Category biometrics

We Underestimate The Threat Of Facial Recognition Technology At Our Peril

We underestimate the threat of facial recognition technology at our peril By Cynthia Wong, www.theguardian.com View Original August 16th, 2018 ‘The lack of safeguards combined with the centralisation of a massive amount of information raises the potential for abuse and ever-expanding mission creep’ Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters On Friday, the identity matching services bill will be discussed at a hearing […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.com View Original August 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event […]

Another Fitness App Reveals Data That Can Be Used To Identify Soldiers And Spies

Can this technology be used to disguise — or make it seem you are somewhere you aren’t?  RCP, fortunascorner.com   Another fitness app reveals data that can be used to identify soldiers and spies Polar’s Flow app exposes sensitive information that can be used to decipher where people live and work. The news: An investigation by De Correspondent and Bellingcat has shown […]

Makeup Artists Have Found A Way To Defeat Facial Recognition Technology/Surveillance

Makeup Artists Have Found A Way To Defeat Facial Recognition Technology/Surveillance   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Caroline Haskins posted a July 2, 2018 article on the website, TheFuture.com, with the title, “Juggalos Figured Out How To Beat Facial Recognition,” technology using Juggalo makeup. Ms. Haskins writes that “according to Twitter user @tahkion, a computer science blogger for WonderHowTo.com, Juggalo makeup outmatches […]

5 Technology Trends Driving An Intelligent Military

5 technology trends driving an intelligent military By Antti Kolehmainen, www.c4isrnet.com View Original July 5th, 2018 The rise of non-traditional actors, cyberattacks and state-sponsored subversion is challenging democratic governance and creating an increasingly volatile operational and security environment for defense agencies. To address these threats, military organizations must be able to operate seamlessly and intelligently across a […]

SOCOM Looks To Field New Drones, Upgrade Comms — Fast

SOCOM Looks To Field New Drones, Upgrade Comms — Fast breakingdefense.com · by Paul McLeary SOFIC Tampa: The head of the Special Operations Command is concerned that even the most advanced tech his troops use in the field today is being aged out, given rapid advances in commercial technologies that have overtaken military-grade gear. “The equipment that […]

Under Secretary Of Defense For Intelligence: ‘A Lot Of Technology Remains Untapped’

Defense intelligence chief: ‘A lot of technology remains untapped’ – SpaceNews.com spacenews.com · by Sandra Erwin · April 23, 2018 Kernan: Project Maven so far has been “extraordinarily” useful in processing intelligence but more capabilities are needed. TAMPA, FLA. — Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Joseph Kernan, a retired Navy vice admiral, is rarely seen or heard at […]

Palantir Knows Everything About You

     Blaming Peter Thiel & Palantir for excessive surveillance may be convenient for liberals and Silicon Valley; but, our personal privacy was substantially compromised long ago.  We absolutely need to have a thoughtful debate about how much surveillance is too much.  But, singling out Palantir does nothing to advance that debate; and, singles out […]

Mysterious Company Is Using Facebook To Build A Massive Facial-Recognition Database

Mysterious company is using Facebook to build a massive facial-recognition database By Monica Chin, mashable.com View Original April 17th, 2018 A surveillance camera with facial recognition technology at Berlin Suedkreuz station in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 3 2017.Photo by: Image: steffi loos/Getty Images Facebook has been under fire for its handling of personal data, but what companies around […]

Facebook Has Always Been One Big Swindle

     “If you are not paying for the product, you are the product.”  Steve Jobs       But, as the old saying goes, ‘nothing good comes easy.’  Perhaps there is a better way; and, this current social media ‘crisis’ may shed some light on the underbelly of social media companies — and, hopefully a […]