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 […]