- A Letter to G. Edward Griffin
- I just saw an ad for VISA saying that they will soon
put microchips in to the cards. My credit card expires this year, so I
called them up and asked for a new one BEFORE the chips come out, and they
said they can do that, but they only delay the expiry until March of next
year. Apparently everyone who uses VISA has an expiry date some time this
year or early next year, and when they get their new cards they will all
be chipped. When I mentioned switching to another credit card company they
said that all credit card companies are going to be doing this within the
next 3 years, VISA is just the first to do it... So is there no escape?
Actually I just had a thought.
- The biggest problem with a chipped credit card is that
it can be read from a distance - say - by a hacker as you're passing his
computer with a reader, or by a business that wants to hassle you with
advertising, or of course by the government. So, how about this for a solution
- a company should get one of those microchipped cards and design a small
case for the card (as small as possible - hopefully one that will fit in
your walled) that completely blocks the chip from being read. That would
be an easy and convenient way to protect privacy. The card user could just
store the chipped card in the case in their wallet until they actually
want to use it.
- It's the sort of thing that could even be sold on Realityzone,
or SpyChips. What do you think? I sure hope you have some good news about
my idea, because obviously putting the chip in to a credit card is only
a step leading towards getting rid of the card and just having the chip
in our arms.
- Take care
- Nick La Riviere
- [NOTE (added): The "small case for the card"
mentioned by the writer is called a "FARADAY CAGE." The
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