Who's Watching The Watchers?

Posted on Monday, July 24 at 10:53 by drcaleb
Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, is surveillance technology at its finest -- cheap, invisible, infallible, ubiquitous -- and privacy advocates abhor it. Silently, without even a bar code beep, RFID reads and records people's behaviour and inventories their possessions. Benetton was the first large retailer to find out the hard way that not everyone likes being watched. In 2003, consumer outrage forced it to recall millions of garments it had embedded with microchips. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060722.wxtags22/BNStory/ [Editor's note: This was submitted by email, as it was being tagged by our filters as 'spam'. ??? Dr C] [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on July 24, 2006]

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