Since When Does the Government Shy Away from Acronyms?

According to this Wired article, to solve the controversy over putting RFID tags in U.S. passports, we’re just going to rename RFID tags to “contactless chips.” So we lose the acronym but get a made up word and the technology remains the same. Awesome! Does anyone recall that Newspeak was actually bad? Apparently not. Hey, maybe Orwell meant 1984 as a how-to.

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