27/3 New NFC Logo
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27/3 New NFC Logo
Although it dates back to May last year, I completely forgot to speak about our proposal for a new NFC logo. You see the end result on the right in both pictures (click for a bigger picture). I will discuss the design process in a future post.
24/3 RFID and other personal data tracking methods under scrutiny
New Washington State RFID Law A Far Cry From What Assemblyman Wanted
Next Tuesday, it’s likely Washington state will have a new RFID law on its books, one that will be the first in the nation to make malicious stealing of data via RFID a crime. But the bill is a far cry from what's the bill's assemblyman sponsor had envisioned—and what he says he will still fight to get.Social Networks are also under scrutiny by the European Commission. Both moves show that there is increased awareness that the collection of personal data will become the most sensible topic in an ever more networked society.
ENISA Position Paper Security Issues and Recommendations for Online Social Networks (pdf) by ENISA
European Commission to launch public inquiry into RFID (2006)
VENDOR-DRIVEN Theory: a vendor's conception or mental scheme of something to be done, or of the method of doing it
Do Not Track Legislation Could Change the Ad Landscape
25/12 More RFID Security Flaws: Hackable Passports
From Foreign Policy: The Top Ten Stories You Missed in 2006
In October, the U.S. State Department began issuing biometric “ePassports” that contain a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag under the back cover. The tiny chip holds the usual passport data, including a digital photo. The motive behind adding the chips is ostensibly good: to combat counterfeiting and illegal immigration.Via Digitalsushi (de)
Do you still want to RFID?
21/11 Sylt mobile with NFC and RFID
There is a Sylt mobile project with RFID and NFC. It works like this:
Gäste des Dorint Sofitel Soel´ring Hof Sylt und des Strandhotel Sylt können während der Zeit ihres Aufenthalts sich das Nokia 3220 Handy mit NFC-Shell kostenlos ausleihen. Ebenfalls wird das Nokia 3220 mit NFC Shell bereits in einigen Vodafone Shops vertrieben. Mit herkömmlichen WAP-fähigen Handys kann das Sylt mobil Portal über wap.sylt.regiocms.de ebenfalls aufgerufen werden.Translation: Guests of the Dorint Sofitel Soel'ring Hof Sylt and of the beach hotel Sylt can rent for free a Nokia 3220 with a NFC-Shell. Everytime you see the above logo you can then get contextual information. With current mobile phones one can access the mobile portal at wap.sylt.regiocms.de.
How much easier could this be one with mobile tags - ok I am biased;). But just think, with NFC you only have one phone today and if you would want to print RFID chips on flyers and in magazines it becomes complicated. With mobile tags it's as easy: create and print. Here is the one that gets you to the main address (URL-encoded QR Code):
23/10 After RFID, NFC?
Now you can go shopping with your mobile phone
Within 12 to 18 months, claim handset makers, this Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the handsets to buy and store low value electronic tokens (such as sport and transport tickets), will start being standard on new handsets.But is it safe?
Wright says "a lot of work" has been done with credit card suppliers such as Visa and MasterCard to ensure the system is securely encrypted. "Unlike a wallet, if your phone is stolen it can be deactivated over the airwaves," Wright says.
12/9 RFID and The Internet of Things
RFID and the Internet of Things, 14-16 November, Mediamatic, Amsterdam
RFID & The Internet of Things is a workshop for a maximum of 16 designers and artists who want to learn more about RFID and its possible (cultural) effects and uses.
Check out the Reader for RFID Workshop, a collection of projects, theory and criticism on RFID
See also: Thoughts about Blogjects
Blogjects are "only" sources of information if that is all we want from them. Websites were only sources of information once, too, until they became conversational (in a Weinberger/Searls/Locke sort of way way) and changed the way we engage in social discourse, and even had measurable, substantial effect in 1st life politics and further. We know this for a fact. The social web changed things measurably. Can objects, also participating in the same register of discourse, do likewise, and perhaps have impactful effect?Yep, they can have such an effect. I still remember Peter's complaint about not knowing about the whereabouts of an object (cell phone/iPod?) delivered to him. Now, let's assume we would have blogjects or shouldn't we call it rather a QRSS:). Well I need another post to go further with this...
07/6 Do you still want to RFID?
The RFID Hacking Underground
"The world of RFID is like the Internet in its early stages," says Ari Juels, research manager at the high tech security firm RSA Labs. "Nobody thought about building security features into the Internet in advance, and now we're paying for it in viruses and other attacks. We're likely to see the same thing with RFIDs."Via Bruno
Touch, Exploring user centred applications for NFC and RFID.
The project covers three distinct areas
Via Anne Galloway
25/11 Kindercity in Zurich
I live in Zurich, I have kids and it's via Nouvo that I hear from Kindercity and their use of RFID technology.
(A bit later) my wife tells me that she knows about it for a long time, that it was in all newspapers...