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Originally posted by apc
If they are the property of the homeowner, then this is a breach of privacy.
If they are the property of the city/government, then they have every right to bug them..
Tesco tests spy chip technology
Tags in packs of razor blades used to track buyers
Alok Jha Science correspondent
Saturday July 19, 2003
The supermarket chain Tesco has admitted testing controversial technology that tracks customers buying certain products through its stores. Anyone picking up Gillette Mach3 razor blades at its Cambridge store will have his or her picture taken.
The Guardian, alerted by Katherine Albrecht, director of US-based Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy and Invasion and Numbering, to the use of the smart electronic tags, has found that tags in the razor blades trigger a CCTV camera when a packet is removed from the shelf. A second camera takes a picture at the checkout and security staff then compare the two images, raising the possibility that they could be used to prevent theft.
RFID Site Security Gaffe Uncovered by Consumer Group
CASPIAN asks, "How can we trust these people with our personal data?"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2003
The Auto-ID Center is the organization entrusted with developing a global Internet infrastructure for radio frequency identification (RFID). Their plans are to tag all the objects manufactured on the planet with RFID chips and track them via the Internet.
Privacy advocates are alarmed about the Center's plans because RFID technology could enable businesses to collect an unprecedented amount of information about consumers' possessions and physical movements. They point out that consumers might not even know they're being surveilled since tiny RFID chips can be embedded in plastic, sewn into the seams of garments, or otherwise hidden.
RF Enabled Shelf And Back Room
Confidential - For Auto-ID Center Sponsors Only
Gillette shelf photographs unsuspecting shoppers!
Here's proof that Gillette and the Auto-ID Center are deeply involved in shopper surveillance:
Trashcan Surveillance - Halt! Who Throws There?
You should remember that many of the articles you buy (and sooner or later throw away) are now equipped with passive RFID tags that detail the item's brand name and product name. If it's possible to scan the tag on the trash can with an ID, it's possible to use similar equipment to quickly scan your can (TM Technovelgy.com) to uncover your purchasing habits.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Why do you guys even have trash bins in the first place.. at least where I live you just throw out the bags, garbage dude picks it up and there is no need for a bin... especially if it has eyes and watches you!
Originally posted by john_bmth
Whats the big deal? Its a bug in the non-recyclable bin that allows the garbage van to weigh how much non-recyclable waste u have, and charging u accordingly. A good idea if u ask me.