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Co-location Motion Sensors to track time at desks...

Our department recently found motion sensors placed under our desks to presumably track how long we are spending in the office and at our desks. Has anyone else found these?

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Post ID: @OP+1201Ghps

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Not fake news. These are used in selected areas. Focused energy efficiency is the advertised purpose. That may be true, but data can be used in more than one way. Use your good senses to figure it out. Badge scanners are intended for security but same data can be used for trending employee comings/goings. Think folks.

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Post ID: @8xsi+1201Ghps

If true, post a picture. No evidence = bs

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Post ID: @6uch+1201Ghps

In reply to @1201Ghps-3zak

They're an IBM Business Partner:
https://www.pressac.com/about/

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Post ID: @4hhi+1201Ghps

That's just as bad as the toilet cam freaks. I cannot believe they are so creepy.

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Post ID: @4gwo+1201Ghps

https://www.pressac.com/desk-occupancy-sensors/

They are used for energy efficiency!

Nice try. Liar-liar-pants-on-fire.

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Post ID: @3zak+1201Ghps

This is true. These motion sensors have been found at the Binney Street offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The motion sensors have recently been placed under desks in random fashion. Not everyone has one.

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Post ID: @3qoh+1201Ghps

This is false and posted by a troll

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Post ID: @2rwc+1201Ghps

Buy a $3 lamp with a 50 cent incandescent bulb connected to an $4 outdoor light timer. Put it under your desk and set it to run 18 hours a day.

Guaranteed promotion for under $8.

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Post ID: @2rli+1201Ghps

fake news

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Post ID: @2imp+1201Ghps

Disturbing enough to never consider going back in the office to work.

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Post ID: @1ppr+1201Ghps

Just remove the batteries and/or report it to the mainstream media!

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/12/bosses_install_motion_sensors/

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Post ID: @qea+1201Ghps

Maybe the real concern is that there is too much motion happening under the desks.

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Post ID: @wap+1201Ghps

Sorry. I should have typed AI (A$$ Identification). My bad!

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Post ID: @mqo+1201Ghps

Next they'll employ AI (A– Identification) to verify that it's really you sitting in the chair!

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Post ID: @erm+1201Ghps

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