Tuesday, October 18, 2005
SPYCHIPS - A Book about RFID Technology & How Government & Corporations Plan to Use it to Spy on YOU!
RFID everywhere. It's coming, it's here and before long if we don't draft laws to limit the extent RFID can be used tracking people... then you can kiss freedom goodbye forever.
This ain't no joke.
Right now Wal Mart has over twice as much data stored as the internet.
Imagine this figure in Ten years including the goverment and all corporations.
Big Brother is Here.
RFID stands for Radio Frequency IDentification. RFID uses tiny computer
chips, some smaller than a grain of sand, to track items from a
distance. Big business and big government want RFID chips to replace the
bar code. The chips can be embedded in ATM cards, sewn into the seams
of pants, or woven into shirt labels without their owners' knowledge.
The information on these chips can be read secretly, without your
permission, right through your purse, backpack or wallet.
Why Fight RFID?
Big business wants to use RFID to chip, number and track every item on
the planet -- every can of Coke, every car tire, every book, every
garment. They want to know where everything is at all times. By
association, they will be able to know very private details about the
people who buy, wear and interact with those products.
It's Already Started
Wal-Mart is already putting spychips on products. They've been caught
putting RFID tags in Lipfinity lipstick boxes, and just last week we
found an RFID tag on Hewlett-Packard printer/scanner packages in TEXAS!
You can see what we found by visiting our site at
Here's a News Letter from the SPYCHIPS author:
Subject: Anti-RFID rally at Wal-Mart this Saturday in Dallas
Date: October 13, 2005 9:17:28 PM CDT
Dear CASPIAN Members and supporters:
I'm flying into Dallas today for a showdown in the Lone Star State.
It's time to take a stand against spychipping companies and their RFID
tagging activities, and Wal-Mart is at the top of our list. They've
begun brazenly selling RFID-tagged items right under the noses of Texas
shoppers, and it needs to stop.
We're organizing this weekend to send Wal-Mart a clear message:
"Don't mess with Texas! No Spychips in the Store!"
My Spychips co-author, Liz McIntyre, and I will be on hand to help local
CASPIAN members alert the public and the media to Wal-Mart's use of RFID
in stores. We will lead a rally outside of a Dallas Wal-Mart Super
Center Saturday to raise awareness of RFID and demand that the company
immediately stop selling spychipped products.
For more details, see:
Wal-Mart is the 800-pound gorilla of the retail industry, and other
retailers follow its lead. (We've just learned that Best Buy is
considering item-level RFID tagging for 2006. We're betting they'll
rethink those plans once they get hit with a consumer backlash of their
own!) By taking a stand now, we can prevent the spread of these tags.
I have organized five protests since I founded CASPIAN in 1999, and
every one has been a completely positive experience. People bring their
families, their golden retrievers, and their shared love of freedom, and
they leave with the satisfaction that only comes from taking a stand for
what's right. That's a lot in this increasingly apathetic world. And it
We now have over 10,000 CASPIAN members around the world and plan to
work with local communities to organize similar events elsewhere. We
know you will prove us right when we say that Americans and people
everywhere else across the globe will fight back against big corporate
plans to number and track us all.
Let's show them that it won't be as easy as they think.
In freedom and with high hopes,
CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering)
www.spychips.com // www.nocards.org
Co-author of "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to
Track Your Every Move with RFID"
CASPIAN: Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering
Opposing supermarket "loyalty" cards and other retail surveillance
schemes since 1999
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may find it of interest.