Imagine Embedding RFID Chips in Soldiers: Medicine or Surveillance?
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…
RFID lanyards track cancer patients through hospital
Image via Wikipedia And tracks the employees, too, if someone wants to do that. This is one of the uses of ARPHID that might be appropriate. If you are ill and being carted around the hospital, if wait times can be reduced, that may be positive. I only wonder how long before they dispense with…
RFID Chips to Enable our Bodies to “Call Home” in Emergencies
In research published in the International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Taiwanese researchers postulate that the tags could help save lives in the aftermath of a major earthquake. “Office workers would have their identity badges embedded in their RFID tags, while visitors would be given temporary RFID tags when they enter the lobby,” they…
Move to Add RFID to Student IDs Pushes Students to form Privacy Group on Facebook
Image via Wikipedia Arphid Watch: class attendance | Beyond The Beyond. Okay, this story is like “bingo.” It is news from Arizona, where we now expect extreme authoritarianism. It has RFID used to track individuals as Northern Arizona University wants to stick a chip into student IDs so their attendance can be tracked. But are…
Carbon nanotube RFID labels possibly toxic, just what environment needs now
Beyond The Beyond Just another WordPress weblog Arphid Watch: carbon nanotube RFID labels * By Bruce Sterling Email Author * March 27, 2010 | * 12:52 pm | * Categories: Arphid Watch *At last: cheap throwaway possibly toxic tracking labels that are both “arphids” and “buckyjunk” at the same time. http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/24852/?nlid=2850&a=f via Arphid Watch: carbon…
Bruce Sterling’s Arphid Watch and the Virginia Legislature
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.
DIY kit let’s you experiment with RFID
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.
Security is just an implanted RFID away
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Not in my Knee…
Image via Wikipedia … 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…