From Anita Campbell’s RFID Weblog comes the news that the US Department of State has issued final rules for RFID (radio frequency identified devices) passports and will begin testing the epassports with diplomats. If all goes smoothly, the new passports will be issued to all in October 2006. The original announcement in February was apparently anything but smooth with privacy and security advocates agreeing with each other that the use of wireless chips would place our civil liberties and our safety at risk….despite the controversy, next years trip, will be with a chip.
Banfield Pet Hospital employs more sleazy tactics in support of their Wellness Plan…
Boing Boing reports that Tommy Thompson is signing up for an RFID tag….
We do have the technology available to track conficted sexual predators…we can track our lost hammers and razor blade inventory why don’t we use RFID to prevent crimes against our children?