Microsoft seeks patent for office 'spy' software

Microsoft is developing Big Brother-style software capable of remotely monitoring a worker's productivity, physical wellbeing and competence.

The Times has seen a patent application filed by the company for a computer system that links workers to their computers via wireless sensors that measure their metabolism. 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.

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Maddens Raiders4670d ago (Edited 4670d ago )

Bill and his wife along with Warren Buffet are some of the biggest contributors in the world to Big Brother type "population control" programs (instead of contributing to Mars exploration and settlement like Russia) and Bill is the biggest proponent of illegal immigration and amnesty in the U.S. because of the large pool of slave-like cheap labor. Just more ways for the elite to control the masses and advance their plan of total oversite and (((control))) of our lives.

Bush & Gates = All that's wrong for America

Lew_Ijgee4670d ago

I did not get a chance to see the whole thing before making this comment as I have to leave (I needs to get a PSP), but this is exactly the sort of thing that we Americans need to be in a uproar about. Maybe we can put some of the energy that we use to argue about who has the better gaming console into making sure our politians are looking out for its citizens and not the corporations. Just a thought.

Last-Exit4670d ago

gates is like the guy from Terminator that created skynet. keep an eye on this psycho.

mighty_douche4670d ago (Edited 4670d ago )

Basically so your employeers can see when your not working hard enough...

F*ck off M$ i say!

Luckily for half of the site, i hear McDonalds wont be installing these.

Afterburn4670d ago

this isn't news.
How do you think he controls Zhuk?

Blitzed4670d ago (Edited 4670d ago )

Looks like MS is sick of [email protected] playing with himself in his cubicle.

Edit- to the disagree, its a joke!

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