Posts Tagged ‘RFID’

More On √úberveillance And Privacy

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

I recently blogged about “6 “Scary Stuff” Privacy Terms IT, Info Sec and Privacy Folks Should Know.”
I was very pleasantly surprised to hear from Dr. Michael G. Michael and his wife Dr. Katina Michael a couple of days ago about the post! (Thank you Michael and Katina!) They provided some additional very interesting information about the term “√úberveillance.” With their permission, here is a large portion of the message they sent to me:


Awareness and Training Example: Privacy Impacts Throughout the Day

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

There was a very interesting article in the Washington Post today, “Enjoying Technology’s Conveniences But Not Escaping Its Watchful Eyes
This documentary of the day in the life of a woman shows how privacy issues are encountered throughout the day, and how virtually all of us leave a bit of ourselves, and along with it our privacy, whenever we get online, make purchases from stores, make phone calls, or do any number of things in virtually any place.


RFID Silliness: Is The Eagle on Your Coin Watching You?

Friday, January 12th, 2007

I saw an article on Yahoo news yesterday, “U.S. warns about Canadian spy coins,” that pointed out a warning issued by the U.S. Defense Security Service about Canadian coins being used to track U.S. government contractors.
The CIA has information about similar types of coins: “This hollow container, fashioned to look like an Eisenhower silver dollar, is still used today to hide and send messages or film without being detected. Because it resembles ordinary pocket change, it is virtually undetectable as a concealment device.”