Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Purchase and Watch Your Every Move (Paperback)

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Dr. Katherine Albrecht is the founder and director of CASPIAN, an international consumer group. Dubbed the "Erin Brockovich" of RFID by Wired magazine, she is one of the leading voices for privacy in today's fast-changing, high-tech world. Katherine holds a doctorate in education from Harvard University.


Liz McIntyre is an award-winning investigative writer with a flair for exposing corporate shenanigans and bureaucratic misdeeds. She serves as CASPIAN's communications director and has been the master strategist for many of the organization's most successful media campaigns.

As you walk down the street, a tiny microchip implanted in your tennis shoe tracks your every move; chips woven into your clothing transmit the value of your outfit to nearby retailers; and a thief scans the chips hidden inside your money to decide if you’re worth robbing. This isn’t science fiction; in a few short years, it could be a fact of life.

Spychips takes readers into the frightening world of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). While manufacturers and the government want you to believe that they would never misuse the technology, the future looks like an Orwellian nightmare when you consider the possibilities of surveillance and tracking these chips embody. Combining in-depth research with firsthand reporting, Spychips reveals how RFID technology, if left unchecked, could soon destroy our privacy, radically alter the economy, and open the floodgates for civil liberty abuses.

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ISBN 9780452287662
Genre TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Imaging Systems
Format Paperback
Pages 278
Publisher Date 2006-09-26 00:00:00.0
Publisher Plume
Copyright Year 2006
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.6 lb
Language English
Subtitle How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Purchase and Watch Your Every Move
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Albrecht, Katherine
Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
Country of Origin United States

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