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Sep 21, 2020

Is China Threatening To Shoot-Down ‘Civilian Airlines’ Operating Over The South China Sea?

Posted by in categories: military, surveillance

China has warned the US after it flew its ‘spy planes’ over the South China Sea several times electronically disguising as a civilian airplane.

“It is the old trick of the US military to use a transponder code to impersonate civil aircraft of other countries,” said Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Wenbin, during his briefing.

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Sep 15, 2020

IBM pushes for US to limit facial recognition system exports

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, surveillance

Big Blue fears human rights violations and mass surveillance.

Sep 14, 2020

General Atomics unveils ‘ultra-long endurance’ replacement for MQ-9 Reaper

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI, surveillance

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has unveiled a rendering of its next-generation intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and strike unmanned air vehicle as a proposed replacement of the US Air Force’s MQ-9A Reaper.

Aug 9, 2020

Jacinta González on ICE, Palantir, Big Tech and Surveillance

Posted by in category: surveillance

Jacinta González isn’t a scientist or technologist but her experience of surveillance technology is as eye-opening as any expert’s.

Aug 4, 2020

The Panopticon Is Already Here

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI, surveillance

Despite China’s considerable strides, industry analysts expect America to retain its current AI lead for another decade at least. But this is cold comfort: China is already developing powerful new surveillance tools, and exporting them to dozens of the world’s actual and would-be autocracies. Over the next few years, those technologies will be refined and integrated into all-encompassing surveillance systems that dictators can plug and play.


Xi Jinping is using artificial intelligence to enhance his government’s totalitarian control—and he’s exporting this technology to regimes around the globe.

Jul 31, 2020

Single particles of light can be used for remote 3D surveillance

Posted by in categories: particle physics, surveillance

Researchers have taken 3D images by bouncing individual photons from a laser off a building 45 kilometres away, more than 4 times farther than ever before.

Jul 29, 2020

How to hide from a drone – the subtle art of ‘ghosting’ in the age of surveillance

Posted by in categories: drones, security, surveillance

Drones of all sizes are being used by environmental advocates to monitor deforestation, by conservationists to track poachers, and by journalists and activists to document large protests. As a political sociologist who studies social movements and drones, I document a wide range of nonviolent and pro-social drone uses in my new book, “The Good Drone.” I show that these efforts have the potential to democratize surveillance.

But when the Department of Homeland Security redirects large, fixed-wing drones from the U.S.-Mexico border to monitor protests, and when towns experiment with using drones to test people for fevers, it’s time to think about how many eyes are in the sky and how to avoid unwanted aerial surveillance. One way that’s within reach of nearly everyone is learning how to simply disappear from view.

Jul 25, 2020

The Microsoft Police State: Mass Surveillance, Facial Recognition, and the Azure Cloud

Posted by in categories: drones, government, robotics/AI, surveillance

Microsoft has partnered with scores of police surveillance vendors who run their products on a “Government Cloud” supplied by the company’s Azure division and that it is pushing platforms to wire police field operations, including drones, robots.


Microsoft helps police surveil and patrol communities through its own offerings and a network of partnerships — while its PR efforts obscure this.

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Jul 25, 2020

Sophia Life: Interview with AI Researcher Tina White

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, robotics/AI, surveillance

I am for ethical Ai. What about you?


Sophia interviews Stanford AI Researcher Tina White about how A.I. & Robotics can help stop the spread of Covid19 through contact tracing while preserving users’ privacy.

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Jul 10, 2020

China Can Now Enforce Its “Brave New World” Tyranny

Posted by in category: surveillance

Anyone here comfortable with these levels of surveillance?


Such mercantile tactics are alleged, practices which have been able to undercut prices against those of the products of legitimately operating free market companies here in the US and elsewhere!

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