The Washington Times has an interesting piece about the the Internet and technology summit in Switzerland last week. Delegates, it says, were unknowingly bugged with RFID tags, according to researchers who attended the forum.
RFID is Radio Frequency ID, which means the tags could have contained and given off all sorts of information, including the wearer’s exact location. The badges were handed out to more than 50 prime ministers, presidents and other high-level officials from 174 countries, including the United States. Researchers questioned summit officials about the use of the chips and how long information would be stored but were not given answers.
The three-day forum focused on Internet governance and access, security, intellectual-property rights and privacy.