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Old 07-22-2007, 12:30 AM   #1
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Microchip Implants for Employees

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Microchip implants raise privacy concern - Yahoo! News




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" Microchips are now fixed to car windshields as toll-paying devices, on "contactless" payment cards (Chase's "Blink," or MasterCard's "PayPass"). They're embedded in Michelin tires, library books, passports, work uniforms, luggage, and, unbeknownst to many consumers, on a host of individual items, from Hewlett Packard printers to Sanyo TVs, at Wal-Mart and Best Buy.

But CityWatcher.com employees weren't appliances or pets: They were people made scannable.

"It was scary that a government contractor that specialized in putting surveillance cameras on city streets was the first to incorporate this technology in the workplace," says Liz McIntyre, co-author of "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID."

Darks, the CityWatcher.com executive, dismissed his critics, noting that he and his employees had volunteered to be chip-injected. Any suggestion that a sinister, Big-Brother-like campaign was afoot, he said, was hogwash.

"You would think that we were going around putting chips in people by force," he told a reporter, "and that's not the case at all."

Yet, within days of the company's announcement, civil libertarians and Christian conservatives joined to excoriate the microchip's implantation in people.

RFID, they warned, would soon enable the government to "frisk" citizens electronically an invisible, undetectable search performed by readers posted at "hotspots" along roadsides and in pedestrian areas. It might even be used to squeal on employees while they worked; time spent at the water cooler, in the bathroom, in a designated smoking area could one day be broadcast, recorded and compiled in off-limits, company databases.

"Ultimately," says Katherine Albrecht, a privacy advocate who specializes in consumer education and RFID technology, "the fear is that the government or your employer might someday say, 'Take a chip or starve.'"
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Old 07-22-2007, 10:10 AM   #2
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My former employer simplified the acceptance process by embedding the chip in the employees badge, which must be visible and worn at all times when on the company property.

Although it should be known that I wore a badge for some time that had a picture of my admins bare bottom with a pair of sunglasses on it, with the name "butt face" below it, without anyone noticing.
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Although we were required to wear our badge at all times.
I only wore it to get past security in the morning.
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Hey, you can get a note put into your permanent file for doing that!

I think I had a lot of notes in my permanent file...
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Hey, you can get a note put into your permanent file for doing that!

I think I had a lot of notes in my permanent file...
I never got caught... now I'm retired
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Hey, you can get a note put into your permanent file for doing that!

I think I had a lot of notes in my permanent file...
My original permanent file (which covered form 1976 to about 2001) got purposely destroyed accidentally lost while we were moving offices several years ago. The boss lost all of the other's permanent files, as well as, my 'new' permanent file, while he was trying to reorganize his sh*t. So all of my years of being a royal PITA model employee, became totally undocumented. Heck, he probably could have arranged for a lynching commendation for me before I FIRE'd!
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