Presentation on theme: "URI ROBINSON CSC 495 NOVEMBER 9 TH, 2007 RFID Tags (Radio Frequency Identification)"— Presentation transcript:
URI ROBINSON CSC 495 NOVEMBER 9 TH, 2007 RFID Tags (Radio Frequency Identification)
What is an RFID Tag? Uses Privacy Concerns Positives and Negatives
What Is An RFID Tag? Radio-Frequency Identification Automatic Identification method that relies on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. The RFID tag is an object that can be applied to or put into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification using radio waves.
What Is An RFID Tag? Most RFID tags contain at least two parts. One is an integrated circuit for storing and processing information, modulating and demodulating a (RF) signal and can also be used for other specialized functions. The second is an antenna for receiving and transmitting the signal. Two types of tags: Passive and Active pic
Security RFID Tag Uses – Security *Usually found inside video game, dvd and compact disc cases
Implanted RFID Chip Uses – Tracking *Believe It Or Not, Some Celebrities and Federal Agents have RFID chips implanted in their body
Privacy How would you like it if, for instance, one day you realized your underwear was reporting on your whereabouts? — California State Senator Debra Bowen, at a 2003 hearing You never really can tell where an RFID tag is because it can put inside of something and not visible to the eye. Most concerns revolve around the fact that RFID tags affixed to products remain functional even after the products have been purchased and taken home and thus can be used for surveillance and other purposes unrelated to their supply chain inventory functions.
Pros Cons Inventory Keeping Is Much Easier Privacy Use of Radio Controlled Information Reduces Job Opportunities Possible Cancer Risks
Conclusion What RFIDs Are Process Uses Privacy More Cons than Pros