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Anti-theft tags offered through Dec. 8

The MIT Police is offering to tag laptops, PDAs and other small electronic devices with STOP tags, visible deterrents to would-be thieves. It takes up to 800 pounds of pressure to remove these tags. And, if removed, the STOP tag leaves a tattoo reading "stolen property."

The MIT Police will be tagging items at a cost of $10 each on the following days: Nov. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Student Center lobby; Nov. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lobby 10; Nov. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lobby 10; and Dec. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center lobby.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 9, 2005 (download PDF).

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