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RFID: The tech you’ve never heard of – but use every day

Radio frequency identification - RFID - is the foundation on which many contactless technologies are built. But is it getting left behind amid the "internet of things"? Tim Harford argues its best days may still be to come.

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Mon 5 Aug 2019 03:50GMT

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Adam Fabio "Theremin's Bug: How the Soviet Union Spied on the US Embassy for Seven Years" 8 December - Hackaday

Martin Vennard "Leon Theremin: The man and the music machine" 13 March 2012 - BBC World Service

Gulliver - The Economist

Bill Glover and Himanshu Bhatt, RFID and Infrastructures of Identification - O'Reilly: Sebastopol CA 2006

Jordan Frith A Billion Little Pieces: RFID and Infastructures of Identification - MIT Press, Cambridge 2019

Kevin Ashton "That 'Internet of Things' Thing" 22 June 2019 - RFID Journal

Babbage "The Difference Ending: Chattering Objects" 13 August 2010 - The Economist

"Privacy Not Included: Vibratissimo Panty Buster"  - Mozilla Foundation

Shoshana Zuboff "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism Profile" - London 2019

Bruce Sterling "The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things - Strelka Press, Moscow

 

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