Gamasutra reports that Nintendo is looking into possible solutions for the accidental destruction of TVs or nearby items/people when players in America get a little too excited when playing and accidentally throw the remote.
The article quotes Ninetendo execs as having considered ways to prevent people from getting so excited .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Gaming, Japan, Nintendo, Oops, Wiihavaproblem
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is recommending that the 2007 version of the Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines (VVSG) decertify direct record electronic (DRE) machines.
In the article, they explain how NIST has found that the machines have no paper trail, and that a single programmer could rig an entire election. Uh…hello? This is not .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Diebold, Evoting
From the CASPAIN newsletter:
I had to laugh when I read this today at Penny-Arcade:
For those who don't know, Penny-Arcade is a site that has been doing .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Defective by Design, DRM, Gaming, penny arcade
In a recent newsletter, the Electronic Frontier Foundation writes:
Reuters reports that the recent Microsoft Zune player (the competition portable MP3 player to the iPod) has a built in royalty fee that goes straight to Universal (one of the worlds largest music companies).
Slashdot's coverage quotes Universal Music's Doug Morris as saying the following:
There was a recent case in Boston where a man was asked for his driver's license before being seated at IHOP. Apparently some gizmo thought it would be a great idea to prevent "dine and dashing". According to the article, the security person already had about 40 IDs on the desk by the time the subject .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Data Brokering, IHOP
Katherine Albrecht, the world's leading RFID privacy expert and co-author of the book Spychips - How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID writes:
Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson is considering a run for president in 2008…
As head of Health of Health .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]
New RFID passports are supposed to make identity theft more difficult and to make it easier to spot fake passports like the ones used by the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks.
First, making the data remotely secretly readable without every possessing .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Cellphones, Passports, Physical Security, RFID, UK
The Center For Democracy and Technology recently said in their newsletter: