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Introduction :
RFID
... Radio Frequency Identification (ID).... page One
"SMART TAGGING"
.... http://www.rfidnews.org/
http://www.rfidjournal.com/ ...... http://www.free-market.net/directory/str-topic/privacy/C11/


Real time Locating Systems
Ed: For when they come to take you away
Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) are electronic systems that are intended to locate small electronic devices on people or things at any time. There are many situations calling for RTLS, particularly now that it has become affordable and the mobile devices that are sensed have, in many cases, become small and convenient.
The full range of RTLS technologies and systems are analyzed, including: Wi-Fi Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Proprietary and standardised RF systems at UHF,
GHz Infra-red Ultrasound Zigbee GPS, GSM Some of the options are summarized below.

Supply chains are traditionally tracked by RFID, barcodes and so on with a similar lack of precision. At best one knows that the package or conveyance passed a choke point at some stage and heroic assumptions are then made as to where it now resides. Vehicles are also tracked with imprecision. Postal services need to "switch the light on" and take a holistic automated approach. The antidote to these and other shortcomings is RTLS. The main applications of RTLS will be in manufacturing, military, healthcare, postal/ courier, research and development and military sectors but with increased interest from most other sectors including retail and agricultural
http://satellite.tmcnet.com/news/2009/09/24/4389067.htm

Tracking Trash -MANY VIDEOS
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8149183.stm

The power of rfid
http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2009/05/04/chipping_away_at_security/
http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2009/05/04/chipping_away_at_security/?page=2

Metal rfid tags
http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/4813/1/1/

RFID can trigger bombs
http://www.scdigest.com/assets/On_Target/08-05-27-5.php?cid=1701

RFID license plates by Unisys -- WHTI Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

WHTI is an agreement among the United States, Canada, Mexico and Bermuda, whereby each participating country will issue radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled passports or other WHTI-compliant documentation for entrance to or departure from the United States. The RFID component stores the traveler's relevant information. Card readers that Unisys will deploy and manage will quickly communicate that information to CBP [ Customs and Border Patrol ] , whose systems can confirm the document's validity and the traveler's identity.
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/080128/20080128005116.html?.v=1

Sarcomas ( malignant tumors ) found due to implanted microchip
RFID chips usually contain two parts: an integrated circuit that stores information and a receiver-transmitter (also called a transponder) that senses when an appropriate scanning device is nearby and then transmits a radio frequency message to the device. The scanner picks up the radio signal and reads the information on the chip.
The articles cited by AP that were reviewed by the cancer experts were studies on lab mice and rats that sometimes developed sarcomas, or malignant tumours, after being implanted with microchips. The sarcomas sometimes encased the implants, said the AP report.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/82032.php

"The transponders were the cause of the tumors," said Keith Johnson, a retired toxicologic pathologist, explaining in a phone interview the findings of a 1996 study he led at the Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich.
In humans, sarcomas, which strike connective tissues, can range from the highly curable to "tumors that are incredibly aggressive and can kill people in three to six months," he said.
http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/nation_world/20070909_ap_chipimplantslinkedtoanimaltumors.html

Articles by Katherine Albrecht
http://www.freemarketnews.com/Writers-Archive.asp?wid=139&ncat=ema

SPYCHIPS in Spanish
Chips Espías: Cómo las grandes corporaciones y el gobierno planean monitorear cada uno de sus pasos con RFID could strip away our last shreds of privacy and usher in a nightmare world of total surveillance—to keep us all on Big Brother’s very short leash.
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http://www.gruponelson.com
http://www.hispanicprwire.com/news.php?l=in&id=6373&cha=7

"20 Minutos points out that, in an ironic twist, the chip has only been tested on human in one country: Mexico. In addition to that interesting tidbit, according to a U.S. Senator, at least one government official said he would allow his U.S.-bound citizens be implanted with the chips: Álvaro Uribe of Colombia.
http://vivirlatino.com/2006/06/06/implanting-immigrants-with-chips.php

English : The SPYCHIP THREAT : Why Christians should resist RFID ISBN: 1595550216
by Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre ( includes warning from Book of Revelation)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1595550216/qid=1138737651/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/002-5654458-9099207?s=books&v=glance&n=283155

Spy Chips www.spychips.org
CASPIAN www.nocards.org
STOP RFID
www.stoprfid.org

Wibree -- 30 ft. rfid ... used with sensors and mobile phones
Wibree radio chips - which operate over a distance of 30 feet - are also smaller than Bluetooth chips and will suit devices which up to now do not typically have wireless technology built-in. Watches, health monitors and sport sensors are three of the uses touted by Nokia. The technology is also likely to be used in mobile phones to help prolong battery power.
The new wireless system can transfer data at speeds of up to 1Mbps, about a third of the speed of current Bluetooth technology
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5403564.stm
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=3707

RFID Knowledgebase
www.rfidbase.com
Smart Labels Europe, Cambridge UK September 20-21, 2005 www.smartlabelsEUROPE.com.
Glossary
http://www.rfid-101.com/rfid-glossary.htm

RFID — Radio Frequency Identification —

is an Automatic Data Collection (ADC) technology that uses radio-frequency waves to transfer data between a reader and a movable item to identify, categorize, and track. RFID is fast, reliable, and does not require physical sight or contact between reader/scanner and the tagged item. This non-line of sight advantage means that tags can be read through a variety of substances such as snow, fog, ice, paint, dirt, grime, and other visually and environmentally challenging conditions. In these conditions, barcodes or other optically read technologies would be useless.

RFID tags can be read at very high speeds responding in less than 100 milliseconds and in challenging circumstances. Because of its versatility and performance, RFID has become indispensable for a wide range of automated data collection and identification applications that would not be possible otherwise.
http://www.savi.com/rfid.shtml

There are three types of RFid tagging : Active , Passive and Semi-Passive RF id tags:

1. There is "active" RFid which refers to a battery operated tag and can be read from far-away....
from 330 feet or 100 meters

Semi-Active
Unlike passive, an RFID label (which draws all its power from the radio waves transmitted by an RFID reader) and an active label (which is powered entirely by battery), a semi-active label uses a battery to run the microchip’s circuitry but not to communicate with the reader. The company says it chose to use a semi-active label because such a label is simpler to design and cheap to manufacture.
http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/770/1/1/

2. and there is "passive" RFid which refers to a tag that can only be read (activated or energized ) by a hand-held scanner with a 33 foot range, or 10 meters. Most Passive tags have 13.56 Mhz

3.
Semi-Passive rfid ;
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Semi-Passive RFID is slightly different from other forms of RFID in that semi-passive tags have an on-board power supply that allows for the storage and retrieval of data through the reader at greater distances. Semi-passive RFID allows for read ranges of up to 100 feet or more in many instances.  Unlike satellite monitoring and tracking, RFID tags need to be in close proximity of their corresponding readers in order to be effectively monitored. [ Ed: no GPS involved ]
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=5072
http://www.apsrfid.com/ProductsAndServices/RFID.asp

The battery-assisted InfoStructure tag has a read/write range that is greater than 100 meters across open space free of interference and has shown more than 99 percent readability in real-world environments that contain materials, surfaces or other RF transmissions that could cause RF interference, according to Intelleflex. The battery in the InfoStructure tag amplifies the signal that the tag transmits, allowing for greater read and write range than a passive tag, which does not contain a battery and must use the power of a reader to transmit its signal.
The I-Beam reader can read and write to an InfoStructure tag, as well as to other tags compatible with the proposed EPCglobal Class 3 semi-passive protocol. It can also read and write to EPC Class 2 tags (passive tags with increased memory capabilities and the commonly used EPC Class 1 UHF tags, but because Class 1 and Class 2 are passive tags, the range in which the I-Beam can read them or write to them is significantly shorter.
Asthana says Intelleflex is working on a new version of the InfoStructure semi-passive tag that will be compliant with the EPCglobal Class 1 Gen 2 protocol.
http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/1422/1/1/

He [ Toby Rush] also believes end users will start reading semi-passive tags with standard Gen 2 Electronic Product Code interrogators. "This opens up a whole new world to RFID!" he writes.
While I stand by my prediction about the software companies, I agree that we're going to see a lot more interest in semi-passive RFID systems, as well as semi-passive and active RFID tags with integrated sensors.
A semi-passive tag is an RFID transponder that reflects RF energy back to the reader the way a passive tag does, but it also has a power source onboard to run the chip circuitry and, potentially, an onboard sensor. This allows for longer read range and the ability not only to determine the location of an item but also it's state, such as the temperature of goods.
http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/2081/1/128/

Semi-passive
tags differ from passive in that semi passive tags possess an internal power source (battery) for the tag's circuitry which allows the tag to complete other functions such as monitoring of environmental conditions (temperature, shock) and which may extend the tag signal rangehttp://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:dlGx8CjI0HsJ:www.productivitybyrfid.com/dod/dod_rfid_faq_12_22_03.pdf+semi-pas
sive+rfid&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=6
and
http://members.ce.org/publications/vision/2004/sepoct/p06a.asp?bc=cat&category_id=40

VeriChip and other news
A tamper-proof identification device from VeriChip Corporation, a division of Applied Digital Solutions, the VeriChip, is implanted under the skin of a person for medical or security purposes. Using RFID technology, a wand is waved over the skin to pick up the unique number stored in the chip, which is no larger than the tip of a ballpoint pen. In an outpatient procedure, the VeriChip is implanted with a small incision and local anesthesia. Combined with sensors to monitor body functions, a VeriChip, like the Digital Angel device, can provide monitoring for patients.
http://www.dqindia.com/content/wifi/2005/105041601.asp


RANGES

VeriChip claims GPS tracking  ( different kinds of chips ..external and internal )
please also see ORB and SIZE
At present, these chips are imbedded into the document surface, known as smart cards, and implanted beneath a person’s skin. Three types exist: high frequency (850-950 MHz and 2.4-5GHz), middle frequency (10-15 MHz) and low (100-500 kHz). Security applications will most likely use the low frequency, which have shorter broadcasting ranges
Company documents state it is a transceiver “that sends and receives data and can be continuously tracked by GPS”, which they successfully demonstrated in 2000 at an investor launch.
Each chip carries a unique ID number and can be activated by an external scanner, which causes a signal to transmit the data to a telephone number, the Internet, or a storage device. The electromagnetics of muscular contraction power the device, which is eventually surrounded by natural tissue after insertion. The company claims that this chip is superior to biometrics because it is impervious to tampering.
The main limitation at present is the limited bandwidth size for transmission of data to a patrol car’s computer
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=29037

There are four different kinds of tags commonly in use. They are categorized by their radio frequency:

1. low frequency tags (between 125 to 134 kilohertz), ( Ed : PETS and PEOPLE ( VeriChip )

2. high frequency tags (13.56 megahertz), (contactless )

"High-frequency RFID tags are used in library book or bookstore tracking, pallet tracking, building access control, airline baggage tracking, and apparel item tracking. High-frequency tags are widely used in identification badges, replacing earlier magnetic stripe cards. These badges need only be held within a certain distance of the reader to authenticate the holder. "
Company documents state it is a transceiver “that sends and receives data and can be continuously tracked by GPS”, which they successfully demonstrated in 2000 at an investor launch. Each chip carries a unique ID number and can be activated by an external scanner, which causes a signal to transmit the data to a telephone number, the Internet, or a storage device. The electromagnetics of muscular contraction power the device, which is eventually surrounded by natural tissue after insertion. The company claims that this chip is superior to biometrics because it is impervious to tampering
http://www.pierrepontconsulting.co.uk/rfid0.html

3. UHF tags (868 to 956 megahertz), ( ED: PALLETS, TRUCKS )

4. and microwave tags (2.45 gigahertz). ( Ed: In-automobile location-mapping device)
UHF tags cannot be used globally as there aren't any global regulations for their usage.

High-frequency RFID tags are used in library book or bookstore tracking, pallet tracking, building access control, airline baggage tracking, and apparel item tracking. High-frequency tags are widely used in identification badges, replacing earlier magnetic stripe cards. These badges need only be held within a certain distance [ Ed. contactless ] of the reader to authenticate the holder.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFID


Rfid tracking transmitters and transceivers
A RFID tag is a small object that can be embedded surreptitiously into a person, animal or product. The tags are equipped with small antennas that allow them to receive and respond to RFID transceivers or readers. But unlike bar codes, radio tags can be read through packaging material, and multiple tags can be read simultaneously.
Also unlike bar codes, RFID tags have identification numbers, which means any tag can uniquely identify the object it is attached to, even if that object is identical to numerous other items.

RFID tags can be secretly embedded in clothing or other products and people have no way of knowing when they're being read. If there is a dense collection of reader devices, a person with a radio tag attached to them can be tracked to a specific time and place. If the unique ID number is associated with an individual through a credit card or other piece of information, it would be easy to create a profile of that individual's shopping habits.
Right now, the most powerful global corporations and agencies around the world have literally (invested) hundreds of millions of dollars and the average person has no idea this infrastructure is being built around him or her," said Katherine Albrecht, a consumer privacy expert who is considered one of the leading authorities on privacy concerns relating to RFID tags

In her research, Albrecht has discovered IBM has a patent application for a "person tracking unit" that talks about hiding radio reader devices in floors and ceilings to surreptitiously identify people as they walk by. From a business perspective, it would allow companies to "look" inside a woman's purse to see what items she's carrying in order to specifically market products to her. But IBM also talks about how access to such technology could be used by the government for law enforcement purposes, a "chilling" example of how Big Brother could literally invade our private lives, she said.
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=2803d3e0-c779-47d2-86b2-0ca9d6d6f1e6
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=2803d3e0-c779-47d2-86b2-0ca9d6d6f1e6&p=2

Overview of RFID
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/48795/rfid_id_card_overview.html


News items: Educational Fair use

"BizTalk RFID" by Microsoft tracks rfid items
But the biggest recent RFID move came when Microsoft released BizTalk RFID, its software to manage RFID networks. It can track where tags are and what data they're reading, so companies and stores know exactly when it's time to order this or that.
Microsoft's partners on the BizTalk project include Intel .., Hewlett-Packard .. and Motorola .., as well as RFID firms Alien, Impinj, Zebra Technologies .. and others.
Fontanella calls the Microsoft news "a watershed moment" that should greatly lower the cost of RFID systems and thus spark sales.
"RFID is a very powerful technology," Mullen said. "In addition to business applications, many companies think it will be widely applied to the consumer world
But such capabilities have RFID critics raising privacy concerns. They fear it can be used to track and learn about consumers
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/newstex/IBD-0001-20311199.htm

Tracking Lettuce
http://www.fool.com/news/2007/09/20/rfid-saves-the-dole.aspx

NDRF ( NEW DIGITAL radio frequency )
http://www.rfidupdate.com/news/03022007.html

CHECKPOINT
Source Tagging ( in shoes ...RENO )
http://www.checkpointeurope.com/app/?locale=eu

METRO ( EU grocery)
"Dr. Wolfram took time out of his busy schedule to describe the progress of the roll-out when he officially opened Europe’s latest showcase RFID showroom in Barcelona. The showcase facility belongs to Checkpoint Systems, who is the preferred systems integrator for METRO Group along with IBM
The department store solutions include smart rails and shelves, dual frequency hard tags and integrated RFID swing labels, a Smart Merchandising and Information point, a Smart Point Of Sale (POS) and Checkpoint’s dual frequency EAS/RFID Gemini antenna, the latter of which is already in use in METRO Group’s Future Store in Rheinberg, Germany
http://www.checkpointeurope.com/app/?page=newsitem&locale=eu&id=461

ADS --- rfid tags in clothing world wide ...George Off
http://www.checkpointeurope.com/app/?page=newsitem&locale=eu&id=1012

Small rfid ( in digestive tract ...powder etc. )
http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News-Comments.asp?NewsNum=939
Eastman Kodak recently filed a patent application for an edible RFID tag to monitor medicine ingestion (see Kodak Files Patent for Edible RFID Tag).
http://www.rfidupdate.com/news/03022007.html

EU on RFID -- Oct. 2006
http://www.euractiv.com/en/infosociety/radio-frequency-identification-chips-rfid/article-158701

rfid Security and Privacy Consortium ( CUSP )
CUSP would like to work to develop cryptographic protocols and work with standards bodies to incorporate stronger data protection tools into standard tag and reader protocols, as well.
Computer security firm RSA Laboratories, represented by its manager and principal research scientist Ari Juels, is also taking a central role in the consortium, as both a sponsor and by participating in the development of security tools and protocols.
In addition to enabling payment and automatic-identification applications, says Juels, RFID systems can also be used as security tools, such as key fobs for cars or contactless smart cards in access control.
Ed: They want to add cryptography to tags.
http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/2642/1/1/

RFID tracking bracelets or anklets for prisoners

A signal from the RFID tags will be sent every two to eight seconds, containing information such as the bracelet's identity and the status of the device.
By triangulation of the signals, picked up by several readers, the position of the prisoner will be determined
http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,20098191^15321^^nbv^,00.html?from=rss

Real Time Location Chips
http://www.idtechex.com/products/en/articles/00000470.asp

RFID has its drawbacks

"Hurdles continue to come up. In mid-March, researchers disclosed that RFID tags could be tampered with to spread viruses through distribution networks.
There is also the sobering reality that nearly all the most promising results so far could have been achieved at similar cost - or more cheaply - with
older technology or better management."
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/04/technology/techspecial4/05radio.html?ex=1144468800&en=7b3e322cecb7f73f&ei=5087

The "Internet of things" --CBN
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/usnews/060303a.asp

RFID

The three primary technologies creating this growth will be
1. Real Time Location Systems (RTLS),
2. disposable RFID sensor systems, including ones in the form of Smart Active Labels (SALs),
3. and sophisticated multifunctional devices.

These will serve the burgeoning market demand for tracking, locating and monitoring people and things, driven by security, safety, cost and other factors.
Active RFID will create competitive advantage in consumer goods, combat the new terrorism, other crime and threatened epidemics of disease and serve consumers and governments demanding better service, more information, food traceability and condition monitoring.

1. The safety of constructions and risk of natural disasters will be monitored by Ubiquitous Sensor Networks (USN), usually as a form of active RFID,
2. and they will assist and monitor the increasing numbers of elderly and disabled.
http://www.mindbranch.com/catalog/print_product_page.jsp?code=R449-28

RFID Viruses
The paper outlines three scenarios:
1. a prankster who replaces an RFID tag on a jar of peanut butter with an infected tag to infect a supermarket chain's database;

2. a subdermal (i.e., under-the-skin) RFID tag on a pet used to upload a virus into a veterinarian or ASPCA computer system; and, most alarmingly,

3. a radio-frequency bag tag used to infect an airport baggage-handling system. A virus in an airport database could re-infect other bags as they are scanned, which in turn could spread the virus to hub airports as the traveler changes planes.
http://www.unstrung.com/document.asp?doc_id=90850&WT.svl=news2_1

ID tags vulnerable to software viruses
The cat has a subdermal pet ID tag, which the attacker rewrites with a virus using commercially available equipment. He then goes to a veterinarian (or the ASPCA), claims it is stray cat and asks for a cat scan. Bingo! The database is infected. Since the vet (or ASPCA) uses this database when creating tags for newly-tagged animals, these new tags can also be infected. When they are later scanned for whatever reason, that database is infected, and so on. Unlike a biological virus, which jumps from animal to animal, an RFID virus spread this way jumps from animal to database to animal. The same transmission mechanism that applies to pets also applies to RFID-tagged livestock
http://www.line56.com/articles/default.asp?articleID=7439&TopicID=2

"These hypotheticals drive home a simple, sobering point: every read point is a potential opening for a would-be saboteur."
http://www.rfidupdate.com/articles/index.php?id=1074
http://www.rfidvirus.org/papers/percom.06.pdf
http://www.rfidvirus.org/

In a paper that was presented Wednesday at an academic computing conference in Pisa, Italy, the researchers demonstrated how it was possible to infect a tiny portion of memory in the chips that was often large enough to hold only 128 characters of information
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/03/15/business/tag.php
These chips may be small, but just one infected RFID tag is capable of disrupting an entire system with disastrous consequences. Take, for example, the airport at Las Vegas, which handles two million items of luggage per month.
http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/2280
The Vrije Universiteit team found that compact malicious code could be written to RFID tags after all. By replacing a tag's normal identification code with a carefully written message, the researchers found they could exploit bugs in a computer connected to an RFID reader. This made it possible to spread a self-replicating computer worm capable of infecting other compatible, and rewritable, RFID tags
http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2006/03/1725711.php

and
There are a number of different types of RFID tag. Some receive an activation radio signal from a reading device, collect power from that very signal, and use it to power the transmission of their response. They have no internal power, and are
1. known as passive.
2. Then we have semi-passive, which have their own power supply, but await a signal before sending out their message.
3. Finally there's active, which sends out a beacon every now and then, using its own power source
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=5072

Semi-passive tags with sensors
The coming issue of our magazine will have a feature on the benefits of using RFID combined with sensors in the fresh produce industry, to improve the shelf life of products. Sensors have many other applications, as well. Infratab has an innovative RFID sensor designed specifically for tracking fresh-cut flowers, which also have a short shelf life. The pharmaceutical industry needs to keep certain drug products within certain temperature ranges for them to be effective.
And blood, organs for transplant and other items within a hospital need to be kept cold
http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/2081/1/128/

Theme park tagging
video surveillance
http://www.24dash.com/content/news/viewNews.php?navID=7&newsID=4849

Mother Jones magazine interviews Katherine Albrecht
http://www.motherjones.com/interview/2005/12/albrecht.html

Interview with Tommy Thompson
He's still waiting to take the chip ( we pray he just says no )
http://www.spychips.com/devices/tommythompsonverichip.html

White Rose: a thorn in the side of Big Brother
http://whiterose.samizdata.net/archives/technology/

NO TAGS www.notags.co.uk Chris McDermott
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=691466

RFID Cloning

A commercial RFID tag reader offers no possibility to manipulate the lower layers of the protocol over the air; it just gives you the ID, or the piece of information that you requested, and it doesn't tell you what it went through that get that. For ID-only tags (like most low-frequency prox cards), the ID is really all that there is to know. Modern tags are more complex, though; they do things like anti-collision, or crypto, or addressable memory on the tag. As these more interesting tags become more prevalent, it seems terrible not to be able to know this, and that is not possible without either (a) getting schematics and code for a suitable commercial reader, or (b) starting from scratch. Option (a) did not seem plausible; I therefore started from scratch
http://cq.cx/proxmarkii.pl
http://cq.cx/verichip.pl

Two-factor ID : a number and a biometric identifier ....
Currently there are news stories about VeriChip being clonable and hackable.
We at Apocalyptic Hope do NOT see this happening, since the chip is only one half of the identification system.
It also requires a biological-identifier ( fingerprint-image from right hand) or iris scan
( from forehead ) to complete the strong authentication and verification of the ID.

Cloning a verichip would be useless without also taking the person's right hand and/ or forehead.
For more on this, please see hopetotheend.com/verification.html

chipless rfid

http://www.idtechex.com/products/en/articles/00000435.asp

Wrappers and Print paper with rfid

http://news.tmcnet.com/news/2006/02/16/1380433.htm

Spychips reshaping Society

One of the founding tenants of our society is the belief that freedoms and privacy are interconnected. We have fundamental freedoms that are vital for our nation to continue to succeed, and we have seen a slow whittling down of these freedoms that pose a real danger to our future. Freedom and privacy are critical to a healthy society."
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2005/spy_chips.html

Mandated rfid passports
All U.S. passports will be implanted with remotely-readable computer chips starting in October 2006, the Bush administration has announced.
Sweeping new State Department regulations issued Tuesday say that passports issued after that time will have tiny radio frequency ID (RFID) chips that can transmit personal information including the name, nationality, sex, date of birth, place of birth and digitized photograph of the passport holder. Eventually, the government contemplates adding
additional digitized data such as "fingerprints or iris scans
http://news.com.com/Passports+to+get+RFID+chip+implants/2100-7348_3-5913644.html?tag=nefd.lede rms
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-21284.

RFID tracking party
http://news.com.com/2300-1041_3-5919648-1.html 

Rfid tracking --Mary Brown, Capella University
RFID is an excellent tool in terms of security. It is a terrible tool in terms of privacy,” Brown says. “For me, what it comes down to is our technology has gotten ahead of our ethics. When it comes to human tracking, I think we are crossing the edge
http://press.xtvworld.com/article7635.html

RFID Passports
Technology experts have said that the data on the chips, which will be read at a short distance by electronic devices in a passport-control booth, could be electronically intercepted and potentially misused
The chips will also have enough memory to add additional biometric information in the future.
[ Ed: read-write chips ]
Some privacy groups fear that the chips could be a prelude to tracking individuals' movements.

http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news.php?newsId=1853
But the Bush administration chose to go ahead with embedding 64KB chips in future passports, citing a desire to abide by "globally interoperable" standards devised by the International Civil Aviation Organization, a
United Nations agency
It's not clear, though, how well the technique will work against high-powered readers that have been demonstrated to read RFID chips from about 160 feet away.
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5913644.html mk

You need not be paranoid to fear RFID
An anonymous reader writes "A story at the Boston Globe covers extensive privacy abuses involving RFID." From the article: "Why is this so scary? Because so many of us pay for our purchases with credit or debit cards, which contain our names, addresses, and other sensitive information. Now imagine a store with RFID chips embedded in every product. At checkout time, the digital code in each item is associated with our credit card data. From now on, that particular pair of shoes or carton of cigarettes is associated with you. Even if you throw them away, the RFID chips will survive. Indeed, Albrecht and McIntyre learned that the phone company BellSouth Corp. had applied for a patent on a system for scanning RFID tags in trash, and using the data to study the shopping patterns of individual consumers." I think they may be going a little overboard with their stance, but it's always interesting to talk about.
http://www.boston.com/business/globe/articles/2005/10/10/you_need_not_be_paranoid_to_fear_rfid?mode=PF rms

Watching Us Through the Sorting Door
Sorting Door will be a test-bed for studying the massive databases that will be created by RFID tags and readers, once they become ubiquitous. The project will help legislators, regulators and businesses make policies that balance the interests of industry, national security and civil liberties, said Stapleton-Gray.
Sorting Door participants will then investigate how the RFID tag's unique serial numbers, called EPCs, can be merged with other data to identify dangerous people and gather intelligence in a particular location
Government investigators could also build profiles about individuals through the EPCs, such as their tastes in clothing, or their reading preferences

RFID/EPC tags on consumer goods "may give clues to their owners' interests, habits, and activities," according to the Sorting Door proposal. This data could be acted upon by security sentinels, or devices that greet recognized customers
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/12/sorting_door_project/print.html
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/12/sorting_door_project/

The Sorting Door Project
http://www.sortingdoor.com/

Chips with everything
http://www.sundayindependent.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=1099&fArticleId=2553389

RFID smart tags reveal all
Matched to databases

RFID tags transmit a unique signal when brought into close proximity with the appropriate radio transmission. This signal is sent to the RFID tag reader, which then matches the unique signal to a database, which retrieves the pertinent information.

The future uses of RFID tags are virtually infinite, running the gamut from locating lost golf balls
to tracking individuals who have an RFID chip embedded in their body.
Casino chips will utilize RFID tags to create a virtually counterfeit-proof chip, while some hospitals have even begun replacing standard patient ID bracelets with RFID bands - allowing the hospital to know where every patient, doctor, or piece of medical equipment is located.
Additionally, RFID tags are susceptible to active attacks, meaning that an intruder [ Ed. note: including the government ] could actively send a radio signal and steal the information on the RFID tag. Imagine the consequences: a burglar could walk by your apartment, emit a radio signal and discover exactly what possessions are located inside.
http://www.tuftsdaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/04/29/4271cef1d3771

RFID tags: the people say no
A large number of letters also asserted that human RFID tags are a demonic tool. Several pointed out that in the Bible, Revelations 13:16-17 read: "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."
http://news.com.com/RFID+tags+The+people+say+no/2010-1039_3-5332478.html?tag=nl

Big Brother in small packages
http://news.com.com/2010-1069-980325.html
"just think about buying Bibles with these type of devices in them, what a way to round them up"
--svend
RR ET NB

RFID tags here to stay
http://p2pnet.net/story/2364

Biometric Digest -- Bill Rogers
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/8/prweb146963.htm

NOR WILL RFID TAGS BE THE ONLY WAY
to surreptitiously identify you. Soon there'll be another: through Internet Protocol addresses. Right now, those numbers mainly identify intelligent devices like computers and PDAs, and the device may not use the same Internet address today as the one it used yesterday.

But Internet engineers are now rolling out a newer version of addressing called
IPv6.
This scheme uses addresses that are 128 bits long, instead of the current 32. Through the miracle of binary arithmetic, that yields 3 x 1038 addresses—enough to assign each sensor, widget, and appliance on the planet its very own permanent IP address, thus creating what IPv6's proponents have termed an "Internet of things." With every streetlight, parking meter, and video camera potentially broadcasting information about itself and everything it interacts with, you'll know much more about everything around you.

http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/WEBONLY/publicfeature/jul04/0704sens.html

Frequencies and the Brain
http://members.aol.com/gotemf/emf/wifi.htm

A credit card implant
http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News.asp?NewsNum=20

Inventor http://www.senselessplanet.com/rfid.htm it

The History of rfid
http://www.zongoo.com/article8427.html

How many countries are using RFID ?
How many use read-write rfid ?

http://www.idtechex.com/products/en/articles/00000252.asp

GOOD EXPLANATION
Explaining all the different frequencies
http://www.rmoroz.com/rfid.html

Glossary of terms http://www.intermec.com/rfid/ ( good reference)


Salvation hopetotheend.com/sal.html

Bible www.blueletterbible.org