Thursday, January 11, 2007

U.S. warns about Canadian spy coins

"U.S. warns about Canadian spy coins
By TED BRIDIS, Associated Press Writer Thu Jan 11, 4:16 AM ET

WASHINGTON - Money talks, but can it also follow your movements?

In a U.S. government warning high on the creepiness scale, the Defense Department cautioned its American contractors over what it described as a new espionage threat: Canadian coins with tiny radio frequency transmitters hidden inside.

More fun with RFID. The technology is interesting and can have some very good uses but the way that TPTB are using them to curtail more and more freedoms is bad enough. Now we have to contend with the possibility of nefarious "foreign entities" doing all kind of monitoring and tracking and stuff.

The more DRM and Copyright/Patent crap and the uses of tech like RFID there is the more I think that George Orwell was an optimist.

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