More Big Brother Profiteering?
June 03, 2006, 02:57 AM
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Bill Christenson of Live Science writes:

Scott Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip Corporation, has proposed implanting the company's RFID tracking tags in immigrant and guest workers. He made the statement on national television on May 16.

Silverman was being interviewed on "Fox & Friends." Responding to the Bush administration's call to know "who is in our country and why they are here," he proposed using VeriChip RFID implants to register workers at the border, and then verify their identities in the workplace. He added, "We have talked to many people in Washington about using it...."

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This reminds me a bit of Big Brother Bloomberg's suggestion the US maintain a DNA database of all US workers. Personally, I don't see the point of this type of invasive approach when the government can't even report illegal use of social security numbers by illegal immigrants and their employers.