Benjamin Juang (ibneko) wrote,
Benjamin Juang
ibneko

Big Brother in airports?

Airport security chiefs and efficiency geeks will be able to keep close tabs on airport passengers by tagging them with a high powered radio chip developed at the University of Central London...
...People will be told to wear radio tags round their necks when they get to the airport. The tag would notify a computer system of their identity and whereabouts. The system would then track their activities in the airport using a network of high definition cameras...

[source:http://www.theregister.com/2006/10/12/airport_rfid/]

I'm not the only one disturbed by this, right?

Right, so ways around this:
-Swapping tags with other people in bathrooms
-->can be countered by adding restrictions: you're supposed to be flying out of this gate, then you have to exit via this gate with your own tag.

-Ditching your tag to do Bad Things™ like bombs, etc.
-Making your tag broadcast someone else's signal.
-Making your tag broadcast a scrambled or random signal.
-->Object counting software - we see people in area, but there's a person missing a tag
or /duplicate tags/unissued tag id being returned. Flag security and notify them. This is much harder, and requires a shitload of processing power, but it's doable.
Tags: big brother, rfid, security
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