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The BBC reports that Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering (CASPIAN) is pushing for a consumer boycott against Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, citing the company’s use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips to track products.

CAQSPIAN refers to RFID as “spy chips,” and says that they can be used to track the behavior of shoppers.

“Suggestions that Tesco might use this technology to track products once they have been purchased, thereby invading customers privacy are simply wrong, in fact it would be illegal in Europe," a Tesco spokeswoman told the BBC. Tesco is testing the chips on 10 SKUs in 10 stores.
KC's View:
Y’know, we’ve never met CASPIAN leader Katherine Albrecht, but we’re beginning to think she must be Amish…living out in the country, never using electricity (because the government would know how many appliances she’s using), not driving cars (which these days are run via computer chips), and communicating via Pony Express. She must use cash, not credit cards, because the use of plastic would allow people to track her purchases.