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Re: Surveillance

Postby Grizzly » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:40 am

https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/com ... acts_rfid/
They Thought She Was Crazy: Doctor Extracts RFID Chip From Sex Trafficking Victim

Comments: Adam Savage from Mythbusters reveals that factual information about the RFID chip is off limits to the public.
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Re: Surveillance

Postby elfismiles » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:37 pm

Whoa! Holy Shiites Batman - thanks for the link Griz.

Original source is NPR's Marketplace from a year ago - and there's the audio version so I'm assuming this aired on broadcast radio. I think I have a friend who works there.

Health care takes on the fight against trafficking
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March 02, 2016
https://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/02/ ... rafficking

Grizzly » 21 Mar 2017 15:40 wrote:https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/60kthk/they_thought_she_was_crazy_doctor_extracts_rfid/
They Thought She Was Crazy: Doctor Extracts RFID Chip From Sex Trafficking Victim

Comments: Adam Savage from Mythbusters reveals that factual information about the RFID chip is off limits to the public.
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Re: Surveillance

Postby DrEvil » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:01 pm

Grizzly » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:40 pm wrote:https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/60kthk/they_thought_she_was_crazy_doctor_extracts_rfid/
They Thought She Was Crazy: Doctor Extracts RFID Chip From Sex Trafficking Victim

Comments: Adam Savage from Mythbusters reveals that factual information about the RFID chip is off limits to the public.


That's not true. Discovery backed down on a story about how vulnerable RFID's are to avoid losing advertising revenue. Standard corporate skullduggery. That doesn't mean the information isn't available or that plenty of other people not dependent on advertising have hacked the shit out of them.

Just search for "RFID hacking" on youtube, or have a look here: https://www.iso.org/search/x/query/rfid ... e:standard
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Re: Surveillance

Postby Luther Blissett » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:40 am

elfismiles » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:37 am wrote:All-knowing surveillance system detects gunfire all across America
By Allison Barrie
March 6, 2017
http://nypost.com/2017/03/06/all-knowin ... s-america/

Are those lamps on your local streets detecting when guns are fired? American cities are being upgraded to pinpoint shooters and help police fight gun violence.

Like something out of the futuristic policing TV show “APB,” new tech can locate the exact position where a gun is fired and report it immediately to law enforcement.

Called ShotSpotter <http://www.shotspotter.com>, this is a tool that can be used by officials to respond even faster to the aid of gun violence victims — minutes can be the difference between life and death. And it provides police with far more information in advance.


elfismiles » 09 Sep 2014 12:57 wrote:I wonder how many towns / cities have these systems?

NYC approves sensors to pinpoint gunfire

Posted: Sep 09, 2014 7:11 AM CDT Updated: Sep 09, 2014 7:25 AM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's comptroller has approved a contract for rooftop sensor technology for the NYPD to help pinpoint and reduce gunfire.

Comptroller Scott Stringer approved the contract for the ShotSpotter Flex System on Monday.

The technology will pinpoint the exact location of a gunshot, allowing officers to respond quickly.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the two-year $1.5 million contract will allow the NYPD to target about 15 square miles with the new technology. Officials say that's up to five separate coverage areas in the five boroughs.

The law enforcement agency is still working to determine where to place the sensors. It hopes to have them operating by early spring 2015.

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/26483613/n ... nt-gunfire


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http://psiopradio.com/2007/08/17/austin ... n-program/

elfismiles » 19 Feb 2010 03:33 wrote:...
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Audio: East Palo Alto plane crash
Audio: Gunshot spotter system captured East Palo Alto plane crash as it happened
San Jose Mercury News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The crash killed three employees of Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors. No one on the ground was injured.
Warning: The audio files contain what may be disturbing sounds from the scene of the crash.
http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_14428180

I wonder if Austin's gunshot detector microphone system caught the crash?



I can confirm that Camden County cops in New Jersey use this system. I would venture a guess my neighborhood does but can't absolutely confirm.
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Re: Surveillance

Postby elfismiles » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:41 am

Records show deep ties between FBI and Best Buy computer technicians looking for child porn
By Tom Jackman April 3 at 5:45 AM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/tru ... 180f294785

elfismiles » 10 Jan 2017 14:23 wrote:
The FBI Is Apparently Paying Geek Squad Members To Dig Around In Computers For Evidence Of Criminal Activity
from the maybe-these-are-the-'smart-people'-who-can-fix-Comey's-encryption-&# dept
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https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170 ... vity.shtml


fruhmenschen » 10 Jan 2017 05:29 wrote:Bonus Read

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/pu ... story.html

If a Best Buy technician is a paid FBI informant, are his computer ...

But emails between Geek Squad technicians and FBI agents in the Louisville field office indicate a long-running relationship. In revealing those publicly in a Dec ...
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Re: Surveillance

Postby elfismiles » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:23 am

Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire
Travis Kalanick’s drive to win in life has led to a pattern of risk-taking
that has at times put his ride-hailing company on the brink of implosion.
By MIKE ISAACAPRIL 23, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apple’s headquarters in early 2015 to meet with Timothy D. Cook, who runs the iPhone maker. It was a session that Mr. Kalanick was dreading.

For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to help camouflage the ride-hailing app from Apple’s engineers. The reason? So Apple would not find out that Uber had been secretly identifying and tagging iPhones even after its app had been deleted and the devices erased — a fraud detection maneuver that violated Apple’s privacy guidelines.

But Apple was onto the deception, and when Mr. Kalanick arrived at the midafternoon meeting sporting his favorite pair of bright red sneakers and hot-pink socks, Mr. Cook was prepared. “So, I’ve heard you’ve been breaking some of our rules,” Mr. Cook said in his calm, Southern tone. Stop the trickery, Mr. Cook then demanded, or Uber’s app would be kicked out of Apple’s App Store.

For Mr. Kalanick, the moment was fraught with tension. If Uber’s app was yanked from the App Store, it would lose access to millions of iPhone customers — essentially destroying the ride-hailing company’s business. So Mr. Kalanick acceded.

MORE HERE:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/23/tech ... .html?_r=0
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Re: Surveillance

Postby elfismiles » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:26 pm

NSA Blimp Spied in the United States
Ryan Gallagher
April 24 2017
https://theintercept.com/2017/04/24/nsa ... ed-states/

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Re: Surveillance

Postby elfismiles » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:55 am

New computers could delete thoughts without your knowledge, experts warn
New human rights laws are required to protect sensitive information in a person’s mind from 'unauthorised collection, storage, use or even deletion'
Ian Johnston Science Correspondent
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 01661.html
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Re: Surveillance

Postby Joao » Wed May 10, 2017 11:10 pm

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forsaken75 wrote:Hi. I am the original taker of the photo. There is a screen that normally shows peppes pizza advertisements in front of peppes pizza in Oslo S. The advertisements had crashed revealing what was running underneath the ads. As I approached the screen to take a picture, the screen began scrolling with my generic information - That I am young male (sorry my profile picture was misleading, not a woman), wearing glasses, where I was looking, and if I was smiling and how much I was smiling. The intention behind my original post on facebook was merely to point out that people may not know that these sort of demographics are being collected about them merely by approaching and looking at an advertisement. the camera was not, at a glance, evident. It was merely meant as informational, maybe to point out what we all know or suspect anyway, but just to put it out in the open. I believe the only intent behind the data collected is engagement and demographic statistics for better targeted advertisements.
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Re: Surveillance

Postby elfismiles » Tue May 23, 2017 11:15 am

WHOA! Thanks for that Joao - I know that stuff is going on but ... hadn't seen any backend info.

Meanwhile...

Already knew about this tech but always interesting to see public awareness spread:

Scientists have found a way to photograph people in 3D through walls using Wi-Fi
Dave Mosher
http://www.businessinsider.com/wifi-cam ... lls-2017-5

In the 1970s the CIA created a spy drone the size of a dragonfly
Noah Friedman
Dec. 2, 2016, 10:40 AM
http://www.businessinsider.com/insectot ... es-2016-12

Conspiracy Bill Advances in Japan Despite Surveillance Fears
By MOTOKO RICHMAY 23, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/worl ... y-abe.html

Meet the world’s first bionic FISH drone: This new 'swimming' camera will take holiday bragging to new depths on social media
The Biki device flaps its bionic fin as it swims through the water taking snaps
It keeps its balance in swaying water and automatically avoids obstacles
The underwater drone can operate for two hours at depths of up to 200
By Annabel Fenwick Elliott for MailOnline
Published: 08:50 EDT, 23 May 2017 | Updated: 10:20 EDT, 23 May 2017
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... drone.html

SRS drone update leaves questions unanswered
Posted May 22, 2017 03:34 pm - Updated May 22, 2017 07:02 pm
By Thomas Gardiner, Staff Writer
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2017- ... unanswered
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Re: Surveillance

Postby elfismiles » Wed May 24, 2017 7:24 pm

Vermont DMV Caught Using Illegal Facial Recognition Program
Local, state, and federal law enforcement were allowed to search DMV photo database, documents show
PRIVACY
Photo Illustration: Vocativ
By Kevin Collier
May 24, 2017 at 3:20 PM ET
http://www.vocativ.com/432762/vermont-d ... tion-aclu/
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Re: Surveillance

Postby identity » Fri May 26, 2017 8:43 am

This French school is using facial recognition to find out when students aren’t paying attention
Nestor software will be used for two remote classes at a Paris business school later this year
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by Amar Toor@amartoo May 26, 2017, 3:28am EDT

A business school in Paris will soon begin using artificial intelligence and facial analysis to determine whether students are paying attention in class. The software, called Nestor, will be used two online classes at the ESG business school beginning in September. LCA Learning, the company that created Nestor, presented the technology at an event at the United Nations in New York last week.
The idea, according to LCA founder Marcel Saucet, is to use the data that Nestor collects to improve the performance of both students and professors. The software uses students’ webcams to analyze eye movements and facial expressions and determine whether students are paying attention to a video lecture. It then formulates quizzes based on the content covered during moments of inattentiveness. Professors would also be able to identify moments when students’ attention waned, which could help to improve their teaching, Saucet says.

At first, the technology will only be used for students who watch lectures remotely, though Saucet hopes to eventually launch an in-class version that would send real-time notifications to students whenever they’re not paying attention. Speaking to journalists during a demonstration at ESG’s Paris campus last month, Saucet said the technology could vastly improve the performance of students who take massive open online courses, or MOOCs. “The problem with MOOCs is that they don’t work,” Saucet said. “It’s been 10 years that we’ve been trying e-learning, and in the US it’s been 25 years. And it doesn’t work.”

A press release from the UN’s World Council of Peoples, which hosted last week’s event, described the launch of Nestor as the “first AI led class,” though that’s not entirely accurate. The software is not capable of actually teaching a course, and it’s not the first time that schools have experimented with similar technologies. The IE Business School in Madrid recently created a WOW Room (the acronym stands for “Window on the World”), where professors stand before a wall of screens and lecture students who tune in from afar. Like Nestor, the system uses “emotion recognition systems” to measure students’ attention.

Advocates for AI in education say the technology could be used as a digital tutor that would adapt to a student’s individual needs, and help foster more effective studying habits. Such software could also help teachers by providing quantitative feedback on the effectiveness of their teaching, advocates say. Some researchers have even raised the prospect of AI acting as a “lifelong learning companion” that would accompany students for years.

But AI programs rely on massive troves of personal data, and there are concerns over how such data would be treated. A personalized learning program launched in New York by InBloom, a data analytics company, collapsed in 2014 amid growing concerns over how data on students would be used and protected from hackers.

Saucet says Nestor won’t store any of the video footage it captures and that his company has no plans to sell any other data the software collects. (His company sells its software to schools.) The data would also be encrypted and anonymized, he says. In addition to facial recognition and analysis, the software can integrate with students’ calendars to suggest possible study times, and track their online behavior to pick up on patterns. If a student typically spends their weeknights watching YouTube videos, for example, Nestor could suggest that they instead spend that time studying. Saucet acknowledges, however, that it will ultimately be up to each school to decide how to treat and store such data.

“WHAT’S HAPPENING IS BEING LED BY THE TECHNOLOGY, RATHER THAN BY THE LEARNING SCIENCE.”

Rose Luckin, a professor at the University College London Knowledge Lab, says AI could unlock the “black box of learning” by providing information on how and when learning happens. But she cautions against adopting new technologies that, while alluring, may not actually respond to critical needs. “I think it can have a huge impact on education,” Luckin says. “But I think the problem at the moment is that what’s happening is being led by the technology, rather than by the learning science, and that's problematic.”

Luckin says a program like Nestor could be useful for students who take classes remotely, since “there isn’t a human there watching them,” and she says substantial research has focused on determining emotions based on facial analysis. (Several companies have begun using similar technology for advertising.) But she says she’s unaware of any large scale study on the educational effectiveness of such programs, and she questions the value in quizzing students on content that they weren’t paying attention to.
“A much more pedagogically sound approach would be to show the student when they are focused, and how that relates to their performance,” Luckin says. “So that you're offering information back to the student that helps them to structure their work time more effectively and helps them to become a more effective learner.”

And while some are concerned that AI may one day replace teachers, Luckin sees the technology more as an assistant, rather than a replacement. Saucet agrees. “Human contact is not going to go away,” he says. “There will always be professors.”
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Re: Surveillance MASTER THREAD

Postby elfismiles » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:01 pm

Is Alexa spying on us? We're too busy to care — and we might regret that
Consumers give away great deal of private data after clicking on user agreements that come with apps, and some watchdogs worry that it could lead to problems.
By Tim Johnson
tjohnson@mcclatchydc.com
August 10, 2017 1:56 PM
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation- ... 88597.html

How Peter Thiel's Secretive Data Company Pushed Into Policing
https://www.wired.com/story/how-peter-t ... o-policing

Everyone Should Have a Real Chance to Defend Their Anonymity
Commentary by Corynne McSherry
July 6, 2017
UPDATE (August 10, 2017): The court hearing the case ordered [.pdf] the unsealing of EFF's letter brief, which you can read here [.pdf]. Because the case is entirely under seal, EFF had to file its brief under seal and could not immediately publish the letter.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/07/e ... -anonymity
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