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Guatemala fury over US sex disease tests | The Australian

Guatemala fury over US sex disease tests | The Australian: "GUATEMALANS have slammed a US confession that it led a 1940s study in their country in which hundreds of people were deliberately infected with STDs.

'No matter how much of a superpower it is, the US cannot do this kind of experimentation,' Nery Rodenas, the chief of the human rights office at the Archbishop of Guatemala's office, said yesterday.

'They used Guatemalans as lab rats. It is important that family members receive some kind of compensation.'

Politician Zury Rios also urged compensation for not only the victims, but the nation as a whole.

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Want To Know If The FBI Is Tracking You? Look For One Of These | Gizmodo Australia

Want To Know If The FBI Is Tracking You? Look For One Of These | Gizmodo Australia: "Want To Know If The FBI Is Tracking You? Look For One Of These
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By Bryan Gardiner on October 5, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Want to know if the government is really tracking you? If you find one of these tucked underneath your car, you can start freaking out.

A routine visit to the mechanic by a Redditor and his friend turned up this ominous-looking device nestled right next to the exhaust on his friend’s car.

After promptly ruling out a bomb, other Redditors helped correctly identify the black device as a Guardian ST820 – a GPS-tracking unit made by Cobham and used exclusively by the army and law enforcement. According to the poster, the friend’s (now dead) father had ties to the Muslim religious community and was the subject of quite a bit of FBI interest. That interest also extended to the son, who has supposedly been on an FBI watchlist since last year.

“Why my friend is being tracked is anyone’s gue…