In the recent ID craze, there is both good and bad in allowing ourselves to be "ID'd".
In the UK, some are doing something about it: NO2ID: say NO to ID's

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LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
If this happens I'll move to cuba!
Goodhart (author)  LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
Hmm, isn't that like jumping from the frying pan into the fire ?
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LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
ID is ok, but NO RFID IMPLANTS (thats just creepy)
I don't get all the hubbub about RFID in IDs...the way I see it, it's either they swipe my passport at the airport, or they use an RFID reader...not much difference. Same with licenses...
There are some pressure groups with genuine plans to insert "tracking chips" (probably RFID, but possibly active broadcasters instead) chips into children "for their safety".

They get a bit hazy about what age the chips won't be needed any more, so it could be the thin end of a wedge to having a significant slice of the population under 24/7 monitoring.
What kind of range do those kinds of RFID have?
Normal RFID chips only have ranges of a few feet, but I don't know about the broadcasting chips, and I'm not sure the pressure groups do, it's just part of their grand plan.

I think they may be blurring the edges between RFID and the systems that track the locations of mobile phones by texting them.

Whatever the details, the plan is a worry, especially in a country with a greater level of police/government surveillance than either modern-day China or the old USSR.
Goodhart (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
Here is more on the UK Identity Cards Act
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