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http://www.autoidcenter.com/new_media/media_kit/questions_answers.pdf [removed]would provide such a compelling demonstration to the contrary," she added.
mirrored at: http://cryptome.org/rfid/questions_answers.pdf
Among the "confidential" documents available on the web site are slide shows discussing the need to "pacify" citizens who might question the wisdom of the Center's stated goal to tag and track every item on the planet,
mirrored at: http://cryptome.org/rfid/communications.pdf
along with findings that 78% of surveyed consumers feel RFID is negative for privacy and 61% fear its health consequences.
mirrored at: http://cryptome.org/rfid/pk-fh.pdf
PR firm Fleischman-Hillard's confidential "Managing External Communications" suggests a variety of strategies to help the Auto-ID Center "drive adoption" and "neutralize opposition," including the possibility of renaming the tracking devices "green tags." It also lists by name several key lawmakers, privacy advocates, and others whom it hopes to "bring into the Center's 'inner circle."
mirrored at: http://cryptome.org/rfid/external_comm.pdf
Despite the overwhelming evidence of negative consumer attitudes toward RFID technology revealed in its internal documents, the Auto-ID Center hopes that consumers will be "apathetic" and "resign themselves to the inevitability of it" instead of acting on their concerns.
mirrored at: http://cryptome.org/rfid/cam-autoid-eb002.pdf
Consumer citizens who are not feeling apathetic will be pleased to learn that the site provides names and contact information for the corporate executives who oversee the Center's efforts. Since the phone list isn't labeled "confidential," we're assuming that Auto-ID Center Board members are open to calls and mail that might help them better understand public opinion on this important subject.
Anyone interested in speaking with Dick Cantwell, the Gillette VP who heads the Center's Board of Overseers, for example, can find his direct office number listed on the Auto-ID Center's website here:
mirrored at: http://cryptome.org/rfid/226691160-list_board_of_overseers.pdf
To experience the Auto-ID Center's security holes firsthand, simply visit the web site at http://www.autoidcenter.org and type "confidential" in the site search box. The Center encourages such site exploration: "Our website has Research Papers and other information that anyone can download for free. There is also a Sponsors Only area of the site, which includes information and materials not available to the public at large. We encourage you to visit our site frequently to stay up to date with the Center's many activities."
Following are other examples of sensitive documents available at the site:
February 27, 2003 Board minutes:
ONS server schematics:
Doumentation of RFID field tests:
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