FBI Announces Creation of Biometric Database

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
By Paul Martin

ANIEL SAYANI New American March 22, 2011 The FBI announced last week that its new identification system has reached its initial operating capacity. Known as Next Generation Identification (NGI), the Lockheed Martin-built program serves as an incremental upgrade of the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, or IAFIS — which will revolutionize law enforcement’s... »

Update-Tracking devices used in school badges

Monday, October 11, 2010
By Paul Martin

Two districts are first in the area to use ID tags that raise privacy, security concerns By JENNIFER RADCLIFFE HOUSTON CHRONICLE Oct. 11, 2010 Radio frequency identification — the same technology used to monitor cattle — is tracking students in the Spring and Santa Fe school districts. Identification badges for some students in both... »

Students Forced To Wear Radio Frequency IDs At Multiple Schools

Saturday, October 2, 2010
By Paul Martin

The Intel Hub.com October 2, 2010 Big brother has taken it to a new level, outfitting student Ids with tracking devices at Santa Fe Junior High and Santa Fe High School. Minus a few high profile shootings, schools are generally known as a safe environment for our children. Why then are these schools outfitted... »

Human Or Cow, PositiveID Has Your Microchip Implant Ready

Sunday, September 19, 2010
By Paul Martin

By Jim Edwards BNet.com September 17, 2010 Two months ago, PositiveID (PSID) said it was giving up on its implantable radio-frequency medical records microchip, and conspiracy theorists everywhere breathed a sigh of relief: Previously, the only market PositiveID had found for the chip was a group of Alzheimer’s patients in Florida who may not... »

666 ALERT! In the Debate Over RFID Tracking, Children Are Testing Ground

Friday, September 17, 2010
By Paul Martin

In the Debate Over RFID Tracking, Children are The Testing Ground by Aaron Saenz SingularityHub.com September 15th, 2010 RFID tags are already embedded in millions of products you buy…and your children could be next. In the ongoing debate over privacy and surveillance, Radio Frequency ID tags occupy a very interesting position. They are invaluable... »

Germany to roll out ID cards with embedded RFID

Sunday, September 12, 2010
By Paul Martin

IBITimes.com The production of the RFID chips, an integral element of the new generation of German identity cards, has started after the government gave a 10 year contract to the chipmaker NXP in the Netherlands. Citizens will receive the mandatory new ID cards from the first of November. The new ID card will contain... »

Creepy Biometric IDs to Be Forced Onto India’s 1.2 Billion Inhabitants

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
By Paul Martin

Fears about loss of privacy and government abuse abound as India gears up to biometrically identify and number its 1.2 billion inhabitants. By Ranjit Devraj AlterNet.com Fears about loss of privacy are being voiced as India gears up to launch an ambitious scheme to biometrically identify and number each of its 1.2 billion inhabitants.... »

A Chip Off the Old Block: Update on Implanted Microchips…A Delray Beach company retools technology – and marketing strategy – for human microchips

Monday, July 5, 2010
By Paul Martin

by Amy Keller FloridaTrend.com Eight years ago, when Applied Digital Solutions of Delray Beach introduced a microchip that could be implanted in humans, company executives thought they had a product that would create the ultimate portable medical record. The rice grain-sized VeriChip could save lives by providing access to vital health information in emergency... »

‘Smart dust’ aims to monitor everything

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
By Paul Martin

By John D. Sutter CNN.com Palo Alto, California (CNN) — In the 1990s, a researcher named Kris Pister dreamed up a wild future in which people would sprinkle the Earth with countless tiny sensors, no larger than grains of rice. These “smart dust” particles, as he called them, would monitor everything, acting like electronic... »

RFID Checks Student Attendance in Arizona

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
By admin

The student newspaper at UW-Madison is running a piece about the use of RFID to check lecture attendance at Northern Arizona University. One poster to an email discussion list suggested that getting around this system would be simple if “all one has to do is walk into a classroom with 10 RFID-enabled cards in... »

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