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Submitted by doctorstrange 858d ago | news

SCE Patent Plans to Track Your DNA, Fingerprints, Voice Pattern, Iris, Face

Sony Computer Entertainment has published a patent to track you with biometric sensors that even include DNA analyzers, so that they know what you are doing at any given time. (Sony Computer Entertainment, Tech)

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alexcosborn  +   858d ago
Crazy!
Sev  +   858d ago
Really. What will they track us with next?
SilentNegotiator  +   858d ago
The above. On our discs. Without label or warning.
humbleopinion  +   857d ago
The funny thing is, they already track us. I read the following in the patent application:
"In the prior art security systems for device such as personal computers have used biometric sensors such as fingerprint sensors as alternatives to entering a password. However, such security systems are not contingent on the identity of the user while the user is using the device. Instead, the user is only identified at when the user starts up the device. Once the device starts up, anyone can use the device. Such prior art security systems are, therefore, easily circumvented."

And it seems that the Sony guys patent attorneys never played Kinect, which does exactly that: if you are already logged in and someone else tries to play a game, Kinect will automatically identify them and log them in based on facial recognition.
jimbobwahey  +   858d ago
You think that's bad, you should see what Facebook and Google do. All sorts of worrying things like this going on.
tachy0n  +   858d ago
but not everything you post in facebook about you has to be real. i got a facebook account and i never put true information on it.

with patents like this, just proves the existence of the new world order, why is it important for governments and corporations to track you all the time and know everything that you are doing at all times?

where is privacy in this?
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Qrphe  +   858d ago
@tachy0n

Google nor FB really need you to post true information. By keeping record of your behavior they can find ways of extrapolating information.
Heck, Google can predict very accurately (accurately enough for their purposes anyway) how far you sit from the screen and your gender just by your search history and way of doing it.
Hellsvacancy  +   858d ago
Dont get into a conversation with Darkride66 over anything like this, hes got an answer for everything

Thats why im not interested in these smartphones, thats how they get ya, know what your up to, where you are etc

"Hay man, your just being paranoid" nope, im just playing it safe
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BattleAxe  +   858d ago
5 years from now governments will be trying to push the R.F.I.D. chip on the worlds population. Every American passport apparently has one of these chips, and here in British Columbia we have these so called "enhanced driver's licenses", which contain the chip, but you have to pay extra if you want one of these things.

R.F.I.D. chips constantly emit a signal, so if the Police or an Intelligence Agency, or even an organized criminal network get a hold of electronic units that can decipher these signals, then they would be able to drive through a neighbourhood, and know who exactly is inside a home at any time. They would also potentially have access to all of your personal information.

I think we're heading towards a highly controlled future. People will not be able to move around freely, or have any privacy whatsoever. Its just too bad that there are so many morons that buy into these technologies. People need to resist some of these new technologies such as what Sony seems to be preparing for at some point. The day consoles go biometric, is the day that I say goodbye to consoles.
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Dee_91  +   858d ago
@BattleAxe
I dont think its necessarily people buying into that tech its more so that people tend to give up their freedom for security.

Nothing new
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin
Sadly people would and did.9/11 resulted in the patriot act for example and the even sadder part is its false security.
Im not going to bring the conspiracy theory talk to N4G so il just leave it at that lol
But complete freedom would be consider anarchy so security is essential but to an extent.
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Red_Orange_Juice  +   857d ago
I'm never logged in on gmail while doing google search or looking at google maps
DeadlyFire  +   857d ago
@Battleaxe um..I see piracy as their main concern. Advertising specific to which individual that logs in is also a key factor. I don't think we have to worry about the other stuff just yet.
Jamzluminati  +   858d ago
That means, no more online trolling :(
GamerElite  +   858d ago
Crap. There's goes my lively hood. That's the only reason I wake up in the morning.
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ElitaStorm  +   858d ago
god: sony you are allow to dream

sony: ok, (dreaming - DNA, fingerprints, voice Pattern, iris, face tracking

God: you need help!
Foolsjoker  +   858d ago
this might give a new name to identity theft...
doctorstrange  +   858d ago
W
T
F
NastyLeftHook0  +   858d ago
Skynet.
doctorstrange  +   858d ago
PlayStation SkEyeNet
NastyLeftHook0  +   858d ago
zING!
BitbyDeath  +   858d ago
Ha, where's the 'Being Awesome' bubble up.

'Funny' will have to do i guess...
knifefight  +   858d ago
These anti-Vita-piracy measures are getting crazy!
ftwrthtx  +   858d ago
Face recognition with android os Ice Cream Sandwich works pretty good. I can see that being integrated into something for the Vita
doctorstrange  +   858d ago
Local biometrics are no problem. It's when it's saved on some server out there to track you that it gets creepy.
Malice-Flare  +   858d ago
yay! more security... xP
insertcoin  +   858d ago
Data collecting for the sake of data collection...
ChunkyLover53  +   858d ago
Wow, that is scary.....
Ben_Grimm  +   858d ago
Time to darken the sky!
DarkBlood  +   858d ago
this isnt the matrix damn it lol
kanetheking  +   858d ago
i better put on my best jizz face for them then =)
JamieL  +   857d ago
Wouldn't you need someone else to help put your "jizz face" on? I mean all you have to do is just get on your knees and look up right?
kanetheking  +   856d ago
well then i don't want to do that, so i will stay normal thanks for saving me there
ThePUNisher  +   858d ago
I swear every few months some new patent emerges, people freak out over it, then nothing ever comes of it.

Companies file patents all the time whether they intend to use them or not, bit misleading of the article to assume it's definitely in development.
SageHonor  +   858d ago
It's took late. People are already gonna take this out of context
Dee_91  +   858d ago
Rather they use or not isnt what cause people to freak.The thought that someone could make something like this and the thought of actually using it is whats freaking people out.
Besides most patents takes years to come to the light.Maybe Sony will be tracking my grand-kids..
ThePUNisher  +   857d ago
That's all it is though, a thought, nothing more. Do you honestly think they'd do something like this? The fallout in terms of customer reaction would far outweigh any benefits on their end, people would just go elsewhere.

There are crazy patents being filed all the time, most just go unnoticed because they're insignificant and don't mean a thing. Playstationlifestyle must have been in need of more hits so made a big deal out of something unimportant, that's all. You'll notice none of the larger sites even picked up on it.
Dmarc1  +   857d ago
You cant say where we will be in the future.At some point this might seem normal.Just because it doesnt happen a day week month or year from now doesnt mean it wont happen.They patent this to secure it for the future.Not for tomorrow (immediate future)
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   858d ago
I can't wait until my Playstation clone kills me and max out my credit cards on Sony products.....
TheColbertinator  +   858d ago
2012

:D
Agent_hitman  +   858d ago
These patents were inspired by their obsession to Resident Evil movie.. Crap story telling and Over rated Acrobats with science fiction topsy turvy!..

DNA my arse!
ronin4life  +   858d ago
As far as I know, the American law enforcement only really covers much of this data on you if you commit a crime...

Confirmed: Sony may one day consider all their customers Criminals.
...>.<;;;
lol...
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DigitalRaptor  +   858d ago
Sony is... wait for it... SKYNET!

All those highly enjoyable PlayStation products were just arbitrary distractions for their plan to take over the world.
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Jazz4108  +   858d ago
They will not know where I am as $ony is not getting a dime from me.
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TCG_Returns  +   858d ago
Just because they filed a patent doesn't mean that they have any intended plans to anything pertaining to the patent.

It's insane how many crazy patents are made every day.It's all about future royalties from anyone who does anything similar, ever.

Pslifestile is one of the more bullshit sites contributing here.Reminds me of HHG submissions, only more sly.

inb4 PSlifestyle staff reply with their ignorance.
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FarCryLover182  +   858d ago
At least they'll know who the baby's daddy is. No more need for Maury.
Tetsujin  +   857d ago
I call Maury "The baby daddy show"
Creepy...
Honky Kong  +   858d ago
phones track every key stroke even when you dont send a message or make a call...
thats bad enough.
DivineAssault  +   858d ago
really? Guess i can leave my devices unattended without worry
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Bathyj  +   858d ago
I scanned my face with my Tablet, it crashed.

My doctor said I was terribly unhealthy
I said I wanted a second opinion.
He said, ok, youre ugly too.
Gamer-Z  +   858d ago
Imagine if they incorporate this into the PS4 0_0
Max-Zorin  +   858d ago
Another sign the world is coming to a end.
SAE  +   858d ago
it's not from now , we all know it's not a start of a new order like some here says , we are living it for many years without knowing...
Z777  +   857d ago
If anyone remembers the early ps2 commercials where it showed the future and there was the magical fantasy riding ball called PS9... well perhaps sony is really aiming for that starting with the biometrics of the human body followed by the minds of the human body.

Maybe in ps9 the games will be built off our imaginations ha, who knows?
LeoNexsix  +   857d ago
Still Working Hard on AR Technologies in the SONY R&D Labs..
ame22  +   857d ago
PS10
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