2012 09 21 NYT In Europe, Facebook Agrees to Stop Facial Recognition – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/technology/facebook-backs-down-on-face-recognition-in-europe.html?_r=0 Facebook Can ID Faces, but Using Them Grows Tricky SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook on Friday confronted a new obstacle over what to do with one of its most vital assets — pictures.… Continue reading

2012 09 18 ARS Company bets on airport of the future: passing security with an iris scan | Ars Technica

http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/09/company-bets-on-airport-of-the-future-passing-security-with-an-iris-scan/ Company bets on airport of the future: passing security with an iris scan AOptix’s InSight Duo can take an iris scan from two meters away in just six seconds. AOptix CAMPBELL, CALIFORNIA—As… Continue reading

2012 09 11 SLN » Four ways your privacy is being invaded » Print – Salon.com

http://www.salon.com/2012/09/11/four_ways_your_privacy_is_being_invaded/print/ Four ways your privacy is being invaded This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Americans’ personal privacy is being crushed by the rise of a four-headed corporate-state surveillance system. The four “heads” are:… Continue reading

2012 08 29 NYT DNA Evidence in Police Interrogation Rooms Requires Bleach – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/nyregion/dna-evidence-in-police-interrogation-rooms-requires-bleach.html?_r=2&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y Before Lifting DNA, Meticulous Protocol It is a small bit of trickery masquerading as generosity: A suspect is offered a cigarette or a soft drink in a police interrogation room. The ruse… Continue reading

2012 08 23 NYT Who’s Watching the N.S.A. Watchers? – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/opinion/whos-watching-the-nsa-watchers.html?_r=2&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y Giving In to the Surveillance State IN March 2002, John M. Poindexter, a former national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan, sat down with Gen. Michael V. Hayden, the director of the… Continue reading

2012 08 16 NYT Germany Reopens Investigation of Facebook’s Photo Archiving – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/technology/germans-reopen-facebook-privacy-inquiry.html?_r=2&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y Germans Reopen Investigation on Facebook Privacy BERLIN — Data protection officials in Germany reopened an investigation into Facebook’s facial recognition technology Wednesday, saying that the social networking giant was illegally compiling a… Continue reading

2012 08 05 LAT Drones tested as tools for police and firefighters – latimes.com

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-drones-testing-20120805,0,6483617.story Drones tested as tools for police and firefighters WASHINGTON — On a chaparral-covered hillside 40 miles north of Los Angeles in June 2010, researchers from the Department of Homeland Security hid a… Continue reading

2012 08 08 LAT FAA official ‘very optimistic’ on rules for drone planes – latimes.com

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-drones-las-vegas-20120808,0,6581218.story FAA official ‘very optimistic’ on rules for drone planes The Qube is a drone plane manufactured by AeroVironment, which is looking to the commercial market. Above is a test flight in Simi… Continue reading

2012 08 06 NYT DNA and the Fourth Amendment – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/opinion/dna-and-the-fourth-amendment.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y DNA and the Fourth Amendment Earlier this year, Maryland’s highest court held that collection of DNA samples from people arrested but not yet convicted violated the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches… Continue reading

2012 08 02 NPR Drones: From War Weapon To Homemade Toy : NPR

http://www.npr.org/2012/08/02/157441681/drones-from-war-weapon-to-homemade-toy Drones: From War Weapon To Homemade Toy Enlarge Larry Abramson/NPR A homemade drone over Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley, Calif. Hobbyists and commercial manufacturers are anticipating new rules governing their domestic use.… Continue reading