DoD enforced RFIDs

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by New Raider, Dec 1, 2003.

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  1. New Raider

    New Raider Registered Member

    Dec 1, 2003
    The Deparpment of Defence, as well as Wal-Mart and affiliats, will be using radio frequency wireless technology by 1/1/05, and most products and services, will use RFID Tags and Smart Stamps by 2006.
    I am really worried about privacy issues and security at that time, as well as now!

    The MATRIX security system will be all over America by the 22nd Century.
    Nano-technology is planned to be incorperated with RFIDs by the 23rd Century.

    Nanites and Nano-Tubes combined with RFID technology, could possibly be the worst scenario ever, with the exception of Star Wars like satalite systems and steath bombers equipt with Smart Bombs in the hands of hackers and virus makers.

    Courtesy of our Government, and the military.
  2. optigrab

    optigrab Registered Member

    Nov 6, 2002
    Brooklyn/NYC USA
    Feel free to be concerned about privacy, a lot of people are for good reason.

    But what are your sources for the statements you've made? What are the DoD and Wal-Mart programs, and how are they related, if at all? And what's with your predictions for the next two centuries?

    I agree privacy is being eroded pretty quickly as the world becomes increasingly networked. But if anything can be done to protect our privacy, we must be aware of the specific facts and not deal in vague nightmare scenarios.
  3. New Raider

    New Raider Registered Member

    Dec 1, 2003
    You mean like C.A.S.P.I.A.N.? - old Website

    My sources are from an accumulation of searches, over a period of 3 or 4 months.
    If you wanna know the links, please go to, and do your own searching with such keywords as:
    DoD RFID
    Wal-Mart RFID "November 2003"
    MATRIX police
    VeriChip 666
    VeriChip 2003
    "Digital Angel"
    "Mu Chip"
    "Smart Stamps"
    "Smart Labels"
    "Smart Shelves"
    Wal-Mart Gilette
    The facts MATRIX will be all over America (as well as Canada, most of Europe, and Asia) by the 22nd Century, and how nano-technology may follow in "Voyager's" footsteps by the 23rd, are not thought of by guesses.
    Do a few more searches.
    Wired Magazine and covers most of this, so you should check them out as well. has an updated version of the RFID privacy concerns and legal issues.
    You might want to look at that as well.
  4. gunnarj

    gunnarj Registered Member

    Jun 8, 2002
    DoD RFID Policy Requires Suppliers' Compliance by January 2005

    DoD Announces Radio Frequency Identification Policy


    October 23, 2003. No. 775-03.

    The Department of Defense announced today the establishment of a Radio Frequency Identification Policy (RFID). RFID technology greatly improves the management of inventory by providing hands-off processing. The equipment quickly accounts for and identifies massive inventories, enhancing the processing of materiel transactions to allow DoD to realign resources and streamline business processes.

    Implementation of RFID minimizes time spent through the normal means of inventory processing. This technology allows the improvement of data quality, items management, asset visibility, and maintenance of materiel. Further, RFID will enable DoD to improve business functions and facilitate all aspects of the DoD supply chain.

    The new policy will require suppliers to put passive RFID tags on the lowest possible piece part/case/pallet packaging by January 2005. Acknowledging the impact on DoD suppliers, the department plans to host an RFID Summit for Industry in February 2004. The RFID policy and implementation strategy will be finalized by June 2004.

    RFID policy and the corresponding RFID tagging/labeling of DoD materiel are applicable to all items except bulk commodities such as sand, gravel or liquids.


    United States Department of Defense
    Tel: +1 (703) 697-5131



    Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See "Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Resources and Readings"
    and "Physical Markup Language (PML) for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)."


    Link to story:

  5. New Raider

    New Raider Registered Member

    Dec 1, 2003
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