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  • Under My Skin: The New Frontier Of Digital Implants

    06/11/2016 12:53:20 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 19 replies
    Fastcompany ^ | 06/11/2016 | Steven Melendez
    Under My Skin: The New Frontier Of Digital Implants | Fast Company | Business + Innovation Steven Melendez 06.11.16 6:00 AM Under My Skin: The New Frontier Of Digital Implants "Biohackers" are putting microchips and magnets in their bodies for everything from unlocking the front door to detecting moon earthquakes. Snip Steven Melendez 06.11.16 6:00 AM Tim Shank can guarantee he’ll never leave home without his keys. Why? His house keys are located inside his body. Shank, the president of the Minneapolis futurist group TwinCities+, has a chip installed in his hand that can communicate electronically with his front...
  • Disney Research Creates RFID Tags High-Tech, Wireless & Sensory Game Controllers

    05/14/2016 9:55:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    UniversityHerald ^ | 05/14/2016 | Darren Domirez
    The research team headed by Disney researchers with Carnegie Mellon and MIT has figured out a way to boost the speed and accuracy of monitoring wireless and non-battery RFID tags. They have used the finding to make interactive objects that would not need power source, as well as wireless pong controllers using an edition of the tech inside Disney's RFID-powered MagicBands. The discovery reults published as "RapID: A Framework for Fabricating Low-Latency Interactive Objects with RFID Tags," says that the system features more interesting latent functions for the inactive RFID system that depends on the control of an external drive....
  • Swedish office gets under employees' skin with RFID microchips

    02/07/2015 6:24:25 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    CNET ^ | 2/3/15 | Bonnie Burton
    Now thanks to implanted RFID chips the size of a rice grain, employees who work at a new high-tech office campus in Sweden called Epicenter can wave their hands to open doors and operate machinery like Jedi masters using the Force. "We want to be able to understand this technology before big corporates and big governments come to us and say everyone should get chipped -- the tax authority chip, the Google or Facebook chip," Sjoblad told the BBC.
  • RFID Enabled Credit Cards

    01/14/2015 4:50:45 AM PST · by IamConservative · 43 replies
    N/A ^ | 1/14/15 | N/A
    If you have a recently issued credit or debit card, there is a very good chance it has an RFID chip in it that will transmit your card information to any nearby reader. Many of the newer model smartphones are RFID enabled and make it possible for someone standing next to you in line at the grocery store or at the train station to steal your identity and your money. Just wanted to raise awareness of this risk and create an opportunity to share ideas on how to mitigate this risk. I disabled the chip in my cards with a...
  • NFL to Use Tracking Chips on Players

    08/02/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 62 replies ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Glenn McDonald
    As a hardcore baseball guy, I often wonder why people needlessly waste their time on all those other, lesser sports. But I suppose everyone has a right to their insane opinions. In any case, football fans may want to keep an eye on this development: The NFL announced this week that it will be using RFID tracking chips on players during select games in the 2014 season. The high-tech chips — RFID stands for radio-frequency identification — will generate precise positioning data on each player on every play. Football Uniforms Throughout History For the initial rollout, the RFID system will...
  • NBC Predicts: All Americans Will Receive A Microchip Implant In 2017 Per Obamacare!

    04/15/2014 11:36:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 101 replies
    If you take the RFID Microchip they can TRACK your every move, Control your MONEY, Control your FOOD and possible even KILL you if you don’t obey! A number of states like Virginia, have passed “stop the mark of the beast legislation” in an effort to stop this.
  • Holder: We Want to Explore Gun Tracking Bracelets

    04/07/2014 1:49:40 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 88 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 7, 2014 1:21 pm | Elizabeth Harrington
    DOJ requesting $2 million for ‘Gun Safety Technology’ grants Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts. When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations. “I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and we talked about...
  • Disney’s Billion Dollar Theme Park Gamble (MyMagic+ System)

    03/12/2014 8:08:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    PJMedia ^ | March 12, 2014 | Chris Queen
    Guests travel to Walt Disney World seeking the ultimate vacation experience, and Disney continues to develop new ways to deliver the best possible vacation. The company has invested over a billion dollars in their MyMagic+ system, which employs wearable technology and RFID (radio frequency identification) chips to fine tune and customize guests’ experiences. Disney has high hopes for MyMagic+, but so far many guests aren’t sold on the idea.
  • All American Credit Cards Will Disappear In 2015 And Be Replaced With This New Tech

    02/08/2014 3:14:06 AM PST · by kingattax · 68 replies
    Yahoo Business Insider ^ | 2-7-14 | Jim Edwards
    These credit cards are dinosaurs. Every credit card in the U.S. will be replaced by October 2015 with new cards that contain the chip-and-PIN technology that the rest of the world has had for years, according to the Wall Street Journal. Both Visa and MasterCard are committed to the switch, which will render extinct the plastic in your wallets and purses right now. No more black magnetic stripes; no more signing on the dotted line. Americans who have traveled to Europe in recent years will know that the U.S.'s credit card system is embarrassingly old-fashioned by comparison. It's often difficult...
  • E-ZPasses Get Read All Over New York (Not Just At Toll Booths) [Big Brother]

    09/13/2013 4:08:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/12/2013 | Kashmir Hill
    After spotting a police car with two huge boxes on its trunk — that turned out to be license-plate-reading cameras — a man in New Jersey became obsessed with the loss of privacy for vehicles on American roads. (He’s not the only one.) The man, who goes by the Internet handle “Puking Monkey,” did an analysis of the many ways his car could be tracked and stumbled upon something rather interesting: his E-ZPass, which he obtained for the purpose of paying tolls, was being used to track his car in unexpected places, far away from any toll booths. Puking Monkey...
  • Student Drops Suit after School Scraps RFID Program (Refused to wear tracking device)

    08/22/2013 5:53:00 AM PDT · by xzins · 29 replies
    CBN ^ | 22 Aug 13
    The San Antonio, Calif., high school student kicked out for refusing to wear an ID badge with a computer chip is being allowed to return to class. Last fall, Andrea Hernandez refused to wear the badge that uses radio frequency identification technology to track students. Hernandez sued the school district, saying it violated her religious liberty, reminding her of the biblical "mark of the beast." The school district said the badges helped count students and increased state funding. The Northside Independent School District has now decided to scrap the RFID program, prompting Hernandez to drop the suit. She's expected to...
  • New RFID ‘Smart Guns’ May Be Used By Govt to Bypass Second Amendment

    08/11/2013 9:07:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Story Leak ^ | July 18, 2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    The rise of ‘smart gun’ technology, which utilizes an RFID interface to allow for both the government and the manufacturer to remotely render the gun useless at any time, is the upcoming new tactic used by anti-Constitution control freaks in the effort to take away legal firearms from the hands of law-abiding citizens.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) And these smart guns are coming much sooner than you think. TriggerSmart, the manufacturer of the Orwellian weapons that already exist in various European regions thanks to branding that smart guns are the ‘safer’ alternative to real weapons, hopes to start selling smart guns within the United...
  • Vatican introduces new security measures after Vatileaks scandal (Microchips)

    12/02/2012 10:06:33 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 12 replies
    Much tighter controls have already been introduced for anyone seeking access or photocopies of the Holy See's archives, dossiers and documents.
  • Vatican to begin tracking clergy and employees with RFID cards

    12/06/2012 5:45:51 PM PST · by haffast · 28 replies ^ | December 2, 2012 | Jake Jones
    We have learned today that the Vatican has decided to use an ID card that has a micro-chip device embedded inside the card that is capable of being used as a tracking device. This card will be given to clergy and employees. A source inside the Vatican acknowledged that they have been thinking about this for years, but declined to give any details of the discussions. The common name for such devices is RFID or Radio Frequency Identification devices. The issuance of these devices will probably take place on or about Jan. 1, 2013. The Vatican sees the need for...
  • Tagging Our Children

    11/29/2012 2:02:14 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 3 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | November 29, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    A recent case, Hernandez v. Northside Independent School District et al., highlights the privacy concerns that technology can bring to the modern classroom. In order to register attendance for each student when the bell rings, one magnet school has given all of its students radio frequency identification device (RFID) chipped identification cards. These cards track student movements throughout the building–excluding the bathrooms, of course. One student, Andrea Hernandez, objected to her tagging on religious grounds, citing the Book of Revelation. She could have been expelled for refusing to wear her assigned RFID badge. Instead, according to Jim Forsyth with WOAI...
  • Students rebel against tracking chips

    09/04/2012 12:15:49 PM PDT · by Altariel · 28 replies
    KSN (Kansas) ^ | August 29, 2012 | NBC
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (NBC) -- Students and parents are rallying against new ID badges that track student movement on the campuses of two San Antonio, Texas schools. Father Steven Hernandez does not agree with the district’s new pilot program called Radio Frequency Identification System, or RFID. The new identification tags are designed to help the district improve safety by locating students at any time, while on campus, at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School. RFID tags are also supposed to help with attendance by counting students more accurately as the enter the building. District spokesman Pasqual Gonzalez...
  • Joe Biden Tells Federal Judge He Will Have to Rule on Implanted Microchips (Roberts)

    07/03/2012 11:52:45 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 34 replies ^ | Oct 20, 2009 | Kevin Parkinson
    In the video clip below, Katherine Albrecht, author of the book "Spy Chips" explains how microchips work, and how RFID tracking is used in all kinds of products, and then explains how embedded microchips work in the body. Watch carefully near the end of the clip, when Joe Biden, a Senator at the time asks Justice John Roberts at a Confirmation Hearing: "Can a miniature tag be implanted into a human body to track his every movement? You will rule on that, mark my words, before your tenure is over." This statement by Biden clearly exposes the heart of the...
  • Students will be tracked via chips in IDs

    05/25/2012 6:50:26 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 05/24/2012 | Francisco Vara-Orta
    Northside Independent School District plans to track students next year on two of its campuses using technology implanted in their student identification cards in a trial that could eventually include all 112 of its schools and all of its nearly 100,000 students. District officials said the Radio Frequency Identification System (RFID) tags would improve safety by allowing them to locate students — and count them more accurately at the beginning of the school day to help offset cuts in state funding, which is partly based on attendance. Northside, the largest school district in Bexar County, plans to modify the ID...
  • Coming Soon: Computer Chip Implants For Human Tracking

    11/01/2011 2:12:41 PM PDT · by JDW11235 · 75 replies ^ | 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...
  • TTAG Exclusive: Chiappa President Ron Norton on RFID Controversy

    08/04/2011 6:32:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 3 August, 2011 | Chris Dumm
    When the story recently broke that Chiappa Firearms was going to start installing RFID chips in all their guns, I had deep misgivings. When I read the PR broadside from their publicists at MKS, I cringed. Like most shooters, I donÂ’t want anyone to have even the theoretical technical ability to point a Tricorder or an RF scanner at me and know exactly what IÂ’m packing, where it was made, and how much I paid for it. I didnÂ’t think any gunmaker would be so foolish as to set me up like Will SmithÂ’s character in Enemy Of The State,...
  • Response from MKS Supply(RFID press release blunder)

    08/04/2011 6:01:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    cursesfoiledagain ^ | 1 August, 2011 | Jake
    Remember my emails to MKS Supply and Hi-Point regarding the press release flap? This morning I received an email response from the president of MKS Supply, Charles Brown. Here is a copy-and-paste quote of the entire email (except for my full name and private information), with no editing. I appreciate your response to the barcode chip Release that was sent out last week, I am handling each one of the few responses we received individually, I feel if you took the time to contact me and express yourself I should extend the courtesy of responding to you. I agree 100%...
  • MKS Disses Gun Rights Supporters, Confirms Chiappa RIFD Chip

    07/31/2011 8:02:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 29 July, 2011 | Ryan Finn
    A few days ago we reported that Italian firearms manufacturer Chiappa was going to start placing RFID chips into their firearms as part of an internal tracking process. The hairs on the back of American gun owners’ necks tingled at the thought (and not in a good way). Missing the “golden 24″ (hours) of PR response time, MKS Distributing has released their own press release in response to the increased blog traffic regarding the the RFID chips. The American Distributor for Chiappa and Hi-Point promptly shot themselves in the foot . . . RFID “Chip” in Chiappa Firearms-what’s up with...
  • Electronic pickpocketing puts your credit cards at risk (TSA probably using this too)

    11/25/2010 9:32:27 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 30 replies ^ | 11/25/10 | Preston Rudie
    St. Petersburg, Florida - If you had any doubt that someone could steal your credit card numbers by simply walking past you, a few minutes with Walt Augustinowicz will probably chance your mind. "Wow that is crazy. It kind of makes me nervous," said Reina Monsour after watching one of Augustinowicz's demonstrations. "Technology is getting scarier and scarier," added Ivan Marik after watching another demonstration. By simply using a credit card scanner attached to a battery pack, Augustinowicz shows how easy it is to grab sensitive information from an unsuspecting person.
  • RFID Hacking: Is It A Threat?

    10/14/2010 11:32:35 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 16 replies
    Techware Labs ^ | 13 October 2010 | Chris
    Introduction: How often do you go to the store on a monthly basis? Maybe you go down to the local Starbucks every morning before work. This is prime hunting ground for an attacker to steal all of your credit card information without ever touching you, using equipment they got on ebay for under $20. These are the threats that credit card companies and the thieves don’t want you to know about. RFID hacking has been in the news quite a bit lately. There’s a lot of concern as to what it involves, how easy it is, and what exactly RFID...
  • Schools tag kids with RFID chips

    09/15/2010 8:22:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 15, 2010 | WorldNetDaily
    A California school district is using some $115,000 of federal stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to have kids wear vests with RFID chips embedded so their every move inside the school complex can be monitored. A report from TechNewsDaily cites the work of the Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services agency, which already has spent $50,000 setting up the system for a first Head Start site. "We did some research and we thought this would be a good utilization for the money," Karen Mitchoff, an agency spokeswoman, told TechNews Daily. The action has...
  • Controversial Program Tracks Preschoolers with Electronic Tags

    09/15/2010 7:24:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 12 replies ^ | 09/02/10 | Linda Rosencrance
    Officials in Contra Costa County, California are using RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to track some 240 preschoolers as part of a new Head Start program to keep the children safe and to make better use of its teachers.
  • Broke Cities Are Wasting Money On Trash-Tracking Chips And "Green Police"

    09/11/2010 6:22:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/11/10 | Michael Snyder
    Broke Cities Are Wasting Money On Trash-Tracking Chips And "Green Police" Michael Snyder | Sep. 11, 2010, 9:02 AM | 21 | comment Is someone out behind your house digging through your trash? Don't worry, it is probably just the government. When Audi ran their now famous "Green Police" commercial during the Super Bowl last year, most Americans laughed it off and thought that nothing like that could ever happen in America. Well, it turns out that it is happening in America. A growing number of U.S. cities are actually putting RFID tracking chips in trash cans and recycling bins...
  • California students get tracking devices

    08/29/2010 3:28:27 PM PDT · by null and void · 18 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/29/10
    Associated Prestitutes, link only
  • The Government's New Right to Track Your Every Move With GPS

    08/25/2010 9:52:33 AM PDT · by 444Flyer · 129 replies ^ | 8-25-10 | Adam Cohen
    Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway - and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements. That is the bizarre - and scary - rule that now applies in California and eight other Western states. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers this vast jurisdiction, recently decided the government...
  • Wal-Mart's new smart tags on men's clothes worry privacy experts

    07/23/2010 2:37:58 PM PDT · by deport · 135 replies
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | 7-23-2010 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is putting electronic identification tags on men's clothing like jeans starting Aug. 1 as the world's largest retailer tries to gain more control of its inventory. But the move is raising eyebrows among privacy experts. The individual garments, which also includes underwear and socks, will have removable smart tags that can be read from a distance by Wal-Mart workers with scanners. In seconds, the worker will be able to know what sizes are missing and will also be able tell what it has on hand in the stock room. Such instant knowledge will...
  • Shadow Government World ID and RFID (video)

    06/22/2010 6:10:47 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Gerald Celente Blogspot ^ | 21 June 2010 | Unknown
    In these times, weve all come to accept that our e-mails, telephone calls and financial transactions can be monitored and tracked, but do we really know how much of our lives are actually being observed and recorded and by whom? SHADOW GOVERNMENT provides up-to-the minute analysis of the ever changing technological landscape and new evidence that an ultra-secret global elite controls technology, finance, international law, world trade, political power and vast military capabilities. An in-depth documentary that details how all of our rights and freedoms have disappeared: how a system is now in place to control and monitor all of...
  • Warplanes Get Tagged

    04/19/2010 10:10:50 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 22 replies · 652+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 4/19/2010 | The Strategy Page
    American warplanes are being equipped with electronic tags, so that aerial tankers can automatically note who got what when they are refueled in flight. These records used to be updated manually, which led to errors, and a distraction for the boom operator who was handling the refueling operation. The electronic tag is called RFID (radio-frequency identification), and it's been in development for years, to replace bar codes (which was the previous revolution in keeping track of stuff). RFID uses small labels containing a cheap (less than a buck now, headed towards pennies each) electronic device that contains information about what...
  • Obama’s Healthcare Microchip: The “Mark?”

    04/07/2010 2:25:08 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 85 replies · 2,246+ views ^ | Undated | Joseph Chambers
    The United States of America has taken the giant step towards universal control of every American citizen and anyone receiving any form of medical treatment and/or supplies. This is not the Mark of the Antichrist, but it is the precursor to that Mark. The amazing fact of this action is that it puts the United States in the driver’s seat of the One World Order. Congressman Ron Paul’s website has these exact words, “‘In real world speak,’ according to this report, this new law, when fully implemented, provides the framework for making the United States the first Nation in the...
  • Traceability in a Sustainable World: Part 2

    02/26/2010 9:23:45 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 108+ views
    THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS ^ | February 26, 2010 | JD
    In Part 1, I introduced you to GS1. A United Nations sanctioned not for profit organization with an intent to tag every thing with RFID technology. In this article I will expand on GS1, as well as introduce you to pilot projects, organizations, and people working to implement this agenda. This article will give readers a introduction to the cashless society, as well as the groups and people behind it...... ....a brief review of some history is necessary. Many reading this will be familiar with the Earth Charter. This document more than any other helped lay the foundation of the...
  • Traceability in a Sustainable World: A look into the very real RFID agenda ensnaring the earth

    02/20/2010 11:37:53 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 12 replies · 423+ views
    The Devil is in the Details ^ | February 19, 2010 | JD
    Part 1: Introductions Picture a future where your right to privacy is a thing of the past. Where your government, doctor, retail stores, your home, your neighbor, and you keep accurate details of every transaction you make, whom you associate with, the amount of every and any goods you use, where you worship, your impact on the planet, your impact on your community, and any other piece of data that can be recorded as it pertains to your life. Many of us have seen articles and books that advocate for just such a world. Many more of us have read...
  • Virginia battles Antichrist, 'Mark of the Beast' microchips....

    Virginia legislators claimed victory against the Antichrist and implantable microchips last week by passing a bill that prevents employers or insurance companies from forcing patients to accept the devices. Del. Mark L. Cole (R-Fredericksburg), the sponsor of the bill, worried that the devices could someday be the "mark of the beast" as described in the Book of Revelation. Cole tries to explain: "My understanding -- I'm not a theologian -- but there's a prophecy in the Bible that says you'll have to receive a mark, or you can neither buy nor sell things in end times," Cole said. "Some people...
  • Human Microchips Seen by Some in Virginia House as Device of Antichrist

    02/14/2010 6:03:53 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 24 replies · 752+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 10, 2010 | Fredrick Kunkle and Rosalind S. Helderman
    RICHMOND, FEB. 9 -- The House of Delegates is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bill that would protect Virginians from attempts by employers or insurance companies to implant microchips in their bodies against their will. It might also save humanity from the antichrist, some supporters think.
  • Va. House OKs ban on implanted tracking devices (Out of "privacy concerns and religious prophecy")

    02/11/2010 12:16:58 PM PST · by profyana · 19 replies · 665+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2-11-10
    The Virginia House of Delegates has passed a bill that would ban the forced implantation of tracking devices in people, with supporters citing both privacy concerns and religious prophecy. Del. Mark Cole says the bill means no one could be required to wear a tracking implant as a condition of employment or by insurers. Most people objected chiefly on privacy reasons -- the fear of their whereabouts being electronically pinpointed at all times -- and long-term health concerns. But Cole said some had religious objections, including those rooted in Christian teachings of an Antichrist who would compel followers to wear...
  • CA: Hundreds of Port of Oakland truckers who followed rules still rejected at the gates

    01/20/2010 10:24:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 723+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 1/20/10 | Cecily Burt
    OAKLAND — Homan Huang pulled up his rig to the TraPac terminal at the Port of Oakland before 9 a.m. Tuesday to pick up a container and take it to Napa. Two hours later, he had been turned away at the gate and was instead stuck in a creeping line of hundreds of drivers, all waiting to find out why a tiny radio transmitter was not working. Hundreds of drivers with cargo to deliver or pick up Tuesday were forced to watch their day's profits drain away after spending hours stuck in line to correct problems with the tiny radio...
  • VeriChip Buys Steel Vault, Creating Micro-Implant Health Record/Credit Score Empire

    11/26/2009 8:50:28 PM PST · by jonatron · 9 replies · 837+ views
    BNet ^ | Nov 11, 2009 | Jim Edwards
    VeriChip (CHIP), the company that markets a microchip implant that links to your online health records, has acquired Steel Vault (SVUL), a credit monitoring and anti-identity theft company. The combined company will operate under a new name: PositiveID. The all-stock transaction will leave PositiveID in charge of a burgeoning empire of identity, health and microchip implant businesses that will only encourage its critics. BNET previously noted that some regard the company as part of a prophecy in the Book of Revelation (because the HealthLink chip carries an RFID number that can be used as both money and proof of ID)...
  • 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...
  • UPDATE 1-VeriChip shares jump after H1N1 patent license win...

    09/24/2009 9:38:23 AM PDT · by TaraP · 27 replies · 1,311+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 23rd, 2009
    Sept 21 (Reuters) - Shares of VeriChip Corp (CHIP.O) tripled after the company said it had been granted an exclusive license to two patents, which will help it to develop implantable virus detection systems in humans. The patents, held by VeriChip partner Receptors LLC, relate to biosensors that can detect the H1N1 and other viruses, and biological threats such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, VeriChip said in a statement. The technology will combine with VeriChip's implantable radio frequency identification devices to develop virus triage detection systems. The triage system will provide multiple levels of identification -- the first will identify the...
  • VeriChip Corporation Agrees to Acquire Steel Vault Corporation to Form PositiveID Corporation

    September 8, 2009 -- VeriChip Corporation (NASDAQ: CHIP) ("VeriChip"), a provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, and Steel Vault Corporation (OTCBB: SVUL) ("Steel Vault"), a premier provider of identity security products and services, announced today that VeriChip has agreed to acquire Steel Vault and form PositiveID Corporation To offer identification tools and technologies for consumers and businesses. In conjunction with the merger, VeriChip plans to change its name to PositiveID and continue to trade on the NASDAQ. PositiveID intends to change its ticker symbol to "PSID" upon closing of the transaction. The formation of...
  • Governments will soon have, track citizens anywhere in the world in real time

    07/18/2009 12:39:41 AM PDT · by guitarplayer1953 · 29 replies · 1,535+ views
    Governments will soon have, for the first time in history, the means to identify, monitor and track citizens anywhere in the world in real time Climbing into his Volvo, outfitted with a Matrics antenna and a Motorola reader he'd bought on eBay for $190, Chris Paget cruised the streets of San Francisco with this objective: To read the identity cards of strangers, wirelessly, without ever leaving his car. It took him 20 minutes to strike hacker's gold. Zipping past Fisherman's Wharf, his scanner detected, then downloaded to his laptop, the unique serial numbers of two pedestrians'...
  • See the Scoop on RFID tags that Mythbusters Couldn't Show!

    07/11/2009 6:42:27 PM PDT · by politicalmerc · 9 replies · 1,182+ views
    BBTV Online video via ^ | April 9, 2008 | BBTV Video
    A number of credit card companies now issue credit cards with embedded RFIDs (radio frequency ID tags), with promises of enhanced security and speedy transactions. But on today's episode of Boing ...
  • Mythbusters show not allowed to do anything on RFID

    07/11/2009 6:03:57 PM PDT · by Crimson Elephant · 66 replies · 4,781+ views ^ | Adam Savage Mythbusters
    Mythbusters guys not allowed to demonstrate what the RFID chips are doing.
  • 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...
  • The cover charge at this club? An RFID implant

    06/30/2009 6:49:24 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 755+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 29 June 2009 | Yahoo
    It works for Fido, so why not you?The same RFID implants used to identify lost pets are now being adapted for use on you and me, and not how one might have originally expected. As with all pioneering technologies, it's leisure pursuits that are getting the first stab at the tech.Specifically: One beach-oriented Barcelona nightclub, the Baja Beach Club, is using the implants to free customers of the burdens of having to carry their purses or wallets. Makes sense: When you're spending the day in a bikini and flip-flops, where do you keep your ID? Instead, the bouncer just scans...
  • Wisconsin court upholds GPS tracking by police

    05/10/2009 7:57:22 AM PDT · by mtrott · 95 replies · 3,637+ views ^ | May 7, 2009 | RYAN J. FOLEY
    MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin police can attach GPS to cars to secretly track anybody's movements without obtaining search warrants, an appeals court ruled Thursday. However, the District 4 Court of Appeals said it was "more than a little troubled" by that conclusion and asked Wisconsin lawmakers to regulate GPS use to protect against abuse by police and private individuals. As the law currently stands, the court said police can mount GPS on cars to track people without violating their constitutional rights -- even if the drivers aren't suspects. Officers do not need to get warrants beforehand because GPS tracking does...
  • Computer programmer from Finland has lost finger replaced with USB drive (Freaky)

    03/18/2009 12:15:37 PM PDT · by Squidpup · 35 replies · 1,572+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | March 17, 2009 | London Telegraph
    Jerry Jalava has built a special prosthetic finger which contains computer storage for photos, movies and other useful files. While the prosthetic looks like a normal finger Jerry can peel it back from the 'nail' and plug it into the USB slot on his computer using it as an additional hard drive. ...snip... Using a traditional prosthetic finger Jerry has been able embed a 'USB key' - like the ones used in traditional flash drives - giving him the world's only two gigabyte finger. The finger is not permanently attached to his hand meaning it can be removed when plugged...