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"We [science fiction writers] always wanted to believe in "private sector" space -- hucksters make better characters than a government does."
- Larry Niven

Bug Chasers  
  Anti-surveillance devices.  

Anyhow, when you and I leave, no THL device is going to monitor our path." He added, half to himself, "That I could detect, anyhow." At his chest he patted a variety of bug chasers; minned electronic instruments that recorded the presence of vid and aud receptors in the vicinity.
From Lies, Inc., by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Fantastic in 1964
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In Dick's universe, "minned" means "miniaturized.

Compare to the vibration screen from The Shining One (1937) by Nat Schachner and the anti-spying device from Foundation (1951) by Isaac Asimov.

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