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(New Scientist)   This week's patent applications include a laser-based microphone and a magnetic memory chip that self-destructs in response to tampering   (newscientisttech.com) divider line 7
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2006-09-25 08:35:18 AM
A memory that dies when tampered with? Sounds like every politician's dream
 
2006-09-25 09:01:25 AM
a magnetic memory chip that self-destructs in response to tampering

Oh great. One bad spill and there goes all my porn.
 
2006-09-25 12:46:00 PM
Meh. Orca used to have a suicide memory. Nothing new here, move along.
 
2006-09-25 12:57:13 PM
Just use write only memory, its double plus good secure.
 
2006-09-25 01:01:10 PM
Laser Microphone? They had those in the old Cyberpunk RPG. It was defeated by attatching a small vibrating device to the window. Assuming this one works in the same way, that's a simple enough countermeasure.
 
2006-09-25 03:37:00 PM
I'm pretty sure that the CIA used laser mics on the Russian embassy during the Cold War, so this isn't exactly new technology...
 
2006-09-25 05:15:22 PM
Drunken kareokee would be amusing
 
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