Is the Convenience of RFID Worth the Privacy Trade Off?
By now, most of us who waste any time watching television have seen the MasterCard commercial where the marathon runner ducks into a convenience store mid-race.
The munchie stop doesn't cost him the race because he doesn't have to sign a credit card receipt. He simply waves his card before a special scanner and leaves the store.
Like its competitors, MasterCard's new product incorporates radio frequency identification technology, which uses radio waves to automatically identify people and objects. E-Commerce News: RFID: Is the Convenience of RFID Worth the Privacy Trade-Off?
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