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VeriChip Provides Emergency ID

A radio frequency identification (RFID) product called VeriChip is now being used in a controversial pilot program in Mexico to help identify missing children. Civil liberties groups have expressed concerns about using this method as an identifier; a similar chip has been used for years to identify pedigreed animals.

For a look at how this kind of device might be used by banks, see Implanted Credit Card from The Diamond Age, created by Neal Stephenson in 1995.

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What is RFID?
How RFID Works
How is RFID used inside a living body?
What can RFID be used for?
Is RFID Technology Secure and Private?
Are There Concerns About How RFID Will Be Used? (Update)
Next-Generation Uses of RFID?
What Are Zombie RFID Tags?
Problems With RFID
RFID Information Technology Articles
Advantages of RFID Versus Barcodes
RFID Glossary
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Contactless Credit Card Disadvantages

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