Hammer time: US citizen security threatened by insecure "secure" passports

I am so taking a hammer to mine… when I eventually get around to renewing it.

clipped from www.boingboing.net

New US RFID passports manufactured offshore at a huge profit, transported by unsecured couriers

After the computer chips are inserted into the back cover of the passports in Europe, the blank covers are shipped to a factory in Ayutthaya, Thailand, north of Bangkok, to be fitted with a wire Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, antenna. The blank passports eventually are transported to Washington for final binding, according to the documents and interviews.

Outsourced passports netting govt. profits, risking national security
(via Beyond the Beyond)

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Published in: on October 31, 2008 at 10:24 am  Leave a Comment  

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