SPYCHiPS: How major corporations and government plan to track your every move with RFID
Imagine a world where everything you own—from your sneakers to your
driver’s license to your prescription medication—contains a tiny microchip that
can transmit private information about you to marketers, criminals, or government
agents. As you walk down the street, a tiny microchip implanted in your
tennis shoe tracks your every move; chips woven into your clothing transmit the
value of your outfit to nearby retailers; and a thief scans the chips hidden inside
your money to decide if you’re worth robbing.
This isn’t science fiction. In a
few short years, it could be a fact of life. And while manufacturers and the government want you to believe that they would
never misuse the technology, the future looks like an Orwellian nightmare when you consider the level of surveillance and
tracking these chips embody.
Combining in-depth research with firsthand reporting, Katherine Albrecht and Liz
McIntyre’s masterpiece, SPYCHiPS, reveals how RFID technology, if left unchecked, could soon destroy our privacy, radically
alter the economy, and open the floodgates for civil liberty abuses.
Softcover, 278 pages