They are not RFID tags – honest guv

This is hilarious. The US government, says Wired, is doing a PR job on RFID – radio frequency identification – tags which they plan to attach to passports to “keep track” of who is entering the country. There are lots of fears around this emerging technology. Lots of them obviously centre around their potential use to invade human rights and privacy. It is fair to say they have had a bad press so far.

The Department of Homeland Security says now that they are not RFID tags – shuh. No, they are using contactless chips.

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