think the cheap ones really just look for an off the hook extension, and many cordless phones do this. (They check for a voltage change, the same way that your answering machine does when you pick up an extension.) I'm sure there are professional security people that can come in and scan your house, but I bet they are really expensive.Check out Spyville.com. They have a good selection of bugs, and bug dectectors. If you look at the bugs, you will have an idea what to look for to do a manual inspection.
The only thing that is wrong with this is that it is an infringement of your own privacy. There are situations that one might have to go through a curtain stop or over to s friends house that would other wise put you into a poor situation that would make you look bad but in fact you are not actually selling drugs ir you are an alcoholic. There is in fact cases that i personal have been in where i have had to be a DD for someone who what got too drunk for themselves to drive. This required myself, as a minor to go to a bar, that would otherwise put me in a difficult position to defend myself with drinking and driving. There is a point to this that it is correct but then it is still invasion of ones privacy. It is not fair that a natural citizen, one that has not done poorly in there life and end up going in a neighborhood that isn't the greatest and then getting arrested for though of drug selling or something to the extent. It is NOT right that the government should be able to track us in the way that they are talking abut in the article. Leave it the US to infringe on our privacy
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