Friday, July 16, 2004

How long can I check this kid out for?

Children in Osaka, Japan will now receive the same protection as the books in our higher-tech libraries.  Children will be fitted with RFID chips to enable tracking them in the event of an abduction.  This sounds like a noble and vital policy, but the future implications for criminal or governmental perversion of the intent of the policy are frightening.

Japan: Schoolkids to be tagged with RFID chips, by Jo Best, Special to CNETAsia, Monday, July 12 2004