I’m sure most people have seen these little ‘Red Light’ cameras popping up at busy intersections for the past several years. Even in small towns, the local news will broadcast when a new camera goes into service for the first time.
A French judge has placed the publisher of a celebrity tabloid and a photographer under criminal investigation over the topless photos of Kate Middleton sunbathing in France published last September, the prosecutor's office said Thursday.
…And yet more surveillance software. This time it’s Raytheon’s Riot software, a Big Data behavioural analytics program. Given the fury about other types of electronic surveillance, RIOT may be a very apt name for this software.
Surveillance technology is big news, but its capabilities are usually underrated. The current technology is perfectly capable of creating a police state. If this technology had been available to Stalin, the Gulags would have been ten times bigger.
Do they hire technocrats solely on the basis of their total inability to see how technology can be abused? It looks like it. The new, ultra-efficient face recognition technology is about to become part of surveillance systems.
A scathing new report on an anticipated security and trade agreement between Canada and the US reveals personal privacy of Canadians is at risk and there are no guarantees of reducing red tape at the international border for Canadian businesses.
In the wake of the recent UK riots, calls have been made to regulate social networks during times of civil unrest. Representatives from Twitter, Facebook and Research in Motion meet home secretary Theresa May today to warn against this move.