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imageSILICON VALLEY, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – It is the greatest nightmare for any parent: to lose a child in a crowded amusement park or, heaven forbid, to a kidnapper.

Suggestions  to implant microchips in children, like they do for pets, have been met with great resistance and moral objections. For now, parents can be at ease knowing that the Amber Alert system is in place nationwide. The Amber Alert instantly sends electronic text messages to highway marquees, smart phones and the media whenever there is a report of a child who has been abducted or is missing.

But finally, a start-up Silicon Valley  firm has announced that a new smart phone technology to track missing children will soon hit the market.

It is called a  “Where’s my Baby?” It improves on Apple’s app called “Where’s my iPhone?” and operates on the same principle of letting you use your mobile phone or other smart device to find your missing child.

The new technology comes in a pair: a smart phone (or an app sold independently) that, with the push of a button, will send a signal to the location where your missing child is;  and a toy wrist watch worn by the child that will set off an alarm and display the child’s location on your smart phone.

The two devices connect wirelessly through bluetooth technology.

Parents and child advocates are applauding this new technology and are calling it the most fool-proof device ever invented to locate missing children.

Well, fool-proof for as a long as parents don’t lose their smart phones.

It is estimated that about 4.5 Million smart phones are lost or stolen each year in the United States. On the other hand, some 800,000 cases of missing children are reported yearly.



Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Amber Alert, a U.S. emergency response system, is exclusively designed to deal with child abduction cases. But for the first time, the Federal government has used the system and issued a missing person report for an adult — no less than President Barack Obama’s newly-appointed Ebola Czar.

Since Ron Klain officially started his job on October 22, he has not been seen or heard of. Even reporters at White House briefings have asked questions like: “What’s Ron Klain doing?” or “Is he accomplishing what he was appointed to do?”  or “What has he done?”  As for the visibly scared American public, the bigger question is : “Where is the Ebola Czar?”

White House press secretary Josh Earnest has explained repeatedly that Klain’s work would principally be “behind the scenes,” offering broad, bland descriptions of his work.

But national law enforcement agencies are not taking Earnest’s words in stride and have issued a national Amber Alert, asking Americans (and non-Americans) to help find Klain.  The public is advised to call their nearest police department if they have any sighting of Klain or someone who looks like Klain.

Although the Ebola scare perpetuated by politicians and the media have remained just that — a scare — the national government is not taking any chances in case Klain has been abducted by aliens or by Ebola ghosts.