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Boycott Tesco is a project of CASPIAN, Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering, online at http://www.spychips.com.

Katherine Albrecht
CASPIAN Founder and Director
(877) 287-5854

Liz McIntyre
CASPIAN Communications Director:
(877) 287-5854

press @ nocards.org

TESCO Boycott Launched

CASPIAN Announces Worldwide Tesco Boycott on BBC Television

CASPIAN Press Release, January 26, 2005

Privacy activists demand Tesco boycott over RFID
Tesco's plan to increase the use of radio barcode technology is under fire from campaigners who claim it is a privacy nightmare

ZDNet, Jan 26, 2005

Big Brother at the Supermarket Till?
Just a harmless extension of the well-known barcode, or a sinister tracking device designed to monitor the movements and habits of consumers?
BBC News, Jan 27, 2005

RFID plans trigger Tesco boycott call
"People will be taking home items containing spy chips..."; Silicon.com, Jan 27, 2005

Consumer group vows to boycott Tesco
CASPIAN has launched a worldwide boycott of Tesco in response to the retailer's escalating use of RFI D on consumer products
Food Production Daily, Jan 26, 2005

Tesco 'spychips' anger consumers
A US consumer privacy group has called for a global boycott of Tesco stores over the company's trial of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips.
BBC News, Jan 26, 2005.

Group hits Tesco plan for item-level RFID tagging
FMI Daily Lead, Jan 27, 2005

Consumer group calls for Tesco boycott over use of RFID; Progressive Grocer, Jan 27, 2005

Boycott Tesco over RFID, says consumer group
Out-Law.com IT and E-commerce, Jan 27, 2005

Consumer group vows to boycott Tesco
Food Navigator, Jan 26, 2005

TESCO RFID Activities

Tesco to expand item-level RFID trial
RFID Journal, Jan 17, 2005

U.K. Retailer Goes On RFID Shopping Spree
Information Week, Jan 17, 2005

ADT announces Tesco to purchase RFID readers
ADT Press Release, Jan 11, 2005

European retailers accelerate RFID plans
Information Week, Jan 24, 2005

TESCO RFID Spy Shelf Abuse

Tesco tests spy chip technology
Tags in packs of razor blades used to track buyers
By Alok Jha, Guardian Science Correspondent
July 19, 2003

The card up their sleeve
Examines loyalty cards, retail surveillance, and RFID-based customer tracking plans
By Rachel Shabi, July 19, 2003

RFID tags on Mach 3 razors snap your photo
"Think RFID tags are harmless? Look at how they are being used in the UK "

Shaving shoppers to be saved from surveillance?
Big Brother technology now trained on razor buyers 7/21/03

Close shaves in the security sector

"If retailers think consumers will put up with this...they are mistaken" 7/21/03

Technology automatically IDs consumers
'Smart shelf' innovation tracks customers as well as product sales By Jon Dougherty, July 19, 2003

Shopping to go high-tech?
Radio tracking of merchandise has privacy advocates steaming , By Jon Dougherty, July 19, 2003

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