Tag: Surveillance

More US Cities Seek to ban Facial Recognition Technology

While it seems evident facial recognition technology will become mainstream in the very near future, there will be some bumps along the road. More and more US cities are effectively banning this technology as a statement against mass surveillance. A very interesting turn of events, albeit it remains to be seen how many other locations decide to follow suit in the months and years ahead.  Oakland Might Make a Meaningful …
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NVIDIA’s AI-driven Surveillance Camera Project Will Help Monitor Smart Cities

One of the primary purposes of an artificial intelligence is how it can take over tasks normally done by human beings. NVIDIA, a company best known for their ventures in the world of video cards and the NVIDIA shield, is currently working on an AI as well. Their project is designed to oversee smart cities through video surveillance. An interesting concept, assuming it is a viable idea. NVIDIA’s AI is …
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NSA Collected 151 Million Phone Records in 2016

By the look of things, the NSA will not give up its habits of collecting data about consumers anytime soon. Although a new law has gone into effect in 2015 – the Freedom Act – it has done very little to thwart NSA’s mass surveillance techniques. In fact, the agency recorded 151 million phone calls in 2016 alone. The bigger question is what they plan to do with all of …
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How The FBI Crossed The Gap Between Surveillance and Hacking Civilians

Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the intricate inner workings of the NSA, there has never been more scrutiny against law enforcement agencies trying to spy on citizens. Especially the FBI is under a lot of fire these days, but as it turns out, they have been hacking civilian computers for nearly 20 years. To make matters worse, they have gotten even more powerful through legal means ever since. The FBI …
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