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Anonymous – they’re not wrong.

September 19, 2014 in Alister, anonymous, CyberSecurity, data protection, Hacking, Nanopunk, NSA, Situationists., surveillance

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It goes something like this…
You may think that the NSA, GCHQ, MI5 are not interested in what you get up to on the internet and you would be so very wrong. This naivity of innocence is only there because we don’t understand, have a clear picture of how these people, ore rather the massive computer systems they have, actually work. Anonymous aren’t all crazy conspiracy theorists.
The real danger is they can track your movements. You might, just by accident, more than once, be in the same place as a high level suspect. Or you might be “Friends” with someone on facebook or follow them on Twitter – a person who socialises with a suspect without even knowing about it.
Just think of all the people you know and the people they know. You don’t need to go further than that to become a suspect yourself. You may even know someone who visits an Anonymous page, or comments on a video, A suspect may be a neighbour you say hi to.
This is no conspiracy, it’s the simple logic of connections.
Even if like me you try and keep your connections with people to those you actually know, you are still at risk.
The surveillance system puts everybody on a sliding scale of ‘suspect’ depending on not on what we do but how the algorithms interpret what we do – counting the days, times, frequency of our movements, ‘seeing’ patterns and measuring the level and likelihood of risk.
The ‘watching us’ is so massive only because the computer systems allow it.
Let me give you an example. Back in the day when there were no spreadsheet programmes, accountants did everything on paper and this kept them so busy the directors and managers made their own judgements about how a business should run.
But then accountants got computers and could do thousands of calculations a day, more than they used to do in a year. And with that information they started to have more of a say in how the business was run.
The same thing is happening with supercomputers and surveillance, the people in control of the machines have so much more information, we are already seeing their paranoid influence in political decisions and influencing our everyday lives.
So next time you see a Snowden or Anonymous article or video. take a while to read it or think about how it might affect you.

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Futuristic Firefighter Suit Has Sensors, Head-up Display

September 19, 2014 in The Story

By Theresa Chong

Futuristic firefighter gear integrates vital-sign sensors and indoor tracking …read more Source:: IEEE Biomedics – News

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Startup scales up graphene production, develops biosensors and supercapacitors (w/video)

September 19, 2014 in The Story

An official of a materials technology and manufacturing startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company is addressing the challenge of scaling graphene production for commercial applications.

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Source:: Nanowerk News

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Experimenting with smartgel gelation

September 19, 2014 in The Story

Scientists are experimenting with a new method of gelation. They can add nanoparticles or biomolecules with useful pH, chemical, and temperature sensing properties into a liquid, but incorporating those liquids into existing technology proves difficult.

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Source:: Nanowerk News

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Video games could dramatically streamline educational research

September 19, 2014 in The Story

Scientists have figured out a dramatically easier and more cost-effective way to do research on science curriculum in the classroom — and it could include playing video games. Called ‘computational modeling,’ it involves a computer ‘learning’ student behavior and then ‘thinking’ as students would. It could revolutionize the way educational research is done. …read more Source:: Science Daily. Mind & Brain

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