Throughout virtually every industry today that depends on the manufacturing and transportation of products, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and Electronic Product Code (EPC) labeling is employed for “improved efficiency” in product distribution. Here is a video briefly explaining the basics behind this technology:
“The world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer,” Wal-Mart is setting the trend across the retail map by actively and aggressively implanting RFID/EPC tagging sensors within or onto their products —
With this evolving “pervasive” technology trend, of course, comes deep concerns from privacy advocates that this kind of technology is too threatening and, therefore, must either be heavily regulated or, at best, discontinued all together.
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