Man Arrested For Microwaving His ID To Fry The Microchip And Protect His Privacy
This week, a 29-year old German man was arrested at Frankfurt Airport after police noticed that he had microwaved his ID to disable the microchip inside. Microwaving ID’s is actually extremely common among German and other EU citizens who are concerned about their privacy.
The man, who has not yet been identified is now facing charges of “illegally modifying official documents,” and is accused of tampering with state property.
This new charge has many in the EU worried, as there are likely thousands of people who have microwaved their IDs to protect their privacy.
Edward Snowden Square creator Markwart Faussner explained in an interview with WorldViews in June that German people are traditionally skeptical of government surveillance because they have experienced so much of it in their history.
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