Category: Surveillance

The age of AI surveillance is here (via QZ.com – made me think)

  “Facial recognition in still images and video is already seeping into the real world. Baidu is starting a program where facial recognition is used instead of tickets for events. The venue knows who you are, maybe from a picture you upload or your social media profile, sees your face when ...

“Google, not GCHQ, is the truly chilling spy network” says John Naughton (The Guardian)

“one of the spooks with whom I discussed Snowden’s revelations waxed indignant about our coverage of the story. What bugged him (pardon the pun) was the unfairness of having state agencies pilloried, while firms such as Google and Facebook, which, in his opinion, conducted much more intensive surveillance than the ...

Digital Obesity or Analogue Anorexia? Welcome to the Future (expanded excerpt from “Technology vs Humanity”)

No escape from the data tsunami? Note: this post has been excerpted, expanded and adapted from my new book “Technology vs Humanity” (read more here, buy it on Amazon, buy singles or bulk orders from  the publisher – use discount code GL1)   The amount of information, data and media information available to us is growing ...

Is this all about freedom versus security? Apple vs the FBI

To be clear, I support Apple’s stand on this! Read Vivek Wadwha’s take on Apple vs FBI Read NYT’s opinion piece

Internet of Things could be used as spy tool by governments says US intel chief (Arstechnica), and Bruce Schneier on the IoT

I have been thinking about this for quite some time, and now I ran across this morsel… what are we going to do about this? “In the future, intelligence services might use the loT for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or ...

Must watch: new documentary on Privacy by Aleks Krotoski, presented by Silent Circle and The Guardian

The Power of Privacy In observance of Data Privacy Day, Silent Circle has partnered with The Guardian to produce The Power of Privacy, a film that explores privacy in the modern world. Enjoy the film in its entirety below and join the Data Privacy Day conversation. #PrivacyAware Very much related to my last post on ...

The US government vs Apple and Google’s: the smartphone encryption discussion

“The US government and police officials are in the midst of a misleading PR offensive to try to scare Americans into believing encrypted cellphones are somehow a bad thing.”— Trevor Timm. Meanwhile, FBI director James Comey picked on Apple, saying the company was allowing its customers to “place themselves beyond the law.” My 2 ...

Europe Approves Tough New Data Protection Rules – NYTimes.com. The US-EU canyon is widening.

I think this is a very important – if not really ‘perfect’ – step in the right direction – and it will most certainly deepen the canyon-of-different-worldviews between Europe and the US.  These are vast generalisations of course (and there are definitive pros and cons to either position – be sure to ...

Short video from MoJoCon Dublin: Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard on the future of journalism, mobile, privacy

Read more about my gig at MoJoCon Dublin. Thanks to RTE und MojoCon for making this video available.

MUST WATCH: CITIZENFOUR UK trailer – the new film by Laura Poitras, featuring Edward Snowden – YouTube

CITIZENFOUR UK trailer – a film by Laura Poitras, featuring Edward Snowden – YouTube. Next in my iTunes cue (too bad Netflix does not have it)

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