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Councils are rolling out wheelie bins bugged with RFID chips

Your rubbish could be spying on you. As well as guarding your grime it might be disclosing your dirty habits. Your wheelie could be revealing all. Residents in Sydney's inner west were surprised this month when the local council began replacing municipal bins, many of which in perfect working order. They were even more surprised when it was revealed there was a hidden addition to their shiny new bin. Sydney's Inner West council has begun rolling out 35,000 new wheelie bins. Just under the rim in the new bins, away from prying eyes, is a small circular device - a Radio Frequency Identification Device, or RFID, tag.

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