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Bullshit Technology

Voice stress analysis for benefit claimants: bollocks, or complete and utter bollocks?

My Dad thought I’d be interested in this one. He was right. Ministry of Truth investigates the technology that will apparently tell the Department of Work and Pensions whether benefit claimants are telling porkies.

Have you watched The Wire? You know the bit where the homicide detectives tell a gullible suspect that their office photocopier is a lie detector? That’s probably just as effective, but an awful lot cheaper.