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The State Department is moving ahead with a plan to implant electronic identification chips in U.S. passports that will allow computer matching of facial characteristics, despite warnings that the technology is prone to a high rate of error. Federal researchers, academics, industry experts and some privacy advocates say the government should instead use more-reliable fingerprints to help thwart potential terrorists.
<quote>"My passport belongs to me," said Ian "Gus" Hosein, a senior fellow at Privacy International, a Britain-based advocacy group.</quote>
A fellow of a Privacy advocacy group should know better than this. He should check out page 2 of his passport where it says that the passport remains the property of Her Majesty's Government and may be withdrawn at anytime. He may carry it, but it doesn't belong to him.