Would that make you chipper– (if you will pardon the bad pun)–? Truth be known, about 27 million Americans already have the VeriChips in their bodies without their consent! This post will provide some amazing details about what is going on with the implantable VeriChips.
Each VeriChip (a transponder in silicate glass) contains a 16-digit ID number w/ all your confidential info, bank act., medical records & a GPS I.D. signature. The GPS signature makes it possible to locate people, not just by your latitude & longitude, but also tracks your altitude, speed & direction. From 2009 ‘til 2011, reportedly 180 hospitals in the United States agreed to own a VeriChip scanner provided by the company, & 1632 doctors busied themselves by injecting the VeriChips into patients without their knowledge. That’s how 27 million got it w/out their consent. Publicly, 232 doctors had agreed to inject the devices into patients who asked for them. Not to mention that the military has been injecting them into their personnel as SOP, & Texas Prisons inject them into all their inmates.
JUST WHAT I NEED– NOT! The good news is that these people won’t get lost, the bad news is that it is Big Brother doing the tracking. The good news from its makers was that the chip could be used as a security access key at secure entrances (for instance, the Baja Beach Club, a Dutch nightclub in Rotterdam was using the VeriChip to I.D. VIP guests, & an Ohio video surveillance co. CityWatcher also used the chips in 2007 to allow employees access to a secure area.); the bad news is that the chip’s no. can easily be obtained & cloned with a simple hand held device making it worthless as a security measure. One more killer detail, animals which got the chip developed cancer tumors! (See Todd Lewan’s Wash. Post article, 9/8/’07) “Chip Implants Linked to Animal Tumors”. A later study contests this.) Further, the FDA on 10/12/’04 sent out a warning about other potential risks incl. the electrical hazards of burns, MRI incompatibility, adverse tissues reactions, etc. You know how potential risks get listed, & neg. results may depend on what model of chip you have. Still want one?
The Obama Health care bill includes (under Class II, Paragraph 1, Section B) “(ii) a class II device that is implantable”. On pg. 1004, it describes what the term “data” means in paragraph 1, section B:
“14 (B) In this paragraph, the term ‘data’ refers to
15 information respecting a device described in paragraph (1),…”
While the language here in the bill is oblique, the only class II device that is implantable is the VeriChip. In terms of the FDA, a class II implantable device is an “implantable radio frequency transponder system for patient identification and health information.” The children of adults switching to ObamaCare will likely be chipped as well, incl. infants at the time of birth. This would be under the Children’s Health Insurance Program appropriately called CHIP.
THE GOVT & THE CHIP. Prior to Obama Care, House Bill 1142-2009-10 was introduced to “monitor sex offenders” w/ the RFID chip. A typical passive RFID chip costs about a quarter, & one with encryption capabilities runs about $5, so it is a cheap way to track people. VeriChip Corp. was sued in 2002 by Glancy, Binkow & Golding (out of CA who represent investors in many cases) because they had lied to their stockholders. The U.S. govt. put pressure on the law firm to drop the case, which they quickly did under such pressure.
SOME HISTORY. The FDA in 2002 gave VeriChip preliminary approval to market the chip, & 2 years later gave formal approval. It was marketed w/ the names VeriChip & VeriMed. In 2009, VeriChip changed their name to Positive ID Corporation, & the next year by July, they reportedly quit marketing the implantable chip. The product was discontinued officially in the third quarter of 2011. But later, with an infusion of $500 million the company continued to produce the chip. Currently, numerous companies incl. Texas Instruments, Motorola & Philips manufacture the chips. In Jan. ’12, the Illum. corp. Blackrock via its VeriTeQ Acquisition company (in which they also hold controlling interest) bought the chip & related technologies. (Mainstream reports claim PositiveID has retained an ownership interest in VeriTeQ.) Earlier, Steve Jobs, fndr. of Apple & dir. of Walt Disney, wanted to buy 30% of VeriTeQ shares so that he could use the technology in Iphones. It would have given him the ability to monitor customers activities & behavior, but the Illuminati refused to go along with what he wanted to do. By the way, the late Steve Jobs has been called “a great mind” as well as an “egomaniac”. Like I wrote in a previous post, he sold customer info to the intelligence agencies, which unfortunately are not using that info to protect but rather to control Americans.
VeriChip brags that the chip’s “‘always there’ identification can’t be lost, stolen, or duplicated.” It promotes them as secure-access keys. Jonathan Westhues did an outstanding thing. He discovered & has repeatedly demonstrated how the 16-digit ID number contained in an implanted chip can be easily obtained & cloned using a hand-held device. He also exposed the vulnerability of the proximity card (an RFID-based building access system). These things were documented in Condé Nast’s Wired magazine’s May 2006 issue… & other places. In 2006, Westhues read the VeriChip microchip implanted in the arm of journalist Annalee Newitz at the HOPE hacker conference using a homemade USB device. (Audio of the presentation is available on the HOPE Number 6 website: MP3|Streaming Audio). Newitz’ article about the incident appeared in the May 2006 issue of Wired magazine. Westhues shows how the chip’s signals can be cloned in a 10 min. process. Then, a cloner, strapped to a leg, would emit a signal strong enough that when the VeriChip reader went over the arm it would read the signal as if it came from the leg.
RFID chips are widely used as access keys: Prius owners use them to start their cars, and retail giants like Wal-Mart have deployed them as inventory tracking devices. They keep track of farm animals & railway cars. Drug manufacturers like Pfizer rely on chips to track pharmaceuticals. Libraries use them to track checkouts, & stores are beginning to use them as price tags. According to the RFID market analysis firm IDTechEx, the push for digital inventory tracking & personal ID systems is dramatically growing, & all this while various people are exposing how vulnerable they are to hacking by actually changing prices, getting things for free, & reprogramming library chips. Amazingly, there’s a lot of resistance from those who use the chips to accept that the VeriChips are vulnerable to hacking even after they see it w/ their own eyes.
New-gen US passports & credit cards contain RFIDs. US passport chips are beginning to be coded to make it difficult for unauthorized readers to retrieve their info. Frank Moss, deputy asst. sec. of state for passport services, claims the new passports are virtually hack-proof. An expert on the chips says, “We believe the new US passport is probably vulnerable to a brute-force attack,” he says. “The encryption keys in them will depend on passport numbers & birth dates. Because these have a certain degree of structure & guessability, we estimate that the effective key length is at most 52 bits. A special key-cracking machine could probably break a passport key of this length in 10 minutes.”
CONCLUSION. In their zeal to push the RFID implantable chips, people who should know better are ignoring its drawbacks. It comes with enormous risks, and is not secure from hacking. The American govt. is also supporting its use, mandating that people get chipped along w/ their health care. Obviously, the public has mixed feelings for doctors to have to implant them w/out permission. Whoever markets implantable cell phones is not going to have that kind of problem!
BRIEF NOTE on SOURCES: Most of this can easily be verified online except for details supplied by inside sources.