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Wayne Chapple 2017-05-15
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p Only caveat is they need to actually get in power...

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to end the "Orwellian nightmare" of mass-snooping powers in the Investigatory Powers Act ahead of their manifesto launch.

They will propose to roll back state surveillance powers by ending the indiscriminate bulk collection of communications data and internet connection records.

The party also committed to fighting Conservative attempts to undermine encryption, which it warned will put people's online security at risk.

It comes as a recent leaked draft document from the Home Office has revealed that government aims to be able to access anyone's communications within 24 hours and to bring an end to encrypted messages under the recently passed Investigatory Powers Bill.

Under the plans, companies would be legally required to introduce a backdoor to their systems so authorities can read all correspondence if required.

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karen minton 2020-04-11

The feature works as a tracking aspect that notifies advertisers every time their targeted customers access to their email.The service has been developed by Verizon to meet the requirements of their advertising clients.

The service will use the acquisition of Yahoo, AOL, alongside famous developer David Heinemeier Hansson.

In his following tweet, he mentioned that Verizon is ceased to sell email accounts of Yahoo and AOL through an Orwellian term known as View Time Optimization.David, who is currently working on another email client project known as Hey under his conglomerate, Basecamp.

He is the Chief Technology Officer Along with Co-Founder of that company.The term Orwellian clearly describes that the View Time Optimization as a negative aspect.

The significant reason behind it is Send Time Optimization, which is another great email marketing feature.

Although the subsequent tool is quite popular and is being used by various companies, including Mailchimp.

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Carlos Marier 2019-08-20
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The democratic candidate for president to prevent the us government to make use of the "Orwellian technology."

Earlier this year, San Francisco became the first city in the united states to prohibit the local authorities, including the police, the use of face recognition technology.

Subsequently, the cities of Somerville, Massachusetts, and Oakland, California have gone the same way.

Now the democratic candidate for president, Bernie Sanders to introduce a similar ban at the national level.

”the Police use of facial recognition software is the most recent example of the Orwellian technology that uses the public's safety as a pretext to violate our privacy and our civil liberties,” said Bernie Sanders, the spokesperson Sarah Ford, in an interview with the television channel to CNN.

a number of other democratic presidential candidates have criticized the use of face recognition technology in the public sector, but so far, no one has proposed a definitive ban, that is it, However, is now presented.

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Jeremy Green 2021-05-18
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A technical violation is one of those Orwellian terms used by the U.S. government to occlude the absurd morass of process and procedure that is the modern criminal justice system in this country. After an offender has served their sentence, they are often placed under probation, which is accompanied by scores of rules on everything […]
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John Ruybal 2018-02-08
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For now, have some code that won't crash Skylakes and stay close to your Telescreens

Intel's offered the world some helpful advice about how to handle the Meltdown and Spectre chip design flaws it foisted on the world.

"I can't emphasize enough how critical it is for everyone to always keep their systems up-to-date," wrote Navin Shenoy, executive veep and general manager of Intel's data centre group, bemoaning the fact that punters are slow to install patches and criminals use that tardiness to do their worst.

Sound advice, but a bit hard to swallow given that Shenov's "Security Issue Update" revealed that Intel is yet to develop properly working microcode updates for many of the CPUs imperilled by Spectre and Meltdown.

The effort to do so turned out to be more complicated than Intel thought, as some of its early updates made the silicon unstable.

So unstable, in fact, that Intel recommended rollback as the best option.

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Gary Tokarski 2016-05-20
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Cheers to six-pack rings that are made of beer byproducts and can be eaten by sea creatures.

After the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this summer, each party s presidential nominee will get an intelligence briefing akin to an advanced social-studies seminar.

Kafkaesque, Orwellian: Do overused words lose their meaning?

And here you go, have fun exploring Mars.

Photo: Images of the Red Planet are transmitted to Earth by unmanned vehicles in the IMAX feature Roving Mars.

Bay Area News Group archives

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Randy Rowald 2017-10-25
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Facebook has been criticised for the worrying impact on democracy of its “downright Orwellian” decision to run an experiment seeing professional media removed from the main news feed in six countries.

The experiment, which began 19 October and is still ongoing, involves limiting the core element of Facebook’s social network to only personal posts and paid adverts.

Just destroyed it … years of really hard work were just swept away,” says Dina Fernandez, a journalist and member of the editorial board at Guatemalan news site Soy502.

“Lower reach can be a problem for smaller publishers, citizens’ initiatives, small NGOs,” Struhárik said.

Denník N has subscription revenue, which means it doesn’t rely on the vast traffic that Facebook can drive for advertising income, and ensures that its most dedicated readers go straight to its homepage for their news.

But Fernandez, in Guatemala, is much more concerned.

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Robert Russo 2019-04-10
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In this week’s news on China’s widespread face recognition tech, Chinese authorities have found a new target in need of constant surveillance: unruly tourists.

City park authorities in Beijing are considering installing facial recognition cameras in the city’s travel hotspots and blacklisting bad-mannered tourists.

Uncivilized tourists would be punished by restricting ticket purchases for museums, parks and other tourist spots, state media has reported.

The country has seen an overwhelming number of facial recognition systems deployed during the past couple of years ranging between convenient, Orwellian and mildly ridiculous.

Chinese tourists have earned a reputation for bad behavior abroad that includes fighting over makeup in a South Korean duty-free shop and harassing a Swiss swan.

Bad tourist behavior is equally irksome for people within China.

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Ramon Delo 2016-07-13
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"Algorithms will scan images to predict if someone is acting dangerously.

Interconnected with Facebook recognition, phone tracking and CCTV networks, this tech may help intelligence agencies identify you in real time and follow you.

That might catch a few people - but I doubt it.

And it's already being used: during the 2011 royal wedding, known activists were pre-emptively arrested for 24 hours, based on what they'd said on Facebook.

Once you link all the technologies, you very quickly get to an Orwellian state."

Senior researcher, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University

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Joshua Herbert 2017-05-05
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p UK privacy is coming under threat once more as the Government drafts new Orwellian measures.

Details have leaked regarding the UK Government’s secret plans to broaden surveillance powers on UK citizens.

These new powers include backdoor encryption and the ability to monitor named individuals communications in real time.

The draft Technical Capability Notices paper, leaked by The Open Rights Group, will force telcos and ISP’s to give the government free access to the entirety of an individual’s communications content and reams of secondary data within 24 hours.

These new plans will afford the Government and intelligence agencies real time access to every 1 in 10,000 users communications, this equates to approximately 6,500 individuals at any one time.

Telcos will also be obligated to provide the Government with access to encrypted communications.

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Jason Hill 2019-04-17
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English-language media coverage of China and its rapidly emerging technology industry is at best superficial and at worst plain wrong.

The narrative in the Western world is that China is building an Orwellian dystopia based on AI and big data.

The reality, however, is much more complex.

TechNode has the largest team of English-language reporters and editors on the ground in China.

Allow us to bridge the disconnect between myth and reality and be your window on tech in China so you can make informed decisions.

We’re calling it TechNode Squared because, much like a town square, our membership program brings together audience and journalists to share information and insights on China’s booming tech sector.

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0
Tom Snipes 2017-04-12
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United Airlines' PR nightmare stemming from the release of a video showing the forcible removal of a paying customer from a flight, and the company's ham-fisted and Orwellian response to critics, is a veritable towering inferno of brand damage, still blazing out of control in its second day, doing some damage to UAL's share price.

There are many reasons why this video represented a unique flashpoint of consumer frustration, but perhaps the biggest issue has little to do with United or even the airline industry.

This incident, the company's reaction and the public outcry have exposed a yawning gap between consumer expectations and company policies in an age where our transactions and rights are increasingly governed by opaque, one-sided contracts.

Seeing an otherwise law-abiding passenger thrown off a flight -- and the fact that United believes it was acting under its rights to do so -- could be a wake-up call that ripples through the media and entertainment worlds and anywhere else where legal provisions carve out special exceptions for what companies can do to their customers, even after a product or service has apparently been bought and paid for.

Not Just Another Brand-Damaging Viral Video

In some ways, United is the latest chapter in a familiar story.

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Bryan White 2019-04-30
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Internet retail giant Amazon is making a big push into the neighbourhood watch world and now it even wants to report on local crime itself.

This is what is indicated by a recent Amazon job listing, which is looking for a News Managing Editor, who ‘will work on an exciting new opportunity within Ring to manage a team of news editors who deliver breaking crime news alerts to our neighbors.’ Ring, which makes connected doorbells with mounted video cameras, was acquired by Amazon for around a billion bucks last year.

Why would a smart doorbell outfit want to get into crime reporting?

Good question, the answer for which seems to be found in the Neighbors by Ring app.

This app essentially creates a local social network through which virtual curtain-twitchers can share footage of an undesirable types they’ve spotted lurking around their property through their sentient doorbells.

The idea is clearly an attempt to bring the concept of neighbourhood watch into the connected era, which is fine on the surface.

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0
Melvin Bailey 2017-11-30
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Cell phones produce a "minute-by-minute account of a person's locations and movements and associations over a long period regardless of what the person is doing at any given moment," the ACLU's Nathan Freed Wessler pointed out in an argument before the Supreme Court.

The ACLU is urging the Supreme Court to rule that the government can't access these records without a warrant.

But the government pointed to a 1979 Supreme Court ruling called Smith v. Maryland.

In that case, the Supreme Court ruled that the government doesn't need to get a warrant to obtain a customer's dialing history because they are merely the business records of the phone company.

Several justices seemed uncomfortable with the potentially Orwellian implications of this position.

Indeed, five years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional for the police to attach a GPS tracking device to a suspect's car for almost a month without a warrant.

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Bryan White 2017-12-01
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In films you can imagine people clearing security checks with a quick blood test that matches their genetic profile to something held on a futuristic database.

Telling evil criminals if they are who they say they are, or are in fact 007 in disguise.

But this Orwellian nightmare could actually become be a reality as American scientists have created a cheap DNA sequencer with custom software that allows almost real-time DNA authentication.

Returning results in a matter of minutes.

The team from Colombia University and the New York Genome Centre have developed a method to quickly (and accurately) identify people from their DNA and cell lines.

Current DNA testing of blood samples (for example, in cases of paternity investigation) can take as much as a week to return results.

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Donald Ellison 2017-02-26
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Christoffer O. Hernæs is chief digital officer of Skandiabanken, Norway's first pure internet bank and leading challenger bank.

On one hand, physical cash is the common denominator for corruption, tax evasion, money laundering and other various illegal activities.

While the anonymity of cash acts as an enabler for the illegal economy, many fear that the lack of said anonymity will inevitably lead to an Orwellian society where individual freedom is limited.

In Sweden, which is leading the race toward a cashless society, negative attitudes toward the decline in cash usage has increased as the country progresses toward a cashless society.

But at the same time, the amount of cash being issued is growing.

Forty years ago there was approximately $80 billion of cash in circulation.

collect
0
Wayne Chapple 2017-05-15
img

p Only caveat is they need to actually get in power...

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to end the "Orwellian nightmare" of mass-snooping powers in the Investigatory Powers Act ahead of their manifesto launch.

They will propose to roll back state surveillance powers by ending the indiscriminate bulk collection of communications data and internet connection records.

The party also committed to fighting Conservative attempts to undermine encryption, which it warned will put people's online security at risk.

It comes as a recent leaked draft document from the Home Office has revealed that government aims to be able to access anyone's communications within 24 hours and to bring an end to encrypted messages under the recently passed Investigatory Powers Bill.

Under the plans, companies would be legally required to introduce a backdoor to their systems so authorities can read all correspondence if required.

Carlos Marier 2019-08-20
img

The democratic candidate for president to prevent the us government to make use of the "Orwellian technology."

Earlier this year, San Francisco became the first city in the united states to prohibit the local authorities, including the police, the use of face recognition technology.

Subsequently, the cities of Somerville, Massachusetts, and Oakland, California have gone the same way.

Now the democratic candidate for president, Bernie Sanders to introduce a similar ban at the national level.

”the Police use of facial recognition software is the most recent example of the Orwellian technology that uses the public's safety as a pretext to violate our privacy and our civil liberties,” said Bernie Sanders, the spokesperson Sarah Ford, in an interview with the television channel to CNN.

a number of other democratic presidential candidates have criticized the use of face recognition technology in the public sector, but so far, no one has proposed a definitive ban, that is it, However, is now presented.

John Ruybal 2018-02-08
img

For now, have some code that won't crash Skylakes and stay close to your Telescreens

Intel's offered the world some helpful advice about how to handle the Meltdown and Spectre chip design flaws it foisted on the world.

"I can't emphasize enough how critical it is for everyone to always keep their systems up-to-date," wrote Navin Shenoy, executive veep and general manager of Intel's data centre group, bemoaning the fact that punters are slow to install patches and criminals use that tardiness to do their worst.

Sound advice, but a bit hard to swallow given that Shenov's "Security Issue Update" revealed that Intel is yet to develop properly working microcode updates for many of the CPUs imperilled by Spectre and Meltdown.

The effort to do so turned out to be more complicated than Intel thought, as some of its early updates made the silicon unstable.

So unstable, in fact, that Intel recommended rollback as the best option.

Randy Rowald 2017-10-25
img

Facebook has been criticised for the worrying impact on democracy of its “downright Orwellian” decision to run an experiment seeing professional media removed from the main news feed in six countries.

The experiment, which began 19 October and is still ongoing, involves limiting the core element of Facebook’s social network to only personal posts and paid adverts.

Just destroyed it … years of really hard work were just swept away,” says Dina Fernandez, a journalist and member of the editorial board at Guatemalan news site Soy502.

“Lower reach can be a problem for smaller publishers, citizens’ initiatives, small NGOs,” Struhárik said.

Denník N has subscription revenue, which means it doesn’t rely on the vast traffic that Facebook can drive for advertising income, and ensures that its most dedicated readers go straight to its homepage for their news.

But Fernandez, in Guatemala, is much more concerned.

Ramon Delo 2016-07-13
img

"Algorithms will scan images to predict if someone is acting dangerously.

Interconnected with Facebook recognition, phone tracking and CCTV networks, this tech may help intelligence agencies identify you in real time and follow you.

That might catch a few people - but I doubt it.

And it's already being used: during the 2011 royal wedding, known activists were pre-emptively arrested for 24 hours, based on what they'd said on Facebook.

Once you link all the technologies, you very quickly get to an Orwellian state."

Senior researcher, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University

Jason Hill 2019-04-17
img

English-language media coverage of China and its rapidly emerging technology industry is at best superficial and at worst plain wrong.

The narrative in the Western world is that China is building an Orwellian dystopia based on AI and big data.

The reality, however, is much more complex.

TechNode has the largest team of English-language reporters and editors on the ground in China.

Allow us to bridge the disconnect between myth and reality and be your window on tech in China so you can make informed decisions.

We’re calling it TechNode Squared because, much like a town square, our membership program brings together audience and journalists to share information and insights on China’s booming tech sector.

Bryan White 2019-04-30
img

Internet retail giant Amazon is making a big push into the neighbourhood watch world and now it even wants to report on local crime itself.

This is what is indicated by a recent Amazon job listing, which is looking for a News Managing Editor, who ‘will work on an exciting new opportunity within Ring to manage a team of news editors who deliver breaking crime news alerts to our neighbors.’ Ring, which makes connected doorbells with mounted video cameras, was acquired by Amazon for around a billion bucks last year.

Why would a smart doorbell outfit want to get into crime reporting?

Good question, the answer for which seems to be found in the Neighbors by Ring app.

This app essentially creates a local social network through which virtual curtain-twitchers can share footage of an undesirable types they’ve spotted lurking around their property through their sentient doorbells.

The idea is clearly an attempt to bring the concept of neighbourhood watch into the connected era, which is fine on the surface.

Bryan White 2017-12-01
img

In films you can imagine people clearing security checks with a quick blood test that matches their genetic profile to something held on a futuristic database.

Telling evil criminals if they are who they say they are, or are in fact 007 in disguise.

But this Orwellian nightmare could actually become be a reality as American scientists have created a cheap DNA sequencer with custom software that allows almost real-time DNA authentication.

Returning results in a matter of minutes.

The team from Colombia University and the New York Genome Centre have developed a method to quickly (and accurately) identify people from their DNA and cell lines.

Current DNA testing of blood samples (for example, in cases of paternity investigation) can take as much as a week to return results.

karen minton 2020-04-11

The feature works as a tracking aspect that notifies advertisers every time their targeted customers access to their email.The service has been developed by Verizon to meet the requirements of their advertising clients.

The service will use the acquisition of Yahoo, AOL, alongside famous developer David Heinemeier Hansson.

In his following tweet, he mentioned that Verizon is ceased to sell email accounts of Yahoo and AOL through an Orwellian term known as View Time Optimization.David, who is currently working on another email client project known as Hey under his conglomerate, Basecamp.

He is the Chief Technology Officer Along with Co-Founder of that company.The term Orwellian clearly describes that the View Time Optimization as a negative aspect.

The significant reason behind it is Send Time Optimization, which is another great email marketing feature.

Although the subsequent tool is quite popular and is being used by various companies, including Mailchimp.

Jeremy Green 2021-05-18
img
A technical violation is one of those Orwellian terms used by the U.S. government to occlude the absurd morass of process and procedure that is the modern criminal justice system in this country. After an offender has served their sentence, they are often placed under probation, which is accompanied by scores of rules on everything […]
Gary Tokarski 2016-05-20
img

Cheers to six-pack rings that are made of beer byproducts and can be eaten by sea creatures.

After the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this summer, each party s presidential nominee will get an intelligence briefing akin to an advanced social-studies seminar.

Kafkaesque, Orwellian: Do overused words lose their meaning?

And here you go, have fun exploring Mars.

Photo: Images of the Red Planet are transmitted to Earth by unmanned vehicles in the IMAX feature Roving Mars.

Bay Area News Group archives

Robert Russo 2019-04-10
img

In this week’s news on China’s widespread face recognition tech, Chinese authorities have found a new target in need of constant surveillance: unruly tourists.

City park authorities in Beijing are considering installing facial recognition cameras in the city’s travel hotspots and blacklisting bad-mannered tourists.

Uncivilized tourists would be punished by restricting ticket purchases for museums, parks and other tourist spots, state media has reported.

The country has seen an overwhelming number of facial recognition systems deployed during the past couple of years ranging between convenient, Orwellian and mildly ridiculous.

Chinese tourists have earned a reputation for bad behavior abroad that includes fighting over makeup in a South Korean duty-free shop and harassing a Swiss swan.

Bad tourist behavior is equally irksome for people within China.

Joshua Herbert 2017-05-05
img

p UK privacy is coming under threat once more as the Government drafts new Orwellian measures.

Details have leaked regarding the UK Government’s secret plans to broaden surveillance powers on UK citizens.

These new powers include backdoor encryption and the ability to monitor named individuals communications in real time.

The draft Technical Capability Notices paper, leaked by The Open Rights Group, will force telcos and ISP’s to give the government free access to the entirety of an individual’s communications content and reams of secondary data within 24 hours.

These new plans will afford the Government and intelligence agencies real time access to every 1 in 10,000 users communications, this equates to approximately 6,500 individuals at any one time.

Telcos will also be obligated to provide the Government with access to encrypted communications.

Tom Snipes 2017-04-12
img

United Airlines' PR nightmare stemming from the release of a video showing the forcible removal of a paying customer from a flight, and the company's ham-fisted and Orwellian response to critics, is a veritable towering inferno of brand damage, still blazing out of control in its second day, doing some damage to UAL's share price.

There are many reasons why this video represented a unique flashpoint of consumer frustration, but perhaps the biggest issue has little to do with United or even the airline industry.

This incident, the company's reaction and the public outcry have exposed a yawning gap between consumer expectations and company policies in an age where our transactions and rights are increasingly governed by opaque, one-sided contracts.

Seeing an otherwise law-abiding passenger thrown off a flight -- and the fact that United believes it was acting under its rights to do so -- could be a wake-up call that ripples through the media and entertainment worlds and anywhere else where legal provisions carve out special exceptions for what companies can do to their customers, even after a product or service has apparently been bought and paid for.

Not Just Another Brand-Damaging Viral Video

In some ways, United is the latest chapter in a familiar story.

Melvin Bailey 2017-11-30
img

Cell phones produce a "minute-by-minute account of a person's locations and movements and associations over a long period regardless of what the person is doing at any given moment," the ACLU's Nathan Freed Wessler pointed out in an argument before the Supreme Court.

The ACLU is urging the Supreme Court to rule that the government can't access these records without a warrant.

But the government pointed to a 1979 Supreme Court ruling called Smith v. Maryland.

In that case, the Supreme Court ruled that the government doesn't need to get a warrant to obtain a customer's dialing history because they are merely the business records of the phone company.

Several justices seemed uncomfortable with the potentially Orwellian implications of this position.

Indeed, five years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional for the police to attach a GPS tracking device to a suspect's car for almost a month without a warrant.

Donald Ellison 2017-02-26
img

Christoffer O. Hernæs is chief digital officer of Skandiabanken, Norway's first pure internet bank and leading challenger bank.

On one hand, physical cash is the common denominator for corruption, tax evasion, money laundering and other various illegal activities.

While the anonymity of cash acts as an enabler for the illegal economy, many fear that the lack of said anonymity will inevitably lead to an Orwellian society where individual freedom is limited.

In Sweden, which is leading the race toward a cashless society, negative attitudes toward the decline in cash usage has increased as the country progresses toward a cashless society.

But at the same time, the amount of cash being issued is growing.

Forty years ago there was approximately $80 billion of cash in circulation.