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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to remove privacy and freedoms of individuals?

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by Tikerra, Jan 5, 2009.

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    Tikerra JF-Expert Member

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    Radio Frequency Identification(RFID) is an automatic identification method relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders.The technology requires some extent of cooperation of an RFID reader and an RFID tag.An RFID tag or micro chip is an object that can be applied or incorporated into a product,animal or even a person for the purpose of identification and tracking using radio waves.

    The U.S Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has approved the use of RFID chips in humans. Some business establishments have started to chip customers.This has provoked concerns into privacy of individuals as they can potentially be traced whenever they go by an identifier unique to them.There are concerns this could lead to abuse by an authoritarian government and lead to removal of freedoms.With the war on terrorism high on the agenda,there is every possibility that we will soon witness a micro chipped world population.Make no mistake about it,this is high on the agenda.Are you ready to sacrifice your personal freedoms and privacy in the name of war on terror?
     
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    Manitoba JF-Expert Member

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    May be we should worry about privacy after we have enough food on the table...

    90% of Tanzanians do not have electricity, so its only a minority of you that are in areas where RFID readers can be installed efficiently in the first place.

    So worry not, u r not going to be tracked in the foreseeable future. :)
     
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    Manitoba JF-Expert Member

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    And the article is kind of purposely misleading, trying to scare you to death.

    But i think one should not only consider the cons of such a system, but also its pros.

    While u think about ur privacy, think also about how many lives will be saved if everyone of us has an RFID chip implanted in them that contains their medical records. A medical officer in an emergency room can quickly accesses information about the patient medical history, blood group, allergies, etc.

    And I believe the scientists and engineers working on this systems are busy addressing the little worries, while we spend our time raping our education system.
     
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    Kichuguu Platinum Member

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    Nimepata nafasi ya kuzichezea RFID mara kadhaa, na nasikitika kusema kuwa mtu aliyeandika article hii ama hajui RFID zinafanyaje kazi au anataka kutisha watu. Mojawapo ya fact kubwa kuhusu RFID ni kuwa hazina power kubwa, zile tag zinapata power yake kutoka kwenye RF signal ya reader yenyewe. Kwa hiyo tags haziwezi kurusha signal zake kwa umbali mrefu. Fact ya pili ni kuwa kila tag inakuwa programmed ku-store data ndogo sana: kati ya byte 1 hadi byte 4 tu za kuitambulisha (identify) tag hiyo. Kwa hiyo kazi ya RFID ni kutambulisha kitu tu, kuwa hiki ni A au ni B and so on.

    Ukijua ukweli huo ndipo utakapoangalia kuwa huwezi kumwekea kila mtu RFID tag nchi zima ukategemea kuwa-monitor wote kwa vile rfid signals haziendi mbali. Maduka kama Walmart wanatumia tags hizo kwenye products zao kama replacement ya zile bar codes. Kwa hiyo wakati mteja unapofika kwenye check out desk, ile reader itafahamu una vitu gani kwenye shopping cart yako bila haja ya mtu kuscan kitu kimoja kimoja. Watu wa ushuru wa barabara pia wanatumi RFID kutambua magari yaliyolipia ushuru wa muda mrefu yanapokaribia geti na hivyo kuwafungulia gate hilo bila kuwasimamisha
     
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    X-PASTER Moderator

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    Videos about human microchip related conspiracy theories...!

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    [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaLq0yhFgPI[/MEDIA]
     
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    Kichuguu Platinum Member

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