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  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • Bill banning forced identity-chip implants clears House

    07/06/2009 4:46:00 PM PDT · by FromLori · 9 replies · 671+ views
    nvasion of privacy is an issue that really gets under State Rep. Babette Josephs' skin. That's why the Philadelphia Democrat introduced a bill, passed unanimously last week by the House, that would ban the forced implantation of computer chips in humans. Conjuring Orwellian images, Josephs worries the identification devices - the size of a grain of rice - could lead to a real-life Big Brother nightmare. "I'm doing, I think, what the legislature does too little of," she said. "This is a problem on the horizon, and I want to address it before it becomes a societal disgrace." Though the...
  • Obama's Dangerous Health Care Plan [Obama's Microchip MARK]

    06/17/2009 10:26:23 AM PDT · by LTC.Ret · 96 replies · 5,234+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | Jun 16, 2009 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    President, Barack Obama has promised a massive change to “modernize health care by making all health records standardized and electronic.” Part of his ambitious health care program will be the computerizing of medical records of all Americans in order to make the health care process more cost-effective. --- the VeriChip Corp., the US company creating microchip implants --- The company’s executives have said their present push is the tagging of “high-risk” patients — diabetics and people with heart conditions or Alzheimer’s disease. --- According to the company’s most recent SEC quarterly filing, 515 hospitals have pledged to take part in...
  • Invisible RFID Ink Safe For Cattle And People, Company Says

    01/23/2008 8:07:51 AM PST · by BGHater · 59 replies · 1,005+ views
    Information Week ^ | 10 Jan 2008 | K.C. Jones
    The process developed by Somark involves a geometric array of micro-needles and an ink capsule, which is used to 'tattoo' an animal. The ink can be detected from 4 feet away. A startup company developing chipless RFID ink has tested its product on cattle and laboratory rats. Somark Innovations announced this week that it successfully tested biocompatible RFID ink, which can be read through animal hairs. The passive RFID technology could be used to identify and track cows to reduce financial losses from Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (mad cow disease) scares. Somark, which formed in 2005, is located at the Center...
  • Time to Fight Back Against"Angry Paranoid" Anti-Vaccinationists

    01/24/2008 6:05:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies · 104+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2008 | Michael Fumento
    Grant the anti-childhood vaccine fanatics this; they are dogged. No amount of data and no number of studies from any array of sources will sway them from their beliefs – or claimed beliefs – that thimerosal, a mercury-containing vaccine preservative once used in many such injections, is causing the so-called “autism epidemic.” Therefore a California Department of Public Health study in the current Archives of General Psychiatry hasn’t either. Nevertheless, for the rest of us there are two valuable lessons. First, the lack of a thimerosal connection to the developmental disorder has once again been reaffirmed. And second, those fanatics...
  • Hospitals tagging babies with electronic chips, Privacy advocates protest

    01/20/2008 9:39:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 40 replies · 137+ views
    wnd ^ | January 15, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Over half the birthing facilities in Ohio are being equipped with an RFID infant protection system placed on infants at birth to prevent them from being abducted from the hospital or from being given to the wrong mother.  "Standard protocol in the hospitals using the VeriChip system is that the baby receives an RFID anklet at birth and the mother receives a matching wristband," VeriChip spokeswoman Allison Tomek told WND. "The mothers are not asked." VeriChip Corp., a publicly listed company headquartered in Delray Beach, Fla., is marketing though its wholly-owned subsidiary, Xmark, a HUGS brand tag-and-bracelet infant security system....
  • Lawmakers, officials still concerned over REAL ID (national ID law)

    01/16/2008 8:24:07 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 156+ views
    PolitikerME.com ^ | January 13, 2007 | Jessica Alaimo
    Despite the announced delayed implementation, Maine politicians are speaking out against the REAL ID Act of 2005. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued regulations for the act last week, including giving states until 2017 to comply. Under the original language, states would have had to be in compliance by May. The Department also announced that starting in 2017, old driver’s licenses won’t get people into federal buildings or onto airplanes – a slap in the face to Maine and a handful of other states that have passed resolutions barring their participation in a national identification program. Driver’s licenses would...
  • Microsoft System May Monitor Workers' Brains, Bodies

    01/16/2008 11:35:37 AM PST · by bamahead · 30 replies · 387+ views
    FOX News ^ | January 16, 2008 | By Alexi Mostrous and David Brown
    Microsoft is developing Big Brother-style software capable of remotely monitoring a worker's productivity, physical well-being and competence. The Times has seen a patent application filed by the company for a computer system that links workers to their computers via wireless sensors that measure their metabolisms. The system would allow managers to monitor employees' performance by measuring their heart rates, body temperatures, movements, facial expressions and blood pressure. Labor unions said they fear that employees could be dismissed on the basis of a computer's assessment of their physiological state. Technology allowing constant monitoring of workers was previously limited to pilots, firefighters...
  • Mexico to track migrations with electronic chip

    12/28/2007 7:56:43 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies · 652+ views
    KGBT 4 ^ | December 28, 2007
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico is going high tech to better track the movements of Central Americans who regularly cross the southern border to work or visit. Starting in March, the National Immigration Institute will distribute cards containing electronic chips. Those items will record every arrival and departure of so-called temporary workers and visitors, mostly from Guatemala. The cards will replace a non-electronic pass formerly given to area residents. Officials say the purpose is to guarantee security for workers and visitors. Statistics from the institute show that more than 182,000 undocumented migrants were detained in Mexico in 2006. Most were...
  • Chip Implants Linked To Animal Tumors

    09/08/2007 12:43:37 PM PDT · by John W · 61 replies · 1,609+ views
    Ap via Yahoo ^ | Todd Lewan
    When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved implanting microchips in humans, the manufacturer said it would save lives, letting doctors scan the tiny transponders to access patients' medical records almost instantly. The FDA found "reasonable assurance" the device was safe, and a sub-agency even called it one of 2005's top "innovative technologies." But neither the company nor the regulators publicly mentioned this: A series of veterinary and toxicology studies, dating to the mid-1990s, stated that chip implants had "induced" malignant tumors in some lab mice and rats. "The transponders were the cause of the tumors," said Keith Johnson, a...
  • Microchips mulled for HIV carriers in Indonesia's Papua

    07/24/2007 9:29:33 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 5 replies · 298+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 7/24/07 | n/a
    Lawmakers in Indonesia's Papua are mulling the selective use of chip implants in HIV carriers to monitor their behaviour in a bid to keep them from infecting others, a doctor said Tuesday. John Manangsang, a doctor who is helping to prepare a new healthcare regulation bill for Papua's provincial parliament, said that unusual measures were needed to combat the virus. "We in the government in Papua have to think hard on ways to provide protection to people from the spread of the disease," Manangsang told AFP. "Some of the infected people experience a change of behaviour and can turn more...
  • Ocean City (NJ) Going High Tech

    07/23/2007 5:27:10 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 430+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Monday, July 23, 2007 | Racquel Williams
    Sneaking onto the beach and annoying beach tag checkers could be a thing of the past in Ocean City, where a city-wide wireless network is planned to go into effect next summer. Even if they're vacationing on the shores of Ocean City, people want internet access. For residents it would be free, for vistiors...6 dollars a day. But logging onto the internet is just the tip of the iceberg. Ocean City Administrator Jim Rutella says the possibilities are endless. Garbage cans could send massages that they're full, and beach tags could be equipped with R-F-I-D technology. That way checkers can...
  • AMA Issues Ethics Code for RFID Chip Implants

    07/18/2007 10:49:01 AM PDT · by TheTruthAintPretty · 36 replies · 976+ views
    RFID Journal ^ | July 17, 2007 | Beth Bacheldor
    The American Medical Association (AMA) has officially established a code of ethics designed to protect patients receiving RFID implants. The recommendations focus on safeguarding a patient's privacy and health, and are the result of an evaluation by the AMA's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) regarding the medical and ethical implications of RFID chips in humans, as well as a follow-up report recently released. The latter discusses the possible advantages and specific privacy and ethical issues of using RFID-enabled implantations for clinical purposes. Entitled "Radio Frequency ID Devices in Humans," the report is presented by Robert M. Sade, M.D.,...
  • Mark of the beast?? (Must read!-spooky! vanity)

    07/06/2007 8:24:06 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 350 replies · 5,315+ views
    Welcome to Xmark, the new corporate identity for our healthcare security products. Our new name emphasizes our focus on healthcare security. You may have known us under the eXI or VeriChip brand, but we are now bringing all our products under the Xmark name.
  • CU-Boulder Invention May Allow Thirsty Crops To Signal Farmers

    06/14/2007 2:15:59 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 6 replies · 348+ views
    University of Colorado ^ | 6/14/07 | Hans Seelig
    Corn and potato crops may soon provide information to farmers about when they need water and how much should be delivered, thanks to a University of Colorado at Boulder invention optioned to AgriHouse Inc., a Berthoud, Colo., high-tech company. The technology includes a tiny sensor that can be clipped to plant leaves charting their thickness, a key measure of water deficiency and accompanying stress, said Research Associate Hans-Dieter Seelig of CU-Boulder’s BioServe Space Technology Center. Data from the leaves could be sent wirelessly over the Internet to computers linked to irrigation equipment, ensuring timely watering, cutting down on excessive water...
  • House rejects microchip implants for violent criminals

    05/30/2007 12:22:36 PM PDT · by bigdcaldavis · 14 replies · 561+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 29 2007 | Tim Talley
    House rejects microchip implants for violent criminals AP | May 29, 2007 Tim Talley Legislation that would authorize microchip implants in people convicted of violent crimes was sent back to a committee for more work Wednesday after state House members questioned whether the proposal would violate constitutional civil liberties. The measure, approved by the Senate, authorizes microchip implants for persons convicted of one or more of 19 violent offenses who have to serve at least 85 percent of their sentence, including murder, rape and some forms of robbery and burglary, while prohibiting government from requiring microchips implants in anyone else....
  • VeriChip Shares Gain on Florida Program[Alzheimer's patients]

    05/22/2007 10:53:21 AM PDT · by BGHater · 2 replies · 533+ views
    AP ^ | 18 May 2007 | DAMIAN J. TROISE
    Shares of VeriChip Corp., which makes implantable locating and identification devices, soared Friday on reports the company's VeriMed identification chip will be used for consenting Alzheimer's patients at a Florida adult care facility. The stock gained $1.17, or 27 percent, to reach $5.50 in afternoon trading. Shares have traded between $4.27 and $6.99 over the last 52 weeks. The VeriMed chip, approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2004, is only part of the company's business. Revenue mainly comes from what are called active radio frequency identification devices, such as bracelets placed on both mother and newborn child while...
  • High-tech scanner helps find stolen cars (Thank goodness!)

    05/05/2007 12:45:41 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 74 replies · 1,327+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 5-4-07 | Lewis Griswold
    The MPH900 Mobile License Plate Reader works by scanning license plates from a distance, reading as many as 500 an hour.
  • 2010 Census Goes High Tech With Data-Only HTC'Census' GPS Smartphone (Geek&Re-Districting Alert)

    Well folks, it looks like the U.S. Census Bureau is finally getting high-tech for their 2010 census. With $600 million poured into the Field Data Collection Automation (FDCA) project, half a million (500,000) field enumerators will be getting hooked up with a HTC Census smartphone. Armed with an EVDO data-only Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC, and integrated GPS, the enumerator's job of collecting absentee census information will get nice and streamlined. As a high-tech plus, the built-in GPS unit also keeps the enumerator honest.Back in 2000, I was actually a census enumerator. My job consisted of driving to households to...
  • 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."...
  • Giuliani sells consulting firm to Macquarie

    03/08/2007 6:15:20 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 31 replies · 723+ views
    Land Line Magazine ^ | March 7, 2007 | David Tanner
    Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani has sold his consulting firm to the Australian company involved in the 75-year lease of the Indiana Toll Road and the privatization of other U.S. infrastructure. The New York Times reported that Macquarie Bank of Australia – parent company of Macquarie Infrastructure Group – has acquired Giuliani Capital Advisors. Giuliani reportedly profited between $70 million and $90 million from the sale of the consulting and investment company he founded in 2004. A campaign spokeswoman said in a statement that the transaction was part of Giuliani’s plan to focus on his campaign. Meanwhile, Macquarie continues to...
  • Get REAL

    03/02/2007 7:15:38 AM PST · by rellimpank · 13 replies · 598+ views
    NRO ^ | 02 Mar 07
    “Shame on us if we don’t do something to get a handle on what is the principal form of identification used in this country.” So said Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff yesterday in defense of the REAL ID Act, signed by the president in 2005. The act set federal minimum standards that state driver’s licenses must meet by May 2008 if they are to be accepted for federal purposes (e.g., at airport security screening). States will have to verify identity documents presented by license applicants, check applicants’ immigration status, and place security features in licenses in order to prevent tampering...
  • Study to look at planting identification chips in dementia patients[VeriChip Corp.]{RFID}

    03/02/2007 6:12:28 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 37 replies · 3,779+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | 23 Feb 2007 | Glenn Singer
    The scenario is all too real in South Florida: An Alzheimer's patient wanders away from home and is found by police officers who take him to a local hospital for care. But the patient cannot recall potentially life-threatening conditions like diabetes or heart disease, making a quick assessment difficult at best. To help solve that problem, a Delray Beach company and the Alzheimer's Community Care Association of Palm Beach and Martin Counties Inc. have begun a two-year study to determine whether it's practical to implant tiny computer chips containing medical records in dementia patients. If a patient becomes separated from...
  • FDNY Testing Device to Track Firefighters in Action

    02/24/2007 6:32:42 PM PST · by chet_in_ny · 2 replies · 268+ views
    1010 WINS AM NY ^ | 2/24/07 | 1010 WINS
    The FDNY is testing out a high-tech system to keep track of firefighters when they're battling blazes The fire department is working with the U.S. Navy to come up with a small, but hardy, electronic chip to lodge in firefighters' gear. The chip would transmit a signal when firefightrers moved near their trucks. That would let firefighters take roll automatically, instead of by hand. Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta says it would make firefighters' work safer. For example, the system could help make sure all firefighters are accounted for after they have to clear out of a burning building. The city...
  • Corporate America is Tracking Your Every Move

    02/20/2007 5:09:22 AM PST · by Calpernia · 80 replies · 2,018+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Tuesday, February 20, 2007 | Kevin McArdle
    It would be positively Orwellian if corporate America was using high technology to track your whereabouts without your knowledge. Welcome to "1984." Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology can be thought of as a next-generation bar code. A simple RFID tag consists of a microchip and antenna, which when stimulated by a remote "reader," sends back information via radio waves. Like a bar code, an RFID tag identifies the product it is attached to for inventory or purchasing purposes; but an RFID tag can do more. For example, RFID tags can hold information related to the expiration date of a product,...
  • Fraud lawsuit filed against Kentucky firm (Rep. William Jefferson D-La., wife Andrea, iGate CEO)

    02/14/2007 4:52:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 677+ views
    NOLA ^ | 2/14/07 | Bruce Alpert
    Fraud lawsuit filed against Kentucky firmCEO pleaded guilty in Jefferson probe Wednesday, February 14, 2007 By Bruce Alpert WASHINGTON -- Rep. William Jefferson, his wife, Andrea, and the CEO of Kentucky technology firm iGate Inc. defrauded investors by using company money for illegal activities, including the payment of bribes that put the company out of business, according to a lawsuit filed by a stockholder. **SNIP** Vernon Jackson, the CEO of iGate Inc., who has pleaded guilty to bribery of a public official and says he made payments of $367,500 to bank accounts controlled by Jefferson family members, did not immediately...
  • RFID Ink Product Can Track Humans (Chipless Ink Tatoo RFID)

    01/12/2007 6:55:05 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 49 replies · 2,973+ views
    Computer Weekly ^ | Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 | Antony Sawas
    A US company has launched a chipless RFID (radio-frequency identification) Ink that can be used to track both animals and humans. Visible or invisible Ink "Tatoos" can be applied to the skin and tracked by RFID readers positioned a few feet away. The Company, Somark...said it had successfully tested it's Biocompatible Chipless RFID Ink product....
  • A GENERATION IS ALL THEY NEED

    12/13/2006 6:09:26 PM PST · by basil · 34 replies · 867+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | D3c 10, 2006 | Deven Haggerty
    By the time my four year old son is swathed in the soft flesh of old age, he will likely find it unremarkable that he and almost everyone he knows will be permanently implanted with a microchip. Automatically tracking his location real time, it will connect him with databases monitoring and recording his smallest behavioural traits.Toronto Star
  • A generation is all they need: One day we will all happily be implanted with microchips

    12/12/2006 6:04:15 AM PST · by ActionNewsBill · 57 replies · 1,310+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Dec. 10, 2006. | KEVIN HAGGERTY
    One day we will all happily be implanted with microchips, and our every move will be monitored. The technology exists; the only barrier is society's resistance to the loss of privacy Dec. 10, 2006. 08:46 AM KEVIN HAGGERTY SPECIAL TO THE STAR By the time my four-year-old son is swathed in the soft flesh of old age, he will likely find it unremarkable that he and almost everyone he knows will be permanently implanted with a microchip. Automatically tracking his location in real time, it will connect him with databases monitoring and recording his smallest behavioural traits. Most people anticipate such a...
  • Teen Prodigy Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    10/01/2006 1:21:11 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 12 replies · 591+ views
    AP ^ | 10/01/06 | n/a
    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....
  • Shades of the Beast--Implanted Chips in Servicemen and women.

    08/22/2006 10:16:27 AM PDT · by meandog · 130 replies · 2,138+ views
    Implanted Chips in Our Troops? A Florida company wants to get under the skin of 1.4 million U.S. servicemen and women. VeriChip Corp, based in Delray Beach, Fla., and described by the D.C. Examiner as "one of the most aggressive marketers of radio frequency identification chips," is hoping to convince the Pentagon to allow them to insert the chips, known as RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips under the skin of the right arms of U.S. servicemen and servicewomen to enable them to scan an arm and obtain that person’s identity and medical history. The chips would replace the legendary metal...
  • Computer hackers get lesson on cloning passport, cash card tags

    08/06/2006 6:29:12 PM PDT · by diverteach · 16 replies · 823+ views
    AFP ^ | Sun Aug 6, 9:54 AM ET | Glenn Chapman
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AFP) - High-tech passports touted as advances in national security can be spied on remotely and their identifying radio signals cloned, computers hackers were shown at a conference. ADVERTISEMENT Radio frequency identification technology, referred to as RFID, used in cash cards and passports, can be copied, blocked or imitated, said Melanie Rieback, a privacy researcher at Vrije University in the Netherlands. Rieback demonstrated a device she and colleagues at Vrije built to hijack the RFID signals that manufacturers have touted as unreadable by anything other than proprietary scanners. "I spend most of my time making the RFID...
  • Two Year Pilot Program of Human RFID Chip Implant Underway

    07/20/2006 2:57:32 PM PDT · by bigdcaldavis · 17 replies · 626+ views
    Wireless IQ ^ | July 20, 2006 | unknown
    VeriChip Corporation announced that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the largest health insurer in the state, has agreed to a two-year pilot program of VeriChip's VeriMed Patient Identification System in conjunction with Hackensack University Medical Center and its physicians. In this new test program, participating patients suffering from chronic diseases would be provided with the VeriChip implantable microchip, to provide emergency room staff easy access to those patients' medical information, as well as to help avoid costly or serious medical errors. Under this trial, participating Horizon BCBSNJ members with chronic illnesses will receive VeriChip's FDA-approved, human-implantable Radio...
  • FBI raids House of Representatives office

    05/21/2006 6:16:59 AM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 34 replies · 1,202+ views
    Reuters ^ | 21MAY06 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI officers raided a House of Representatives office building on Saturday night, and NBC television said it had searched the offices of Louisiana Democratic Rep. William Jefferson. The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed the unusual raid at the Rayburn House Office Building on Washington's Capitol Hill but would not say whose office was searched. "Agents of the FBI's Washington field office executed a search warrant this evening at Rayburn at approximately 7:15," Debbie Weierman, a spokeswoman for the FBI's Washington field office, said. Weierman said the search warrant was sealed and she could not confirm whose office...
  • Judge rules FBI search of Rep. William Jefferson's Capitol Hill office was constitutional

    07/10/2006 1:38:58 PM PDT · by eraser2005 · 91 replies · 2,281+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/10/2006 | CNN
    BREAKING NEWS:Judge rules FBI search of Rep. William Jefferson's Capitol Hill office was constitutional
  • Microchip To Be Used In Volunteers With Memory Loss

    07/03/2006 4:42:22 PM PDT · by TheTruthAintPretty · 6 replies · 384+ views
    Four hospitals in Puerto Rico will begin implanting a Florida-made microchip in patients who suffer from illnesses that cause memory loss, like Alzheimer's disease. The hospitals will start using the microchip, the size of a rice grain, made by the Delray Beach Verichip Corporation in August. That's according to El Nuevo Dia. It's inserted in the forearm, costs $200 and is voluntary. VeriChip is the only company with U.S. federal approval to implant such chips in people. The company has implanted more than 25-hundred people worldwide with chips that give hospitals access to their identification. That is used to retrieve...
  • Fla.-Made Microchip To Be Used In Volunteers With Memory Loss

    07/03/2006 7:34:32 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 44 replies · 929+ views
    WKMG Local 6 & AP ^ | July 3, 2006
    Four hospitals in Puerto Rico will begin implanting a Florida made microchip the size of a rice grain in patients who suffer from illnesses that cause memory loss, like Alzheimer's disease, a newspaper reported Sunday. The hospitals will start using the microchip, made by the Delray Beach, Fla.-based Verichip Corp., in August, according to El Nuevo Dia. It is inserted in the forearm, costs $200 and is voluntary. "It is a way to offer an additional service because the chip it going to be used on a population that has memory problems ... or great health problems," said Nelson Martinez,...
  • A Good Idea- Except for the Whole “Mark of the Beast” Thing

    06/05/2006 10:08:23 AM PDT · by francke · 35 replies · 1,215+ views
    Conservative News .US ^ | 6-5-06 | E.F. Winlsow
    Sen. Specter of Pennsylvania and Sen. Sessions of Alabama suggested recently that immigrant workers coming to the U.S. might be required to get a RFID microchip implant that would allow the government to track their whereabouts. ....
  • Tracking Chip Implants Proposed for Legal Immigrants

    06/04/2006 11:17:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies · 1,201+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Carl Limbacher et al.
    A Florida company wants to implant its Radio Frequency Identification tags in immigrants and guest workers so they can be identified at the workplace. Scott Silverman, chairman of the Delray Beach-based VeriChip Corporation, said in a "Fox & Friends” TV interview that its RFID implant could be used to register workers at the border, and then verify their identities on the job. Illegal immigrants could then be readily distinguished from those who registered. Silverman said: "We have talked to many people in Washington about using it.” The VeriChip RFID tag is about the size of a large grain of rice...
  • Immigrants should wear RFID tags

    06/02/2006 3:29:59 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 68 replies · 1,609+ views
    the Inquirer ^ | Thursday 01 June 2006 | Nick Farrell
    VeriChip reveals its colours By Nick Farrell: Thursday 01 June 2006, 15:41 AFTER YEARS OF insisting that VeriChip RFID technology will not be used for Big Brother purposes, the company's chairman has proposed tagging immigrant and guest workers in the United States. Scott Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip Corporation seems to have got carried away when being interviewed on "Fox & Friends" when responding to the Bush administration's call to know "who is in our country and why they are here". He suggested that if foreigners were tagged using VeriChip RFID implants at the border, the technology could...
  • Wisconsin Bans Forced Human RFID Chipping

    06/01/2006 12:37:48 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 51 replies · 1,261+ views
    http://www.sierratimes.com ^ | 6 1 06 | Liz McIntyre & Katherine Albrecht
    Civil libertarians cheered yesterday upon news that Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed a law making it a crime to require an individual to be implanted with a microchip. Activists and authors Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre joined the celebration, predicting this move will spell trouble for the VeriChip Corporation, maker of the VeriChip human microchip implant. The VeriChip is a glass encapsulated Radio Frequency Identification tag that is injected into the flesh to uniquely number and identify people. The tag can be read silently and invisibly by radio waves from up to a foot or more away, right through clothing....
  • Proposal to Implant Tracking Chips in Immigrants

    06/01/2006 11:10:22 AM PDT · by TheTruthAintPretty · 60 replies · 969+ views
    LiveScience ^ | May 31, 2006 | Bill Christensen
    Scott Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip Corporation, has proposed implanting the company's RFID tracking tags in immigrant and guest workers. He made the statement on national television earlier this week. Silverman was being interviewed on "Fox & Friends." Responding to the Bush administration's call to know "who is in our country and why they are here," he proposed using VeriChip RFID implants to register workers at the border, and then verify their identities in the workplace. He added, "We have talked to many people in Washington about using it...." The VeriChip is a very small Radio Frequency Identification...
  • Company pushes RFID implants for immigrants, guest workers

    05/19/2006 5:34:54 AM PDT · by FerdieMurphy · 2 replies · 427+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 5/19/2006 | Liz McIntyre & Katherine Albrecht
    Scott Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip Corporation, has alarmed civil libertarians by promoting the company's subcutaneous human tracking device as a way to identify immigrants and guest workers. He appeared on the Fox News Channel earlier this week, the morning after President Bush called for high-tech measures to clamp down on Mexican immigrants. Privacy advocates Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre are warning that a government-sanctioned chipping program such as that suggested by Silverman could quickly be expanded to include U.S. citizens, as well. The VeriChip is a glass encapsulated Radio Frequency Identification tag that is injected into the...
  • Techno-Tithe: Church Implants Microchips in Members' Right Hands

    12/23/2004 1:24:16 PM PST · by Gamecock · 71 replies · 1,224+ views
    CROCKETT'S BLUFF, AR – In a startling collision of modern technology and ministry, Crockett's Bluff Community Church is the first known church in America to use Logitech's biochip technology to receive its weekly tithes and offerings. According to last year's church theme - "Be ID'd With CBCC in '03" - the congregation of 15,782 outfitted each member of its flock with a subdermal microchip in the right hand. The device, smaller than a mustard seed, contains the banking information of each worshipper and is scanned by an usher as he or she enters the sanctuary. Pastor Bud Caldwell readily admits...
  • YOUR PAPERS, PLEASE …Is coming national ID 'mark of the beast'?

    05/05/2006 7:21:22 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 467 replies · 3,661+ views
    WND ^ | May 5 06 | Ron Strom
    Is the national ID card the next step toward the imposition of the biblical "mark of the beast" Christians believe will be required to buy and sell during the Last Days? That's the contention of a growing group of believers who are working to turn back the approval of the Real ID Act by Congress last year. Public Law 109-13 requires the national ID portion of the plan go into effect by May 2008. "There is a prophecy in the Bible that foretells a time when every person will be required to have a mark or a number, without which...
  • New Medical Trend Has People Getting Checked Out Electronically and Not In Person

    03/14/2006 11:22:41 AM PST · by Calpernia · 3 replies · 296+ views
    Millennium Radio ^ | Tuesday, March 14, 2006 | David Matthau
    It used to be that when you were sick, you went to your doctor's office or the hospital for treatment - but suddenly, that's starting to change. A growing number of doctors and nurses are treating patients at high tech kiosks- that come equipped with a video hookup- and various equipment that can monitor such things as blood pressure, and even perform heart and lung checks. Advocates of so-called telemedicine say it saves time and money- especially for people who need frequent medical attention - but Dr. Eileen Moynihan, the President of the Medical Society of New Jersey says "I...
  • Biometric Data Keeps Captured Terrorists Behind Bars

    03/13/2006 4:14:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 470+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2006 – A high-tech Defense Department identification system has linked some captured terrorists to previous crimes and prevented their release from overseas detention facilities, senior defense officials said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing here March 10. A sample biometric ID card is checked at a stationary verification station during a DoD biometric identification system demonstration held in the Washington, D.C., area in May 2005. At the right is a fingerprint checker. Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "I understand that the (defense) department is collecting biometric information from individuals...
  • Chips spark ethics concerns (Implantable chip Co. wants to 'chip' disabled)

    11/13/2005 6:04:15 AM PST · by blogblogginaway · 4 replies · 381+ views
    MSNBC ^ | nov. 12, 2005 | 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.