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  • Hey, it may be the mark of the beast, but we've made it SOOOOO COOL!

    05/19/2014 7:43:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 5/19/14 | Dutchman6 a
    X DARPA Director & Google Exec Pushes Microchipping Human Beings
  • X DARPA Director & Google Exec Pushes Microchipping Human Beings

    05/14/2014 4:18:46 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 78 replies
    Collective Evolution ^ | 14 May 14 | Arjun Walia
    With the recent revelations by NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden, it’s no secret that we live on a planet characterized by mass surveillance and virtually zero privacy. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with the idea that we face threats, that a high level of national security is needed in order to keep us safe. Think about it, the United States pumps a large majority of their money into the Department of Defence. A state of fear, war and terror is needed to keep those funds flowing in that direction. Many people are starting to wake...
  • Lost Cat Reunited With Owner After 5 Years, Thanks to Microchip

    04/23/2014 5:25:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    News-Sentinel ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Virginia Fryback of Fort Wayne couldn't believe she was being contacted about her lost cat Charlie. He disappeared from home five years ago, and although she searched, he seemed to have vanished. That is until 10-year-old Charlie showed up at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control on Monday. Animal Control officials scanned the cat and discovered Charlie has a microchip that identifies Virginia Fryback as the owner. “We routinely scan all lost pets for a microchip and it's wonderful when we find one and can notify an owner that we have their lost pet. The chip has likely saved Charlie's...
  • Missing Cat Lived in Pastry Factory for 3 Years

    02/25/2014 2:35:00 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 51 replies
    PetMD ^ | 2-6-14 | Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell
    When pets get lost and are found weeks, months, or even sometimes years later, they are typically a little worse for wear. Not so for Woosie, a cat in Great Britain that ran away from home three years ago. Instead of joining a circus, he went to live at a pastry factory, which made him one fat cat. “He’s a heavy cat now — he’s quite large. We think that he may have been eating all the pasties and sandwiches up there,” Helen Johns, Woosie’s human mom, told the U.K.’s Daily Mail. Woosie’s journey began in Gover in 2011 when,...
  • Is Google planning a microchip for people's brains?.....

    07/22/2013 1:20:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 14:47 EST, 21 July 2013 | By Damien Gayle
    Online advertising giant Google's new wearable accessories are merely a stepping stone to its ultimate ambition - a microchip which can be embedded in users' brains. The company, which uses its search, email and other services to funnel personalised advertising to users, is currently trialling prototypes of its Glass device, which is worn like a pair of glasses. But Google is staking its future on a new service which will use the information it holds on registered users to automatically predict their search needs and present them with the data they want. The ultimate ambition is to literally get inside...
  • Dog Involved In Deadly DUI Accident Swims Half-Mile To Sarasota Kayaker

    01/10/2012 4:51:20 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Tampa ^ | 1-10-12
    SARASOTA, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – A man fishing from his kayak a half-mile from Point of Rocks off Sarasota was shocked when a dog that was involved in a deadly DUI crash swam up to his boat terrified. Once pulled to safety, Barney shrunk into a corner of the small craft, shaking and traumatized over the event. He sustained minor injuries, including one to his paw and several cuts. The man brought Barney to a local vet, who used a tracking chip implanted in him to discover his owner was Donna L. Chen, who was struck by a Nissan Altima...
  • Coming Soon: Computer Chip Implants For Human Tracking

    11/01/2011 2:12:41 PM PDT · by JDW11235 · 75 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | November 1st, 2011 | Mac Slavo
    ...What that basically means is that in an emergency situation, such as a declaration of martial law, chipping stations will be immediately deployed. It will be for you and your family, and will ensure that you’ll receive emergency rations and other services in the event of a serious catastrophe. Next, they’ll require all government healthcare recipients to be chipped in order to prevent rampant fraud. An off-shoot may be to implement nationwide chipping programs for those receiving any government benefits including social security, Medicaid, Medicare, and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance. Prisoners and even detainees will be part of the first adopter...
  • A Microchip that Helps Terrorists Talk to God

    11/27/2010 3:21:21 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-26-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    I don't know how long this has been around for, but it's too good to not share.---------- The implant is specifically designed to be injected into the head. When properly installed, it will allow the one implanted, to speak to God. The exact size of the implant will be selected by a well-trained and highly skilled technician, who will also make the injection. No anesthetic is required. The implant may or may not be painless. Side effects, like headaches and nausea, aches, and pains are extremely temporary. Some bleeding or swelling may occur at the injection site. In most...
  • GIs testing 'smart' weapons that leave nowhere to hide

    11/17/2010 1:38:25 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 11/15/2010 | Stars and Stripes
    The combat zone just got a little more high-tech as soldiers in Afghanistan began testing and training on five prototype weapons that fire smart bullets. Army officials are calling the XM25 Counter Defilade Targeting Engagement System revolutionary since it is the first time soldiers will have a smart weapon in their hands. Smart weapons have some form of a processing unit that allows them to be self-guided or, in this case, have self-adjusting sights and programmable rounds. The XM25 — which is not much bigger than a standard service rifle — fires 25 mm rounds that can be programmed to...
  • Microchip Makers Sued

    10/15/2010 10:59:37 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 33 replies
    MERCK SUED: HomeAgain® PET CHIP IMPLICATED IN CANCER New website, ChipMeNot.com, features details on cancer case and other adverse reactions Nashua, NH (CASPIAN) October 13, 2010 Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. has been served with a lawsuit over claims its HomeAgain® pet microchip induced cancer in a cat. Animal rights attorney Steven Wise seeks "reasonable compensatory damages" for a malignant tumor "likely" induced by a HomeAgain® ID chip implanted in his client's cat, Bulkin. The complaint, "Andrea Rutherford v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. and Digital Angel, Inc.,"(case # 1052CV1147) was filed last week in Cambridge (MA) District Court. The...
  • The Mark of the Beast Edges Ever Closer

    05/17/2010 11:21:57 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 44 replies · 1,067+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 14, 2010 | Gene J. Koprowski
    Where’s Jimmy? Just Google His Bar Code By Gene J. Koprowski - FOXNews.com Scientists currently tag animals to study their behavior and protect the endangered, but some futurists wonder whether all humans should be tagged too. Scientists tag animals to monitor their behavior and keep track of endangered species. Now some futurists are asking whether all of mankind should be tagged too. Looking for a loved one? Just Google his microchip. The chips, called radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, emit a simple radio signal akin to a bar code, anywhere, anytime. Futurists say they can be easily implanted under the...
  • Another explosive device found in Bangalore

    04/17/2010 11:31:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,043+ views
    TIMES OF INDIA ^ | TNN, Apr 18, 2010, 11.09am IST | N/A
    SNIPPET: "BANGALORE: A day after two low-intensity blasts in the city, an explosive device weighing 2kgs was found wrapped in a yellow bag near Mahatma Gandhi statue on MG road." SNIPPET: "As stands filled on Saturday for the Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers IPL match, two bombs went off at the Chinnaswamy Stadium wounding 12 people and triggering panic. Roughly 20,000 people had packed into the stadium and hundreds more were streaming in when a loud explosion at Gate 12 rocked the arena and rattled nearby buildings. Six policemen were injured when the grill near the wall collapsed on them....
  • Microchips Now Required For All Springdale Pets [Arkansas]

    04/14/2010 2:08:08 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 9 replies · 479+ views
    KFSM ^ | 14-Apr-2010 | Carla Scallan
    The microchip ordinance, approved by the Springdale City Council, is meant to keep pets with their owners and shelter numbers down. "It's just a form of I.D. that's hooked to the dog permanently so it can't be lost...Our animal control trucks will have scanners in all of them, so if they pick up and animal on the road, they can scan it, call in, get the owner information...It saves the owner impound fees and it gets that animal home without having to mix it up with the other 3,000 animals we get in here a year," said Springdale Animal Services...
  • Va. Lawmakers Oppose Forced Microchip Implantation, and the Antichrist

    03/28/2010 11:35:56 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 46 replies · 1,358+ views
    CBSNews.Com ^ | * Home * Blogs * Political Hotsheet * Political Hotsheet February 10, 2010 6:08 P | Posted by Stephanie Condon
    The Virgina House of Delegates on Wednesday approved a measure that could protect Virginia residents from overbearing employers, and possibly the apocalypse. The law would make it illegal to implant an identification or tracking device into a person's body without their written consent. As the use of implanted microchips becomes more common -- people use them to track pets and could possibly use them for purposes such as securing one's medical history -- lawmakers are starting to address concerns. Some are concerned their use among humans would lead to a lack of privacy or abuse from employers. Others, the Washington...
  • Almost 2 years later, kitty is home

    03/06/2010 5:14:21 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 1,148+ views
    omaha ^ | March 6, 2010 | Christopher Burbach
    David E. Gregory had given his cat up for dead, or at least lost. Gregory, a native New Yorker who now lives in Omaha, had found and adopted the small black stray in the summer of 2007. He named the cat Troy for his hometown in New York. The good-natured Troy settled in, snuggling on the couch with Gregory, and getting along fine with the other cat, Jeter. Then one day in May 2008, while Gregory was showering, Troy pushed open a door screen at Gregory's apartment and padded out of his life. Gregory, 41, scoured his southwest neighborhood. He...
  • Intel unveils 48-core cloud computing silicon chip

    12/03/2009 4:13:51 AM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 10 replies · 612+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 3 December 2009
    Intel has unveiled a prototype chip that packs 48 separate processing cores on to a chunk of silicon the size of a postage stamp. The Single-chip Cloud Computer (SCC), as it is known contains 1.3 billion transistors, the tiny on-off switches that underpin chip technology. Each processing core could, in theory, run a separate operating system. Currently, top-end chips for desktop computers typically contain four separate processors. Intel and Rival AMD will both launch six-core devices in 2010, allowing computers to simultaneously tackle a number of complex tasks, such as processing graphics. 'Tiny islands' The chip has won the "cloud"...
  • Woman reunited with dog missing since 2005

    11/13/2009 5:01:53 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies · 595+ views
    Press Telegram Long Beach ^ | 11-12-09 | Kelly Puente
    When Raquel Rodriguez's puppy went missing in early 2005, the family checked nearby animal shelters and posted signs but eventually gave up hope. On Tuesday, Rodriguez got a shocking call from a local animal shelter. "They said, 'We found your dog,' and I was like, 'What dog?"' the 37-year-old mother of two recalled. "They told me it was a white poodle and I started shaking all over. That dog had been missing for four years." Princess, a white toy poodle mix, was rescued by animal control officers this week after she was found wandering a busy intersection near Florence Avenue...
  • The “Death Chip”

    10/31/2009 7:58:06 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 6 replies · 1,589+ views
    Blog: Catholic Prophecy Today ^ | 2009 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    “Microchip Implants Ready To Be Used With Swine Flu Vaccines - The Chip Is Located In The Tip Of The Needle”; … “Bird-Pig Flu, Desperate Military Weapon Against Americans”; “Injectable Microchips and Swine Flu Vaccinations; LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER; Next step in H1N1 scare: Microchip implants” … “The far left health care bill HR3200 is a non-discussed section titled National Medical Device Registry implantable device . Its at the end of the health care bill . Subtitle C-11 Sec 2521… The chip will be linked to database.”; … The leaders of the New World Order hope to be able to...
  • All dogs to be microchipped with owner's details to 'help track pets'[UK]

    09/28/2009 3:22:49 PM PDT · by BGHater · 18 replies · 765+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 28 Sep 2009 | Andrew Hough
    All dogs in Britain will be fitted with microchips which contain their owner’s details, under cross party plans designed to track family pets. Owners will be forced to install the microchip containing a barcode that can store their pet's name, breed, age and health along with their own address and phone number. The barcode's details would then be stored on a national database which local councils could access in a bid to easily identify an owner’s pet. The new scheme, supported by the Tories and Labour, is designed to curb the trade in stolen dogs, prevent the use of animals...
  • 17-Foot Burmese Python Caught In Okeechobee County

    07/31/2009 6:47:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,780+ views
    CBS4 ^ | Jul 31, 2009
    A Burmese python, that measured more than 17-feet, was captured and destroyed in Okeechobee County on Thursday. The male snake weighed 207 pounds and measured 26 inches in diameter. The reptile did not have a microchip, which is required for it to be a pet. "The capture of this large python shows us how well these snakes can thrive in the wild and create a dangerous situation after illegal release or escape," said commission chairman Rodney Barreto. "It also illustrates why the FWC is partnering with other agencies to implement python control measures in South Florida. We will continue to...
  • Will Your ID Soon Be a Microchip Under Your Skin?

    07/06/2009 6:49:21 AM PDT · by BGHater · 56 replies · 2,776+ views
    Singularity Hub ^ | 02 July 2009 | Drew Halley
    Yet another sci-fi milestone is upon us: microchips implanted under your skin and used to identify you. The VeriChip is the first radio-frequency identification (RFID) microchip that’s been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in humans. The chip is the size of a long grain of rice, and can be implanted pretty much anywhere in the body (most commonly along the tricep). Depending on how it’s used, the chip could do anything from telling doctors your medical background to buying you a round at the club.Outside of human bodies, RFID is already used for a wide range...
  • Saudi Arab Files for Patent for ‘Killer’ Microchip

    05/18/2009 8:41:53 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 23 replies · 963+ views
    Israel National News ^ | May 18. 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A Saudi Arabian inventor has applied in Germany for a patent for a human tracking microchip that could be used to track wanted criminals. The Swiss daily Tagesanzeiger dubbed the device a “killer chip,” which it noted also could be employed to track “political opponents, defectors, domestic help, and Saudi Arabians who don’t return home from pilgrimages." After implantation, the chip would send out coded radio waves that satellites can track to confirm a person’s identity and location. A second chip would release a deadly poison if a security risk is involved.
  • DO NOT TAKE THE MICROCHIP!!!

    10/06/2008 9:14:02 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 84 replies · 2,303+ views
    My own work ^ | October 6, 2008 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    A couple of days ago I sent the following email to everyone that I know. - - - - - - - Dear friends, I hope this email finds you all well. For many years I have been interested in studying biblical prophesy along with the prophesies of the saints and the writings of scholars of prophesy. There are many people who are not at ease with this topic and do not want to hear anything about it. Many people put these things out of their mind, as something that will happen after they are long gone, and refuse to...
  • Lost cat returned home after nine years

    09/21/2008 12:30:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies · 235+ views
    Reuters) ^ | Wed Sep 10, 10:48 AM ET | Anna Legge
    LONDON (Reuters) - A couple have been reunited with their missing cat after nine years, the RSPCA said on Wednesday. Dixie, a 15-year-old ginger cat, disappeared in 1999 and her owners thought she had been killed by a car. She was found less than half a mile from her home in Birmingham after a concerned resident rang the animal charity to report a thin and dishevelled cat who had been in the area for a couple of months. RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Alan Pittaway checked her microchip and confirmed it was Dixie. She was returned to her owners, Alan and...
  • Silent Tiny Cooling Systems Made For Laptop Computers, Other Devices (no moving parts, solid state)

    03/18/2008 11:34:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies · 2,208+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 3/18/08
    ScienceDaily (Mar. 18, 2008) — Engineers harnessing the same physical property that drives silent household air purifiers have created a miniaturized device that is now ready for testing as a silent, ultra-thin, low-power and low maintenance cooling system for laptop computers and other electronic devices. The compact, solid-state fan, developed with support from NSF's Small Business Innovation Research program, is the most powerful and energy efficient fan of its size. It produces three times the flow rate of a typical small mechanical fan and is one-fourth the size. Dan Schlitz and Vishal Singhal of Thorrn Micro Technologies, Inc., of Marietta,...
  • Pentagon scientists seek trusted microchip

    02/28/2008 9:26:22 AM PST · by BGHater · 23 replies · 139+ views
    UPI ^ | 27 Feb 2008 | UPI
    U.S. military scientists are trying to develop a system for ensuring that microchips used in defense equipment are not compromised by the nation's enemies. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently awarded contracts to three companies for the first phase of the Trust in Integrated Circuits Program. The military uses integrated circuit chips, commonly called microchips, in everything from computers and communications systems to weapons. But most are manufactured overseas, and there is currently no way of ensuring that they do not contain malicious code that could end up making equipment malfunction or fail. Nearly three-quarters of the world's microchips...
  • Microchip future not sci-fi

    02/08/2008 4:24:56 PM PST · by BGHater · 18 replies · 277+ views
    AP ^ | 27 Jan 2008 | Todd Lewan
    Technology already exists that could lead to the tracking of purchases and people. Critics fear a loss of privacy. Here's a vision of the not-so-distant future: • Microchips with antennas will be embedded in virtually everything you buy, wear, drive and read, allowing retailers and law enforcement to track consumer items — and, by extension, consumers — wherever they go, from a distance. • A seamless, global network of electronic "sniffers" will scan radio tags in myriad public settings, identifying people and their tastes instantly so that customized ads, "live spam," may be beamed at them. • In "Smart Homes,"...
  • Microchip implants raise privacy concern (Microchips, anyone 8-?)

    07/21/2007 1:04:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 654+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/07 | Todd Lewan - ap
    CityWatcher.com, a provider of surveillance equipment, attracted little notice itself — until a year ago, when two of its employees had glass-encapsulated microchips with miniature antennas embedded in their forearms. The "chipping" of two workers with RFIDs — radio frequency identification tags as long as two grains of rice, as thick as a toothpick — was merely a way of restricting access to vaults that held sensitive data and images for police departments, a layer of security beyond key cards and clearance codes, the company said. "To protect high-end secure data, you use more sophisticated techniques," Sean Darks, chief executive...
  • Nervous Jersey Parents Will Soon Be Able To Track The Movements Of Their Kids

    03/12/2007 5:29:09 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 53 replies · 837+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | March 12, 2007 | David Matthau
    Nervous Jersey Parents Will Soon Be Able To Track The Movements Of Their Kids - With GPS Chips In Their Sneakers Monitoring the kids and keeping them safe can sometimes be very challenging - and in today's post 9/11 world it can also be nerve-racking for parents - but high-tech help is right around the corner. Security expert Vincent Bove says soon, Jersey moms and dads will be able to keep track of the little ones with "global positioning device systems that could even be implanted in sneakers - or into back packs - where individuals can be tracked down."...
  • Britons 'could be microchipped like dogs in a decade'

    10/29/2006 5:37:33 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 35 replies · 1,034+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 30 | DAN NEWLING
    Human beings may be forced to be 'microchipped' like pet dogs, a shocking official report into the rise of the Big Brother state has warned. The microchips - which are implanted under the skin - allow the wearer's movements to be tracked and store personal information about them. They could be used by companies who want to keep tabs on an employee's movements or by Governments who want a foolproof way of identifying their citizens - and storing information about them.
  • China's Satellite Navigation Plans Threatens Galileo

    11/08/2006 6:49:54 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 640+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 11-8-2006 | PaulMarks
    China's satellite navigation plans threaten Galileo 13:34 08 November 2006 NewScientist.com news service Paul Marks China's decision to expand the functionality of its satellite navigation network could undermine the economics of Europe's nascent Galileo system, according to sources close to the project. Until now, experts believed that China's "Beidou" navigation system ? a 35-satellite constellation ? would only be used by its armed forces. This explained China's decision to invest ?200 million in Europe's ?2.5 billion Galileo programme. But things appear to have changed in Beijing. On 2 November, the country's official news agency Xinhua reported that Beidou would, from...
  • Teen With Medical Microchip Dies in Fla.

    10/01/2006 7:58:01 PM PDT · by Aliska · 60 replies · 1,709+ views
    Quad City Times online ^ | October 1, 2006 | None given
    BOCA RATON, Fla. - A teen engineering prodigy who gained national attention in 2002 when he and his family received identification chip implants on live television was killed in a motorcycle accident, authorities said. Derek Jacobs, 18, lost control of his motorcycle early Saturday and crashed into a guardrail and a pole, the Palm Beach County sheriff's office said. He was wearing a helmet. "It was just a crazy accident of a bump or something, and he was catapulted," said his mother, Leslie Jacobs. "He had, of course, potential, because he was brilliant, and he was just a wonderful son....
  • Bill would prohibit mandatory microchip implants

    04/25/2006 6:16:28 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 24 replies · 548+ views
    www.duluthsuperior.com ^ | Mon, Apr. 24, 2006 | RYAN J. FOLEY
    Posted on Mon, Apr. 24, Bill would prohibit mandatory microchip implants RYAN J. FOLEY MADISON, Wis. - Former Gov. Tommy Thompson was one of the first high-profile supporters of tiny microchips implanted in people's arms that would allow doctors to access medical information. Now the state he used to lead is poised to become the first to ban governments and private businesses from forcing such implants on employees, privacy advocates say. A proposal moving through the state Legislature would prohibit anyone from requiring people to have the tiny chips embedded in them or doing so without their knowledge. Violators would...
  • Man grips future with microchip implants in hands

    03/01/2006 12:22:40 PM PST · by Sopater · 18 replies · 563+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Wednesday, March 1, 2006 | Kristi Heim
    Bellingham entrepreneur Amal Graafstra has given a new meaning to hands-on technology. In each hand, between his thumb and index finger, is a microchip implant, which he can use to open doors to his apartment and car and sign on to his computer. The one in his left hand was designed for tracking wildlife, among other things. He ordered both chips for less than $5 each on the Internet. "I saw pets getting these things for years, and then I heard about people getting the chip implant," he said. "I wanted to use that technology so I don't have to...
  • Digital Angel and Microchip

    01/25/2006 11:03:13 AM PST · by Calpernia · 66 replies · 3,098+ views
    “Picture a chip the size of a grain of rice that can be implanted in a doctor’s office with a local anesthesia and the site to the injection closed without stitches, that gives detailed information about you to anyone with the right scanning equipment” (Kevin Krolicki, Yahoo! News). Once the chip is implanted in the person, the microchip remains inactive until read with a scanner. Scanners send a low-radio-frequency-signal to the chip, providing the power needed by the microchip to send its unique code back to the scanner with the ID number of the person. After implantation, the device remains...
  • Chips spark ethics concerns (the first to be microchipped)

    11/14/2005 3:32:21 PM PST · by emiller · 4 replies · 331+ views
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | 11-13-05 | Emily Berry
    Chattanooga, TN - Medical ethics experts are questioning a proposal to implant medical identification microchips in the arms of developmentally disabled clients at Orange Grove Center. "That's pretty disturbing and kind of surprising in that anyone would allow that to occur," said Dr. Stuart Finder, a director at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. "Typically, the idea of using vulnerable people -- children, disabled people, pregnant women, prisoners, a whole variety of categories -- we normally say that's not a good idea," Dr. Finder said. Dr. Rick Rader, director of the Morton J. Kent...
  • Brits to get RFID-chipped license plates

    08/23/2005 5:18:35 PM PDT · by teaser · 89 replies · 1,201+ views
    engadget.com ^ | Aug 9, 2005, 9:15 AM ET | Barb Dybwad
    The British government is preparing to test new high-tech license plates containing microchips capable of transmitting unique vehicle identification numbers and other data to readers more than 300 feet away. Officials in the United States say they'll be closely watching the British trial as they contemplate initiating their own tests of the plates, which incorporate radio frequency identification, or RFID, tags to make vehicles electronically trackable.
  • Reunited: Yearlong odyssey ends thanks to pet microchip

    07/02/2005 10:28:39 PM PDT · by csvset · 10 replies · 454+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 2 July 2005 | Matthew Roy
  • Little Brother may also be watching soon

    04/02/2005 7:09:49 PM PST · by Founding Father · 30 replies · 1,306+ views
    The Houstonian Online ^ | March 31, 2995 | Lauren Cook
    Little Brother may also be watching soon By Lauren Cook Published: Thursday, March 31, 2005 Crank up the "Twilight Zone" theme song and pull out your copy of George Orwell's "1984"; it looks like we're in for a meeting with Big Brother. According to a report released this past Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security is starting to use "contactless chips." Many people have never heard of these microchips. They're not magical floating potato chips or magnetic poker chips -- they're human tracking devices. Until recently, these "contactless chips" were called radio-frequency identification tags. An RFID tag is a microchip...
  • Implantable chip's medical dangers: FDA approves technology but warns of downsides

    10/20/2004 12:30:47 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 329+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, October 20, 2004
    Though Applied Digital, the company that markets the human-implantable VeriChip device, has trumpeted recent Food and Drug Administration approval of the technology, it failed to include in its announcement warnings by the agency about the downsides of having a transponder lodged under the skin. According to a letter issued by the FDA Oct. 12, the ID chip, which is touted as an immediate way to obtain medical history about the wearer, has several possible negative effects. "The potential risks to health associated with the device are: adverse tissue reaction, migration of implanted transponder, … failure of implanted transponder, … electromagnetic...
  • Big Brother in Your Shopping Cart?

    07/26/2004 5:22:42 PM PDT · by MindFire · 20 replies · 1,110+ views
    http://www.techcentralstation.be/072304B.html | july 2004 | Louis James
    Big Brother in Your Shopping Cart? By Louis James  An emerging controversy that does not seem to be getting as much attention in Europe as it is in the U.S. is that surrounding Radio Frequency ID chips (RFID). Perhaps this is for the best, as the technology has enormous beneficial potential for personalizing service and products, and it is largely private parties that are pushing the development. But, despite the views of some observers, there appear to be some very dark storm clouds that come with all that silver lining, and they are worth examining.  What is RFID?   RFID...
  • Mexican Officials Microchip People With Security Clearance

    07/16/2004 11:36:40 PM PDT · by Veritas_est · 8 replies · 591+ views
    wsbtv.com ^ | July 15, 2004
    Mexican Officials Microchip People With Security Clearance POSTED: 9:11 am EDT July 15, 2004 MEXICO CITY -- Security has reached the subcutaneous level for Mexico's attorney general and at least 160 people in his office -- they have been implanted with microchips that get them access to secure areas of their headquarters. It's a pioneering application of a technology that is widely used in animals but not in humans. Mexico's top federal prosecutors and investigators began receiving chip implants in their arms in November in order to get access to restricted areas inside the attorney general's headquarters, said Antonio Aceves,...
  • No Chip in Arm, No Shot From Gun

    04/16/2004 5:18:11 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 58 replies · 682+ views
    AP via Wired News ^ | Wednesday, April 14, 2004 | Associated Press
    <p>PALM BEACH, Florida -- A new computer chip promises to keep police guns from firing if they fall into the wrong hands.</p> <p>The tiny chip would be implanted in a police officer's hand and would match up with a scanning device inside a handgun. If the officer and gun match, a digital signal unlocks the trigger so it can be fired. But if a child or criminal would get hold of the gun, it would be useless.</p>
  • Has A Time Vortex Been Found?

    03/24/2004 5:20:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 150 replies · 5,463+ views
    A disturbing story in the March 1 issue of Pravda suggests that the U. S. Government is working on the discovery of a mysterious point over the South Pole that may be a passageway backward in time. According to the article, some American and British scientists working in Antarctica on January 27, 1995, noticed a spinning gray fog in the sky over the pole. U. S. physicist Mariann McLein said at first they believed it to be some kind of sandstorm. But after a while they noticed that the fog did not change its form and did not move so...
  • Microchip helps return missing dog of three years to owner

    01/12/2004 1:26:20 PM PST · by Flyer · 17 replies · 301+ views
    The Herald Coaster - Fort Bend's Daily Newspaper ^ | Friday, January 9, 2004 | JESSE W. COLEMAN
    Thursday marked a happy homecoming for Domino, a Boston Terrier, that had been missing for more than three years before returning home. A Houston SPCA employee identified owner Susan Bailey, right, and veterinarian Dr. Sharon Moore, left, through a microchip in the dog's shoulder. (Staff photo by Russell Autrey) Susan Bailey calls it a miracle. Her 12-year-old Boston Terrier "Domino" came home Wednesday after being missing for more than three years. "What a miracle to have him home," said a joyously crying Bailey. Bailey received four phone calls from the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...
  • Bio-chip Implant Ready For Cashless Society

    11/21/2003 6:12:08 PM PST · by mrobison · 97 replies · 529+ views
    WND ^ | November 21, 2003
    At a global security conference held today in Paris, an American company announced a new syringe-injectable microchip implant for humans, designed to be used as a fraud-proof payment method for cash and credit-card transactions. The chip implant is being presented as an advance over credit cards and smart cards, which, absent biometrics and appropriate safeguard technologies, are subject to theft, resulting in identity fraud. Identity fraud costs the banking and financial industry some $48 billion a year, and consumers $5 billion, according to 2002 Federal Trade Commission estimates.
  • World's smallest microchip unveiled

    09/04/2003 2:05:17 PM PDT · by bedolido · 19 replies · 492+ views
    AFP ^ | 09/04/03 | Staff Writer
    Malaysia has bought the rights from a Japanese firm to the world's smallest microchip that can be embedded in everything from currencies to human bodies. Announcing this on Thursday, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Muhammad said the microchip would boost the global “anti-terror” war. Mahathir said the revolutionary miniature chip, developed by Japan's FEC Inc., could be combined with current technology to "greatly prevent the possibilities of terrorist acts" as well as banknote and document counterfeiting. FEC (M) Sdn. Bhd. chief executive Kunioki Ichioka told reporters that the chip can also be inserted into the human body, animals, bullets, credit cards...