Skip to comments.Government wants new "National ID Card"
Posted on 02/23/2013 8:25:14 PM PST by Rig4Dive
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The people I was telling to STFU are the people whom are clamoring for a national ID. Did you take offense because you are one of those people?
The RFID depends upon it’s antenna for power. The range isn’t quite as far as you think, as it’s a 1/x^2 sort of exponential decay (I believe). There is a frequency burst, that activates the RFID, which then replies within so many microseconds.
Frankly, I think it’s a bit overblown - it’s really a case of data overload. A president who has no idea how to balance his own checkbook; who can’t find terrorists in this country, let alone overseas - is in charge. The tools are in place for more detailed tracking - however the “tools” in charge are hopelessly out of their depth.
As for a RFID inside your car, your car is effectively a faraday cage. However, one stuck to the underside of the car could easily be tracked as it goes over asphalt embedded scanners or readers.
If you are worried about your passport, your Altoids can will work, or, 10 seconds in a microwave oven and the RFID is dead.
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