RFID, which stands for Radio Frequency Identification, is a technology that uses computer chips smaller than a grain of sand to track items from a distance. And as this mind-blowing book explains, plans and efforts are being made now by global corporations and the U.S government to turn this advanced technology, these spychips, into a way to track our daily activities - and keep us all on Big Brother's short leash. Compiling massive amounts of research with firsthand knowledge, "Spychips" explains RFID technology and reveals the history and future of the master planners' strategies to imbed these trackers on everything - from postage stamps to shoes to people themselves - and spy on Americans without our knowledge or consent. It also urgently encourages consumers to take action now - to protect their privacy and civil liberties before it's too late.
Katherine Albrecht is the founder and director of CASPIAN (Consumers Against upermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering). Albrecht has emerged as one of the leading voices for privacy in today's fast changing, high-tech world and has spoken on RFID all over the world, providing testimony to state, federal, and international lawmakers. Liz Mcintyre is CASPIAN's communications director. She is the master strategist for many of the organization's most successful campaigns, but is perhaps best known as the MonevMom, a family money writer and columnist.