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1. Please read following and answer related questions about Radio Frequency Identification:ÿInput Device or Invasion of Privacy?Punch cards, keyboards, bar code scanners?the trendÿis clear. Input devices have continued to promote fasterÿand more accurate data entry. Key to this advance isÿcapturing data at their source, and no tool does this betterÿthan radio frequency identification (RFID) systems.ÿAn RFID transmitter sends out a coded radio signal. AnÿRFID tag changes and reflects this signal back to anÿantenna. The RFID system can read the reflection?sÿunique pattern and record it in a database.Dependingÿon the system, this pattern may be associated with aÿproduct line, shipping palette, or even a person. Althoughÿan RFID system?s range is limited to a few dozen feet,ÿthis approach enables remarkable inventory trackingÿthat doesn?t rely on a human to keyboard interactionÿor scan. Except for the presence of a 1-inch-square(5-cm-square) RFID tag, humans may have no idea anÿRFID system is in operation.Indeed, that may be part of the problem. Consumersÿhave expressed concern that RFID chips attachedÿto products they purchase may be used to track them.ÿOthers fear their government may require embeddedÿRFID chips as a form of personal identification andÿtracking. What started as a new and improved inputÿdevice has devolved into a matter of public policy.Please Answer the following questionsa. How would you feel if your university used RFIDÿtags embedded in student IDs to replace the magneticÿswipe strip? On a campus, RFID tags mightÿbe used to control building access, manage computerÿaccess, or even automatically track class attendance.b. Enter ?RFID? into an Internet search engine andÿsummarize the search results. Of the top 20 results,ÿhow many were positive, negative, or neutral?c. Enter ?RFID? and ?privacy? into an Internet searchÿengine, select a page expressing privacy concerns,ÿand summarize them in a brief essay. Do you findÿthese concerns compelling?2. ABC Department Stores would like to acquire softwareÿto do the following tasks. Identify which software packagesÿthey need:Surf the Web and their intranets andÿextranets.Send messages to one another?s computerÿworkstations.Help employees work together in teams.Use a group of productivity packages that worktogether easily.Help sales reps keep track of meetings and sales calls.Type correspondence and reports.Analyze rows and columns of sales figures.Develop a variety of graphical presentations.

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