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Texas schoolgirl loses case over RFID tag suspension

The Register | A federal court has ruled against the Texan teenager who was challenging her suspension for refusing to wear an RFID tag, despite objections on religious and privacy grounds. Last November, Andrea Hernandez, 15, was expelled from the John Jay ...

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Court Blocks Suspension of Anti-RFID Student

Readers may want to break out the civil liberties pitchforks in response to a new court case against a Texas high school that suspended a student for refusing to wear an ID badge implanted with a location tracking microchip. A court has ...

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Schoolgirl expelled for refusing to wear RFID tag

Iain Thomson, The Register | A plan by a San Antonio school district to continuously monitor its students using RFID has run into legal problems after one of them took a stand against being forced to use the tracking technology. Northside Independent ...

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A Privacy And Security Pandora’s Box?

ScienceDaily | A research article published in the current issue of the International Journal of Intellectual Property Management suggests that Big Brother could be opening a privacy and security Pandora’s Box if human rights, particularly regarding data protection are not addressed ...

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U.S. School District to Begin Microchipping Students

By David Gutierrez | A Rhode Island school district has announced a pilot program to monitor student movements by means of radio frequency identification (RFID) chips implanted in their schoolbags. The Middletown School District, in partnership with MAP Information Technology ...

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Enhanced Tracking Technology May Help RFID

By DON CLARK A Los Angeles start-up says it has developed a way to dramatically expand the range of a popular wireless tracking technology, opening up many new applications for low-cost identification tags. Closely held Mojix Inc. says its enhancements ...

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Researchers develop RFID ‘smart tags’ for workplace

Researchers at Lancaster University are developing a new generation of ‘smart tags’ to “help keep workers safe on construction sites.” NEMO technology in development The research project is creating tiny Radio Frequency ID (RFID) tags, with sensors and memory, which ...

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Privacy watchdog calls for RFID regulations

 Ian GrantConsumers who buy RFID-enabled goods should have an automatic veto against their personal details being collected and associated with the device, says the European Data Protection Supervisor. Responding to the European Commission’s communication on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in ...

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Insecure RFID Passports Get Stamp of Approval

U.S. State Department Approves RFID Passports Amidst Privacy Concerns With the original incarnation slammed over security concerns, a new breed of RFID-enabled passports received the U.S. State Department’s stamp of approval last Monday. The new passports are set to launch ...

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Tracking by sun: RFID goes solar

Solar-powered Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Savi Technology, a unit of Lockheed Martin, has announced it recently began deploying solar-powered Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers and signposts located at a major U.S. Army supply facility in Kuwait. The solar-powered signposts activate ...

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