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surveillance

Airobotics makes autonomous drones in a box

By | Aircraft, aviation, drone, Emerging-Technologies, Flirtey, Gadgets, Startups, surveillance, TC, unmanned aerial vehicles

Not far from Tel Aviv a drone flies low over a gritty landscape of warehouses and broken pavement. It slowly approaches its home — a refrigerator-sized box inside a mesh fence, and hovers, preparing to dock. It descends like some giant bug, whining all the way, and disappears into its base where it will be […]

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Purdue’s PHADE technology lets cameras ‘talk’ to you

By | Gadgets, MAC Address, privacy, public safety, Purdue University, Security, surveillance, TC

It’s become almost second nature to accept that cameras everywhere — from streets, to museums and shops — are watching you, but now they may be able to communicate with you, as well. New technology from Purdue University computer science researchers has made this dystopian prospect a reality in a new paper published today. But, […]

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Some HP laptops are hiding a deactivated keylogger

By | computing, cybercrime, Gadgets, HP, Laptop, Spyware, surveillance, TC

 Researcher Michael Myng found a deactivated keylogger in a piece of software found on over 460 HP laptop models. A full list of affected laptops is here. The keylogger is deactivated by default but could represent a privacy concern if an attacker has physical access to the computer.
“Some time ago someone asked me if I can figure out how to control HP’s laptop keyboard… Read More

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A messed up Google Home Mini recorded a tech reporter 24/7

By | Gadgets, Google, Google Home Mini, privacy, surveillance, TC

 The idea of inviting an always-on recording device into our bedrooms would have once seemed beyond creepy, but now most consumers hardly give it a second thought. As Android Police reports, a small number of Google Home Mini review units given to tech reviewers malfunctioned, persistently recording audio in the background without being activated by a hotword. Read More

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