'Surveillance society'

Dr. Katherine Albrecht, founder of Spychips, (www.spychips.com), & Ixquick, (www.ixquick.com), is a respected expert in the privacy arena, with a decade of experience as a researcher and activist. She is also a bestselling author and a syndicated radio host. Katherine holds a Doctorate in Consumer Education and a Masters in Instructional Technology from Harvard University. Dr. Albrecht also works with CASPIAN, (Consumers against Supermarket Privacy Invasion & Numbering), which was

founded in 1999 to oppose grocery store "loyalty cards." "Our initial research into supermarket cards and data collection led us to look into the multi-billion dollar "CRM" or "Customer Relationship Management" industry that makes its living by collecting and trafficking in people's personal data. We were horrified at what we discovered, and even more concerned at how little the average American knows about this industry that daily invades their privacy. They began tackling the RFID issue in 2002.

WALMART INVADES PRIVACY: Currently, Spychips is looking at Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, who they feel has declared war on our privacy. The giant retailer has announced it will begin placing item-level RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) tracking tags on clothing sold in its stores.
THIS IS HUGE NEWS. It is the first step to the planned roll-out of the Internet of Things, where global corporations like IBM, Procter & Gamble, and Wal-Mart's technology partner NCR plan to equip every product with a tracking device and use a network of RFID readers to monitor and observe YOU everywhere you go. It is the frightening world detailed in our book "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID," and it has finally come to pass.

Go to: http://www.spychips.com - to see other articles.

NOTE: Thom, can you have Dr. Albrecht as guest on your show?



Zenzoe 9 years 20 weeks ago

It gives me the creeps to read about this.

I try not to shop at Walmart, or any of the other big box stores, for lots of reasons other than the important one you've raised. (I sometimes think that if everyone had my shopping habits, the economy would collapse. ) So now I have another good reason to stay away and try to use recycled stuff as much as possible. Thanks for the topic.

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