In a move that will make privacy advocates cringe, Kuwait passed a law yesterday making DNA tests mandatory for all residents. According to the AFP, people who refuse testing will face a year in prison and a hefty fine.
They’ve been a mainstay of the hyper-paranoid for decades — at least when it comes to comic depictions. But now, the classic, beloved tin foil hat has left the world of hyperbole to become an actual, honest-to-god mind-reading-deflection machine. And it looks fancy, to boot.
Remember that strange GPS tracking device that a young man found under his car? Turns out that the FBI rushed to send half a dozen agents to retrieve it after photos started appearing online.