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Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
A vast electronic spying operation has infiltrated computers and has stolen documents from hundreds of government and private offices around the world, including those of the Dalai Lama, Canadian researchers have concluded. In a report to be issue... More>>>
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Growing Up on Facebook - Personal Retro-Quant

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: FutureFly over 5 years ago
Someone I haven’t seen in decades just posted a snapshot of me on Facebook: there I am at 16, dressed in an unfortunate cowl-neck sweater, my hair cut to resemble a Semitic cotton ball. William Faulkner, I suspect, would love it — Facebook, after ... More>>>
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California lawmaker wants to blur Google Earth

(http://news.cnet.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Last month California Assemblyman, Joel Anderson, introduced a bill to limit the amount of detail someone could see on screen using online mapping tools (schools, govt buildings, places of worship). It also calls for fines of up to $250,000 per da... More>>>
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The Eyeborg Cometh

(http://www.angryzenmaster.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Canadian documentary filmmaker Rob Spence wants to embed a video camera in his prosthetic right eye. He’s working on a documentary about how we interact in our daily lives with a surveillance culture that keeps watch over us like never before. More>>>
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Website Aims to Map Every Camera That Infringes...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: John Heylin over 5 years ago
I am pleased to announce the launch of Project Paranoid, a website which hopes to map out the location of every external camera in the world.  While some of you might think that a site such as this is unnecassary, there are enough that believ... More>>>
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CCTV Nation — Security at What Cost?

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: John Heylin over 5 years ago
A lot of people keep telling me that if one has nothing to hide, then why worry about wire-taps or security cameras?  If you're not planning to rob a bank or kidnap a spoiled celebrity then you should be fine, right?I have to admit, that argu... More>>>
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Researchers Plan to Simulate Movements of 300 M...

(http://www.physorg.com) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
A Virginia Tech team is working on a computer simulation that matches the movements of all 300 million people in towns across the US. More>>>
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'Smart' surveillance system may tag suspicious ...

(http://www.physorg.com) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
Engineers are developing a computerized 'intelligent video' surveillance system to recognize whether a person on the street is acting suspiciously or appears to be lost. More>>>
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Scientists extract images directly from brain

(http://www.pinktentacle.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
The researchers suggest a future version of this technology could be applied in the fields of art and design — particularly if it becomes possible to quickly and accurately access images existing inside an artist’s head. The technology might also ... More>>>
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NSA Opens Data Surveillance Facility in San Ant...

(http://www.sacurrent.com) - scanned by: Marc Cobb over 5 years ago
The NSA's new facility, while a potential benefit to the local economy, was chosen due to its proximity to Microsoft's own data center. Questions on civil-rights violations have some residents worried. More>>>
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Indonesia plans to tag AIDS sufferers

(http://www.reuters.com) - scanned by: John Heylin over 5 years ago
People with AIDS may soon be implanted with an RFID chip for easy identification. More>>>
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Bug-sized spies: US develops tiny flying robots

(http://www.google.com) - scanned by: telvingoh over 5 years ago
Insect size like self controlled "spies" are becoming a reality soon. Most of such technologies are sparked off through perceived military and secuirty applications, but would such gadgets (aka james bond toys) find itself in the hands o... More>>>
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