Under the "Smart ID" program, ID badges have been issued with a tracking chip, which students must wear when attending school. The school badges, worn like a necklace, contain a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip and links to their social security number. This allows the school to track the student's location after leaving campus and for as long as the badge is on the student's person.Read more »
Schools in Brazil have started to place computer chips in school uniforms to keep track of pupils and reduce truancy.Read more »
Implanting the chips on license plates would enable real-time monitoring of all vehicles by positioning tracking stations at key points throughout the state. The main interest behind the bill is to generate automated ticket for drivers whose vehicle registration, emissions or insurance certification may have lapsed for a day or twoRead more »
RFID implants due to kidnapping fears. Read more here:Read more »
The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU-NC) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) are calling for answers to critical privacy and safety questions that loom over a controversial federal program to track preschoolers with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips at George Miller III Head Start program in Richmond, California.Read more »
In Cleveland, you will be issued a recycle bin with an RFID chip and barcode. If your bin is not scanned for a few weeks then a trash inspector will come and sift through your garbage can. If the can has too much recyclable material then armed men will knock on your door and demand a $100 fee. And if you don't pay their extortion then they will kidnap you and lock you in a cage.Read more »
It’s one of the most hostile hacker environments in the country –- the DefCon hacker conference held every summer in Las Vegas.
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.Read more »
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