Useful tiny tracking tags provoke privacy concerns


A washing machine that can "read" the clothes it holds and choose the perfect setting for the garments. A refrigerator that scans what is inside and sends a short text message reminder to buy milk, eggs or butter.

Both are possible with radio frequency identification tags, the postage-stamp-size chips that are revolutionizing the marketing and inventory businesses. But the revolution is also igniting debate in Europe over what some fear could be a new threat to personal privacy. Wireless: Useful tiny tracking tags provoke privacy concerns - Business - International Herald Tribune

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