Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Hi-tech 'threat' to private life

This is an informative piece by the BBC on 'Hi-tech 'threat' to private life' that discusses how bombs could be triggered by the presence of people with specific biometric traits: CCTV cameras in London, Getty

Written by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the report looks at how technology is eroding personal privacy.

It shows how abuse of technology can expose people to harm by, for instance, terrorists crafting bombs that use the biometric data stored on passports to target specific nationalities.

It urges people to get more involved in the ways data about them is gathered

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