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May 19, 2014

Safety in microchips

Re "Microchips in our passports and credit cards: Are they safe?" (Business, May 18): I don't know much about microchips, but from what I've read in this article they seem to be helping more than causing harm.

Of course, with every new technology new problems arise so people shouldn't be surprised. If the only problems that arise from having a microchip in passports and credit cards are that people can scan them for your information and there are wallets out there that can help prevent this, I say there isn't anything really to worry about.

After all, having the microchip in credits cards does allow card companies to identify stolen credit cards and deactivate them instantly. Isn't that a good thing?

-- Gloria Ashaolu, Stockton

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