Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday September 12, 2016

Employee ID Badge That Monitors And Listens To You At Work

Would you work for a company that monitors and listens to your every word at work? Thankfully this company was smart enough to allow people to opt out of this program but still, what a boneheaded idea.

A Boston company has taken technology developed at MIT and turned it into special badges that hang around your neck on a lanyard. Each has two microphones doing real-time voice analysis, and each comes with sensors that follow where you are in the office, with motion detectors to record how much you move. The beacons tracking your movements are omitted from bathroom locations, to give you some privacy.