posted on May, 25 2011 @ 07:34 AM
Read the Op and decided to have a look and found this.
Tesco tests spy chip technolog.
Alok Jha Science correspondent
The Guardian, Saturday 19 July 2003 12.33 BST
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.
By Bill Wilson
BBC News business reporte
Thursday, 27 January 2005, 23:41 GMT
Marks & Spencer is another UK retailer experimenting. The firm has been running an RFID tag trial on men's suits at nine stores, including in Oxford
There are hundreds of cases online of shops using this tech and then i saw this.
January 13, 2003 6:26 AM PST
KSW-Microtec, a German company, has invented washable RFID tags designed to be sewn into clothing. And according to EE Times, the European central
bank is considering embedding RFID tags into banknotes by 2005.
So if as is said its only for in store tracking why the need for ""washable RFID tags designed to be sewn into clothing"".
3/11/2003 9:47 AM EST
Clothier Benetton adopts Philips' RFID technology for 'smart' labels
PARIS — Philips Semiconductors' RFID chip will be embedded into the label of every new garment bearing the name of Benetton's core clothing brand,
Philips said Tuesday (March 11)) it sewed up the design win with European clothier Benetton through close work with LAB ID, an Italian system
integrator. Philips estimated that it will ship 15 million RFID chips, based on its I.CODE ICs, to Benetton in 2003.
Since the first tests in 2003, IER has been selected by Marks & Spencer to design and supply the RFID inlays (antenna and chip assembly) that are
integrated into the garment labels.
In early 2007, Marks & Spencer intends to extend the RFID tagging of 6 clothing departments from 42 to 120 of its 450 U.K. stores. By autumn 2007, the
project will then be extended to a further 6 additional clothing departments.
Then we also have RFID chips in credit cards, oyster cards, passports, even some show event tickets, luggage ect.
This is a world wide use of RFID everything from clothes, food (packaging), toys, books, dvd, bueaty products and the list is endless.
On a personal note, about a year ago i was in Boots the chemist and was waiting inline to pay for items i had got. A couple walked through the door
and the alarm set off.
A member of staff who had seen them walk into the shop asked them if they had just brought something from another shop. the man said yes he had just
brought a hooded top. The shop worker asked him to take it off and walk through the detector, no alarm sounded, but when she waved the hooded top in
the sensor the alarm went off.
She said this had happened before and waved the electronic wand over the woven in cord of the hoody and then passed it through the sensor, no
So yes even after buying an item with a RFID it can still be active.