Can Social Networking Help Recover Your Lost Bike?

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Intriguing report from Bike Rumor on Kryptonite’s new anti-theft bike sticker, containing a QR code which can be easily read by cell phones, cameras, scanners and the like. The QR “stickers” are tough little buggers to remove. They can’t be stripped off in one piece, and the adhesive is rock solid strong. They probably can be defeated, of course (painting them over?), but anything that slows a thief down (most will be too dumb to know what the graffiti-looking QR code really is anyway) is a step in the right direction.

The idea is that anyone could scan a suspected stolen bike (or confirmed stolen for that matter) and upload the info to a common database (BikeRevolution.org) which can then be accessed by the victim. Anway, worth checking out.

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