Saturday, December 23, 2006

You shall know them by their sneakers

Bruce Schneier recently linked to an interesting project that set up a surveillance system to track people using the Nike/iPod Sport Kit. The kit's intended use is to have your shoes talk to your iPod Nano to track your run. However, the shoes transmit a unique ID more than sixty feet to whoever may be listening in. With less than $250 in equipment, the researchers were able to track unwitting joggers.

As one commenter noted at Bruce's blog, perhaps we can't call them sneakers any more...

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