Thursday, July 06, 2006

Mobile Security :-)

Finally what the world needs - the phone that won't let you drink and dial your exes.

A Korean manufacturer has developed a phone that includes a breathalyser. It can be programmed so when you blood alcohol exceeds a safe level, certain numbers cannnot be phoned.

And the IT law element? Well, a commentator on Bruce Schneier's blog asks if you could combine the measurements taken by the phone with geospatial data to pin an unwilling motorist down for drunken driving. Maybe unlikely in the States - but in London with our comprehensive Congestion Charging surveillance system?? I wonder if the readings are date and time stamped? and if/how they're stored?

Maybe we should all start getting into the habit of removing stored data from our phones... just like people clear their cookies and their history lists!

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