With George Noory
Live Nightly 1am - 5am EST / 10pm - 2am PST
Shows

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider to stream or download new and past shows for 99 cents!
Advertisement

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider to stream or download new and past shows for 99 cents!
Advertisement

Last Show Recap

RFID & Privacy Abuse

In the first half, registered pharmacist and nutritionist Benjamin Fuchs discussed nutritional and health supplements, and alternative approaches to many medical problems.

In the latter half, author Robert Damon Schneck, a longtime chronicler of the weird and unexplained, detailed his investigation into a terrifying case of Ouija board experiments gone bad.

Upcoming Shows

Tue 05-31  Forbidden Archaeology/ Midweek Open Lines Wed 06-01  Sea Monsters/ Crop Circles Thu 06-02  Technology Issues/ Spirit Medium Fri 06-03  Witchcraft & Spells/ Open Lines

CoastZone

Sign up for our free CoastZone e-newsletter to receive exclusive daily articles.

RFID & Privacy Abuse

Show Archive
Date: Monday - June 14, 2004
Host: George Noory
Guests: Katherine Albrecht, Jim Berkland

Katherine Albrecht, the founder of Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering (nocards.org), shared her research on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products. The small tags which emit identifying signals, are being pitched by major retailers to replace bar codes, and the marketing applications are "quite chilling," she commented.

Albrecht expressed concern that the tags would be read by hidden scanners without consumers' awareness and that marketers would be compiling information about people that they don't necessarily want to share. While the industry is claiming that RFID tags can be turned off after a consumer purchases an item, Albrecht discovered at her trip to the Future Store in Germany, they actually weren't disabling the chips even though they claimed they were.

The government is also involved with the technology, she warned. Cash itself may eventually have RFID chips installed in it, creating a larger tracking and accountability database that Albrecht predicted would be a further erosion of privacy. Of even greater worry, she sees a time when people may be coerced into having implants placed into their bodies in order to make purchases, which she correlated with the "Mark of the Beast" from the Book of Revelation.

Quake Update

First hour guest, geologist Jim Berkland reacted to a UCLA geophysicist's prediction that there would be a major quake in Southern California area by Sept. 5. He noted that the scientist didn't cite probabilities, something he always does in his predictions. In fact, Berkland concurred with this quake estimate, saying that there would be an 80% chance of a major quake in the Pacific area, during the first week of July, August and September. One way of detecting an upcoming quake is noting a rise in missing animal reports, he related, explaining that pets depend on the magnetic field to find their way home, and this field may become disrupted in the days preceding an earthquake.

Bumper Music

Bumper music from Monday June 14, 2004

  • Spooky
    Atlanta Rhythm Section
Advertisement