Kashmir Hill, writing for the NYT, describes Clearview’s facial recognition app as follows: Then Mr. Ton-That — an Australian techie and onetime model — did something momentous: He invented a tool that could end your ability to walk down the street anonymously, and provided it to hundreds of law enforcement agencies, ranging from local cops…
“Longstanding interest by US national security leaders has been heightened by Chinese advancements in quantum computing. For example, in 2017 China became the first country to demonstrate ‘quantum entanglement’ from a satellite to Earth. It could lead to much more secure communications between satellites and ground stations, as well as highly encrypted transponder feeds for communications.”
Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!
Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!
This is one of the most important topics for the Martial Citizen today. Recognizing the ability to twist and malign information to fit a certain agenda is the new norm in “News”. Please, Stay truly Informed and Don’t be Fooled!
He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse.
“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?” technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.
In mid-2016, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few weeks before the 2016 election, he presented his concerns to technologists in San Francisco’s Bay Area and warned of an impending crisis of misinformation in a presentation he titled “Infocalypse.”
The web and the information ecosystem that had developed around it was wildly unhealthy, Ovadya argued. The incentives that governed its biggest platforms were calibrated to reward information that was often misleading and polarizing, or both. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google prioritized clicks, shares, ads, and money over quality of information, and Ovadya couldn’t shake the feeling that it was all building toward something bad — a kind of critical threshold of addictive and toxic misinformation. The presentation was largely ignored by employees from the Big Tech platforms — including a few from Facebook who would later go on to drive the company’s News-Feed integrity effort.
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You always have to take articles like this with a grain of salt IMO. Always consider the source and their history!
Having said that, this is a bit disconcerting seeing that a large number Police and Sheriff agencies across the U.S. are already employing technology like the Stingray on a regular basis, and not just for big drug or murder cases either!
The prolific use of the stingray by Law Enforcement seriously skirts the legality of the fourth amendment if you ask me, but hey, the Constitution and Bill of Rights are SERIOUSLY trampled on every day and only a FEW folks raise a fuss, so why wouldn’t BIG BROTHER and their armed minions try to use it illegally?
Stay Alert Folks, the times they are a changin’ and not for the better.