Thursday, January 08, 2004

WSJ.com - Steve Wozniak Works On Tracking System

WSJ.com - Steve Wozniak Works On Tracking System: "Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc., has lined up Motorola Inc. to help build an unusual wireless network to help people keep track of things.
Mr. Wozniak's closely held company -- dubbed Wheels of Zeus Inc., or WOZ -- is developing a system that uses low-cost radio tags that could be attached to objects, people or animals. By combining satellite location-finding technology with radio base stations, the tags could help consumers or companies protect goods against theft and ensure the safety of children and pets, Mr. Wozniak said."

Fascinating that industry good will for Steve Wozniak apparently means his new stuff won't be closely scrutinized for potential privacy abuses, while broader RFID technologies and application scenarios have been automatically, and often sensationally, presumed guilty
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