RFID tags have long been used to identify animals in a variety of settings; livestock, laboratory animals and pets have been "chipped" for decades. Privacy advocates have long expressed concerns about this technology being used in human beings.
In a related story,
"Colombian President Alvaro Uribe allegedly remarked that microchips could be used to track seasonal workers to visiting U.S. senators Jeff Sessions (Alabama) and Arlen Specter (Pennsylvania). "President Uribe said he would consider having Colombian workers have microchips implanted in their bodies before they are permitted to enter the US for seasonal work," Specter told Congress on April 25."
Now talk on this stuff gets me nervous....too Orwellian...first it's a proposal to Implant RFID chips in immigrants and guest workers, then it's all convicts (sex offenders in the USA are already tracked by GPS) followed by babies, toddler and kindergarden kids to protect them from kidnappers and convicts, then all visitors to the USA and then what?
It's even scarier when you compare it to the capabilities for control and surveillance that have been added by CAnada and the USA since 9/11 that most people are not even aware of !!
see related post ....Sept 16, 2005; Blog entry # 11) Impacts of post 9/11 smart surveillance (updated)
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