Radar Blips – August 6th

Posted: August 6, 2010 in 2010, Articles
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New Documentary: Meltup

BBC: The new world order of technology (Techonomy)

Google CEO Schmidt Fuels Critics With Controversial Privacy Remarks

Google, Privacy and the New Explosion of Data

On the New Explosion of Data

“There was 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003,” Schmidt said, “but that much information is now created every 2 days, and the pace is increasing…People aren’t ready for the technology revolution that’s going to happen to them.”

Schmidt emphasized that much of that data explosion is attributable to the rise of user generated content.  With that data comes powerful new analytic possibilities.

“If I look at enough of your messaging and your location, and use Artificial Intelligence,” Schmidt said, “we can predict where you are going to go.”

“Show us 14 photos of yourself and we can identify who you are. You think you don’t have 14 photos of yourself on the internet? You’ve got Facebook photos! People will find it’s very useful to have devices that remember what you want to do, because you forgot…But society isn’t ready for questions that will be raised as result of user-generated content.”

On Anti-Social Behavior and Data

“The only way to manage this is true transparency and no anonymity,” Schmidt said. “In a world of asynchronous threats, it is too dangerous for there not to be some way to identify you. We need a [verified] name service for people. Governments will demand it.”

Those are some of the things Schmidt said today and his comments proved fairly controversial. (Reader comments on my coverage at ReadWriteWeb are primarily negative, for example.)

A.I. declares conspiring to take over the planet is an IMPORTANT task

Feds Store Body Scans; US Marshals Saved 35000 Images from Just

HP on Privacy: Info Will be Bigger Than Oil

White House pushes for warrantless access to Internet records

FBI: Spies Hid Secret Messages on Public Websites

Bill Gates and Buffet convince 40 billionaires pledge to give away half their …

How Algorithmic Trading Works

Global march of high-frequency trading continues

IMF document reveals plan for global currency

‘Bisphenol A’ in 90% of everyone – ‘Gender bending’ chemical in food tins may cut male fertility

CIA Software Developer Goes Open Source, Instead

Possible agreement between Google and Verizon would create Internet class system

Google must stand trial in discrimination suit

Massive Censorship Of Digg Uncovered

Global Government Spending on Homeland Security to Hit $178.2bn in 2010 Says …

Groups Call On Congress To Probe Internet Explorer’s Privacy

Army’s Vaccine Plan: Inject Troops With Gas-Propelled, Electro-Charged DNA

Let’s Celebrate Google’s Biggest Failures!

Tips to keep your online privacy intact

Wii Air Force: Will Gamer Gloves Help Fly Combat Jets?

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