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''
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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)
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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

Tagging Cadavers?

Wired News discusses a possible future use of RFID tags to combat theft of body parts donated to science (this is 2005!)
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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.
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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.'