You need not be paranoid to fear RFID

Monday, 10 October 2005, 5:16 PM EST

Because they need no batteries, RFID chips can be made small enough to attach invisibly to practically anything. Why is this so scary? Because so many of us pay for our purchases with credit or debit cards, which contain our names, addresses, and other sensitive information. Now imagine a store with RFID chips embedded in every product.

By Hiawatha Bray at The Boston Globe.

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