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Liz McIntyre

Biography:

Liz McIntyre is a consumer privacy expert and author of the soon-to-be-released book Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track your Every Move with RFID. In this book, McIntyre and co-author Katherine Albrecht expose how organizations like Procter & Gamble, Gillette, Wal-Mart, and even the U.S. Postal Service plan to use tiny computer chips smaller than a grain of sand to track everyday objects and even people, keeping tabs on everything you own and everywhere you go.

McIntyre regularly researches and writes about the financial, privacy, and civil liberties impacts that technologies like RFID will have on consumers. She serves as the Communications Director for CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering), an organization that advocates free-market, consumer-based solutions to the problem of retail privacy invasion. In this role, she has been the master strategist for many of the organization's most successful media campaigns.

McIntyre is also known for her lively, accessible treatment of consumer issues as the MoneyMom, a syndicated family money writer and columnist. McIntyre brings meticulous research skills and a keen investigative eye to her reporting on corporate policy-making and bureaucratic misdeeds.

Past Shows:

Mad Moments

During the final two hours of the show, George Noory, who was broadcasting live from WMAL-AM in Washington D.C., hosted Open Lines and offered a 'mad moment' line for people who wanted to share occasions in their lives when they just lost it. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Spy Chips

Consumer privacy experts Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre of CASPIAN, a group dedicated to fighting supermarket 'loyalty' cards, shared an update on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

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