Liz McIntyre

Co-author of the Spychips series of books

BIO: Liz McIntyre
Award-winning Author, Speaker, and Privacy Advocate

telephone: (877) 287-5854, ext. 2

Liz McIntyre is a consumer privacy expert and co-author of a series of books about the societal implications of microchip tracking technology, including Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track your Every Purchase and Watch Your Every Move. This explosive book reveals how organizations like Procter & Gamble, Wal-Mart, Gillette, and even the U.S. Government are deploying tiny computer chips that can keep close tabs on everyday objects—and even people.

McIntyre is the former Communications Director for CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering) and the master strategist for many of the organization's most successful media campaigns. Her eye-catching headlines and compelling stories have helped to make the technical topic of radio frequency identification interesting and accessible to the general public. New York Times reporter Barnaby Feder once commented on McIntyre's writing, saying, "I don't usually see such entertaining metaphors outside of the baseball blogs...where I go for escape reading."

McIntyre now steps in from time to time to offer strategic advice and help create platform documents like the Position Paper on the Use of RFID in Schools.

McIntyre has logged hundreds of hours as a guest expert because of her proven ability to captivate audiences and generate listener calls. She has shared her views on shows like Forbes, Allan Handelman, Thom Hartmann, Greg Allen, CBC Radio, Coast to Coast, BBC Radio, WBAI's "Law and Disorder," and Kiss FM's "Open Line."

Jimmie Vaughan, Liz McIntyre, and Michael Badnarik

Singer/songwriter Jimmie Vaughan, Liz McIntyre, and 2004 Libertarian Presidential candidate Michael Badnarak. Vaughan said he was inspired to write his song "Shackles on Me " after reading Spychips.

Click here for Jimmie's song. (Shared with permisson.)

Her TV appearances include Democracy Now!, CNBC Squawkbox, Fox & Friends, and other programs where she has discussed new applications of microchip technology, like the chipping of U.S. passports and proposed injection of VeriChip human implants into military personnel, the elderly, and immigrants.

Liz at Democracy Now! Liz McIntyre speaks with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! about Spychips on March 1, 2006. The show is broadcast to over 400 stations nationwide. Click here for the video and audio versions.

While she co-authored a Christian version of Spychips, she does not call RFID "The Mark of the Beast." She characterizes doing so as "akin to stripping naked and climbing to the top of a mountain, convinced of the exact day and time of rapture." That said, she does acknowledge that the technology could bring about a world that resembles the one described in Revelation--a world in which people cannot buy or sell without a number. The book includes a disclaimer, but it hasn't kept some from reading far more into her beliefs.

"Could a technology like RFID enslave us?" asks McIntyre. "Theoretically, yes. Is the RFID implant the prophesied method of controlling humans and forcing beast worship? I don't think so. Could I be wrong? Yes. I don't believe anyone here on earth knows definitively what the future holds and exactly how events will unfold."

She adds, "There are many smart people--people much smarter than myself--Christians and non-Christians--who hold very strong contradictory beliefs on most matters of religion. I take this as a clue that I should remain humble and reverant when it comes to the mysteries of the universe. It's one thing to explore possibilites and keep a watchful eye. It's quite another to claim a hotline to God and infer that others have an inferior connection to the Almighty."

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