[funsec] Book: "Spychips" Sees an RFID Conspiracy
Fergie (Paul Ferguson)
fergdawg at netzero.net
Wed Oct 5 09:12:56 CDT 2005
I enjoy a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy. ;-)
Via Wired News:
A new book by privacy advocates makes the case that corporations and government agencies are in collusion to put tiny radio transmitters on nearly everything we buy. Companies say it's about providing thought leadership, not the Mark of the Beast.
Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre hope to become the twin Erin Brockoviches of RFID, by revealing the threat posed by the radio tag replacements for barcode labels
They may get their wish, if readers believe the conclusions of the privacy advocates' new book, "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID".
Albrecht and McIntyre make a staggering accusation in Spychips: that Philips, Procter and Gamble, Gillette, NCR and IBM are conspiring with each other and the federal government to follow individual consumers everywhere, using embedded radio tags planted in their clothing and belongings.
"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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