RFID tracking tags
Radio Frequency IDentification is an automatic data capture technology that uses tiny tracking chips affixed to products. These tiny chips can be used to track items at a distance right through someone's purse, backpack, or wallet.
Many of the world's largest manufacturing companies would like to replace the bar code with these "spy chips," meaning that virtually every item on the planet, and the people wearing and carrying those items, could be remotely tracked.
A typical RFID tag has the size and flexibility of an address label and allows remote reading and writing from up to several meters without requiring line of sight. These are usually found in product packaging.
The other types of RFID tags are smaller than a grain of rice, as this amazing photo below demonstrates. These can be put in almost anything and are virtually undetectable by the consumer.
There is currently no regulation protecting consumers from abuse of this technology.
Also discussed is the wider agenda behind radio frequency identification tracking and how to force them on consumers, according to leaked internal memos. windows media audio (2.6mb) or mp3 audio (4.6mb)
" Right now, you can buy a hammer, a pair of jeans, or a razor blade with anonymity. With RFID tags, that may be a thing of the past. Some manufacturers are planning to tag just the packaging, but others will also tag their products."
Hitachi has developed an RFID (radio frequency identification) chip that requires no external antenna and makes possible the embedding of tracking and identification chips in bank notes, tickets and other paper products.
Tiny computer chips that emit unique radio-frequency IDs could be slapped on to toothbrushes, chairs and even toilet seats to monitor elderly people in their own homes.
Customer privacy could be in jeopardy as RFID tags infiltrate the consumer world.
RSA Security has developed a countermeasure to block scanning of radio-frequency ID tags, responding to privacy concerns about the tiny devices that would allow retailers and manufacturers to track the whereabouts of their goods within a store and beyond.
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