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Gillette abandon use of smart-chips following protests

james | 16.08.2003 17:47 | Cambridge | London

Gillette have abandoned the use of RFID smart-chips in products following a recent trial of the technology in Tescos supermarket in Cambridge, which attracted protests by local residents.

Following the recent protest in Cambridge against the introduction of smart-chips to track in-store product movements, the Boston Globe ran an article on the issue. Boston is the where the Gillette headquarters are located - within hours Gillette announced they would be abandoning the use of RFID in products.



Display the following 7 comments

  1. Wow — Poon
  2. Cool. Now thats stop ID cards... — n
  3. Good news - the best a man can get! — Mach3
  4. computer readable passports? — frog ;)
  5. Kudos — Dianna
  6. Gillette RFID trial — Chris Mc
  7. passports & ID cards — x325122907