September 30, 2003
WalMart goes serious with RFID

A good discussion on RFID over at MetaFilter. Apparently, US Giant retailer Walmart is forcing it's top 100 suppliers to track goods using RFID by 2005. Walmart even seems to track women's panties already!

Gilette started the wave last year, but if every single product one buys now will implement a long-lived passive tracking device, the opportunities are rife for retailers to dig into people's privacy...

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There's a good article about RFID and its origins on Time Magazine:,9171,1101030922-485764-1,00.html

Paul Saffo, the futurist RFID guru says that if RFID tags were already been in use, Winona Rider wouldn't have gone to jail but would have had her credit card charged instead :-))) The end of shop-lifting?

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Posted by: christian on October 1, 2003 09:24 AM

do anyone know a site about RFID in german language?

Posted by: reinhard on October 1, 2003 04:57 PM

I would like to know who the Walmart top 100 suppliers are that are required to provide RFID by 2005? I'm also interested in whether or not the top 100 are importers?

Posted by: linda burrel on March 8, 2004 07:38 PM

Hmm thats. Interesting. Wal-Mart Huh?'re retarded.


Posted by: Drew on March 26, 2004 09:06 PM

Wow.....What has this world come to. Is there anyway to find out who the top 100 Wal-Mart suppliers are, so i can avoid them. Are the suppliers for Wal-Mart tagging all of there shipped items or just the products shipped to Wal-Mart

Posted by: Jenn on September 22, 2004 02:58 PM patents process for accurate embedding of RFID tags (Chips) into self-adhesive paper labels both reducing costs effectively and with increased reliability and consistency. THese RFID label will meet Wal-mart requirements.

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