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Currently Browsing: Results for Tag "surveillance"

This robot spy dog is like 'Westworld' for animals

This robot spy dog is like 'Westworld' for animals If it looks like a dog, walks like a dog, and barks like a dog, it's a robot built to spy on real dogs by making those dogs trust it so much they don't realize their entire lives are being recorded.In order to get a better understanding of how wild dogs do wild dog things, the folks at PBS' Spy in the Wild put a life-like creature out in the, uh, wild, and waited for other wild dogs to come sniffing.

Meet the weaponized propaganda AI that knows you better than you know yourself

Meet the weaponized propaganda AI that knows you better than you know yourself They, and Cambridge Analytica as their agent, claim to be mindshare brokers of the highest order.There are a few fundamental tech applications that underlie what Cambridge Analytica claims it can do.

New settlement allows civilian review of NYPD surveillance

New settlement allows civilian review of NYPD surveillance Residents of New York City are on their way to having new oversight of their police department's counterterrorism operations, which often includes surveillance.A new settlement filed Monday would permit a civilian representative to report police to a judge whenever the representative feels officers violate guidelines that restrict how far police can go in monitoring religious and political groups.

The CIA may be hacking cars, as well as phones and TVs, according to WikiLeaks

The CIA may be hacking cars, as well as phones and TVs, according to WikiLeaks The most current dump of secrets via WikiLeaks says cars are among the devices the CIA has hacked or has been trying to hack.This claim is in the so-called Vault 7 dump of 8,761 documents Tuesday that WikiLeaks said came from the Central Intelligence Agency.

Microwaves may be spying on you, suggests Kellyanne Conway

Microwaves may be spying on you, suggests Kellyanne Conway But it's also significant because she was answering a question about specific allegations made by President Trump against President Obama.Understandably, people interpreted her answer as backing Trump's claim, an affirmation that there were a wide range of ways the Obama administration was listening in to the Trump campaign.

Facebook just took a surprising stand on an important digital rights issue

Facebook just took a surprising stand on an important digital rights issue In October, the ACLU of California exposed how social media surveillance companies such as Geofeedia used data provided by Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to track activists.The company then sold their services to police departments.

Team Trump leaves door open for microwave spying and Chelsea Clinton is having none of it

Team Trump leaves door open for microwave spying and Chelsea Clinton is having none of it Sean Spicer told the world on Tuesday that, no, microwaves are not a good way to spy on people.Claiming Conway's earlier comments were "made in jest," Spicer didn't completely rule out the possibility of microwave spying: "The microwave is not a sound way of surveilling someone," he told reporters.

NordVPN mments on the internet's 28th birthday: 'Why are we still being watched?'

NordVPN mments on the internet's 28th birthday: 'Why are we still being watched?' ”  He also says people also can’t really control what they’d rather not share - and they’re being monitored by the government.Kamden says surveillance should not happen this way.

3 reasons to worry about the FBI's facial recognition program

3 reasons to worry about the FBI's facial recognition program The FBI quietly developed a facial recognition network that allows law enforcement to identify people in the United States without their knowledge.The FBI didn't let citizens know the agency was collecting photos from motor vehicle departments, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

NATO stocks up on data-sucking surveillance drones

NATO stocks up on data-sucking surveillance drones The alliance is buying five Global Hawk surveillance drones, according to The Wall Street Journal.While it's a bit unclear how those surveillance drones will be used, there is a chance they will be deployed in Eastern Europe.

AI surveillance: More security or less privacy?

AI surveillance: More security or less privacy? Development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology continues to become even more impressive and futuristic with Hitachi announcing new detection and tracking technology using AI.It allows AI to distinguish individual people in real-time using a range of features from over 100 categories of characteristics.

The House votes today on stripping away your internet privacy

The House votes today on stripping away your internet privacy If you care at all about the concept of user privacy, you should call your Congressional representative.In October, 2016 the FCC enacted privacy rules that would require ISPs to use an opt-in process in some cases before it sold consumer data to third parties.

How I Let Disney Track My Every Move

How I Let Disney Track My Every Move It’s also communicating with beacons hidden throughout the park to let Disney know what you’re doing and where you’re going.) I realize that this is something I signed up for—Disney will still let you use paper tickets and avoid MagicBands if you like—but I arrived at the park pretty clueless about the extent to which Disney would be tracking my every move.

China installs security cameras in churches by force

China installs security cameras in churches by force According to China Aid, a Christian activist group, officials destroyed parts of the building, including the church's gate, in order to get in.Ningbo, also in Zhejiang province, similarly has a large population of Christians that were affected by the ruling.

Police drones will hover over this year's Boston Marathon

Police drones will hover over this year's Boston Marathon Two drones will buzz above a sea of 30,000 runners at this year's Boston Marathon.They'll hover more than a football field's distance above the starting line during the race, which takes place on April 17, and transmit surveillance video to different public safety stations.

Bose accused of spying on end users, data mining their private records via headphone app

Bose accused of spying on end users, data mining their private records via headphone app According to plaintiff Kyle Zak, the spying began when Bose released a mandatory Bose Connect application that all users must install to “fully operate its wireless products.” What Bose didn’t draw much attention to, according to the suit, is that Bose Connect collects data on all the musical content or audio books that you listen to on its headphones.

Government web surveillance: Scarier than you may think

Government web surveillance: Scarier than you may think According to an Oxford study from 2016, surveillance states promote and breed fear and conformity, and forget about free expression.It has been four years since Edward Snowden’s revelations about the state of global mass surveillance, led by the notorious NSA in America.