Facial recognition tech is rocketing ahead of laws that can control it

“Many Americans don’t realize they’re already in a facial recognition database,” Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said Wednesday in a hearing on the technology. Addressing Senator Al Franken and the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, Lynch pointed out that there is a painful disconnect between how little personal […]

1940 Census Data Causes Modern Tech Mess

CBS NEWS April 2, 2012 When the National Archives and Records Administration released the 1940 Census records on Monday, they may not have expected just how many people would want to access the 72-year-old data. Now, the department is apologizing because millions of Americans who logged on to look up the information couldn’t access the […]

Unknown Tech Company Defies FBI In Mystery Surveillance Case

By Kim Zetter, Wired.com Sometime earlier this year, a provider of communication services in the United States – perhaps a phone company, perhaps Twitter – got a letter from the FBI demanding it turn over information on one, or possibly even hundreds, of its customers. The letter instructed the company to never disclose the existence […]

New Tech: Device transmits data via the human body

Swedish communications giant Ericsson has developed a device which transmits data via the human body. Click’s editor Richard Taylor demonstrates how capacitive coupling works and what it could be useful for. Red Ice Creations News Feed              

Occupy Rolls Out Its Most Subversive Tech: A Mobile Arcade Game for the 99%

By Matt Simon, Wired.com It’s not often that something new for cultural alarmists to fret over just rolls up, all flashing and beeping. But here it comes: the homebrew Occupy arcade game on wheels. If conservatives are worried about videogames encouraging violence, imagine how they’ll react to an itinerant amusement designed to topple the 1%. […]

Pentagon Under 24/7 DARPA Surveillance

December 27, 2011 The Pentagon will soon be prying through the personal correspondence and computer files of US military personnel, thanks to a $ 9-million program that will put soldiers’ private emails under Uncle Sam’s microscope. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has awarded the grant to five institutions led by Georgia Tech to […]

The CIA Is Watching Twitter & Facebook

(My Tech World)   In the first report of its kind, the Associated Press has learned that the Central Intelligence Agency is following tweets, up to 5 million a day. “In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building… a team known affectionately as the ‘vengeful librarians’ also pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV […]

Bob Blaskiewicz, Faux Skeptic Exposed!

(WAC ATLANTA)   I recently posted this as a response (block quoted below) to Bob Blaskiwiecz aka Satan’s little helper at Georgia Tech Institute of Technology. He has refused to post this response and this is not the first time he has deliberately censored anyone who makes too much sense on his blog.  Bob is a […]

New Tech Gives Soldiers Predator-Style Heat Vision

(FOXNEWS)   When hunting for terrorists, seeing them before they see you is a must. Regular night-vision goggles are good, but not good enough. Sure, they let a soldier see at night as well as he would by day — but they don’t let him see any better. That just changed. A new device developed over […]