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RFID - Capabilities and Dangers


2008-11-24, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Hamburg

RFID - Capabilities and Dangers

In this talk I gave an overview of the status quo concerning RFID and related technologies.

Since it was conducted in the "Computer Science and Society" course by Professor Valk, there was a strong focus on social implications of RFID, possible erosion of privacy and lobby organizations, though I also briefly spoke about job opportunities for CS graduates. A short technical introduction for people unfamiliar with the technology was also given.

The presentation included a live demonstration of a portable RFID card reader, which was able to read RFID tags from students who courageously volunteered to have their wallets scanned.



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