Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Random RFID Update: Microchipping License Plates

Wired has an article by Mark Baard on microchipped license plates. These are active RFID, which is basically a transponder. The article mentions the benefits of being able to catch anyone who is uninsured or has not renewed their license plate.

But it can also be used to track if you are speeding, if you drive on the wrong side of the road, cross a double yellow line, park in a handicapped stall.....

You get the idea. It isn't a backdoor method of surveillance, it's a front door method of surveillance.

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