Wednesday, August 27, 2008

How RFID Tags Could Be Used to Track Unsuspecting People: Scientific American

Key concepts from the article:

  • Radio-frequency identi­fication (RFID) tags are embedded in a growing number of personal items and identity documents.
  • Because the tags were designed to be powerful tracking devices and they typically incorporate little security, people wearing or carrying them are vulnerable to surreptitious surveillance and profiling.
  • Worldwide, legislators have done little to address those risks to citizens.
  • How RFID Tags Could Be Used to Track Unsuspecting People: Scientific American

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