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Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Purchase and Watc H Your Every Move by Albrecht, Katherine
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Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Purchase and Watc H Your Every Move

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Winner of the Lysander Spooner Award for Advancing the Literature of Liberty

As you walk down the street, a tiny microchip implanted in your tennis shoe tracks your every move; chips woven into your clothing transmit the value of your outfit to nearby retailers; and a thief scans the chips hidden inside your money to decide if you're worth robbing. This isn't science fiction; in a few short years, it could be a fact of life.

Spychips takes readers into the frightening world of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). While manufacturers and the government want you to believe that they would never misuse the technology, the future looks like an Orwellian nightmare when you consider the possibilities of surveillance and tracking these chips embody. Combining in-depth research with firsthand reporting, Spychips reveals how RFID technology, if left unchecked, could soon destroy our privacy, radically alter the economy, and open the floodgates for civil liberty abuses.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Albrecht, Katherine
Published: 10/01/2006
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 9780452287662
Pages: 278
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.54h x 5.56w x 0.65d
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester
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