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Smartworld: Identity Profiling With Radio Frequency

Kaye Beach

September 6, 2012

Excellent, information and reference packed article!  More than you ever wanted to know about RFID.

Published Sept. 4, 2012

Julie Beal, Contributor
Activist Post

RFID, or radio frequency identification (also known as near field communication, or NFC) is used for wireless communication between devices, one of which is a transmitter and the other is a receiver. This involves the use of low frequency radio waves passing between the devices; it is in widespread use, although the impact on health is rarely alluded to. RFID is being used for a multitude of applications involving sensing and communication of information, especially ID verification using smart cards/phones, miniscule sensors known as smart dust, bodily implants, and product tracking.

There are already many well-established ID Management companies who are also using or advocating RFID and biometrics. These companies are heavily involved in the emerging global identity ecosystem (eg, the NSTIC program, the work of the ITU, and the European initiatives, including STORK), and include Accenture, IBM, Verisign/Symantec and Oracle. The industry has grown significantly and the trend looks set to continue – especially considering the heavy investment by leading corporations like Google, IBM, and Microsoft.

The smart card industry is playing a leading role in identity management, indicating that in the near future the public will expect to manage their digitised identity with extrinsic devices such as contactless cards and mobile phones.

In Denver, for instance, Auraria Higher Education Center recently decided to issue new contactless smart cards to students (over 43,000 of them), and to staff. The cards will control door access using RFID, and will even serve as Visa debit cards. The plan is to eventually integrate the cards with other applications for student services, including parking, meal payment, library checkout, event management, emergency incidents, and lab and recreational tracking.

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Identity Cards A Global Perspective

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Identity Cards A Global Perspective 2009

The DNA Chip-YOU on a Smart Card

Kaye Beach

Sept. 27, 2010

If you (like me) are still fuming over  facial recognition, fingerprints and potentially RFID on your driver’s license, wait till you see what is coming up…..

DNA Chip technology embedded into Smart ID Cards;

Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM have developed an advanced DNA analysis system powered by a single, small processor.

“Our law enforcement, homeland security and defense communities face a significant challenge in how quickly they can confirm an individual’s identity,” explained LM spokesperson John Mears.

“[So], we essentially [designed] a [DNA] laboratory on a small, single chip that reduces the processing steps and time needed for analysis.

“[What previously took] days or weeks to complete [is now] an affordable, on-site process [lasting] less than an hour.”

A prototype RapI.D. system is already operational at ZyGEM’s Virgina MicroLab laboratories . . .

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Envisioning the Future of the CODIS DNA Database

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Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. Signs Joint Development Agreement with Par Worldwide Group, Inc.

This integration will include placement of the DNA chip directly into smart card technologies and government issued ID cards. In addition, the DNA-embedded technology will be placed directly into ink for the development and printing of ID cards, among other security products.

“Our partnership with Par Worldwide will provide us with an experienced research, development, manufacturing and sales team in the Biometric and smart card arenas,” said Larry Lee, chief executive officer of Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. “The initial focus of this program will be to apply our DNA-embedded technology to conform to International ISO standards for immediate roll-out.”

. . .The Applied DNA Chip function is versatile, allowing it to be integrated into the form of a slot reader, slide through reader, or contact point reader for instant authentication. An authentic DNA chip will generate an analog signal and be received by the reader after the chip is stimulated. An LCD display screen provides immediate authentication by reading the unique DNA signals embedded in the chip.

. . .Applied DNA Sciences, Inc.’s proprietary anti-counterfeit Applied DNA(TM) Ink technology will be integrated in the Biometric applications. The DNA sequences within the ink are used as tools to differentiate and verify product authenticity. The proprietary overt ink technology allows for on-site, real time authentication, using a proprietary instant detection feature of the ink.(Emphasis Mine)

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“Claims that the technology will be used to track people are inaccurate” Paul Sund

May 11, 2010 the Oklahoma House which previously passed HB 2569 by a wide margin (76-13 with 12 excused) failed to get enough votes to override the Governor’s Veto of the Radio Frequency ID bill.

Henry spokesman Paul Sund thanked the lawmakers for reviewing the legislation and sustaining the governor’s veto.

“It made no sense to prospectively ban technology that can provide future benefits,” Sund said. “Claims that the technology will be used to track people are inaccurate.”

Read more about the failed veto override vote on May 11, 2010 in this Tulsa World article

SIA CEO Richard Chace says in his letter to Gov. Henry;

“Unfortunately, this legislation reflects common misperceptions about RFID applications that are based upon twisted facts and emotions generated by ill-informed “privacy rights” advocates.”

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“Governor, please be assured that safeguarding the privacy of personal information collected through government-issued identification documents is of paramount concern to our membership”. Read the letter

More; Oklahoma Law Makers Led Astry...

How long till the lies our trusted official told us becomes painfully apparent to Oklahomans?

The clock is ticking as the use of RFID for TRACKING purposes accelerate. How long until the people in this state are mandated to carry the devious devices?  Anyone want to place their bets?

Japanese company NEC wowed technophiles and horrified privacy advocates earlier this year with electronic billboards that use facial recognition technology to identify the age and gender of passers-by, tailoring the ads they display to fit the demographic. Now IBM researchers in the UK are taking that notion even further, taking advantage of new technologies to delve deeper into the personal data of people on the street, tailoring advertisements that can even call the subject by name.

The billboards they are developing rely on the RFID chips that are increasingly being built into credit cards and cell phones as a means of storing data that is accessible by contact-free sensors (like the “touch pay” feature on some credit and debit cards that doesn’t require the user to swipe). A sensor on the billboard picks up on that RFID signal as the cardholder passes by, tapping information like name, age, gender, shopping habits, and personal preferences.

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