Researcher Developing Anti RFID Device

Researchers in Amsterdam say they have completed a device that prevents radio frequency identification tags from being read. The university professor overseeing the project says the goal is to protect people from a technology that is gaining wide acceptance but has the potential to compromise consumer privacy.

RFID chips, as small as a gain of sand, are being embedded in people, money, passports, and clothing from T-shirts to shoes. They're being used to monitor vehicle traffic, track inventory and livestock, identify missing pets, and help pharmaceutical companies fight counterfeit drugs. Networking Pipeline | Researcher Developing Anti-RFID Device

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