PRESS CONTACT INFORMATION

Boycott Gillette is a project of CASPIAN, Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering, online at  http://www.nocards.org.

Katherine Albrecht, CASPIAN Founder and Director: (877) 287-5854
Liz McIntyre, CASPIAN Communications Director: (877) 287-5854

Mary Starrett, CASPIAN Media Associate: (602) 315-6193


NEWS AND PRESS COVERAGE 
CASPIAN Press Releases

RFID tags in Australian Mach3 razor packages
The US and the UK won't tolerate its spy chips, so Gillette's pushing them in the Land Down Under instead.
December 22, 2003


Gillette reverses RFID position at Mach 3 speed

Gillette does an abrupt about-face just days after Boycott Gillette campaign launched. August 19, 2003

CASPIAN launches Gillette boycott
Gillette faces consequences for spying on consumers. August 11, 2003


Gillette's RFID Activities in Australia

Sydney Morning Herald logo A free spy in every pack
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia's largest retailer, Coles Myer, is selling RFID-laced Gillette products in its stores. December 20, 2003



Backlash against Gillette

London Times Logo M&S faces righteous wrath over 'spy in a suit'
The London Times profiles CASPIAN's extraordinary consumer victories, including Gillette's backdown
August 26, 2003

Additional stories:

Privacy fears over RFID must come before profit
Silicon.com, August 26 , 2003

Gillette pulls RFID tags in UK amid protests
Slashdot, August 22, 2003

Retailers rethink tagging plans
CRM Daily, August 15, 2003

Boycott of Gillette urged over tracking of customers
Sydney Morning Herald, August 12, 2003


Boycott against Gillette launched
WorldnetDaily, August 12, 2003



Gillette Spy Shelf Evidence

UK Guardian Newspaper Tesco tests spy chip technology
Tags in packs of razor blades used to track buyers
By Alok Jha, Guardian Science Correspondent

July 19, 2003



Examines loyalty cards, retail surveillance, and RFID-based customer tracking plans
By Rachel Shabi, July 19, 2003

Slashdot logo
RFID tags on Mach 3 razors snap your photo

"Think RFID tags are harmless? Look at how they are being used in the UK"

Silicon.Com Shaving shoppers to be saved from surveillance?

Close shaves in the security sector
"If retailers think consumers will put up with this...they are mistaken"

World Net Daily
  Technology automatically IDs consumers 'Smart shelf' innovation tracks customers as well as product sales By Jon Dougherty, July 19, 2003
 
World Net Daily   Shopping to go high-tech? Radio tracking of merchandise has privacy advocates steaming, By Jon Dougherty, July 19, 2003