RFID in Libraries

Inspired by a presentation by Olivia Nellums at the Identity & Identification in a Networked World symposium, one of my post-dissertation research projects will be on the privacy issues related to increased use of RFID tags in libraries. Luckily, Don Wood just...

Nike + iPod = Surveillance

Another example of the need for value-conscious design: Wired News summarizes a damning report from four University of Washington researchers that reveals how security flaws in the new RFID-powered Nike + iPod Sport Kit make it easy for tech-savvy stalkers, spouses,...

Fly the Panoptic Skies

A Hungarian airport will soon test an RFID passenger tracking system (story here and here). The system can track every passenger to within one meter, and it will contain countermeasures to prevent passengers from removing or trading their RFID-tags. The claim is that...