Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Six Million Ways to Lose your Privacy, Choose One. Today's choice is RFID technology. Small chips the size of a grain of sand that transmit a unique ID via radio frequency. They don't even require batteries as the initial radio signal looking for the chip provides enough energy for a response. They are already developed and the price point is pretty low, below 3 cents in the foreseeable future. The EU talks of putting them in bank notes, stores use them as anti-theft devices, washable chips have been developed for your clothes. Read more here.