Sometimes I want to just travel without being a radio station. This is interesting and I agree with the initial conclusions.
In a misguided attempt to make US passports more secure, the US
Department of State plans to put radio frequency identification (RFID)
chips in all new passports. This RFID chip will contain the same
information currently on our passports, including the passport holder’s
name, date and place of birth, passport number and photograph.
In a dangerous world where Americans are targeted by thieves,
kidnappers and terrorists, the RFID-chipped US passport will turn
tourists into targets, and American business travelers will transmit
their identities to kidnappers wherever they go, thanks to the US State
Close up, the information broadcast from the RFID chip can be read
by anyone with an inexpensive electronic reader. Farther away, the
RFID chip can be activated enough to identify the passport holder as an
American. From identity theft to identity death, an RFID-chipped US passport means good news for the bad guys. More Information