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British Defense Giant Offers Tactical Spy Trash Cans to American Cops

While most of us eventually stop playing spies, American police departments have found it increasingly tough to grow up, using military-developed surveillance equipment for crimes as minor as 911 hangups in recent years. Sensing an opportunity, defense contractors apparently stepped in to fulfill the demand, as demonstrated by a newly leaked 2014 product catalog from British defense firm Cobham.

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Hudson Hongo

September 2nd

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For law enforcement, the rule must be no implementation without representation

surveillance-block Once again a powerful tool has been implemented against the public without its knowledge or consent. Which rather defeats the point of having a voluntary, civilian police force, doesn’t it? Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 29th

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The IoT threat to privacy

IOT As the Internet of Things becomes more widespread, consumers must demand better security and privacy protections that don’t leave them vulnerable to corporate surveillance and data breaches. But before consumers can demand change, they must be informed — which requires companies to be more transparent. Read More

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Christine Bannan

August 14th

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How to Tell If Someone Is Tracking Your Emails

Not all emails are what they seem. Many messages come with embedded code designed to tell the sender when (and even where) you open them up. It’s a trick often used by marketing companies to work out if you’re actually paying any attention to them, but there are ways of spotting this kind of email tracking.

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August 12th

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Uh-oh! Crowdfunded social robot Jibo won’t now ship internationally

Jibo Jibo, a cutesy social robot pitched to crowdfunders in mid 2014 as ‘the world’s first social robot’ but since delayed and yet to arrive in the market some nine months after its original due date, is now only going to ship to backers in the U.S. and Canada. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

August 11th

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Uh-oh! Crowdfunded social robot Jibo won’t now ship internationally

Jibo Jibo, a cutesy social robot pitched to crowdfunders in mid 2014 as ‘the world’s first social robot’ but since delayed and yet to arrive in the market some nine months after its original due date, is now only going to ship to backers in the U.S. and Canada. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

August 11th

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24 tech experts weigh in on what exactly a ‘decentralized web’ means

featured-img-connections-blue You may have seen some chatter here and there about the “decentralized web,” but there isn’t a really clear definition of what the term means — and really, considering its nature, it would be surprising if there were. There are, therefore, a variety of opinions, as Syracuse University’s School of Information found out when they pinged two dozen tech experts and… Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 25th

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Sen. Al Franken questions Niantic over Poképrivacy policy

franken-AP Always with his finger on the pulse, Senator Al Franken today sent an official request to Niantic asking about particulars of the Pokémon Go privacy policy. “I am concerned about the extent to which Niantic may be unnecessarily collecting, using, and sharing a wide range of users’ personal information without their appropriate consent,” the letter reads. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 12th

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Oops! Wearables can leak your PINs and passwords

Aria wearable The security nightmare posed by the Internet of Things isn’t just related to the lack of expertise in the types of companies adding connectivity to gizmos and gadgets. It’s the sensitivity of the connected sensors, strewn hither and thither, opening up potential attack vectors for determined hackers. Hence the need for really robust security thinking to lock down the risks. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

July 8th

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Why gaze tracking startup Cogisen is eyeing the Internet of Things

dry_eye How will you interact with the Internet of Things in your smart home of the future? Perhaps by looking your connected air conditioning unit in the lens from the comfort of your sofa and fanning your face with your hand to tell it to crank up its cooling jets. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

June 1st

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