February 23, 2005
Health Care CIO Runs 'Internal' RFID Test
An RFID chip that is the size of two grains of rice and encased in a glass container was implanted in the back of Halamka's right arm, near the elbow, just before Christmas. Halamka said this month that when the...
February 18, 2005
More on RFID in schools
Wired writes about the RDIF trials at Brittan Elementary School in their story ''School RFID Plan Gets an F''
February 11, 2005
US approves 'machine readable' Federal ID cards
Zapping through legislation on ideas that have been bouncing around UK political debate for years, the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday approved a set of rules aimed at forcing states to issue all adults federally approved, machine readable (possibly RFID-enabled) electronic ID cards [...]
Want to work for Microsoft?
Job posting for RFID engineering positions at Microsoft (US & India)
2nd Annual Canadian RFID Conference
The 2nd annual Canadian RFID conference is going to be held April 19 to 20th in Markham, Ontario. Conference organizer, Robert Moroz of R. Moroz Ltd., stated that he expects anywhere up to 500 participants, up from around 300 last year.
February 10, 2005
No worry about RFID in Danish public library
In the Danish town of Silkeborg, RFID has been successfully installed in the public library. [...] The main reason for implementing the system is that RFID-tagged books free the staff to serve the borrowers in more important matters. With a functional system with RFID tags on every item in the collection, the library has laid the foundation for other visionary ideas that will benefit borrowers: [...]
Tracking students with RFID not popular with parents
Use of RFID in school ID-badges raise opposition in American small town school.
February 09, 2005
Wired News discusses a possible future use of RFID tags to combat theft of body parts donated to science (this is 2005!)
Read the full story: Tagging Cadavers?
February 04, 2005
SpeedPass has been cracked
Graduate students at Johns Hopkins working with Avi Rubin, and Ari Juels and Michael Szydlo at RSA Laboratories, have posted an extended analysis of the Texas Instruments DST RFID used in both Mobil SpeedPass and in a variety of automotive anti-theft systems.
February 01, 2005
Privacy activists demand Tesco boycott over RFID
'Consumer privacy advocates have launched a worldwide plan to boycott Tesco stores due to concerns over the retailer's increasing use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.'