- You May Be Missing Private Messages on Facebook If You Aren’t Looking in These Two Places5 (1) - 9/16/2020
- New “4th Amendment is Not for Sale” Bill Would Ban Police from Buying Your Personal Data5 (2) - 8/31/2020
- What is a “Sweep Account” in Etrade and Other Online Financial and Investment Services?0 (0) - 8/27/2020
From our “How not to win friends and influence people” department:
Derren Bibby, chief technologist at RFID manufacturer Noblestar, has described an American privacy advocacy group which has expressed concern over the proliferation of RFIDs into everyday life as “some kind of fringe group in America” and “the kind of people you need to watch out for” (Bibby and Noblestar are both headquartered in Britain).
Katherine Albrecht, the director of the slighted advocacy group, CASPIAN, also a doctoral researcher at Harvard, may take umbrage with being described as a fringe element and the kind of person for which one needs to watch out. Especially when polls show that nearly 70 percent of the American public has concerns about the potential uses of RFID chips.
Judging by the response to our post about RFIDs going in to U.S. passports, it seems that you, dear readers, are part of the lunatic fringe too.
|No Paywall Here!
The Internet Patrol is and always has been free. We don't hide our articles behind a paywall, or restrict the number of articles you can read in a month if you don't give us money. That said, it does cost us money to run the site, so if something you read here was helpful or useful, won't you consider donating something to help keep the Internet Patrol free?