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New Microsoft Patent

January 16, 2008

According to the TimesOnline, Microsoft has just published a patent application for software that will allow an employer to remotely monitor an employee’s heart rate, movement, body temperature, facial expression and blood pressure. As can be expected, this has already caused a great deal of concern on the part of privacy groups and worker’s rights groups. Apparently, this software can use the information it collects to detect excessive stress and frustration on the part of the user.

 

Hopefully, this software will incorporate a method to account for my heart rate after drinking a 5 shot Americano on the way to work or my frustration when a certain operating system locks up in the middle of an important task.

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