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when we first started to see bar codes, it was the end for us all. and now, well you can take it, get it, or request it or be left out high and dry, you think the TSA DHS FEMA, and others are bad now, you just wait and see, oh yea this is world wide not just the in USA.
Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, has declared war on our privacy. The giant retailer has announced it will begin placing item-level RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) tracking tags on clothing sold in its stores.
THIS IS HUGE NEWS. It is the first step to the planned roll-out of the Internet of Things, where global corporations like IBM, Procter & Gamble, and Wal-Mart's technology partner NCR plan to equip every product with a tracking device and use a network of RFID readers to monitor and observe YOU everywhere you go. It is the frightening world detailed in our book "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID," and it has finally come to pass.
Click here to read the Wall Street Journal article.
As you know, RFID is a powerful tracking technology that raises unprecedented privacy concerns. Wal-Mart's plan does more than just threaten our privacy -- it is poised to become a direct threat to our freedom and civil liberties.
Originally posted by Nonvexatious
reply to post by xavi1000
Watching that from the UK where we still have an independent news media, I find that clip frightening for 2 reasons;
1. Its substance - the idea of chipping humans is so open to abuse and human rights violations - the fact that it is presented as of medical benefit initially - so that the "well I don't see a problem with it because if you haven't done anything wrong then you have nothing to worry about" brigade will lap it up, like they lapped up proposed ID cards in this country (thankfully now scrapped)
2. Its STYLE - the soothing new age-y music, the human interest story - the complete lack of any opposing viewpoint, the sleepy blandness of the reporting - that was not news, that was an informercial on behalf of the companies that are developing the technology.