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Clothing is Being Tagged With Tracking
Retailers are beginning to use a new technology for inventory control, which
is being characterized as anti-shoplifting protection—RFID. This technology
makes it possible to use small devices that produce a numerical identifier
unique to a single item.
Unfortunately the technology renders itself a significant threat to a
consumer’s privacy. When paired with credit card information, RFID can be used
as a tracking device.
Major U.S. Corporations Paid No Taxes
A recently compiled investigative report underscores that major
corporations in the United States are paying fewer taxes, leaving the country
with an emerging problem on how to make up a growing shortfall. Between 2001 and 2003, eighty-two of the
largest American Corporations paid no taxes whatsoever, and some enjoyed
multiple year zero tax advantages.
Yet these same companies declared $102 billion in pre-tax profits.
Posted October 1, 2004
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