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Microsoft Patents Real-Time Parental Monitoring Technology of Internet Usage

Microsoft was recently granted a US patent application for real-time monitoring technology of internet usage (US patent 20170055200).  The system moves beyond traditional parental internet security measures of banning certain websites or imposing time restrictions on access to websites.  This… Continue Reading →

Mastercard’s Patent Application to Share Passengers’ Height and Weight with Airlines to Assist with Plane Seat Allocation

MasterCard’s latest recently published patent allows the company to estimate with some accuracy the height and weight of its customers (by analysing the size of their shoe (from which height can be determine) and clothes purchases).  MasterCard can then pass… Continue Reading →

Apple’s New Patented Touch ID Technology Could Catch Smartphone Thieves

Apple has recently been granted a patent for Touch ID related technology.  Apple’s Touch ID is already a useful privacy and security feature but this patent could help catch Apple iPhone thieves. The new patent described as ‘Biometric Capture for… Continue Reading →

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