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ITWeb - the technology news site, 1.3.2004

Germans protest RFID chipsActivists in Rheinberg, Germany, this weekend planned to stage a protest outside the Metro Extra Future Store, the world's fifth-largest retailer that's also a test site for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking and other reports that RFID chips have been discovered by customers in the store's customer loyalty cards as well as products for sale, including goods from IBM, Gillette and Procter & Gamble. RFID chips are also set to replace bar codes."Metro failed to notify customers that they were being tracked," a Wired story states. "Although Metro told activists the chips worked only while customers were inside the store, activists discovered that a kiosk used to deactivate the chips didn't completely disable the tags."

ItWeb, 1. März 2004

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