[LINK] Re: RFID in Govt, and in People

Geoff Ramadan gramadan at umd.com.au
Thu Oct 5 19:24:53 AEST 2006

Lea de Groot wrote:
> Geoff Ramadan wrote:
>>> Secondly, RFID opens up the possibility for remote sensing that 
>>> 'simple' paper-based (ie barcode) systems did not - you cannot have a 
>>> system set up outside the library door to scan the barcodes of 
>>> unsuspecting borrowers leaving the library, you might be able to with 
>>> rfid tags.
>> why would you bother?
>> they already know you have the book. If you took it with out going 
>> through the proper channels the alarm would go of.
>> If you are really that concerned that "others" may surreptitiously 
>> read it, then you or the librarian can insert a aluminum foil sheet. 
>> Problem solved.
> I'm not worried - its the principle.
> You asked a question, I gave an answer.
>> My understanding RFID passports have a metal thread woven into one 
>> page, making the RFID tag impossible to read.
> Yes, but the point is that it must be shown that the new systems aren't 
> 'worse' than the old ones. It isn't adequate to loftily tell me that it 
> can't happen.
> See the earlier email claims from Adam Todd (IIRC)

I am extremely skeptical about Adam's claims.

Geoffrey Ramadan

> warmly,
> Lea
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> Lea de Groot
> Brissie
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