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Tracking your data using RFID - Technology & Science - CBC ...

Radio Frequency Identification tags are used to keep track of inventory, library books and passports. ((Eckehard Schulz/Associated Press))

What is RFID?

Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, is a generic term for technology that uses radio waves to identify people or objects. Information ranging from a simple serial number to more complex data is carried on a microchip with an antenna that can...

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New credit cards pose security problem - Technology ...

"It's not encrypted, which is not what we were expecting," said Holman, who has gone on U.S. TV newscasts to demonstrate the security gap. "It's really easy to read. ... Now you can get a generic RFID reader and use open-source...

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Microchip implants in humans on the market - CBC News

Posted: Nov 07, 2002 10:59 AM ET Last Updated: Nov 07, 2002 10:59 AM ET

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An American company is marketing an implantable identity microchip.

Applied Digital Solutions' (ADS) VeriChip is about the size of a grain of rice and is linked to a database. The database contains the client's file and...

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Wisconsin company offers microchip implants to ... -

A Wisconsin vending machine company is offering its employees a chance to have a microchip implanted in their hands that they could use to buy snacks, log in to computers or use the copy machine.

About 50 employees at Three Square Market have agreed to the optional implant of the chips, which are the approximate size and shape of a grain of rice, said Tony Danna, vice president of international...

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