I've heard my new U.S. passport will be embedded with an ID chip. What is this?
Many countries, including the United States, are now including an RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) chip in newly issued “e-passports.” Government officials say this chip will increase border and airport security. An RFID chip in a passport can be read wirelessly, and it stores personal information that is hard to alter such as a digital photo, your name, birth date, country of origin and address.
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