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Post Reply workers in this store are gettng microchipped
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Posted 7/24/17
The company wants to increase the productivity by monitoring what the employees are doing.
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demue wrote:

with the amount of slander Trump received during his candidacy. He is our president. I whole-heartily believe anything is possible at this point.

fair point.



YouDahNub wrote:

The company wants to increase the productivity by monitoring what the employees are doing.


exactly that's why they use something that doesn't monitor them!

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Posted 7/25/17 , edited 7/25/17
Guess they see their labor force no different than livestock
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Posted 7/25/17
Quick inform the Kingsman
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Posted 7/25/17
We can be like Iron Man, anyone seen Iron Man 3?
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Posted 7/25/17
This will make corporate espionage so much easier! Just cut off their hands, and they're into everything.
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demue wrote:

this makes me uncomfortable as hell.

Those people that were offered the micro chip must have been 'voluntold' to do this as per their career being on the line. There couldn't be any other way unless those people are actually dumb. The risk of the company knowing your location and your bodily functions. I'm sure the chip does more than just "purchase food" and "used to scan into building."

Once those people signed that agreement line to get that implant. They've basically signed away their freedom.

I wouldn't get a chip myself, but a lot of the above is simply not possible. The chip they're implanting is an RFID chip, they're extremely small (the size of a grain of rice or smaller) and lack any power storage.

The chip itself isn't able to do GPS tracking, or monitor any kind of bodily functions. All it's capable of is receiving a scan signal which provides the chip with just enough power to send a signal back with the stored ID, and the signal range is extremely short (up to about a meter, and the smaller the RFID chip is, the shorter its range tends to be).

What the company could do with it is they could track when and what you purchase from the vending machines, when you enter/leave the building and which doors you use to do so, or anything else you have to use the chip for, since each chip's ID would be unique. It would be more concerning if the same chip were used universally and companies were allowed to share the data they each collect to build a comprehensive profile about you, but all forms of identification hold that risk.

As a privacy concern, unless the chip becomes universal, it's far more limited in scope than unscrupulous smart phone apps, which can actually track your day-to-day movements, web browsing, spending habits, etc.
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Posted 7/25/17
Some idiot on facebook was comparing this chip to a pacemaker lol
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Posted 7/25/17
Well I've also heard of a supermarket in Germany that customers can use their thumb print as their bank card. A school got in trouble trying to use thumbprints as library cards to borrow books in the UK. It's promoted as being convenient because it's not as if you'll forget your thumbs. Still there's issues with that. Phones also have apps that use the finger print ID. The micro chipping is seen as the next step up from thumb prints. I'm not so sure I'm okay with doing this so I won't be choosing such a thing.
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Never in 100,000 years would I allow any company to put a tracking chip inside my body.

If I were these workers I'd be looking for another job ASAP.
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Posted 7/25/17
Fuck that. I would nevernever have it done.

Very bad idea and very stupid.
Posted 7/25/17 , edited 7/25/17
During the early days of IoT, I actually put a subdermal implant into the palm of my hand. RFID chips in your hand were kind of the beginning stages of "biohacking" (for those who are unaware, I suggest doing some Google-Fu on "biohacking" to see how insane it can get). Some tattoo artists will actually do the implant for you if they're one of the "biohacking crowd" types.

I don't really see much of an issue with this if it wasn't mandatory. It's convenient, easy to use, and generally its range of "privacy invasion" depends on what type of system the building is using (as iriomote said: they may be able to track the doors you go through and the snacks you buy, at most). If it were a mandatory thing, then I'd wholeheartedly disagree with the process altogether. One shouldn't be forced to get an implant, no matter the type unless it's a health-based situation (requiring a pacemaker or stent, for example - though, they're not quite "implants").

Edit:
Forgot to mention that DEFCON has an entire side-event for biohacking. DEFCON Biohacking Village ... <-- link there if you're interested.
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Posted 7/25/17
Well this is a sci-fi movie plot waiting to get dramatic. I don't imagine I'd ever let anyone microchip me.
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ITS THE MARK OF THE BEAST
THE ANTICHIRST IS COMING
EVERYBODY FREAK OUT

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