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The fashion line designed to trick surveillance cameras

August 26th, 2019 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

Adversarial Fashion garments are covered in license plates, aimed at bamboozling a device’s databases An Adversarial Fashion dress, modeled by the designer, Kate Rose. Automatic license plate readers, which use networked surveillance cameras and simple image recognition to track the movements of cars around a city, may have met their match, in the form of […]



Facebook is funding brain experiments to create a device that reads your mind

August 14th, 2019 at 6:51 am » Comments Off

Big tech firms are trying to read people’s thoughts, and no one’s ready for the consequences. In 2017, Facebook announced that it wanted to create a headband that would let people type at a speed of 100 words per minute, just by thinking. Now, a little over two years later, the social-media giant is revealing […]



Revealed: This is Palintir’s top-secret user manual for cops

July 24th, 2019 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Motherboard obtained a Palantir user manual through a public records request, and it gives unprecedented insight into how the company logs and tracks individuals. Palantir is one of the most significant and secretive companies in big data analysis. The company acts as an information management service for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, corporations like JP Morgan […]



The Saudi government is hunting down women who flee the country by tracking the IMEI number on their cellphones

June 26th, 2019 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Soldiers checking the IMEI number of a mobile phone during a regional anti-insurgent operation in Mali. Reuters Saudi Arabia is using military-grade technology to track down the cellphones of women who flee its patriarchal system, several runaways have told INSIDER. Four women, all speaking anonymously for fear of reprisal, said they were made aware of […]



The best reason for your city to ban facial recognition

June 17th, 2019 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

  The technology isn’t ready. Society isn’t ready. And the law isn’t ready. This week, San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to bar itself from using facial recognition systems. The city’s Board of Supervisors voted 8–1 on Tuesday to prohibit the police and other public agencies — though not private companies — from using the emerging technology […]



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