TSA CONCEPT VIDEO SHOWS FUTURE RFID-ENABLED
AIRPORT Spychips in Passports May be Just
the Start, Warn Privacy Advocates
here to read the press release
Orwellian RFID Tracking Video; Press Banned from Conference
On the eve of a major RFID apparel and footwear conference,
privacy activists are asking questions about an Orwellian industry video
presentation depicting the use of Radio Frequency Identification at an
American Eagle Outfitters store...
release | >> RFID
BANS FORCED HUMAN RFID CHIPPING Groundbreaking
Law Spotlights Opposition to VeriChip
Wisconsin's new law was introduced as Assembly
Bill 290 by Representative Marlin D. Schneider (D) and was passed
unanimously by both houses of the Wisconsin State Legislature. The law
makes it illegal to require an individual to have a microchip implant
and subjects a violator to a fine of up to $10,000 per day...
here to read the press release
CASPIAN also supports anti-chipping legislation like the law passed in
elected representatives to request their
Bill 290 [PDF] to
legislators in your state.
A Spanish-language version
of the award-winning book "Spychips:
How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with
RFID" is now available in Latin American
countries including Mexico, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Chile...
>> click here to read the press release
INJECTS ITSELF INTO IMMIGRATION DEBATE
Company Pushes RFID Implants for Immigrants, Guest Workers
Scott Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip
Corporation, has alarmed civil libertarians by promoting the company's
subcutaneous human tracking device as a way to identify immigrants and
the press release | >>
of the Fox interview with Scott Silverman
version of the press release...
SPYCHIPPED LEVI'S BRAND JEANS HIT THE U.S.
Levi Strauss Confirms RFID Test, Refuses to Disclose Location
It may be time to ditch your Dockers and lay
off the Levi's, say privacy activists Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre.
New information confirms that Levi Strauss & Co. is violating a call for
a moratorium on item-level RFID by spychipping its clothing. >>
click here to read the press release | >>
contact info for Levi's
reaction to Levi's RFID spychipping initiative...
Privacy advocates across the globe are sounding-off on spychipping
of clothing. Our recent Levi's story is generating responses in places
such as Australia, India, and Europe...
Germany, 294 comments
>> Here's the English translation.
our readers are saying: page
2 | 3
Off the Old Block
SmartMoney | June 2, 2006 | by Lawrence
SmartMoney writer Lawrence Carrel says VeriChip
continues to face stiff opposition over privacy issues while losing millions
of dollars... "This is an insidious, way-beyond-Orwellian way to control
people's lives," --Rep. Marlin Schneider, a Wisconsin Democrat and the
Panties are Broadcasting on my Frequency
Advertising Industry Newswire | May 30,
2006 | by Scott G
Radio frequency identification (RFID) can now
be used almost anywhere: they’re embedded inside products, pets and people.
Scott G takes a look at a not-too-distant future where everything is monitored,
metered, tallied and tracked... >>
here to read
and the Telescreen | May 14, 2006
combines the remote tracking power of Radio Frequency Identification with
a modern-day version of the telescreen from George Orwell's novel 1984,
says Liz McIntyre, commenting at FreeMarketNews.
here to listen (starts at 4:04 minutes)
here to learn more about Ubisense
News Extra: Spy Chips
The Pittsburgh Channel | May 16, 2006 |
Imagine secret scanners as you enter a
store. It's a tiny microchip and antennae that hold information -- the
bar code of the future. "They talk about reader devices being embedded
in floor tiles, in ceiling tiles--literally every time you pass through
a doorway" --Katherine Albrecht
here for article and video
- you're it...
Radio frequency identification keeps tabs on goods, services, pets - even
The Sacramento Bee | May 12, 2006 | by Dan
Feel like you're being followed? Maybe it's a
tracking tag on your jeans or one implanted in a credit card. The tags
are called radio frequency identification or RFIDs...
Interview With Katherine Albrecht, Author & RFID Watchdog
Computer Power User | May 8, 2006 | by Barry
What is your main concern about RFID technology?
Albrecht: Its an incredibly powerful technology that easily lends
itself to abuse. RFID readers can be placed invisibly in the environment.
RFID tags can be placed on clothes and in peoples belongings. And maybe
the most worrisome part is that the companies that are aiming to put the
readers in the environment and the tags into peoples belongings have spelled
out some pretty frightening plans for how they hope to abuse the technology
literally to use it to spy on people..." >> click
here to read more...
eTV | John St. George | May 7, 2006
FreeMarketNews speaks with consumer privacy expert,
Liz McIntyre, on RFID privacy issues and Levi's pilot-testing of RFID
on jeans at an undisclosed location in the U.S. (despite a moratorium
on item-level tagging) >> here's
the link... (begins at 3.1 minutes)
ID Technology Spreads; Privacy Activists Dig In
The New Standard | May 5, 2006 | by Catherine
"Now, this sounds very innocuous; you think,
'Well, gosh, this [tag] can come right off,' but this is the opening volley,"
Jetsons technology at expense of privacy?
High-tech appliances could become silent
watchdogs on Americans
WorldNetDaily | April 29, 2006 | by Joe
While privacy of the home has long been a cherished
tenet of American life, including the ability to share personal intimacies
among family and friends away from the eyes and ears of others, modern
homes are quickly moving into the futuristic world of "The Jetsons" cartoon
–possibly at the expense of that revered privacy...>>read
the entire article... Note: this is a
great article on BPL
(Broadband over Power Lines) and it's privacy implications!
>> to learn more about BPL,
NAMED THE 2005 "BEST BOOK ON LIBERTY"
Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track
Your Every Move with RFID has been named winner of the Lysander
Spooner Award for Advancing the Literature of Liberty by Laissez Faire
Books. Authors Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre will share in the prize
for the "top book on liberty for the year." >>
click here to read more!
AUTOGRAPHED COPIES OF THE BOOK, "SPYCHIPS…"
Katherine Albrecht, co-author of "Spychips:
How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with
RFID" is offering personally-autographed copies of this award-winning
bestseller! Available individually or as case (24). >>
critics are saying about "Spychips..."
Also available from Katherine: "On the Brink of the Mark" and "RFID:
Tracking Everything, Everywhere" in DVD or VHS format. >>
here for the book/video order form!
Concerned RFIDs Could Lead To Spying
KSBW-TV8 | April 28, 2006
"The last thing I want is my shoes to be reporting
my whereabouts to marketers and to big brother... we need to start making
decisions on how we want to use [RFID], not leave the decisions to major
corporations." --Katherine Albrecht
here for a photo of a spychipped shoe!
privacy campaigners fear mark of the beast
James Sturcke | The Guardian | Wednesday
April 26, 2006
"It raises issues not just about the movement
of products but about watching people's lives... We are not a long way
off from people beginning to demand publicly that systems be used on humans."
TO COAST LISTENERS...
Katherine Albrecht was C2C's guest in Streamlink's Live Chat on April
25 for an in-depth Q & A.
>> click here to read excerpts!
The Front Porch, New Hampshire Public Radio
Reported by Shay Zeller | April 19, 2006
Katherine Albrecht discusses RFID privacy
issues and recent New Hampshire legislation. The NH bill would ban the
state from implementing REAL-ID or participating in a scheduled pilot
click here to listen
(Note: Katherine's interview starts 16 minutes
into program. First segment w/ David Mackey is worth listening: chilling
revelation on airport x-rays that effectively remove clothing, and CCTV
"scanning crowds to identify people who sort of may be acting unusual".)
Under Attack - The Spychips Story
The Conservative Voice | March 22, 2006
| Rob Hood
With this article I am putting aside my personal religious and political
stances to ask everyone, Christian or not, conservative and liberal, Democrat
and Republican to realize what is at stake with Radio Frequency Identification...
co-author Liz McIntyre discussed the
privacy and civil liberties downsides of RFID with Democracy Now! host
Amy Goodman on March 1. "Democracy Now!" broadcasts to over 400 televison
and radio stations nationwide. The show
is offering Spychips and a DVD of Liz's appearance as premiums
for donations to support public tv and radio. You can also watch the half
hour interview online at no charge.
here for audio and video
A NEW VERSION OF OUR BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE…
Spychips Threat: Why Christians Should Resist RFID and Electronic Surveillance
by Katherine Albrecht, Liz McIntyre >>click
here to order!
Illusive Privacy - 'Man No Longer King of His Castle'
Bonnie Alba | American Chronicle | March
Superb commentary on how modern technology is
invading our lives. Beautiful work!
here to read the article!
Spychips make Orwell's Big Brother seem relatively harmless
Online Journal | Jan 17, 2006 | by Kéllia
"…the tagging of everything, and thus
of everyone, can be stopped dead in its tracks with massive consumer action
reflecting the very high level of consumer opposition to RFID."
Our friends at
FoeBuD in Germany have translated Spychips Chapter One into German here:
Surveillance: New consumer-tracking technology threatens to make personal
privacy a thing of the past. | December
see RFID and I think about a world in which the powers that be—be they
corporate or government—can essentially watch, surveil, track, manipulate,
and control the people, that’s what motivates me: a desire to see that
not happen, to my generation, to my children, to my grandchildren."
click here for a French translation of this article!
Hampshire is the second state to protest Wal-Mart's use of RFID.
26 granite state residents say "no" to item-level
Bedford, New Hampshire November 5, 2005, Wal-Mart
"In New Hampshire we live free. We don't want RFID!"
Residents say "no" to Wal-Mart's dangerous
More than 70 anti-RFID protesters turned out
to say "NO!" to spychips
Dallas, Texas October 15, 2005, Wal-Mart Super Center
here for TV coverage. Our
press release explains
CHALLENGE: SPOT THE SPYCHIP!
Photos of Item-Level RFID Tagging
Wal-Mart Super Center, Dallas, Texas October 15, 2005
you find the spychips on the Wal-Mart shelf? We bet you can't!
What is RFID?
How "spychips" pose
a threat to your privacy
RFID tags: page
1 | page
What should be done?
Proposed Legislation would require labeling on products containing RFID
Joint Position Statement requests limits on business and government use
Stop RFIDs in California IDs Tell Your
Lawmakers to Vote "YES" to SB 768
residents, click here to find out more.
CASPIAN Launches Worldwide Tesco Boycott!
as retailer flaunts expanding use of RFID
Business Week Article:
is finally getting the message: RFID is fine for pallets of goods in a
warehouse, but not for people."
CIO Magazine Article:
to Retailers: "Take us Seriously"
Privacy Advocates Turn up the Pressure
Wants Beefed up RFID To Silently ID People 25 Feet Away
VeriChip Can be Cloned, May Not Work When Needed
Head Puts Off Being Chipped Despite July Promise
cabinet member praises & recommends VeriChip
uncovers Government RFID Promotion Scheme
Chipping Overstated (CASPIAN reveals 18 officials chipped, not 160)
letter outlines serious health risks from VeriChip human implants
CASPIAN told to remove incriminating RFID tagging photos
of chipped CVS products, Kleenex, Huggies baby wipes
Klein and other clothing labels with hidden RFID tags
Attorney General and staff take RFID implants
is RFID tagging in Texas! Call 1-800-Wal-Mart to complain!
Industry Attempt to Smear RFID Activist Katherine
of America and Gillette CEO asked to explain
CASPIAN finds embarrassing confidential RFID
of "pacifying" consumers, hoping for "apathy," and bringing lawmakers
into the "inner circle." CASPIAN asks "How can we trust these people with
our personal data?"
Metro "Future Store" hides RFID in shopper cards
Caught in Secret RFID Test
and backlash force a recall
used as guinea pigs for controversial technology
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