RFID Privacy and You

Written by Rich McIver

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Despite these and other such dangers, however, there are some steps being taken to mitigate these privacy issues. For example, a recent proposal would require that all RFID-tagged products be clearly labeled. This would give consumersrepparttar choice to select products without RFID, or at a minimum to recognize thatrepparttar 135456 items they select are being tracked. For those unsatisfied with disclosure, there also exist a growing number of products designed to limit their exposure to RFID tagged products. One such product is ěKill Codesî a command which turns off all RFID tags immediately asrepparttar 135457 consumer comes into contact with them, thus entirely eliminatingrepparttar 135458 effectiveness ofrepparttar 135459 technology. Another proposal, however, ěRSA Blocker Tagsî, try to address privacy concerns while maintainingrepparttar 135460 integrity ofrepparttar 135461 product. Under this technology,repparttar 135462 item can only be tracked by that store's authorized reader, meaning that customers cannot be tracked outside ofrepparttar 135463 store in which they purchasedrepparttar 135464 item.


While some ofrepparttar 135465 dangers posited here seem far-fetched and unlikely,repparttar 135466 technology already exists and is developing rapidly to ensure that such hypotheticals can become realities. RFID tags haverepparttar 135467 potential to revolutionizerepparttar 135468 shopping experience by bringing us targeted products and allowing retailers and manufacturers to track purchases and shopper behavior more accurately and cost-effectively. The concern, however, is that if we are not aware and careful aboutrepparttar 135469 potential abuses of such technologies early on, we may fail to incorporate them at a time whenrepparttar 135470 laws and mores of such a system are still developing, ultimately sufferingrepparttar 135471 consequences later on.

Rich McIver writes for http://www.rfidgazette.org , a free informational resource on RFID. See http://www.rfidgazette.org/privacy/ for more information on RFID privacy issues.

The Calling Card Alternative

Written by Robert Mann

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So here arerepparttar steps you need to take to getrepparttar 135168 best out of your calling card purchase: - Find a reliable website (this means no weird pop-ups, no advertisement of Viagra onrepparttar 135169 website – you get my point). - Take a look atrepparttar 135170 available calling cards and rates. - Check out any details of calling cards: usually, next to or underneathrepparttar 135171 picture ofrepparttar 135172 calling card there is a link that will take you to a “Details” page. Look for maintenance fees, rounding, any other surcharges, expiration dates. - If you intend to make a lot of long calls over a short period of time, choose a card with a maintenance fee. This means that a certain amount will be deducted from your balance each week/month until you use uprepparttar 135173 card. But if you plan to make so many calls, you’ll probably userepparttar 135174 card up byrepparttar 135175 timerepparttar 135176 maintenance fee is deducted. Calling cards with maintenance fees also tend to have lower rates. - If you userepparttar 135177 card just once in a while, choose a card with no maintenance fee. These cards usually have higher rates, but you don’t have to worry about your balance going down if you do not userepparttar 135178 card. - Look for a Customer Service number. Reliable companies have Customer Service, in case their customers have questions or problems.

After this, getrepparttar 135179 card you this is best for your needs and wait for it to arrive inrepparttar 135180 email. Unless otherwise specified, you should be able to use it immediately. Good luck!

Robert Mann is the co-owner of http://www.callingcardshome.com - providing calling cards and long distance service to and from over 150 countries.

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