no issue with rfid tags Re: [LINK] Airport to tag passengers

Deus Ex Machina vicc at
Wed Oct 18 13:26:53 AEST 2006

Craig Sanders [cas at] wrote:

> 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.

and you know this because you drink the same magic potion as jan and you
have access to the minds of the public?

it seems a strange way to live to feel stress and anxiety when someone you dont know
is looking at you.  most people couldnt care less, but the privacy
zealot seems to have this perticular sort of phobia. do you get this
from your neighbours, passing cars, strangers in pubs? or is just rfid
tags that trigger your phobia? what about cameras and bar codes?

regardless I have yet to see any evidence of the public suffering from this phobia.

aside from this rare phobia, to say that there is always an issue is
really to say there is no issue.


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