[LINK] Airport to tag passengers

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Wed Oct 18 13:06:29 AEST 2006

On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 12:23:54PM +1000, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> Paul Bolger [pbolger at gmail.com] wrote:
> > At least Jan seems able to address the topic of the thread.
> I will dispute that, because its been asked numerous time what is the
> privacy issue? no one has yet responded other then to say variations of
> I dont like it.

no, that's just your faulty perception. the responses don't fit into
your ideological programming so you ignore them.

in other words, the Vic-bot says "does not compute!" and ignores it.

> Ill ask it again, what is the privacy issue for rfid in airports? is it
> passengers want to have sex in the toilets? 

surveillance is *always* a privacy issue. constant surveillance has a
chilling effect on human behaviour and creates paranoia, stress, and
anxiety in people - regardless of whether they have anything to hide
or not. nobody likes being watched, especially without their direct
knowledge by anonymous strangers.

> so why do we need a privacy discussion about it at all? so far it seems
> to only be a business case discussion.

it seems that way to you because you are blinkered - you only ever see
anything as a business-case issue.  nothing else matters to you, anything
other than business, profit, and money is so far beneath irrelevance in your
world-view that it simply doesn't exist.  you couldn't see it even if you


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>           (part time cyborg)

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