An update from Katherine Albrecht who writes about threats and dangers from what she calls “spy chips” or RFID chips. This one has a basis in a government report from DARPA. The possible pro: doctors could use a chip that was embedded in soldier’s body to monitor vital signs and track illness, etc. The possible cons: Just like you can be tracked through your cellphone, with a chip like this embedded in your body, you could be tracked. As far as the control goes, I don’t think the chip can control a person.
There are, of course, purely secular reasons against forced implantation of RFID chips and in favor of policies that particularly protect the truly vulnerable. via Arphid Watch: Battling the Antichrist by Outlawing Microchips | Beyond The Beyond.
Let’s not get in to all of the potential sinister uses at this point and just be happy that we can play with RFID tags. The price is a penny under $100, with availability in late March. via OhGizmo! » Archive » DIY RFID.
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… the company will embed the tags into knee and hip replacements and use them to alert patients to any product-related concerns. “Prior to shipping prosthetic parts, Implanet embeds an RFID tag with the device model, serial number and latest info enclosed. Prior to surgery, the hospital scans the tag and IBM’s WebSphere Sensor Events software uploads the information to a server. Patients are then given the tag ID for alerts….”
via Arphid Watch: embedded in your prosthetic | Beyond The Beyond. Related articles by Zemanta
The Bee’s Knees: IBM’s RFID to Track Prosthetics (readwriteweb.com)
Chips in official IDs raise privacy fears (comsecllc.blogspot.com)
Cruising Fisherman’s Wharf For New Passports’ Serial Numbers (yro.slashdot.org)
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But despite the fact that attendees know they should take precautions to protect their data, federal agents at the conference got a scare on Friday when they were told they might have been caught in the sights of an RFID reader. The reader, connected to a web camera, sniffed data from RFID-enabled ID cards and other documents carried by attendees in pockets and backpacks as they passed a table where the equipment was stationed in full view. via Feds at DefCon Alarmed After RFIDs Scanned | Threat Level | Wired.com. Think about this. You probably are carrying an RFID card with personal information stored on it.