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CA Bill Limits Skin Implantation of RFID Chips 275

Posted by Zonk
from the wasn't-super-worried-but-thanks-just-the-same dept.
twitter writes with a link to a ZDNet blog entry about a piece of legislation submitted to the California state senate. Drafted by Democratic Senator Joe Simitian, its purpose is to ensure that employers cannot require the implantation of RFID chips as part of employment. It is meeting with scorn from the American Electronics Association. "'Our bottom line is we're opposed to anything that demonizes RFIDs,' she said. 'The technology has been in existence for more than 50 years. It's in more than 1.2 billion ID credentials worldwide. ... We've not seen a single showing of ID theft or harm,' said Roxanne Gould, vice president for California government relations for the American Electronics Association, a high-tech industry group."
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CA Bill Limits Skin Implantation of RFID Chips

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  • Huh? (Score:3, Funny)

    by AngryJim (1045256) on Monday June 25, 2007 @12:55AM (#19632793)
    'The technology has been in existence for more than 50 years. It's in more than 1.2 billion ID credentials worldwide. ... We've not seen a single showing of ID theft or harm,' Ok, am I just stupid, or did that statement about no ID theft cause anyone else to spew their beverage on the monitor.
  • by Tanuki64 (989726) on Monday June 25, 2007 @12:57AM (#19632797)
    The correct way to mark employees is still an ear tag.
  • Re:RTFA? (Score:5, Funny)

    by zmollusc (763634) on Monday June 25, 2007 @12:57AM (#19632803)
    The fine article isn't displayed for you, as you don't have your security I.D. transponder within range. Duh!
  • Nah, I think a radio collar a stripe of flourescent paint is the way to go...Atleast thats what my employer uses.
  • by flyingfsck (986395) on Monday June 25, 2007 @01:09AM (#19632857)
    is the best way to mark an employee, but 666 is already taken.
  • by letchhausen (95030) <letchhausen.yahoo@com> on Monday June 25, 2007 @01:15AM (#19632879) Homepage
    So I tells the library "I lost that book." Next things I knows, the librarian looks into the screen, starts typing, then tells me, "It's in the bedroom, under your nightstand." So I goes home and there it is! That lady, wotta dish and smart to boot! Thanks RFID!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 25, 2007 @01:26AM (#19632933)
    I refuse to accept the mark of the beast.
  • by astrec (244528) on Monday June 25, 2007 @03:06AM (#19633335)
    In Australia we call this WorkChoices.
  • by Overzeetop (214511) on Monday June 25, 2007 @08:54AM (#19635113) Journal
    I don't know, somehow a little device just sitting out there waiting for something to happen for interaction sounds remarkably like a daemon to me.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 25, 2007 @12:46PM (#19638271)
    The trouble with most Christians is that they go to church INSTEAD OF reading their bibles. As a Bible reading Christian, I must agree with you 100%. Witness not only Sr.'s world government, but so-called Christians accepting Jr.'s word that he is a Christian. Note to my fellow Christians: Christians do NOT execute people. "Thou shalt not kill" and I for one am offended that executions are done at all by those supposedly representing me. Bush is the man who not only executed more men than any other Governor of the state that executes more men than any other state (note they don't execute women, funny that) AND would start an endless war to keep his private business (oil) in record numbers (gasoline was a buck a gallon here when Bush took office, it was $3.49 a couple of weeks ago) is in no way, shape, or form a Christian.

    Likewise, a so-called preacher (Pat Robertson) who calls for the assassination of a foreign leader is one of the wolves in sheep's clothing Christ warned you about. Christians don't call for the murder of human beings, period. Nor do they bomb abortion clinics any more than real Muslims, who share our ten commandments, put IEDs in the road or walk into busy markets with bombs strapped on. These gullible people aren't doing God's work even if they think they are; they are doing the work of ambitious non-believers who want you to think they are pious. Christ Himself had more than a few choice words for that sort, for those who care to actually READ the Bible.

    And so-called Christians should, as you say, RTFB. Especially the parts where Christ talks about wealth and power. "It is as easy for a rich man to enter into heaven as it is for a camel to go through the eye of a needle."

    How do you tell a fake Christian? Look at what he wears. If he wears Satan's leash (that piece of cloth that is tied around the necks of the rich and powerful like Bush and Robertson and maybe your own preacher in Church), they don't worship God, but rather worship the little green god you carry in your wallet. Beware any man wearing a necktie!

    -mcgrew

    PS- thank you for posting that
  • Re:Huh? (Score:3, Funny)

    by cayenne8 (626475) on Monday June 25, 2007 @02:01PM (#19639297) Homepage Journal
    "...- how about no surgical methods shall be required for employment?"

    Nah..that wouldn't work too well....at least for the majority of girls working at high end strip clubs.

    You thought ALL of those were 'natural'??

    :-)

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