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Mark of The Beast – Disney Edition

Big Brother Watch tells us the tale of a mouse – a big, internationally corporate mouse.

It appears DISNEY is planning on using RFID technology on it’s lab rats customers!

Today’s Independent reports on the latest front in retail convenience and privacy, with Disney’s plans to utilise RFID technology. 5436253998_eefbd95f25_b

“The latest kerfuffle has resulted from Disney’s plan to introduce an RFID wristband – “the MagicBand” – at its parks during 2013. It would function as a room key, a parking ticket, a pass for certain rides, a payment system and, if you opted in, a personal ID that would, say, allow Disney characters to greet you or your children by name. The online reaction to this plan ranges from “awesome” to “terrifying”.

Disney says that it’s trying to “appeal to customers more efficiently” in a way that’s “transformational” to its business; critics say that it enables the company to “monitor, track and analyse your every activity”. When the plans became public, Congressman Ed Markey complained to Disney about the “surreptitious use of a child’s information”, a claim that was deftly rubbished by the company – but the move still furrows the brows of privacy campaigners, including Nick Pickles, director of Big Brother Watch.”

Go and read the whole article at the above link.  Perhaps it IS a small world after all – and a less private one.

h/t Independent Reports, BBW


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


10 thoughts on “Mark of The Beast – Disney Edition

  1. And this time, it’s actually Goofy playing the part of the TSA that gropes you while standing in line to get in the park.

    Posted by Matt | February 22, 2013, 8:11 am
  2. Nobody is forced to go to Disneyland. Those who do not wish to be tracked like this can simply find another entertainment. What a private company proposes to do is their own business. The real danger comes when our benevolent overlords decide that we’ll all go to their version of “Disneyland” and live there permanently… suitably tagged, tracked and manipulated.

    I grew up almost across the street from the origianl Disneyland, and once shook Walt’s hand. He’d be livid at this, but it is still our choice to go or stay away. Vote on this with your feet… and your wallet.

    Posted by MamaLiberty | February 22, 2013, 8:23 am
  3. It’s also a matter of conditioning. If Americans opt to participate in this voluntarily, then they won’t mind when Big Sis decides everyone MUST do it. We should saturate that place with our absence!

    Posted by Rev. Paul | February 22, 2013, 9:53 am
    • “We should saturate that place with our absence!”

      Well said, Rev. Paul!

      Posted by guffaw1952 | February 22, 2013, 10:24 am
      • It’s a carrot and stick deal. Throw enough benefits at them and they will gladly wear the chip, refuse to wear it and it the “mark of the beast” deal and you won’t be able to get what you need because you don’t “wear the mark”.

        This Disney thing is them working the kinks out of the process like Rev. Paul alluded.

        Posted by Matt | February 22, 2013, 3:37 pm
      • As I often comment to Rev. Paul – ‘Amen’!

        Posted by guffaw1952 | February 22, 2013, 6:55 pm
  4. You give up any right to privacy in places like Disney… Just sayin…

    Posted by Old NFO | February 22, 2013, 9:30 pm

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