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ERIC Number: EJ788880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-15
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Wearable Tracking Tags Test Privacy Boundaries at the U. of Washington
Dotinga, Randy
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n23 pA15 Feb 2008
Tags such as the radio-frequency identifications or RFIDs are devices that make it possible for individuals to be tracked and their location reported back to a database. The devices--chips with radio antennas--emit signals, and tracking them reveals the movement of people or things. Many stores use the technology to catch shoplifters at exits. To explore the myriad new and serious privacy concerns raised by these devices, the University of Washington developed the RFID Ecosystem. This article describes this experiment undertaken by the University of Washington.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington