Day: August 10, 2018

Lawmaker Proposes Implanting Microchips in People to Track Non-Violent Offenders Like “Pets”

A local councilman proposed the idea of implanting microchips in criminals on house arrest—even if they are nonviolent offenders. John Vibes | The Free Thought Project | Source URL Toledo, Ohio – This Tuesday, Toledo City Councilman Rob Ludeman suggested that criminals be implanted with microchips so they can be […]

SmartDrive claims in-cab truck surveillance cameras are “saving the planet”

Mass Private I Last week I thought I saw it all when, I learned that Waldo Photos is trying to convince parents that “facial recognition at summer camps is fun.” I thought, things could not get any crazier. That was until I heard of a company called SmartDrive Systems (SDS). According to SDS’s own […]

New 3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

Medical xPress | Source URL Engineers and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3-D-printed device that could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function. A 3-D-printed guide, made of silicone, serves as a platform for specialized cells that are […]

Are police tracking your movements using your mobile phone? Privacy watchdog to challenge five UK forces in court over their failure to deny they use ‘fake cell towers’ to spy on citizens

Harry Petit | The Daily Mail | Source URL Police forces are being challenged over concerns they are using a controversial snooping technology capable of tracking your every movement via a smartphone. Rights charity are taking five UK police forces to court over their failure to confirm or deny whether […]

Japan reveals plan to use facial recognition to monitor athletes, staff, and media across 40 venues during 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Daily Mail | Source URL A facial recognition system will be used across an Olympics for the first time as Tokyo organizers work to keep security tight and efficient during the 2020 Games.   The NeoFace technology, developed by NEC Corp., will not be used on spectators.  Instead, it will […]