Direct Marketing and Counter Profiling

September 06, 2007

Telemarketing can sometimes be a really annoying problem, especially since most of the time personal data of the customer is acquired. In order to empower the customer, EBGB from the Netherlands developed a counterscript for...

Oki introduces Iris recognition technology for mobile phones

July 17, 2007

in Pink Tentacle, november 2006

On November 6, 2006, Oki Electric announced the development of iris recognition technology for camera-equipped mobile phones. Unlike Oki’s previous iris recognition technology that relies on...

iPhone and SSN (Social security number)

July 05, 2007

Before you activate your iPhone, read this!

Blog entry, Michael Tiemann, July 4, 2007

Apple and AT&T are demanding customers reveal SSNs to activate their iPhones. That should be the lead of every technology and business...

Newsmaker: Straight dope from Fake Steve Jobs. article in

July 05, 2007

By Daniel Terdiman, CNET, July 3, 2007,

For months now, one of the best-read blogs in technology circles has been the starkly funny, pull-no-punches Secret Diary of Steve Jobs.

Announce: the first issue of the FIDIS in-house journal is available online

July 04, 2007

We are happy to announce that the first issue of the FIDIS in-house journal is now available online at

This edition of the FIDIS Journal follows on from the DuD 9/2006 special issue on Identity, which...

article BBC news: Are my online friends for real?

July 03, 2007

By Rory Cellan-Jones, Technology Correspondent, BBC News

As Facebook continues its explosive growth here's one question troubling me. Are my friends for real?

Article: Why ID must keep up with IT (Identity in academia)

July 03, 2007

by Stephen Hoare Tuesday June 19, 2007 The Guardian

Universities have welcomed open access learning platforms that widen student participation, but their arrival has left campus intranets, and all the sensitive details they...

The RFID Guardian: a firewall for your tags

July 01, 2007

by Nate Anderson, May, 2007, Ars Technica

Put down that hammer and step away from that microwave—now there's a better way to keep your radio frequency identification (RFID) chips secure.

BBC article: The Tech Lab: Bradley Horowitz (merging the real and virtual worlds)

July 01, 2007

BBC News, 29 June 2007

Imagine this scenario: I am in a supermarket and I pick up a can of tomatoes and I place it in the shopping trolley. Immediately my mobile phone flashes green to indicate to me that it is a good buy. I go...

Senate takes step away from Real ID

June 28, 2007

By Declan McCullagh, CNET June 27, 2007,

Opponents of controversial law win vote in the Senate on Wednesday to restrict uses of the forthcoming digital ID cards, signaling the political winds may have shifted.