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

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TweetYum“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

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TweetYumCBS 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

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TweetYum 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 […]

New Tech: Device transmits data via the human body

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TweetYumSwedish 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%

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TweetYumBy 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%. […]