Spy Chips in the Yoghurt Mug
RFIDs - coming soon!
Katherine Albrecht, CASPIAN, Boston USA
Sunday, 1.2.2004 at 3 p.m.
Kreuzstraße 0, D-33602 Bielefeld
PUBLIC DOMAIN 127 on Sunday, 1 February 2004:
Katherine Albrecht, Boston, on RFID "spy" chips
"January 2004: The Metro group [owners of supermarket chains real,
Media Markt and Galeria Kaufhof] will be using RFID tags on their
goods in the future."
(From a Metro press release)
"November 2004: Marion Z. is sent a caution from the Duisburg
authorities with a fine. The wrapping paper of a Mars bar she has
bought was found in the town park, floating in the duck pond.
After some pondering, Marion Z. remembers that she gave the sweet
to a young carol singer. Grinding her teeth, she pays the 10 Euro
fine. (From the award speech for the German Big Brother Awards, 2003,"Consumer Protection" category, winners: Metro Plc)
Katherine Albrecht, of consumers organization CASPIAN (Consumers
Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering - www.nocards.org),
will be travelling from Boston to Bielefeld specially to get involved
in the German RFID debate, as German retail multis are much more impudent than their US counterparts in introducing RFIDs across the country.
(The talk will be in English. We provide German translation - please
bring a set of headphones with a 3.5 mm - walkman size - plug to hear
Sunday, 1 Feb 2004 from 3 pm (to 7 pm app.)
at Bunker Ulmenwall, Kreuzstr. 0, Bielefeld, Germany