RADIO TAGS DRESSED UP AS BIOSENSORS

The struggle over Orwellian homeland security measures is highlighted in two fascinating Wired News articles today:

* "More and more people are becoming suspicious of radio-frequency identification tags -- tiny transmitters that track the whereabouts of products with stunning accuracy. So the food industry is adding biosensors to the tags in a bid to present them as terrorism-fighting tools."* An unusually diverse colation of Washington power players -- including the NAACP, the ACLU, and the ultra-conservative Americans for Tax Reform -- is working together to stop CAPPS II, the Transportation Security Administration's controversial airline passenger screening system.
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