After reporting last week on the $8.00 scanner purchased from EBay to be able to scan identities , this looks to be somewhat promising...and I would guess the proof would be in the pudding...the information on the portable computer, unless of course someone figures a way to send it remotely to a server...so send in the forensics in this case....but according to this article, what would stop a retailer from doing the same, collecting information on every consumer in the establishment that day...again not using the information for theft purposes, but for use in their own data bases? BD
When did the practice of lawmaking require an accompanying press release issued by a professional PR firm? An embedded photo of the sponsoring state official, too? Shameless. Nevertheless, it did bring our attention to a new law in the state of Washington which prohibits "malicious" RFID spying. When the new law (said to be a first of its kind in the US) goes into effect in July, anyone caught scanning a person remotely "without his or her knowledge and consent, for the purpose of fraud, identity theft, or some other illegal purpose" will be charged with a Class C felony. Great, so that covers the obvious criminal abuse of the technology. However, the original bill also included an opt-in measure that would require your approval before retailers and others could track your activity via that handy, store-issued discount card you carry, the implant you received during that stint in the joint, new credit card, or personal ID card you're required to carry.