Tiny chips could be very hard to spot. Especially when “printed” onto product packaging. " The vision is to move from the etched, solid metal antennas to the printed antennas ."
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"The vision is to move from the etched, solid metal antennas to the printed antennas."
"Since radio waves travel through most packaging materials, packagers...could print the antenna…inside of the box. They could laminate it inside the package, or print it on the outsideand print over it." – Dan Lawrence, Flint Ink
Hitachi’s mu-chip contrasted with grains of rice
Inkode’s “chipless tag”: Closeup of Inkode metal fibers embedded in paper
Alien/RAFSEC “S” Tag
Alien/RAFSEC “S” Tag in Bag
Texas Instruments advises retailers to scan customers’ loyalty cards right through their purse or walletSource: http://www.ti.com/tiris/docs/solutions/pos/loyalty.shtml
Image source: Copytag http://www.copytag.com/2001/active/apps-articles-1.html
Image source: Vorwerk (Germany)
NOTICE: 62% gather personal information without telling customers
CHOICE: 74% use customers’ personal data without asking permission
Source: Milne, George R. and Maria-Eugenia Boza (1998), “A Business Perspective on Database Marketing and Consumer Privacy Practices,” Marketing Science Institute Working Paper No. 98-110. Cambridge, MA: Marketing Science Institute.
As cited in: Milne, George R. (2000) “Privacy and Ethical Issues in Database/Interactive Marketing and Public Policy,” Journal of Public Policy and Marketing 19 (Spring), 1-6.
Tags could not be “killed” as promised
Benetton told consumers the tags could be “killed” at checkout, while Philips documentation revealed the tags could only be made “dormant.”
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
4-month secret RFID experiment used live consumers. Distant P&G executives used a video camera trained on the shelf to observe shoppers.
Both Wal-Mart and P&G repeatedly denied the trials until evidence was produced.
Rheinberg, Germany February 28, 2004
Wal-Mart keeps employees in the dark.A Wal-Mart employee assured us this tag was "Nothing, just a label.“ She also told us the letters 'EPC' didn't mean a thing.
"The privacy movement needs a book. I nominate Spychips.” - Marc Rotenberg, EPIC
“Spychips "make[s] a stunningly powerful argument against plans for RFID being mapped out by government agencies, retail and manufacturing companies…. This won't be comfortable reading in the IT departments of major retailers and manufacturers, but it is essential.”
- Evan Schuman, CIOInsight