Microsoft seeks patent for office ‘spy’ software

Monday, 21 January, 2008

Microsoft seeks patent for office ‘spy’ software.

Microsoft is apparently seeking to patent new software that sounds a lot like something out of a science fiction story…

The system would allow managers to monitor employees’ performance by measuring their heart rate, body temperature, movement, facial expression and blood pressure. Unions said they fear that employees could be dismissed on the basis of a computer’s assessment of their physiological state.

It sounds like more medical software. Perhaps it would actually be better deployed in a hospital?

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