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RFID Surgical Implants
posted by scubacuda on Wednesday November 26, @11:35AM
from the 665-and-667,-neighbors-of-the-beast dept.
privacy Acccording to News.com and Wired, Applied Digital Solutions hopes to persuade consumers to surgically implant a 12-by-2.1mm RFID chips in their arm to identify themselves when going to a cash machine or in place of using a credit card. Chris Hoofnagle, a lawyer at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said implanted RFID tags cause an additional worry. "When your bank card is compromised, all you have to do is make a call to the issuer," Hoofnagle said. "In this case, you have to make a call to a surgeon. It doesn't make sense to go from a card, which is controlled by an individual, to a chip, which you cannot control." In their official position statement, EPIC warns that hidden placement of tags, unique identifiers for all objects, massive data aggregation, hidden readers, individual tracking/profiling all have the potential to threaten privacy and civil liberties. If that's not enough to scare you, These Last Days Ministries goes so far as to call it The Mark of the Beast! (Actually, this logo *does* look awfully close to 666!)

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