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Comment Re:Outside Agencies (Score 2) 305

The RFID tags you are thinking of are passive with no batteries.

This RFID tag has a battery. From this I conclude that it is active and therefore almost certainly has a much greater range.

Makes me wonder how long the batteries last and if they are rechargeable/replaceable or if new badges need to be issued when they wear out.

Comment Re:Ah, America! (Score 1) 562

The information needed for putting money into an bank account is the same as the information needed to pull money out of it.

If money is incorrectly transfered into your account it is not yours and you can get into a lot of trouble if you try to keep it. This has happened before and it is sad to see people thinking they can get away with keeping the money and then ending up in jail. Same for a envelope full of cash, just that they may not be able to figure out who got the envelope.

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