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Old 05-13-2010, 07:29 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by Alan View Post
I posted earlier that within months of the change to the new "smart" British Passports with embedded microchip they had been decoded.
A number of years ago, California moved to a special hard plastic (credit-card style) drivers license, with grand claims about how it would stop the production of counterfeit IDs.

That lasted about two weeks, when someone swiped a roll of the holograph film used to cover the stock CR80 blanks after printing with an inkjet printer.

A 'national ID card' will be nothing but a new business opportunity for the usual suspects, and a fun new way to hassle people and maybe make a little cash on the side. "Show me your papers, old man!"

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