Spychips

Author: Katherine Albrecht
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  • : $45.00(NZD)
  • : 9780452287662
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : 9010000000000052857
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  • : October 2006
  • : 217mm X 141mm X 17mm
  • : United States
  • : 45.0
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  • : Katherine Albrecht
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  • : Paperback / softback
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Description

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 youare worth robbing. This isnat 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.