Big Brothers’ way of getting your fingerprints?

Posted: December 5, 2011 in General

Last night Mrs W and I were watching the tv when an advert suddenly caught my eye. I’m not sure whether it was during X Factor, Mrs W never misses that, or during Black Mirror, don’t some tv writers have warped minds, what on earth was that all about other than the blatantly obvious, Prime Minister shagging pig. I expected a comedy but should have known better as it was on Channel 4.
IlieAnyway back to the advert, a notebook with silver metallic chassis I just love metallic things that’s why the advert caught my eye. I think it was an HP with blah de blah technical jargon crap but apparently it has an intergrated SimpleSwipe fingerprint reader which means dragging your finger across some sort of sensor and you are logged in. The finger which HP ‘bumf’ says has now become the “designated finger”.

This made me think, if computers can be linked to people through their Internet Protocol address (IP address) a numerical label assigned to each pc, laptop or notebook. Its role summed up as ‘a name indicates who we seek, an IP address indicates where they are and all that’s left is a knock on the door’.

Surely what’s to stop your fingerprint details being sent to some law enforcement agency database as soon as you and your designated finger have logged onto the internet.

Something for you and your designated finger to think about, anyway it’s time for me to sit in my metal frame pyramid with my bacofoil helmet on.

But before I go how can people who describe themselves as academics come up with this old of baloney.

Allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia would mean no more virgins and an increase in homosexuality, according to academics at Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, Majlis al-Ifta’ al-A’ala.
More pornography would be used if women were allowed on the roads and rates of prostitution and divorce would also rise, the report stated.

Produced in conjunction with Kamal Subhi, a former professor at the King Fahd University, the study into repealing the ban predicted that there would be no more virgins left in the Arab kingdom in 10 years.

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world which bans women from driving.

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