Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Whistleblower hacking scandal

The journalist who started the fall of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World by revealing the hacking of phones etc. was found dead in his apartment.
Sean Hoare, a former News of the World employee was discovered at his home in Watford, Hertfordshire, after concerns were raised about his whereabouts. The death is being treated as 'unexplained'.
The police say it is not suspicious because he hurt his nose and foot lately.
It involves Rupert Murdoch, who has politicians, news media, and police under his control.
They say it is not suspicious.

You bet it is.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Face recognition

Think you are anonymous?
Want to see what CCTV can do in a city? Now in Vancouver, technology enabled with face recognition that will identify you no matter where you are. Just scan the pic yourself, zoom in, and in more, and more. Is that you? Your friend? You said you weren't downtown on Game 7 night? Ah, but there you are.
Too late already.
No smiles please, these are government 'spy on you' pictures. You are used to seeing the riot pictures taken by cameras in the crowd and cell phone cams, but these are future shock.

go here .... Gigapixel_com - 2011 Stanley Cup Game 7 Canucks Fan Zone
Ronnie Miranda's panoramic gigapixel photo shows the Georgia Street Canucks fan zone during Game 7. Zoom in to incredible detail.
Sorry the pic is not able to be posted here, but is certainly well worth a look at your future Vancouver in the streets.

In London England, where they have thousands of spy cameras, you are presumed to be on camera 300 times a day if you have occasion to be in the downtown streets. Picadilly Circus will never be the same and neither will Granville Mall.