Posts Tagged ‘Headlines Only’

Radar Blips – August 12th

Posted: August 12, 2010 in 2010, Articles

Proposed Law Would Put Video Cameras In Cars

Army builds major biometrics repository

Investigating the impact of carbon nanotubes on male reproductive health

Uncle Sam Pledges to Build Uber-Supercomputer

We Live in a Jungle of Artificial Intelligence that will Spawn Sentience

Global government ICT spend to exceed $423bn

Larry Ellison Goes Ape on Fortune Reporter

$1m for person who reduces population

High Frequency Trading Is Poison In The Bloodstream Of Markets

GeoEye, DigitalGlobe Get $7 Billion from Intelligence Agency to Implement Next-Gen Satellite Imaging

SkyBitz announces formation of Government Solutions group

Google’s Secret Internal Vision Statement Reveals Struggle With Privacy

IMF Report Promotes World Currency

Google, Verizon say no ‘net neutrality’ for wireless

Many Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 7, 8

Finding an energy common ground between “Warmers” and “Skeptics”

Carbon market “growth” is mainly fraudulent, World Bank report shows

Maryland to Create Statewide Database for License Plate Readers

Chicago Using Predictive Analytics to Fight Crime, Police Chief Says

Radar Blips – August 8th

Posted: August 8, 2010 in 2010, Articles

Get Creative: 7 More Psychological Techniques

Persuasion: The Third-Person Effect – Why people think they are less influenced than others by adverts and persuasive messages

Gold Coin Sellers Angered by New Tax Law – Amendment Slipped Into Health Care Legislation Would Track, Tax Coin and Bullion Transactions

Mirroring Bush-era police state, Obama supports DNA sampling of public when arrested

The Fall of Charlie Rangel

Software for Pentagon Costs Americans Tens of Billions of Dollars Per Year, Winds Up Being Owned by Corporations

The Truth About Google, Verizon and Net Neutrality

HP Labs imagines your PC watching you

Schmidt: Society not ready for technology

US Government File Spying Series

The Web’s New Gold Mine: Your Secrets

TARP vs. Embezzlement: Steal a Little and They Throw You in Jail, Steal a Lot & They Make You King

Carrier unlock for iPhone 4 released

Google: 129 Million Different Books Have Been Published

Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May

Is Project Vigilant a Fraud?

PhishMongers Stealth Web Bot Unleashed

Certified Lies: Big Brother In Your Browser

Cancer cells feed on fructose, study finds

The Psychopharmaceutical Industrial Complex

Stealthy Government Contractor Monitors U.S. Internet Providers, Worked With Wikileaks Informant

Brazil’s Omo Uses GPS to Follow Consumers Home

Are Marketers Really Spying On You Online?

Personal Details Exposed Via Biggest U.S. Websites

Stalkers Exploit Cellphone GPS

3 Universal Goals to Influence People

Brian Doherty on Whether Libertarians Belong At Sea

Open Science Summit

Radar Blips – August 6th

Posted: August 6, 2010 in 2010, Articles

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?

Radar Blips – August 4th

Posted: August 4, 2010 in 2010

Sex Boosts Brain Growth

ObamaCare Chart

Larry Ellison highest-paid CEO of public firm

Microsoft’s Ad Team Trumps IE Developers’ Privacy Aims

Sun Founders’ Push For Open Source Education

‘Project Vigilant’ Recruits At Defcon To Track You

FBI Instructs Wikipedia To Drop FBI Seal

Korean machine-gun robots start DMZ duty

Rockefeller Foundation: Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development

End Highway Robbery

Florida: Drivers Find Little Justice In Red Light Cameras

Unmanned stealth plane may pick its own targets

Robot Toyota lift truck performs unmanned tasks

Ex-CRA Chair Peter Lee to Leave DARPA for Microsoft Research

Google buys Metaweb to `improve search’

Electric Car Subsidies As Handouts For the Rich

Google looks to expand with acquisitions

The Lifeboat Foundation: Battling Asteroids, Nanobots and AI

Darpa Eyes Crowd-sourcing To Generate Ideas

Google Removes ‘Obama Deception,’ Limits Freedom of Speech

Establishment Media Pushes Brain Eating Vaccines

Tennessee Politicians Using Fear Tactics To Get Votes

Crack-Powder Sentencing Disparity: Whites Get Probation, Blacks Get A Decade …

High-Frequency Trading Faces EU Probe, Regulator Says

Radar Blips: August 2nd.

Posted: August 2, 2010 in 2010, Articles

No more reposts! I’m going into full scale film-making mode, and don’t really like filling the place with reposts anyways. I’ll be adding more info this way than I’d normally repost in full, it will just be in the form of links.

Major Corporations Are Downloading Those 100 Million Facebook Profiles off BitTorrent

Facebook, internet, and total privacy dissolution (videos)

Who Already Has Strong AI?

The Internet is done run dry!

The New Draft: Bringing Back Slavery to America

Oxford Professor Calls for Mass Drugging Population Through Water Supply

Military keeps distressed soldiers at combat site

USA funded Osama Bin Laden in 1989 to destabalise Pakistan

Banksters are Coming for Your Retirement Next

Details of 100 million Facebook users published online

“Top Secret America”: The Rest Of The Story

Google’s LA cloud turns into a summer squall

Lockheed to aid DHS modeling and simulation program

Real life ‘Inception’ deceptions

Inception and the Fantasies of ‘Top Secret America’

Earth’s thermosphere collapses – film at 11

US DOE apparently funded CRU millions, not $200K as reported

Solar to river flow and lake level correlations

Settled science: Can everyplace really be warming much faster than everyplace else?

Two-dimensional wetting technique gives room temperature ice

A primer for disproving IPCC’s theory of man made global warming using observed temperature data


Revealed: brutal guide to punishing jailed UK youths

Technocrats may set off a rebellion

Tokyo trials digital billboards that scan passers-by

I-Dosing: How teenagers are getting ‘digitally high’

‘Minority Report’ technology used by police to predict crimes

‘Minority Report’ technology used by police to predict crimes

US Taxpayers On Hook For Another $23.7 Trillion

Goldman reveals where bailout cash went

NSA Project To Bring Thousands To Fort Meade

Seven People Have Been Entrusted With The Keys To The Internet

WikiLeaks and George Soros

Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web Monitoring

Citigroup to Pay $75 Million to Settle SEC Subprime Case

House rejects bill to aid sick 9/11 responders

Monsanto: The evil corporation in your refrigerator

Downloading Humans: The Hive Group Philosophy

California Storing DNA of Innocent People

Banks Financing Mexico Gangs Admitted in Wells Fargo Deal

Vast Intelligence Buildup Is To Oil Pentagon War Machine

Debt is devouring Sovereign Nations. In the US, the Deficit is being Funded and Monetized by the Fed

Recommendation Engines May Engineer the Soul

All in the “Family.” Global Drug Trade Fueled by Capitalist Elites

Mother outraged after Google posted photo of naked 3 yr old son on Street View

Flu jab linked to fits in under fives: officials

BP’s evaporating oil slick leaves America without a villain

Pinellas County, Fla., Unveils 24/7 Crime Mapping Tool

“Bin Brother” comes to the US: RFID Tags on Recycle Bins Help Laurel, Md., Track Participation in Recycling Mandate

Google Launches ‘Fiber for Communities’ Website

Bossier City, La., Police Department Deploys E-Ticketing Devices

Los Angeles to Test Simulation Model That Predicts Criminals’ Reactions to Increased Policing

Google Announces Apps for Government and Security Certification

Pennsylvania Police Departments Connect Wirelessly to School District Camera Feeds to Aid Incident Response

ACLU: ‘Worst Bush-era policies’ the ‘new normal’ under Obama.

Beverly Hills, Calif., Goes Virtual to Protect Against Real Disasters (Video)