Big Brother is watching you, and this time Big Brother is watching you watch reruns of Big Brother at the gym during your shift. GPS tracking devices installed on government vehicles are telling on employees that use official cars for personal business, or use government time to engage in non-work activities &mdash thus killing an American pastime.
While the main purpose of the GPS devices is to alert crews of engine problems or improve the routes of trash collection and services, officials in Islip, New York say they've saved nearly 14,000 gallons of gas over a three-month period now that employees know they're being watched. This makes us wonder if government employees in Islip are driving Hummers or just exceptionally dishonest. [AP via Google]