U.K. retailer tests radio ID tags

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U.K. retailer tests radio ID tags

Retailer Marks & Spencer has begun a trial of radio frequency identification tags in clothes at one of its U.K. stores this week as part of plans to improve stock accuracy and product availability for customers. “The tags, criticized by privacy advocates and touted by the technology industry as a bar code replacement, are contained within throwaway paper labels called Intelligent Labels attached to, but not embedded in, a selection of men’s suits, shirts and ties at the High Wycombe store in the United Kingdom. The trial will last four weeks, the company said.”

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