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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Get out your tinfoil hat

posted by Mu at 1/04/2005 09:40:00 AM

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Remember how the government is continuously working on making our lives safer without impeding our precious civil liberties? To this purpose, all countries with no visa requirement for the US now have to include a little chip into their passports to allow fast comparison of biometric data, aka picture and person. Only for those pesky foreigners of course. But halt - in the diplomatic world everything is an eye for an eye, everyone treats the other's citizen like they treat their own.
So now we will get the RFID chips - just like the cans at Wal-Mart. Naturally only the government can read the chips - and any hack that spends 10 min on Google. But the good thing is, just wrap your old tinfoil hat around your passport, and you're safe