posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 10:30 AM
The problem is the people accepting the cards in the first place. Most people hear about a discount card that can give you X amount of dollars back on
your purchase, what they don’t know is that by accepting these cards, your data gets entered into a database that is combined with other databases
as well that enables them to build a profile for them and their shopping habits, so that specific ads directed towards them and their shopping habits
are then sent to them, much the same way as your internet traffic is monitored and agencies are able to present you with adds targeted towards your
internet habits, unless you have software that blocks such monitoring and tracking from going on.
Government agencies have already used this type of information to track criminals, so the government can gain access to this info, so the chip just
makes it easier for tracking, but is not a sole point of tracking. There are so many people who are clueless as to what is going on and when you try
to explain to them, they treat you like you were just released from the loony bin and need to go back.