US passports to carry RFID chip

By Mikael Hoffman on October 26, 2005, 11:49 PM
In what many people would describe as troubling, it has been reported that the Bush administration will implant RFID chips in all US passports starting October 2006. The chip will be able to transmit personal information including the name, gender, nationality, place of birth, date of birth, and photograph of the passport holder. The State Department has received 2,335 comments on the plan this year from which 98.5 percent were negative.

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