A few months ago I blogged about the push by the manufacturers of RFID chips, radio frequency identification computer chips, to begin implanting them in humans. At the time, I was pretty definite about the cons of the subject. I recommended against the idea in — ahem — the strongest of terms.
A report by the Associated Press (click here to access links to 90 different news outlets) states that in fact, the manufacturer, VeriChip, and the FDA may have ignored studies that linked use of the chips to higher incidents of cancer in pets and mice.
Cancer! So they aren’t just a lousy security risk, they cause cancer, too.
I’ll keep my chips on the poker table or in a snack bag, thank you very much.
Thanks to my security guru, Bob, for the heads up….
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