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Feds push for mobile phone tracking, even when idle

Feds push for mobile phone tracking, even when idle

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

When people think somehow “they” are able to track me by RFID implant, aside from trying to explain the limitations of the technology and the actual effective range of the implant (2 inches), I also point out that cell phones are able to pinpoint your exact whereabouts at any time. Private companies providing location based […]

Killing mosquitoes with lasers!

Killing mosquitoes with lasers!

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Now this is something I can really get behind. It involves lasers (very cool) and killing mosquitoes (the only animal I wish didn’t exist… ok, mosquitoes and fleas). The idea is to stamp out malaria by tracking mosquitoes in flight by IDing them based on their flight/wing noise, and shooting them down using lasers. I […]

Why is RFID the mark of the beast but not fingerprint scanners?

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

From Reuters, A Polish priest has installed an electronic reader in his church for schoolchildren to leave their fingerprints in order to monitor their attendance at mass, the Gazeta Wyborcza daily said on Friday. “This is comfortable. We don’t have to stand in a line to get the priest’s signature (confirming our presence at the […]

DIY automated sentry gun

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Like the author of this website, I too have dreamed of the day I had enough time and skillz to build an automated sentry gun. Ever since I saw that scene in Aliens with these automated weapons, I thought it would be pretty sweet to mount a high powered BB gun on a tracking platform […]

DNA based biometric screening makes its “horrifying” début

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Technologies designed to quickly test a persons race for the purpose of allowing political asylum have been developed and are currently being used by the UK Border Agency. Science has obtained Border Agency documents showing that isotope analyses of hair and nail samples will also be conducted “to help identify a person’s true country of […]

A video surveillance system that can make decisions

Monday, September 21st, 2009

The AISight™ Cognitive Video Analytics™ software takes visual input from either a live camera or recorded video, learns what activities and behaviors are normal, and generates real-time alerts that notify appropriate security personnel of potentially threatening behaviors. Unlike rules-based video-analytics software, the intelligent AISight solution identifies threats and behaviors that were not previously defined or […]

A multifaceted approach to identity checking

A multifaceted approach to identity checking

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

If you want to see the forefront of public surveillance and identification technologies, look no further than London. For the last 10 years, the UK has been the leader at deploying these new technologies in order to monitor and account for its citizenry. However this latest program is hoped to be a trial run and […]

Seattle suburb uses 24 hour surveillance cameras to monitor cars and people

Seattle suburb uses 24 hour surveillance cameras to monitor cars and people

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

City signs have a unique way of greeting people. In Issaquah, for instance, motorists are told they’re entering “a special place where people care.” For years, Bothell invited people to stay “for a day or a lifetime.” In Medina, a new sign bears this warning: “You Are Entering a 24 Hour Video Surveillance Area.” Cameras […]

Calling all Math geniuses… we need your help!

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

We need Math geniuses to help figure out some RSSI calculations!

An examination of California bill banning forced RFID implantation

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

This is very old news, but people keep asking me about it (CA SB362), so here goes: quote source: http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/139441?utm_source=newsletter California Senate Bill 362, which would prohibit any person from forcing any other person to undergo an implant in their body of a radio frequency identification (RFID) device, passed the Senate Floor on a 28-9 […]

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