Archives for May 16, 2015

Biometrics: Scanning eyes, ears, heart and even scent

It’s hard to think of bio­met­ric iden­ti­ty tech­nol­o­gy with­out pic­tur­ing Tom Cruise on the run in the movie Minor­i­ty Report. Hunt­ed by killer robots with iris scan­ning equip­ment and hailed by ani­mat­ed bill­boards that use sim­i­lar tech to per­son­alise their adverts, Cruise is reduced to a full eye trans­plant to evade cap­ture and death. It […]

What law says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

To the US Con­gress: reveal the con­tents of the TPP now It seems like a case of mass hyp­no­sis. Peo­ple claim­ing they can’t say what’s in the TPP trade agree­ment. And main­stream media accept this premise. “That’s right. Con­gress must stay silent.” Pop quiz: who says the text of the TPP must remain secret? Under […]