RFIDs on library books a big concern for privacy advocates

The Christian Science Monitor reports that some privacy advocates are making a case against the use of radio frequency identification tags on library books. The concern is that the RFID makes it too easy for the government or others to compile data on what individuals are reading. Many college libraries already use the technology — in which a small, square tag is affixed to each book. The RFID makes it much easier to take inventory and to check out books.

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