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As you walk down the street, a tiny microchip implanted in your tennis shoe tracks your every move; chips woven into your clothing transmit the value of your outfit to nearby retailers; and a thief scans the chips hidden inside your money to decide if you're worth robbing. This isn't science fiction; in a few short years, it could be a fact of life.

Spychips takes readers into the frightening world of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).While manufacturers and the government want you to believe that they would never misuse the technology, the future looks like an Orwellian nightmare when you consider the possibilities of surveillance and tracking these chips embody. Combining in-depth research with firsthand reporting, Spychips reveals how RFID technology, if left unchecked, could soon destroy our privacy, radically alter the economy, and open the floodgates for civil liberty abuses.

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As you walk down the street, a tiny microchip implanted in your tennis shoe tracks your every move; chips woven into your clothing transmit the value of your outfit to nearby retailers; and a thief scans the chips hidden inside your money to decide if youandrsquo;re worth robbing. This isnandrsquo;t science fiction; in a few short years, it could be a fact of life.

Spychips takes readers into the frightening world of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). While manufacturers and the government want you to believe that they would never misuse the technology, the future looks like an Orwellian nightmare when you consider the possibilities of surveillance and tracking these chips embody. Combining in-depth research with firsthand reporting, Spychips reveals how RFID technology, if left unchecked, could soon destroy our privacy, radically alter the economy, and open the floodgates for civil liberty abuses.

Synopsis:

Compiling massive amounts of research with firsthand knowledge, "Spychips" reveals the history and future of master planners' strategies to spy on Americans without their knowledge or consent.

About the Author

KATHERINE ALBRECHT is the founder and director of CASPIAN, a privacy advocacy group. A Harvard doctorial researcher, she has emerged as one of the leading voices for privacy in toda‛s fast-changing, high-tech world. Wired Magazine dubbed her the“Erin Brockovic” of RFID.

LIZ MCINTYRE is CASPIA‛s communications director and an investigative researcher journalist focusing on corporate policy making and misdeeds. She writes an Internet financial advice column called MoneyMom.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452287662
Author:
Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre
Publisher:
Plume Books
Foreword by:
Sterling, Bruce
Foreword:
Sterling, Bruce
Author:
Albrecht, Katherine
Author:
McIntyre, Liz
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Privacy, right of
Subject:
Electronic surveillance
Subject:
Aspects
Subject:
Privacy, Right of -- United States.
Subject:
Radio frequency identification systems.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
pick up art throughout; five new illustr
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.54x5.56x.65 in. .60 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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As you walk down the street, a tiny microchip implanted in your tennis shoe tracks your every move; chips woven into your clothing transmit the value of your outfit to nearby retailers; and a thief scans the chips hidden inside your money to decide if youandrsquo;re worth robbing. This isnandrsquo;t science fiction; in a few short years, it could be a fact of life.

Spychips takes readers into the frightening world of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). While manufacturers and the government want you to believe that they would never misuse the technology, the future looks like an Orwellian nightmare when you consider the possibilities of surveillance and tracking these chips embody. Combining in-depth research with firsthand reporting, Spychips reveals how RFID technology, if left unchecked, could soon destroy our privacy, radically alter the economy, and open the floodgates for civil liberty abuses.

"Synopsis" by , Compiling massive amounts of research with firsthand knowledge, "Spychips" reveals the history and future of master planners' strategies to spy on Americans without their knowledge or consent.

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