RFID chips for migrant workers in the US?

Two more reasons to oppose this insane scheme: who really believed that NAIS would stop at tracking livestock? And note the admission by the good chairman, that his technology often fails and is prohibitively expensive.

VeriChip chairman Scott Silverman's appearance on American TV this week has raised fears of the introduction of RFID technology, but tracking tech 'not ready for prime time'.

(link) [The Register]

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Greenpeace's fill-in-the-blank public relations meltdown

What a bunch of buffoons!

We present it here exactly as it was written, capital letters and all: "In the twenty years since the Chernobyl tragedy, the world's worst nuclear accident, there have been nearly [FILL IN ALARMIST AND ARMAGEDDONIST FACTOID HERE]."

(link) [Philadelphia Inquirer]

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