German media outlets reported last week that a Saudi inventor's application to patent a "killer chip," as the Swiss tabloids put it, had been denied.
The basic model would consist of a tiny GPS transceiver placed in a capsule and inserted under a person's skin, so that authorities could track him easily.
Model B would have an extra function — a dose of cyanide to remotely kill the wearer without muss or fuss if authorities deemed he'd become a public threat.
But don't worry - the German authorities have said they would not allow a patent on it. I'm so f***in' relieved.
Anyone here up on Shari'a trademark law?
Thank you, Claire.