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TorgoX (1933)

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Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Wednesday July 14, 2004
05:58 AM

El chip

[ #19843 ]
Dear Log,

«Mexico's attorney general and other senior staff have had computer chips implanted in their arms to serve both as an identity device and a tracking mechanism should they be kidnapped.

Rafael Macedo de la Concha said similar non-removable chips had been inserted under the skin of senior staff in his office and the 160 employees of a new state-of-the-art crime database.

The attorney general did not seem particularly concerned about getting his arm chopped off in consequence, perhaps because he already believes he is risking his life.»

--"Put a chip in your arm to outfox kidnappers"

I don't like Mexico anymore!!

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  • I don't think Serious Kidnappers will have any problem of scanning (or simply feeling) for the chip and, ahem, extracting it.
    • True, but does this chip really do any tracking anyway? Something designed to control access to a building (and scanned from a distance of a few feet at most) is not going to be powered and broadcasting a signal that can be picked up by satellites. And if it is powered, where does the power come from?

      Sounds like the Mexicans have been scammed by Captain Cyborg [theregister.co.uk].
    • Easy way to show they've got the victim -- send the RFID chip back in the mail.