PROTESTING RFID IN CLOTHING AND SHOES

RFID in Fashion 2008 Conference - Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, August 2008

Press Release: Protest Today Against RFID in Clothing and Shoes:
RFID WHERE? You'd better look at your shoes, socks and underwear!

Video: Television News Report from NTDTV

Digg:Spy shoes: RFID to be embedded directly into clothing

More Video and a Firsthand Report: Protest Re-Cap with Video from HomelandStupidity.com

 

 

 


MARCH AND PRAYER VIGIL AGAINST HUMAN CHIPPING (VERICHIP)

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Alzheimer's Community Care Center - West Palm Beach, Florida,  March 2007
Scores of freedom-loving activists turned out to protest the microchipping
of Alzheimer's patients as dehumanizing and dangerous.

Press Release: Interfaith Vigil to Protest VeriChipping of Alzheimer's Patients

Website: AntiChips.com

Pictures!  See the Slide Show

Press coverage:  Good Morning America

New Scientist Magazine

 


BOYCOTT BENETTON FOR PLANNED SPYCHIPS

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Benetton and Philips planned to tag 15 million women's clothing items with sewn-in RFID spychips, but we didn't take it lying down!

Press Release: Consumer Group Calls for Immediate Worldwide Boycott of Benetton

Website: BoycottBenetton.org

Press Coverage:     NPR All Things Considered //   Business Week

Boston Globe & Reuters //   dozens more

Outcome: Benetton cancelled the plan!



BOYCOTT TESCO FOR SPYING ON CUSTOMERS

We caught Tesco Hiding RFID Tags in Gillette Razors that triggered hidden videocams

Website: BoycottTesco.com

Press Coverage:  BBC News //     UK Guardian
Times of London //          Ziff Davis
Marketing Week // and many more

Outcome: Tesco cancelled the program!

 


BOYCOTT GILLETTE FOR HIDING RFID TO SPY ON SHOPPERS

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We launched a worldwide boycott when we discovered Gillette was hiding RFID tags in Mach 3 razor products and using a "smart shelf" to trigger a hidden camera to take a mug shot of every customer who picked up the products.

Press Coverage:
* Sydney Morning Herald
* Slashdot
* Times of London
* UK Guardian

Outcome:Gillete cancelled the program!
(See: Gillette reverses RFID position at Mach 3 speed)

 


METRO "FUTURE STORE": KATHERINE'S TOUR PROMPTS RECALL


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Website: Full 12-page report //     Protest Photos

Press Releases:

Katherine Albrecht Heads to Germany and England

German RFID Scandal: Hidden Devices, Unkillable Tags Found in Metro Future Store

German Consumers Protest; Call for end to RFID trials

Outcome: Metro was Forced to Recall 10,000 Spychipped Customer Loyalty Cards!
(See: Scandal Forces METRO to Drop RFID Loyalty Card )


CASPIAN PROTESTS EPC NETWORK LAUNCH, FILES LAWSUIT


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In 2003, Katherine launched a groundbreaking first-amendment lawsuit against Chicago's McCormick place, the nation's largest conference facility, when they refused to allow our group to distribute literature on publicly-owned property.

Press Releases:

* CASPIAN Protests World Launch of RFID Spy Chip Network

* Consumer Group Plans Protest During Gillette Speech

* ACLU Sues Chicago Convention Center on CASPIAN's Behalf - The Washington Times

* ACLU Asks Court to Defend Free Speech Rights at McCormick Place for Group
Opposed to Consumer Surveillance Technology
- U.S. Newswire

LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER Group to protest 'spy chips' - - WorldNet Daily

Outcome: McCormick spent over a million dollars in attorney's fees, after which they finally saw things Katherine's way. The conference now allows leafleting at all public doors entering the facility, and the case has set a precedent for all other publicly-owned conference centers. (Many thanks to the ACLU of Illinois for representing us in the case, and to Liz McIntyre for her role as protest organizer.)



INDUSTRY GROUP AIMS AT KATHERINE, INSTEAD SHOOTS ITSELF IN FOOT



The Grocery Manufacturers of America, one of the world's largest trade organizations, was apparently planning a smear campaign against Katherine. Then it went horribly wrong.

 

 

"The companies and organizations behind radio-frequency identification tags are scrambling to improve their image...after they were caught trying to dig up dirt about one of their most effective critics."
-  Wired News

 

Outcome: GMA was forced to publicly apologize to Katherine.

(See: Grocery Manufacturers of America Issues Apology to RFID Privacy Activist
Character assassination not condoned, says GMA CEO
and Grocery manufacturers apologise to anti-RFID activist over slur - Sydney Morning Herald)



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