Thursday, October 12, 2006

Air passengers 'could be tagged'

Not quite security theater, maybe not at all, but I can't say that the idea of tagging everyone in
an airport with RFID chips appeals to me at all. (Or really that the idea of tagging everyone with RFID chips anywhere appeals to me)
Dr Paul Brennan, an electrical engineer, is leading the tagging project, known as Optag.
He said: "The basic idea is that airports could be fitted with a network of combined panoramic cameras and RFID (radio frequency ID) tag readers, which would monitor the movements of people around the various terminal buildings."

A noted issue that has to be addressed is "ensuring the tags cannot be switched between passengers or removed without notification",
we may have the answer to that problem already in hand.  Someone should purchase stock in ear piercing parlors.

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BBC NEWS | Technology | Air passengers 'could be tagged'
Electronically tagging passengers at airports could help the fight against terrorism, scientists have said. Has no connection to the parody content of this page and does not endorse it in any way.
However if you have need of livestock tagging equipment and such I am sure they would be glad to help you

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