Artigo na Scientific American contra o RFID – Mythbusters impedidos de emitir programa sobre a insegurança do RFID

Katherine Albrecht, co-autora de “Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID“ escreveu um artigo na Scientifica American, explicando como inadvertidamente consentimos perder as nossas liberdades e a nossa privacidade e o que está a ser feito sobre esta temática a nível dos EUA e UE. – FAQ

Q. What is RFID?
A. Radio Frequency IDentification is an automatic data capture technology that uses tiny tracking chips affixed to products. These tiny chips can be used to track items at a distance–right through someone’s purse, backpack, or wallet. Many of the world’s largest manufacturing companies would like to replace the bar code with these “spy chips,” meaning that virtually every item on the planet–and the people wearing and carrying those items–could be remotely tracked. There is currently NO REGULATION protecting consumers from abuse of this technology. >> Learn More about RFID

Digital Citizen :: RFID: Your privacy is up for grabs

Speaking of “contactless” credit cards, the Discovery cable TV channel recently scuttled an episode of “Mythbusters” (where a team of scientists explore the veracity of stories sent in by viewers) which exposes how insecure RFID tags are. Boing Boing describes the clip thusly, “Mythbusters’ Adam Savage told the folks at the HOPE hackercon about how the Discovery Channel was bullied by big credit-card companies out of airing a program about how crappy the security in RFID tags is.”.

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Digital Citizen :: RFID: Your privacy is up for grabs

If you live in a state bordering Canada or Mexico, you may soon be given an opportunity to carry a very high tech item: a remotely readable driver’s license. Designed to identify U.S. citizens as they approach the nation’s borders, the cards are being promoted by the Department of Homeland Security as a way to save time and simplify border crossings. But if you care about your safety and privacy as much as convenience, you might want to think twice before signing up.

KDE4.1.1 está aí!!! Have fun…

K Desktop Environment – KDE 4.1.1 Release Announcement

September 3, 2008. The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.1.1, the first bugfix and maintenance update for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop. KDE 4.1.1 is a monthly update to KDE 4.1. It ships with a basic desktop and many other packages; like administration programs, network tools, educational applications, utilities, multimedia software, games, artwork, web development tools and more. KDE’s award-winning tools and applications are available in more than 50 languages.

Discussão no Parlamento Europeu sobre o pacote das telecoms – o BIG BROTHER Europeu

Telecoms Package : the spectre of the graduated response hangs over Europe | La Quadrature du Net

The very same morning, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published a critical comment on several of these amendments (amendments 9, 30, 76, 81, 112, 130 and 134 brought in IMCO by British Conservative MEP Malcolm Harbour).

The EDPS, as an independent EU authority in charge of personal data protection, considers that these amendments are an open invitation to a “mass surveillance of Internet users” and to “lay the foundations” of the graduated response. The EDPS confirms by the way the analysis that La Quadrature du Net (Squaring the Net) had published in July, like many other notes that were sent to MEPs1.


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