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<nettime> Could we be tracked by micro RFID tags ...
Beth Rogers on Sun, 26 Jan 2003 20:58:47 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> Could we be tracked by micro RFID tags ...


Its not those little tags or what you buy (this is already computerized
information if you use a regular credit card or go to Amazon.com) that you
have to worry about it will be that RFID credit card that will have a strong
enough/long enough range signal for the reader device to catch you as you
exit the store and then go on your not-so-private way.  I don't think the
card will have an on/off switch.

But I think you are asking if privacy is different from identity and my
answer would be that lack of privacy is having everyone know your identity
and what you are wearing.

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>Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 19:25:52 +0100 (CET)
>From: Heiko Recktenwald <uzs106 {AT} IBM.rhrz.uni-bonn.de>
>Subject: <nettime> Could we be tracked by micro RFID tags? (fwd)
>
>Well, it seems privacy is over.
>Or do we not have to care since identity and what we wear are different?
>
>Voila:
>- ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>   RFID tags: Big Brother in small packages
>   By Declan McCullagh
>   January 13, 2003, 6:26 AM PT
>
>   Could we be constantly tracked through our clothes, shoes or even
>   our cash in the future?
>  ....
>
> The generic name for this technology is RFID, which stands for
>   radio frequency identification. RFID tags are miniscule microchips,
>   [... remainder snipped and available at
>   http://news.com.com/2010-1069-980325.html ...]

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