Hope To The End
Subdermal 666 CHIP in
the WORKPLACE ( Employers - Employees ; Workers )
Smart-card acccess too
Riddled with rfid devices, the worker is not only monitored, but controlled
Eventually it will be : No Chip ... no Job !
From the Newswire;
Fair-education use ....
Spyware in the Workplace
by Alexi Mostrous and David Brown
Microsoft submitted a patent application in the US for a unique monitoring system that could link workers to their computers. Wireless sensors could read heart rate, galvanic skin response, EMG, brain signals, respiration rate, body temperature, movement facial movements, facial expressions and blood pressure, the application states.
The system could also automatically detect frustration or stress in the user and offer and provide assistance accordingly. Physical changes to an employee would be matched to an individual psychological profile based on a workers weight, age and health. If the system picked up an increase in heart rate or facial expressions suggestive of stress or frustration, it would tell management that he needed help. http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article3193480.ece
Security chips in Mexican staff ( 160 employees)
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.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/news/story/0,12976,1260858,00.html ( banana )
Verichip in the workplace
Washington, D.C.A new radio frequency identification device developed by ENOCH Corporation, a subsidiary of Lectures And More, Inc. (LAM), has received approval by OSHA as a worksite enhancement tool for employers. Company literature states that the device emits an ultra low radio frequency that helps decrease employee tension in the workplace, thus raising effectiveness and productivity.
According to Dr. Walter Jones, Director of ENOCH, the RF signal sent by the device penetrates the human subconscious and effects cranial regions associated with stress and anxiety.....
However, Silicon Valley company, AeroScout (www.aeroscout.com) has developed a tracking system based on Active RFID, using wireless network standards. In brief, Aeroscouts small RFID tags can be affixed to products or people and then easily tracked via any enabled wireless device, such as a laptop, PDA, or bar-code scanner.
While most companies focus on tracking products, federal and state governments will soon be tracking their residents. As of late 2005, the state of Virginia launched an initiative that will imbed RFIDs into state drivers licenses.
Going a step further, in early 2002, Applied Digital Solutions (www.adsx.com) of Palm Beach, Florida unveiled an injectable RFID chip, the size of a grain of rice, called Verichip. Company documents state it is a transceiver that sends and receives data and can be continuously tracked by GPS
[ Ed: Since there is no battery in a passive subdermal chip, one wonders how such a chip would 'transmit' ] ,
which they successfully demonstrated in 2000 at an investor launch. Each chip carries a unique ID number and can be activated by an external scanner, which causes a signal to transmit the data to a telephone number, the Internet, or a storage device. The electromagnetics of muscular contraction power the device, which body tissue surrounds after insertion. In addition, the company claims that this chip is superior to other biometric security measures because it is impervious to tampering
In February 2006, two employees of CityWatcher.com in Cincinnati, Ohio were implanted with such a device. However, according to Sean Darks, company CEO, the chip was not intended for tracking, rather to control restricted area access. In such a scenario, the imbedded body part is held under a scanner (reader) and data for entry is communicated, similar to a coded entry card.
Live Scan will most likely work in conjunction with the chipped-employee for verification purposes
Live Scan electronically sends fingerprint to DoJ for security clearance
Dept. of Justice .. pre-registration required ( 3 days .... 72 hours advance time)
THE LIVE SCAN PROCESS IS REPLACING FINGERPRINT CARDS. Live Scan technology electronically transmits fingerprints directly to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and reduces delays with processing hardcopy cards. Live scan fingerprints that result in clearances are now transmitted electronically to the ATCS registry, usually within 72 hours
DOJ fingerprint results are sent to the Aide and Technician Certification Section (ATCS) for certification as a nurse assistant or home health aide. DOJ also send fingerprint results to ATCS for certain employees of Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Adult Day Health Care facilities, and Home Health Agencies.
Hidden surveillance cameras in the workplace ... genetic testing , DNA
In all other provinces, including Ontario, there is no legislation specifically governing employee privacy in the workplace, Levin said. He called on the province to amend its Employee Standards Act to put in place at least minimal guarantees, as West Virginia has done, that there will be no surveillance in place in restrooms, shower stalls or other personal space
You know if you create databases governments may want to have access to them, he said.
In a democracy, said Levin, It's not always a good thing to create a database simply because you have some new technology that can create a database about your employees.
Rosenberg is also worried about the increasing use of RFID technology to track people, not just animals.
As of 2004, 40 million Americans were already carrying an RFID tag, or implantable computer chip, Rosenberg said
CityWatch and Six Sigma Security on VeriChip
"No one I spoke with at Six Sigma Security or at CityWatcher knew that the VeriChip had been hacked, [ Liz ] McIntyre observed.
They were also surprised to hear of VeriChips downsides as a medical device. It was clear they werent aware of some of the controversy surrounding the implant.
Although CityWatcher reportedly does not require its employees to take an implant to keep their jobs, Katherine Albrecht, Spychips co-author and outspoken critic of the VeriChip, says that chipping sets an unsettling precedent.
Its wrong to link a persons paycheck with getting an implant, she said. Once people begin voluntarily getting chipped to perform their job duties, it wont be long before pressure gets applied to those who refuse
"The company hopes the VeriChip will beef up its proximity or prox card security system that controls access to the room where the video footage is stored, said Gary Retherford of Six Sigma Security, Inc., the company that provided the VeriChip technology. The prox card is a system that can be compromised, said Retherford, referring to the cards well-known vulnerability to hackers. He explained that chipping employees was a move to increase the layer of security ... It was attractive because it could be integrated with the existing system"