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A Creeping Spread of Location Technology

Posted by Brian Bennett
A government proposal to use Global Positioning System (“GPS”) transmitters to track New York City taxis has led to taxi driver demonstrations. Businesses are increasingly using location technology to track the movement of employee vehicles, raising employee and union concerns about businesses tracking employee movements. Some …

RFID, Data Mining and Surveillance Ubiquity

Despite the claims of RFID tag makers that RFID tags are benign and unlikely to be used to create a surveillance society, three new developments suggest that RFID tags and data mining continue on their way to becoming both ubiquitous and used for general surveillance of customers, visitors, and citizens …