Barcelona clubbers get chipped

janeiro 8, 2008

Simon Morton gets his microchipBBC Science producer Simon Morton goes clubbing in Barcelona with a microchip implanted in his arm to pay for drinks.

Imagine having a glass capsule measuring 1.3mm by 1mm, about the size of a large grain of rice injected under your skin. Implanting microchips that emit a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) into animals has been common practice in many countries around the world, with some looking to make it a legal requirement for domestic pet owners.

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Vírus de RFID?

dezembro 20, 2007

fonte: Vrije Universiteit – Faculty of Sciences (Amsterdam)

Unfortunately, businesses and governments are not the only ones interested in RFID. Civil liberties groups, hackers and criminals are also keenly interested in this new development, albeit for very different reasons. Civil liberties groups are concerned about RFID technology being used to invade people’s privacy; RFID tags enable unethical individuals to snoop on people and surreptitiously collect data on them without their approval or even knowledge. For example, RFID-enabled public transit tickets could allow public transit managers to compile a dossier listing all of a person’s travels in the past year — information which may be of interest to the police, divorce lawyers, and others.

However, privacy is not the focus of this website and will not be discussed further below. On the other hand, we are intensely concerned about privacy in an RFID-enabled world and have built an entire sister website about a device we have constructed, called the RFID Guardian, which could potentially help people protect their privacy from RFID snooping in the future. Those interested in RFID and privacy might want to check it out at The website even includes a video of the prototype RFID Guardian in action.

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Usos futuristas de RFID

dezembro 18, 2007

Cool, Surprising and just Plain Scary: 51 Futuristic Uses for RFID


Wal-Mart swears by it, CASPIAN thinks it’s the devil in disguise, the government hopes to profit from it, and the common man is confused by all the hype surrounding it – love it or hate it, there’s no turning back the clock on RFID folks, this is one technology that’s here to stay and go places. It’s being used in numerous applications, from tracking items along the supply chain to monitoring the whereabouts of kids and the elderly. It’s been kicking up a storm of privacy issues, and the FDA approval for VeriChip to implant human beings in the name of medical advances hasn’t done anything to settle the dust. Continue lendo »


dezembro 14, 2007

Mais uma referência na tecnologia RFID.

Portal mantido pela CMP – United Business Media – e com forte patrocínio da Motorola

Cada vez menor

dezembro 11, 2007

RFIDs desenvolvidos pela Hitachi, com 0,005 mm quadrados… na foto da direita, ao lado de um fio de cabelo… Estão chamando de RFID Powder (talco de RFID)

Hitachi’s new RFID chips (pictured on right, next to a human hair) are 64 times smaller than their mu-chips (left)

Há previsão de comercialização destes em 2 ou 3 anos.

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