Friday, April 14, 2006

MIT Launches RFID Privacy Site

MIT Launches RFID Privacy Site and although it is pretty empty and spare as of the week of the announced launch, it promises to offer some reasoned and intelligent discussion of the topic.

There is an unfortunate link to Christian biblical prophecy in most efforts to oppose ubiquitous RFID. That emphasis has kept many interested in the issue of RFID privacy from paying much attention to the opponents of wide RFID adoption because they don't want to enter into discussion of the religious dogma of the "Mark of the Beast" pointed to by those opposed to RFID on religious grounds.

While privacy advocates and RFID opponents Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre have significant credentials in the book they co-authored book "Spychips, How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move With RFID" the related website called "Caspian" for "Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering" began with an emphasis on the biblical warnings against the "Mark of the Beast" as mentioned in the Bible:

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:16-17
Clearly, MIT will steer clear of the religious arguments and emphasize the technology solutions to the RFID privacy issue, keeping the book of Revelation far from the discussion so rational secular discussion can be had outside the emotional aspects of religion.

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