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RFID Crime:  A New Toy for Hackers

RFID Crime: A New Toy for Hackers

Radio-Frequency Identification or RFID is an increasingly common technology which has a tremendous amount of legitimate potential to benefit society and business.  There are of course criminal downsides to this technology.  There are many reported causes of RFID systems being hacked by international technologically savvy criminals. This is certainly an annoyance today when RFID is...
Met Police Officers to be RFID 'microchipped' by Top Brass in Big Brother Style Tracking Scheme

Met Police Officers to be RFID ‘microchipped’ by Top Brass in Big Brother Style Tracking Scheme

While there may be an officer-safety advantage of RFID-tagging human police officers, there certainly may be some unconsidered downsides as well.  First the positive.  Knowing the location of every officer may allow for the more effective delivery of police services.  Dispatchers could send the closest officer to any particular incident.  Should an officer become hurt,...