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“Like your knickers – too bad you’re so poor …”

More RFID coverage in the Chicago Sun-Times:

RFID chips could make your daily life easier, but they also could let anyone with a scanning device know what kind of underwear you have on and how much money is in your wallet

But these same super-small computer chips might also, for the convenience of retailers, be tucked into every shirt you wear, every book you buy and even every dollar bill you put in your wallet – and that could inadvertently create a profound threat to your personal privacy. A clever snoop, armed with a scanner that can read the radio signals coming from the microchips, could size you up in an instant while just strolling past you on the street.

Spooky. (Actually it sounds rather fun. Sorry. Sorry.)

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