Creepy Biometric IDs to Be Forced Onto India’s 1.2 Billion Inhabitants

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
By Paul Martin

Fears about loss of privacy and government abuse abound as India gears up to biometrically identify and number its 1.2 billion inhabitants. By Ranjit Devraj AlterNet.com Fears about loss of privacy are being voiced as India gears up to launch an ambitious scheme to biometrically identify and number each of its 1.2 billion inhabitants.... »

A Chip Off the Old Block: Update on Implanted Microchips…A Delray Beach company retools technology – and marketing strategy – for human microchips

Monday, July 5, 2010
By Paul Martin

by Amy Keller FloridaTrend.com Eight years ago, when Applied Digital Solutions of Delray Beach introduced a microchip that could be implanted in humans, company executives thought they had a product that would create the ultimate portable medical record. The rice grain-sized VeriChip could save lives by providing access to vital health information in emergency... »

‘Smart dust’ aims to monitor everything

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
By Paul Martin

By John D. Sutter CNN.com Palo Alto, California (CNN) — In the 1990s, a researcher named Kris Pister dreamed up a wild future in which people would sprinkle the Earth with countless tiny sensors, no larger than grains of rice. These “smart dust” particles, as he called them, would monitor everything, acting like electronic... »

RFID Checks Student Attendance in Arizona

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
By admin

The student newspaper at UW-Madison is running a piece about the use of RFID to check lecture attendance at Northern Arizona University. One poster to an email discussion list suggested that getting around this system would be simple if “all one has to do is walk into a classroom with 10 RFID-enabled cards in... »

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