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German Metro Retreats On RFID

After a ton of negative publicity from the anti-RFID folks, the German retail giant Metro has said that it will stop putting RFID tags (a.k.a. “spy chips”) into its loyality cards. Roughly 10,000 cards containing the tags had been distributed…

  • March 1, 2004

After a ton of negative publicity from the anti-RFID folks, the German retail giant Metro has said that it will stop putting RFID tags (a.k.a. “spy chips”) into its loyality cards. Roughly 10,000 cards containing the tags had been distributed as part of a trial project.

Meanwhile, I’m quoted in the current issue of Consumer Reports in an article on RFID chips. However, there doesn’t seem to be any way to get that article online.

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