That is really bad news. CNN reported that the soccer ball President Trump was given by Vladimir Putin at Helsinki may have a transmitter chip in it. President Trump never goes anywhere without his soccer ball and sometimes plays a quick game with the Secret Service on the White House lawn. Afterwards the ball goes right back to its place on the President’s desk.
The U.S. spy and security agencies are such putzes at technical security stuff they wouldn’t know a transmitter form a fly if a soccer ball hit them in the head. Lucky CNN was watchful.
The chip may have been installed by the factory maybe to prevent shoplifting., yet who cares, a chip is a chip. Alternatively it might be an artifact of a lost alien civilization from a sibling galaxy of the Milky Way consumed long ago by Andromeda.