Biometric scanning to be introduced at your local supermarket

Tesco is set to introduce the OptimEyes screen, throughout it’s 450 petrol stations in the UK for a five-year deal, allowing the system to scan customers’ eyes to determine age and gender, and then run tailored advertisements.  The screens are predicted to reach a weekly audience of more than five million...

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Je Suis Charlie

It’s now a little over four months since I placed the little sign in the back of my car “Je Suis Charlie”. I like millions around the world was outraged at the attack at Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris which left 11 dead and 11 more injured.  The morning...

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Britain’s voting system, not fit for purpose?

Back in the last century, during the emergence of the Liberal Democrats – many of the key players in the party and their supporters were saying that Britain should adopt the Proportional Representation system similar to that in most other European countries and move away from First Past The...

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What have the EU ever done for us in I.T. ?

Being in the EU is a bit like the old Monty Python movie “The Life of Brian”, when they are sitting in the arena asking “What have the Romans ever done for us?”….. With the EU and European systems – Common Market, European Courts etc. it’s often a difficult...

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PRISM – More tales from the Dark Side….

Last week saw more ‘facts’ emerge about PRISM, only this time it was from a hearing of “Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board” (PCLOB) – whose tagline is “Committed to the protection of civil liberties and privacy in the nation’s efforts against terrorism“. They have release the transcript from...

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Just when you thought it was safe….

Those “good ol’ boys” over the other side of the pond (the Yanks), have just slipped in a couple of laws allowing the sharing of all that raw data the NSA and Co. have been holding on people to the whole of the US Government and Law enforcement Agencies...

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