Much has been made about stores putting RFID tags into clothing. There are people like Eugene Spafford who think it is very invasive to personal privacy. Then others like Jeff Jarvis think the threat has been overblown.
It is probably too early to make a final call. If the tags are used by stores to track inventory it is no problem. If the store ties the tags to your information at the register then they have crossed the line.
Speaking of College
University of California at Berkeley has decided to roll back its plan to take genetic samples of incoming freshmen. The change is a result of the California Department of Public Health's ruling that the genetic testing required
advance approval from physicians and should be done only by
specially-licensed clinical labs. [article]
Lowest Identity Thief
Steven Nelson, a 29-year-old tax preparer from the Bronx has been charged with identity theft. Nelson stole the social security numbers of pediatric cancer patients. He used the information to file over 100 false tax returns. It is believed he made off with over $200,000. [article]
How can anyone be so low as to target kids with cancer. Hopefully, Nelson gets the maximum sentence of 15 years.