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

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452287662
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/26/2006
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 428,769
  • Product dimensions: 5.59 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Posted July 7, 2010

    A "Big Brother is Watching," "Biblical End Times," technology Book

    Very good book, I thouroghly enjoyed it. It coverd how a new technology for the 1960's, new ewlectronic music, ended up being able to give every article in the universe it's own distinctive 98 digit number.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2007

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    This was a thought-provoking book no doubt. Of course we can't, and shouldn't prejudge anything without concrete evidence, just as the scientific community which religiously holds that nothing will be accepted which cannot be 'proven' in the laboratory as a fact. No doubts, no reservations ! This book stimulated my mind to be very sensitive to the signs of the times. I have observed a top-heavy government and from the contents written in spychips, it certainly appears overgrown. I see the cameras and the rising crime and depression rates. The world economy is in a tailspin. I've seen with my own eyes these RFID's and GPS's. Keeping my opinion about our government to myself, I must say this book certainly covers a wide spectrum of good insights. I often wonder why the President would pardon a criminal, and conversely why we as law-abiding citizens succumb to fear criminals who are without number in this day and age? This is a call for Congressional oversight. Always contact your Federal legislators about questionable activities, no matter who is involved. I do wonder what the government is up to these days. I wonder if the government treats ALL citizens equally ? This is a great stop for a good and informative read. It'll make you think twice. I must say though, to fear evil tidings is a recipe for anxiety. Just be wise as a serpent...

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