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Friday, October 13, 2006

RFID Tags, or: What was the problem we don't have the solution for?

This sounds like a serious candidate for the stupid security award. Luckily, Techdirt already has the right comment:
Some researchers in London say that tagging every passenger in airports with RFID could help fight terrorism. Well, they could give everybody some chewing gum, and that might help fight terrorism, too. (...) Clearly technology has a lot to offer security, but that doesn't mean that simply applying some technology like RFID without any real thought is a good idea.

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