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Texas student suspended over RFID badge allowed back in school

San Antonio - A Texas student who was suspended for refusing to wear a school ID containing a "spychip" has been allowed back in her former school. The school has also discontinued its policy of forcing students to carry badges embedded with RFID chips.

Disney plans to offer RFID bracelets for an 'enhanced' visit

Orlando - Walt Disney World is unrolling a new initiative this spring when it begins handing out MagicBands, an RFID enabled bracelet for guests to wear during their visit to the park.

U.S. students, parents protest against tracking chips in ID cards

San Antonio - Parents and students in a Texas city are protesting an initiative concerning the school's ID badges. Two schools are currently in a pilot program that involves new student IDs that contain tracking chips.

Op-Ed: From M2M To The Internet of Things - Viewpoints From Europe

In a recent post, I featured M2M as one of the hottest trends in telecom, but it's only a trend in the wide scope of The Internet of Things.

British scientist first human 'infected' by computer virus?

Reading - A young British scientist stakes a claim to being the first human infected with a computer virus after he contaminated an electronic RFID chip implanted in his hand.

RFID Technology Deters Bicycle Thefts in Denmark

To prevent bike thefts and reclaim stolen bikes, many cities are using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology on bikes. The bikes will now be able to identify the owner of the bike and also communicate with the authorities when it is stolen.

Breakthrough: Battery-less RFID

One of the biggest disadvantages of RFID tags thus far is the need to run them off batteries. Now, solution has been developed.

It's Not Science Fiction Anymore, Big Brother Is Watching Your Every Move With RFID

The tiny RFID microchip will soon be invading public privacy as a tracking device used by retailers and law enforcement with the sale of almost anything consumers purchase. The future is already here.

World's smallest and thinnest RFID tag is powder made by Hitachi

Hitachi has developed a newer form of Radio Frequency Identification Chips (RFID) Tags. Their RFID powder has become the world’s smallest and thinnest RFID tags in the market. The size of this tag measures a measly 0.05 x 0.05 millimeters (0.002 inches)

Personnel, equipment tracking system tested in Hong Kong

A system that can track staff in an office, children in a theme park or medial equipment in a hospital is being tested in Hong Kong, a media report said Monday. A pilot system is under way at the Hong Kong Productivity Council.

Counterfeit Drugs and Other Goods Hard to Swallow, So Big Business Responds With Hi-Tech Ideas

From fake drugs to phoney purses, counterfeit products are spreading across the world. But wily businesses are fighting back with science and technology promising to protect their goods from criminal fakery.

RFID staples tell you where you put down that report

Swingline is proudly announcing their new range of Embed RFID Tags. This innovative and a totally new concept makes the usual way of tagging orthodox or rather I would say quite obsolete.

This dust can tell where you have been

"Hitachi Ltd., a Japanese electronics maker, recently showed off radio frequency identification, or RFID, chips that are just 0.002 inches by 0.002 inches and look like bits of powder."

RFID chips will make instant check out possible

RFID chips have been around since the mid-40's when they were used for aircraft identification purposes. However, today they're much smaller and cheaper, and have been used to track product movement by warehouses.

How To: Disable Your Passport's RFID Chip

All new U.S. passports contain a radio frequency identification chip that may be accessible to hackers. But the chip can be disabled.

New $20 bills Explode

Only in certain microwaves but it does happen.

Researchers See Privacy Pitfalls in No-Swipe Credit Cards

Demonstrations reveal potential security and privacy holes in a new generation of credit cards — cards whose data is relayed by radio waves without need of a signature or physical swiping through a machine

Supermarkets Use Technology to Enhance Shopping Experience

The supermarket of the past is racing toward a high tech future. And clever marketers are starting with their youngest consumers. Publix Supermarkets in the U.S. city of Atlanta, Georgia have begun testing TV Karts for toddlers. Moms can shop in peac...

RFID Exposed: The Naked Truth About the Future of Retail

RFID TECHNOLOGY IS QUICKLY BECOMING CORPORATE AMERICA’S WET DREAM AND A PRIVACY ADVOCATE’S WORST NIGHTMARE Digital Journal — In November 2005, 28-year-old Brooklyn resident Mikey Sklar got himself tagged. He bought a small radio-frequency identific
 

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RFID chip next to a grain of rice. This chip contains a radio-frequency electromagnetic field coil that modulates an external magnetic field to transfer a coded identification number when queried by a reader device. This small type is incorporated in consumer products, and even implanted in pets, for identification.
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