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  1. #1 RFID US Passport chips 
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    US passports may soon have a new feature; an imbedded computer chip that transmits the data in the passport to a card reader much like those that some of you may currently use if you need to pass your ID badge by a reader to gain access to something at work.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...-2005Apr2.html

    Proponents say it will speed up and help secure passing through customs. Critics claim it will make Americans overseas vulnerable to unauthorized identification.

    It would seem that validity of several of the claims would hinge on the limits of RFID technology.

    Does anyone here know much about RFID, or have a link that might answer some of my questions about it?


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    Isn't other countries doing this already?


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