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A Digital Leash For Women: SMS Tracking Of Wives In Saudi Arabia

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http://techcrunch.com – Saudi men can now be alerted via text message if women try to escape from the country. The new digital leash on women is being resoundingly criticized over social media channels. “Hello Taliban, herewith some tips from the Saudi e-government!”, wrote one angry commenter, according to Al Arabiya. The new technology has reportedly been in place since last week, and was discovered after a husband was alerted by immigration authorities while traveling with his wife. “Saudi men earlier had the option of requesting alert messages about their dependents’ cross-border movement, (IT news)