Philippines, Honduras Are Embracing RFID Technology To Track Citizens’ Movements

Saturday, March 10, 2018
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Sat, 03/10/2018

In the not-too-distant future, law enforcement will be able to easily track our movements thanks to microchips, which some workers – as we’ve previously reported.

Indeed, some people are happily lining up to be microchipped – even throwing parties to celebrate their coworkers embracing the microchipping phenomenon, without any regard to how this technology could be used to further totalitarian aims.

As technology that tracks our movements becomes more widespread, an unassuming article in a trade journal about RFID technology – which uses radio signals to track movements of people or products – highlights a portentous development: Honduras, the Philippines and the Cayman Islands are deploying license plates with RFID technology to help track their citizens’ movements on highways and other roads.

The specific technology being used by these three countries are called the IDePlate and IDeSTIX. The former is implanted in license plates while the latter is in innocuously attached to a car’s windshield. Together, they allow authorities to track their citizens, while also providing a fallback in case a license plate is stolen.

The RFID technology, developed by the Dutch firm Tonnjes E.A.S.T, uses cryptography to verify the owner of a car, which can then be ascertained by the operator of a scanner similar to the license plate scanners that are already in wide use by police in the US (which, as we pointed out several years ago, will soon be operated by drones).

Tonnjes offers governments the hardware needed to fabricate and install the tags, while also providing the software to program them.

The RFID-enabled plate is designed to be forgery-proof, says Jochen Betz, Tönnjes’ managing director. The UCODE DNA IC uses cryptographic authentication based on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Each time a tag is interrogated, it generates a new AES calculation based on its unique crypto key, which the reader receives and is programmed to verify. That ID number can then be linked to data about the vehicle and registration in a database.

By using both the IDePlate and IDeStix, the system enables users to identify any misuse of license plates. The problem with plate identification alone, the company explains, is that it cannot detect if the wrong plate is attached to a car. “Plate theft is very difficult to avoid,” Betz states, so the IDeStix provides a level of redundancy. The IDeStix is a hologram-printed windshield sticker that is placed on the window’s interior.

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2 Responses to “Philippines, Honduras Are Embracing RFID Technology To Track Citizens’ Movements”

  1. Baldorf 111

    What we really need to focus on is G00gle street view. This is the road map to deploy drone weapons right to your front door. Asking to blur your home which can only be done by revealing your email address and IP address through their captcha program further breaches your privacy and security. This is the perfect surveillance tool for stalking and preparing a crime. The closer your home is to the street the more of a 360 degree tour the perpetrator can view on the internet. If you have a Gmail account terminate your service and try not to rely on g00gle search engine. You can use https://www.ixquick.com/ or try https://duckduckgo.com/ The best we can do for now is not to use the services that are offered. As far as th PH philly peenos well they are being used big time by a very corrupt g0vernment.

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