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The online Economist.com website has a disturbing article about the new high-tech passports. Among the allegations made in the article is that the RFID chips that are coming in the passports are deliberately being designed so that they can be…

The online Economist.com website has a disturbing article about the new high-tech passports. Among the allegations made in the article is that the RFID chips that are coming in the passports are deliberately being designed so that they can be read covertly in walk-through inspection stations — stations that would read your chip without even your knowledge.

The article also states that read reliability rates have been very low, and that there is no agreed-upon international standard.

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