Saturday, January 28, 2006

VeriChip Hacked !

"I wouldn't buy toilet paper that required
that kind of a disclaimer ... " -- Liz McIntyre

CASPIAN Newsletter January 27, 2006

"If you look at the VeriChip purely from
the business angle, it's a ridiculously flawed
product," says McIntyre. She notes that
security researcher Jonathan Westhues
has shown how easy it is to clone
a VeriChip implanted in a person's arm
and program a new chip with the same number.

Westhues, known for his prior work cloning
RFID-based proximity cards, has posted his
VeriChip cloning demo online at

The VeriChip "is not good for anything,"
says Westhues, has absolutely no security
and "solves a number of different
non-problems badly."

VeriChip Corp has refused to answer
these questions.

Read the entire News Release

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Get The Book
Spychips: How Major Corporations
and Government
Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID

Monday, November 28, 2005

Kids As Inventory

"750 cameras currently monitoring activity 24 hours a day with the addition of over 300 cameras planned"
"Automated Fingerprinting Identification"
"Random metal detector screening is conducted at least twice weekly"
"GPS tracking of students"
"Students use RFID equipped photo ID cards"
Where is this automated kinder-warehouse?
Houston Texas
Watch The Video

Is this school being bribed by feds to Spy Chip, Track, Trace
and Taser Kids?

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Sunday, October 30, 2005

RFID Nineteen Eighty-Four Blog

A new blog with a new view
Katherine Albrecht,
C0-Author of, "Spychips:"
makes personal observations
and comments on the
Orwellian Apparat
now being imposed
on all of us. [RFID 1984]

Thursday, October 13, 2005


Spy Chip

RFID Tracker Spy Chip found hidden
in the packaging of a Nokia cell phone
purchased at Wal-Mart
in Springfield Missouri

Have You Taken A Spy Chip
Home With You ?

Monday, October 10, 2005


Picket The Wal-Mart Spys
Dallas Texas
Saturday October 15

"RFID poses serious risks to privacy and civil liberties. Wal-Mart is the 800-lb gorilla of the retail industry, and the key force driving the use of RFID today"

"Let's send a clear message to Wal-Mart: Don't mess with Texas. We will not tolerate spychipped products."
Click for [DETAILS]

pic by FoeBud

Spychips The Book Now Available

The book, "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID"
by Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre
Is now availble at your book store

"Albrecht and McIntyre make a staggering accusation in Spychips: that
Philips, Procter and Gamble, Gillette, NCR and IBM are conspiring with each other and the federal government to follow individual consumers everywhere, using embedded radio tags planted in their clothing and belongings.

The businesses, who form the center of the RFID industry, hope to wirelessly monitor the contents of consumers' refrigerators, medicine cabinets, basement workbenches -- even their garbage pails, the book claims."
-- Mark Baard Wired News [MORE]

Read More Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre At

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Say NO 2 ID

Friday, August 26, 2005

RFID: Tracking Your Behaviour

Behaviour tracking - coming to a store near you

The Australian Consumers’ Association is calling for privacy safeguards in the wake of the adoption of invisible bar code technology.

Senior Policy Officer Information Technology and Communications Charles Britton said it was likely the tags, called Radio Frequency Identification Tags, would eventually become cheap enough to be embedded in practically every product a consumer might purchase.
“Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tagging is already all around us, for example, when you open doors by waving the entry cards at a reader,” he said.

Universal retail tagging could create a world of behaviour tracking, privacy invasion and unauthorised acquisition of consumer information by all manner of people. Companies deploying RFID must be extremely mindful of privacy issues and the need for consumer control, “ he said.

Mr Britton said many of the data issues should be covered in the Privacy Act and the Privacy Commissioner needed to be alert. Other issues are about surveillance and should be covered by Federal surveillance legislation, or at least through a uniform State approach.

Tracking Your Shopping Patterns

Tag Team: Tracking the Patterns of Supermarket Shoppers

To the untrained eye, the data presentation looks remarkably like an Etch-a-Sketch drawing, little more than a child's randomly drawn zigzag pattern on a favorite toy.
But to Wharton marketing professor Peter S. Fader, those seemingly random lines represent a new dataset showing the paths taken by individual shoppers in an actual grocery store. The data -- charted for the first time by radio frequency identification (RFID) tags located on consumers' shopping carts -- has the potential to change the way retailers in general think about customers and their shopping patterns.

To gather the data eventually used in the Wharton research, PathTracker RFID tags were placed on the bottom of every grocery cart in a supermarket in the western U.S. According to Sorensen, these tags emit a signal every five seconds that is received by receptors installed at various locations throughout the store. Once collected, the signals are used to chart the position of the grocery cart and record its route through the entire store. This data is translated into the computerized, Etch-a-Sketch-like drawings of shopping cart paths that Sorensen presented several years ago to Fader.


Tracking Gambling Behaviour with RFID

Casinos Bet Big on RFID

By Rebecca Jarvis, March 23, 2005

Radio-Frequency identification technology is headed to Las Vegas, and it may just hit the jackpot. Casino chips embedded with RFID tags are being tested at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and will be on full display this month at the new $2.7 billion Wynn Las Vegas hotel and casino. The chips -- each of which will ultimately be given a unique player code to track behavior and wring more revenue out of high rollers -- could be a $100 million business by 2010.
Two Vegas-based companies own the casino-RFID game: Progressive Gaming International and Shuffle Master. Progressive's TableLink, which reads RFID chips using table-embedded antennas and records the wagers on a dealer's PC, is the system of choice at the two casinos.

Progressive and Shuffle Master have also developed optical card shoes, which hold decks and scan cards as they're dealt; Shuffle Master's Intelligent Shoe is already getting rave reviews in Australia and Asia. "With the chips, we're just scratching the surface," says David Lopez, vice president for product management at Shuffle Master. He says casinos will eventually be able to follow a chip's every move, including when it leaves the premises.