Originally posted by BlueAjah
Disney World will be using RIFD chips to track visitors. The bracelet will be a ticket for the rides and can be used for payments. It will also be used to track the location of visitors and will contain personal information.
I am with those mentioned in the article who are creeped out by this. Something that will transmit locations and personal information to employees is very creepy. The article says that the characters in the park will even be able to greet your child by name, because they will know they are coming.
Could this be a test for something bigger? This sounds like a very innocuous way to introduce such a technology, and yet to test it on a wide scale with a large number of test subjects. Disney World may not seem threatening, so people will not question the motives.
I am not so sure that I trust the "opt-out" that is available. What is to stop them from still implementing the tracking and personal information, yet just not making the information available to most employees, so no one really knows it is tracking?
Originally posted by christina-66
reply to post by BlueAjah
Yep sounds like a test to me. Is it correct for me to say that Disney take fingerprints before you enter the park? If it is, then that, and the fact that merely buying a plane ticket to travel to the States gives US authorities the right to access all of my personal data is yet another reason why the US will never again see my tourist dollar
Originally posted by havok
These tracking bracelets are unnecessary!
You beat me to the punch on this one. Fingerprinting was bad enough, this action ensures that I will not return to Disneyland. Track this...
so what? you say, not everyone can get a RFID reader... oh yea do a search and see how easy it is. The fun fact is all your info is collected and stored for them to get info on you,
The "MagicBands" will be linked to customers' credit-card information and function as room keys and park entry passes, thanks to radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips, which are most commonly used in wireless toll collection and public-transit turnstiles.
so why your out and about , going on that ride some one could be copying you
The MagicBands are part of a bigger system called "MyMagic+," which also allows the theme park to collect sensitive personal information, including names of guests both young and old, their purchasing and riding patterns and real-time location data.
Originally posted by bekod
Not one of you get it, unbelievable!!!! all any of you did was complain about DW not the system nor the fact that it is linked to your credit card, and you personal info all there for any one with an RFID reader to see.....