Tunisia slated over net controls

Submitted by frlarry on Thu, 11/17/2005 - 16:22
Why, indeed, would the U.N. hold the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis? As the following BBC report shows, Tunis has a particularly poor record of tromping on free use of the Internet (much like China as already reported on this blog). BBC NEWS | Technology | Tunisia slated over net controls As a result of the ubiquity of control freakism, and the negative impact on human society, I've decided to add a "Control Freaks" category to this blog.

UN predicts 'internet of things'

Submitted by frlarry on Thu, 11/17/2005 - 16:17
This report from the BBC on one debate heald at the recent World Summit on the Information Society, held in Tunis (of all places), BBC NEWS | Technology | UN predicts 'internet of things', describes the growing use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), embedded in manufactured products to ease inventory and shipment tracking. Similar in concept to the use of iPass on the Illinois tollways, when a product with an embedded RFID tag passes a radio scanner, its ID is registered and the product is tracked and/or inventoried.