USA: New ‘e-passports’

A new generation of United States passports, equipped with short-range radio tags, are beiing distributed . More than 15 million Americans are expected to apply for and receive the high-tech document in the next year. Within a decade, every US passport will contain an RFID (radio frequency identification) chip.Privacy advocates are raising concerns that the passports make Americans more vulnerable to attacks from thieves and terrorists.For details look here.

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