Canon’s new biometric photo watermarking is on it’s way

Photography, Research, Technology
Canon is using Iris watermarking to take photographer’s copyright protection to the next level. A new Canon patent application (Pub. No.: US 2008/0025574 A1) reveals the next step in digital watermarking - Iris Registration. The process is as follows:Turn the Mode dial to “REG”Choose between “REG 1″ through “REG 5″ (for up to 5 registered users)Put eye to viewfinderLook at display of center distance measurement pointPress the shutter buttonIris image capturedShootOriginal and more details via Photography Bay.
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TrueCrypt does OSX

Encryption, Linux, OSX, Windows
TrueCrypt has finally released version 5.0 of it's fantastic File/Volume/Disk encryption software and with that introduced the Mac World to "True" Encryption. Now I know all OSX junkies out there are trying to point out that OSX comes with FileVault (for free), but FileVault only encrypts the users home directory....that's all. TrueCrypt gives you a lot more flexabilities than FileVault (and BitLocker under Vista). TrueCrypt (atleast under OSX) is implemented as a MacFUSE module (more info on MacFUSE here and here).Main Features:Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.Encrypts an entire hard disk partition or a storage device such as USB flash drive.Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.Provides two levels of plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the…
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