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Originally posted by FurvusRexCaeli
Originally posted by chemistry
I have this picture in my head (maybe it is crazy, you tell me), of 'officials' sat at a big screen somewhere and thay can tyoe in your name, DOB, ect, and find out exactly where you are, and where you are travelling too, etc. If the chips inside the debit cards are passive, then can a satellite beam enough power down to 'activate' the chips? Can they be tracked?
No, they can't. Read up on near field vs. far field. Buy some aluminum foil if you're still concerned. Anyway, do you really think the government would spend billions designing and launching a satellite to track your credit card from space, when they can just track how you use it here on Earth, or triangulate your mobile phone from the cell network, or park a surveillance van outside your house for a day or two? What are you doing that's so important you think They're watching you, and where are you doing it that you think They need a satellite to get eyes on you?
Originally posted by NuclearPaulHow can this technology tell the difference between your card and the one of the person standing next to you that's in their pocket?
Originally posted by LucidDreamer85
reply to post by chemistry
So basically people can get these readers and walk past anybody and have them steal 15-30$ at a time to anybody carrying this card ?.