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September 29, 2011

Internet of things: Should you worry if your jeans go smart?

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By Katia Moskvitch, BBC

What if those new jeans you’ve just bought start tweeting about your location as you cross London Bridge? It sounds far-fetched, but it’s possible – if one of your garments is equipped with a tiny radio-frequency identification device (RFID), your location could be revealed without you knowing about it. RFIDs are chips that use radio waves to send data to a reader – which in turn can be connected to the web. This technology is just one of the current ways of allowing physical objects to go online – a concept dubbed the “internet of things”, which industry insiders have shortened to IoT.

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