October 02, 2004

RFID or Spychip?

Looks like RFID has some annoying applications in terms of privacy reduction. But privacy is a matter of identity, and identity is difficult to determine - or, at least it can be made difficult to determine.

Build a small reader that monitors RFIDs close to either you or a local Starbucks, broadcast these via a p2p wireless mesh, and return a random sampling of this identity stream whenever a reader queries for IDs. Perhaps store a stream of RFID responses in a memory stick for those times you are not near a wireless 'freedom zone'.

Are citizens banned from creating new RFID applications yet?

Oh.. it looks like RSA already thought of jamming.

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