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"The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction. You look at the world around you, and take it apart into its components. Then you take some of those components, throw them away, and plug in different ones, start it up and see what happens."
- Frederik Pohl

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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