Hiawatha Bray reports on some privacy concerns with the deployment of RFID technology.
Still, the retailers and manufacturers are the real beneficiaries of these chips. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But what about the rest of us? RFID chips could soon be in our groceries, our medicines, and our clothes. Will we know the chips are there? Will we know how to turn them off? Will we know who’s scanning them, and what they’re doing with the information? Even those who lack Albrecht’s fervent love of privacy would be well advised to start asking these questions. Now.