Microchip Implant Technology for Enhanced Security:
Microchip implant (human)
A human Microchip Implant is an integrated circuit device or RFID tag encased in silicate glass and implanted into a human's body. Such implants can be used for information storage, including personal identification, medical history, medications, allergies, and contact information.
Feds approve human RFID implants, Solution desperately seeking a problem
by Thomas C Greene, The Register, Published Thursday 14th October 2004
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a gimmick from Florida-based Applied Digital Solutions to chip people with RFID implants - previously confined to tracking animals - thereby making it easy to access their medical records, even when they cannot, or would rather not, cooperate.
Topik: HIV/AIDS Kliping: Papua considers 'chipping' people with HIV/AIDS
by Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura, July 24, 2007, Dipublikasi pada Thursday, 26 July 2007 oleh Djumiran.
The Papua Legislative Council is deliberating a regulation that would see microchips implanted in people living with HIV/AIDS so authorities could monitor their actions. According to Article 35 of the regulation on healthcare in the province, to supervise and control people with HIV/AIDS a "detection device is needed to monitor the movements and sexual activities of people with HIV/AIDS". The article has been condemned by activists and government officials in the province as a gross violation of rights. Dr. John Manansang, a member of the working group deliberating the regulation, told reporters in Jayapura that if the regulation was approved by the council in its present form, the article on microchips would be implemented. He said the microchips would be implanted in people with HIV/AIDS who engaged in high-risk behavior, such as unprotected sex or the sharing of needles. He said this was necessary to monitor the movements and activities of these people. "It will only be imposed on people with HIV/AIDS who practice high-risk behaviors. Implanting the microchips is expected to check the number of people infected by the deadly virus in Papua." Manansang said the spread of HIV/AIDS in Papua had reached a point where it "threatened the existence of the Papuan people", making it necessary that authorities introduce new policies to deal with the disease. "Now nearly 24 percent of the Papuan population has been infected with HIV/AIDS. It's time to try a different policy ...," he said.
'Let's track paedos with chip implants' - top cop fails tech test
Shall we just believe in witchcraft while we're about it?,
by John Lettice, The Register, Published Sunday 16th July 2006
Britain's most senior policeman has, according to a Sunday Times report, suggested that surgically implanted chips could be used in order to track the movements of paedophiles and dangerous sex offenders. "If we are prepared to track cars, why don’t we track people? You could put surgical chips into those of the most dangerous sex offenders who are are willing to be controlled," said Ken Jones, president of the Association of Chief Police Officers.
by Amal Graafstra, IEEE Spectrum, First Published March 2007
My life as an RFID guinea pig started in early 2005. I considered biometric authorization,but I found biometrics to be neither cheap nor reliable, so I turned my attention to RFID. I didn't care about communications standards—I wanted to make sure the glass tag could be safely put into / from my hand. Since the initial days of my first implant over two years ago, the number of do-it-yourself RFID taggers has grown to include hundreds of people worldwide. While I may want to upgrade one of my implants one day, for now I'm happy to just observe how others develop this trend.
Belgians implant RFID chip in tooth, Absolutely dental,
by Jan Libbenga, The Register, Published Monday 20th March 2006
Belgian scientists at the Catholic University of Leuven have embedded an RFID chip into a tooth to show how detailed personal information can be stored. Patrick Thevissen and his team adapted a tag which vets already implant into animals. If you lose your chipped dog, vets can retrieve the pet's home address from the device.