Police State : new book : SPYCHIPS


Richard Moore


Thursday, October 6, 2005 

Corporations, government to track your every move 

New book 'SPYCHIPS' sets out disturbing scenario using RFID technology 

Posted: October 6, 2005 
6:00 p.m. Eastern 

© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com 

    "Can a microscopic tag be implanted in a person's body to
    track his every movement? There's actual discussion about
    that. You will rule on that - mark my words - before your
    tenure is over."
    - Sen. Joseph Biden, to Judge John Roberts at Supreme Court
    confirmation hearings, Sept. 12, 2005

Imagine a world of no more privacy, where hidden radio
frequency scanners will be constantly pointed at you,
wirelessly reading microchips embedded in your clothing,
shoes, bank cards and even your own flesh.

It's the ultimate in "Big Brother," and according to the
explosive new book "SPYCHIPS: How Major Corporations and
Government Plan to Track your Every Move with RFID," companies
including Wal-Mart, Target, Gillette, Proctor & Gamble, Kraft,
IBM and even the U.S. government have all invested in making
such a scenario a reality within the next decade.

Welcome to the world of Radio Frequency Identification, or
RFID, where tiny computer chips smaller than a grain of sand
will track everyday objects - and even people - keeping tabs
on everything you own and everywhere you go.

While it sounds far-fetched and futuristic, it's already here
and documented in "SPYCHIPS," written by Katherine Albrecht
and Liz McIntyre. These two privacy advocates have uncovered
extraordinarily detailed plans to use this new technology to
watch U.S. citizens.

Revelations in the book include IBM's blueprint for a "Person
Tracking Unit" that scans the RFID tags on unwitting members
of the public as they move through retail stores, airports,
train stations, elevators, libraries, theaters and even public
restrooms. They intend to follow your every move.

Nokia is developing an RFID-reader cell phone that could be
used to scan people and inventory their belongings as they
walk past on the street. Bank of America has cooked up a
"Crowd Identification Device" to scan RFID tags on the things
people are wearing and carrying to pinpoint, identify and
bombard them with targeted audio advertising messages. There
is even an RFID armband that delivers a dose of paralyzing
medication or an electroshock to subdue individuals.

These are just a few of the patents and patent applications
revealed in "SPYCHIPS" that major corporations and the U.S.
government have planned. The book chronicles efforts to keep
these plans a secret, revealing the contents of confidential
industry documents and outlining plans to "pacify" the public,
co-opt public officials and develop spin to ensure the
adoption of the RFID infrastructure.

The book also discusses the industry's more underhanded
tactics, like a foiled plot by the Grocery Manufacturers of
America to mount a smear campaign against author Katherine
Albrecht. As the authors were researching the book, illegal
efforts were made by unknown persons to gather intelligence on
them, including siphoning telephone records and targeting bank
records. Someone even contacted their friends and family to
probe for information, the authors say.

Hundreds of millions of dollars have already been invested in
what global corporations are calling the hottest new
technology since the bar code - and billions more are in the
balance. Wal-Mart's top suppliers are already on board with
RFID tracking, and high-level former government officials like
Tommy Thompson and Tom Ridge have joined the boards of major
RFID companies. In fact, Thompson, former secretary of health
and human services, now sits on the board of the VeriChip
human implant company and has publicly suggested RFID implants
for us all.

    "Spychips could strip away our last shreds of privacy and
    usher in a nightmare world of total surveillance - to keep us
    all on Big Brother's very short leash," say the authors.
    Order your copy of "SPYCHIPS" now. 


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