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Privacy Concerns Over San Diego Smart Streetlights

San Diego, California is proud to be the world’s largest smart city platform but advocates say the drive toward computer-driven interconnectedness is going too far as the city unveils its new streetlight equipped with face recognition software. Claiming energy savings and “new technological opportunities,” the San Diego leaders are “transforming the City’s existing street lighting infrastructure […]

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Australian AI Busts Drivers Using Cell Phones

Australian authorities in New South Wales (NSW) have decided they want zero fatalities and serious injuries on their roads by 2056. To help meet that goal, they launched a computer system with artificial intelligence that reviews millions of traffic images to find drivers holding and using cell phones illegally while behind the wheel. Once identified, […]

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UFOs Revealed After Navy Tech Upgrades

A Navy radar specialist believes that the recent spate of UFO sightings reported by Navy pilots is due to a technology upgrade – and that the unidentified flying objects may have been there all along. Kevin Day is a former US Navy Senior Chief Operations specialist. The Topgun air intercept controller worked for 20 years […]

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Spy Contact Lenses Coming Soon

Looming on the horizon are computer-chipped contact lenses that can record, store, and display images in front of the wearer’s eyeball. The product is being pushed as a way to capture and preserve life’s precious moments with the blink of an eye. More cynical critics envision problems with the new tech. Sony is the latest […]

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Google Always-On Camera Stirs Controversy

“The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it, moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard.” – George Orwell, 1984 George Orwell […]

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FBI Seeks Cyber Snitches

The U.S. Justice Department’s criminal investigation department is pushing forward the government’s far-reaching Surveillance State agenda by advertising for social media snitches. A Request for Proposal (RFP) released July 8, 2019, invited bidders enrolled in the National System for Award Management (SAM) to compete for a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) contract to develop a […]

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Self-Driving RoboTrucks: Secret Tests In AZ

Let’s say you had developed a workable self-driving vehicle that could haul freight over highways and byways. You might think that the best way to test your new invention would be to introduce it to the public and make a big fuss over this great innovation. But that’s not what just happened. In February 2019, […]

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