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Jan 20, 2017

The U.K.’s aggressive new surveillance law will have impacts beyond the nation’s shores

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Even if you don’t live in Britain, the U.K.’s new “Snooper’s Charter” is worth watching. It could inspire other democratic nations to adopt aggressive surveillance policies.

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Jan 15, 2017

BAE Systems on Twitter

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NEW laser technology could revolutionise battlefield surveillance by temporarily changing the earth’s atmosphere into a lens https://t.co/5xD0RyIxB4

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Dec 25, 2016

Space Surveillance System — Equipped With World Fastest Camera

Posted by in categories: military, satellites, surveillance

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The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officially handed off control of the Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) to the US Air Force Space Command. After five years of successful operation the telescope will now be dismantled and sent overseas.

Australian forces are planned to handle the task of scanning the skies for asteroids that could endanger satellites or potentially strike the Earth. The Air Force will maintain “a broad and full SST partnership” with the Australian military, said 1st Lt. Sarah Burnett, a spokeswoman for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). After the move, SST will operate as a dedicated sensor in the US Space Surveillance Network, operated by AFSPC.

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Nov 13, 2016

Russia unveils killer robots with deadly range more than FOUR miles

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

Lookout the Russian Robots are coming.


A new pair of Russian robots has been developed that can track and attack humans from more than four miles away. The devices are designed for use on the Russian border and claim to accurately detect and attack ground and aerial threats long before they reach Russian soil.

Key technology at the robots’ disposal includes radar, HD and thermal video imaging, and multiple long-range grenade launchers. The first of the two new robots will act as a pair of scrupulous eyes for Russian border guards.

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Nov 7, 2016

The Air Force Wants A Universal Translator

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, surveillance

Surveillance tech Star Trek would love.

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Oct 25, 2016

‘Siri, catch market cheats’: Wall Street watchdogs turn to A.I

Posted by in categories: computing, finance, robotics/AI, surveillance

Wall Street watchdogs turn to AI: System can scan markets and even chat rooms for rogue traders…


Artificial intelligence programs have beaten chess masters and TV quiz show champions. Next up: stock market cheats.

Two exchange operators have announced plans to launch artificial intelligence tools for market surveillance in the coming months and officials at a Wall Street regulator tell Reuters they are not far behind.

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Oct 24, 2016

Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones – but the files can be deleted

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, surveillance

Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself.

The company quietly records many of the conversations that people have around its products.

The feature works as a way of letting people search with their voice, and storing those recordings presumably lets Google improve its language recognition tools as well as the results that it gives to people.

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Oct 18, 2016

Air Force Acquires Spy Scope to Protect Satellites

Posted by in categories: space, surveillance

There’s a new Air Force space spy in the game.

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Oct 1, 2016

HBO’s Westworld Creators Talk AI, Sentience, And Surveillance

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

Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan explore dark sides of AI and humanity in series that reboots the 1973 film about a robotic theme park gone haywire.

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Sep 20, 2016

Fighter engine-size hypersonic ground demonstrator construction plans moving ahead

Posted by in categories: military, space, surveillance

Reaction Engines is firming up plans to build a fighter engine-size ground demonstrator of its reusable hypersonic propulsion system.

SABRE is at heart a rocket engine designed to power aircraft directly into space (single-stage to orbit) to allow reliable, responsive and cost effective space access, and in a different configuration to allow aircraft to cruise at high speeds (five times the speed of sound) within the atmosphere.

If the rocket for space is not used then the US air force could use Skylon and SABRE engine technology to develop a 4000 mph hypersonic fighter plane or spy plane.

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