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Gladys Wiggins 2019-02-10
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A 24-year-old man arrested in connection to the disappearance of Hull student Libby Squire has been charged with separate offences.

Paweł Rełowicz has been charged with voyeurism, outraging public decency and three counts of burglary, and will appear in court on Monday, Humberside Police said.

The charges relate to other cases and are not linked to the 21-year-old’s disappearance.

Police originally had until 9pm on Saturday evening to charge Rełowicz but were given a 24-hour extension.

Detective Superintendent Matt Hutchinson said: “24-year-old Pawel Relowicz of Raglan Street, Hull has today been charged with voyeurism, outraging public decency and three counts of burglary.

“An offence of outraging public decency was reported to have taken place on 19 January 2019 in Hull and an offence of voyeurism was reported on the 26 December 2018 in Hull.

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James Finch 2020-08-21
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Coast-to-coast roll calls, Billie Eilish, and Meg Whitman’s quick bite—this year’s all-digital Democratic National Convention was a lesson in the new voyeurism.
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David Carter 2016-08-25
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Ashley Yates admitted six counts of voyeurism and three counts of making indecent images

A primary school head teacher who used a spy pen to film pupils in the toilets at his school has been jailed for two years and eight months.

Ashley Yates, 45, of Filton, used the device to record images in the toilets of The Tynings Primary School in Staple Hill, South Gloucestershire.

He admitted six counts of voyeurism and three of making indecent images of children at Bristol Crown Court.

The offences relate to seven girls, two boys and six adults.

They came to light after a child found a pen inside a disabled toilet at the school and handed it in to a caretaker.

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Alan Krieg 2018-06-13
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Today we’re having a peek at a little-known sign of an error in a number of iPhones purchased over the past several years.

Once the graying begins, the phone cannot be shut down, or it becomes stuck in a boot loop the likes of which only an opening up of the phone can fix.

The report suggests that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus become susceptible to old age and hardware malfunction of sorts here near the end of the first half of the year 2018.

Audio buttons will appear un-tappable.

You might also find that Siri no longer responds to you like she used to.

If turned off or powered down in any way, the iPhone has a good chance of waking back up in bootloops.

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number13 seo 2020-11-16
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Studies show that our fascination towards Reality TV shows stems from not-so-innocent desires and the habit can reflect factors such as dysfunctional families, inferiority complexes, a penchant for voyeurism and more.

Here’s a primer into the dark side effects and symptoms of Reality TV obsession.   

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Richard Baty 2017-10-10

This is obviously disgustingly immoral, but what exactly was he charged with?

I assume there are laws against landlords and hotels secretly recording renters and guests in rooms, but this is an unregulated industry of private homes where it is legal (I would assume) to set up cameras anywhere you want.

...the suspect, Wayne Natt, was arrested on October 3 and charged with one count of video voyeurism.

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Mike Estes 2018-03-05
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Autonomous cars gather up tons of data about the world around them, but even the best computer vision systems can’t see through brick and mortar.

But by carefully monitoring the reflected light of a laser bouncing off a nearby surface, they might be able to see around corners — that’s the idea behind recently published research from Stanford engineers.

The basic idea is one we’ve seen before: It’s possible to discern the shape of an object on the far side of an obstacle by shining a laser or structured light on a surface nearby and analyzing how the light scatters.

Patterns emerge when some pulses return faster than others, or are otherwise changed by having interacted with the unseen object.

Reflected laser light can easily be lost in the noise of broad daylight, for instance.

And if you want to reconstruct a model of the object precise enough to tell whether it’s a person or a stop sign, you need a lot of data and the processing power to crunch that data.

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William Garza 2018-11-27
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As millions of American’s cozied up to a weekend of turkey sandwiches, California’s firefighters were just settling into their own beds at night.

Some for the first time in weeks.

After a historic fire season — made only more historic after following up last year’s record-setting fire season, which bested the previous record-setting fire season, and so on — the state’s firefighters finally have a reason to settle in for a much-needed nap.

The Camp Fire, in particular, raged for nearly a month, killing at least 81 people, gutting more than 18,000 structures, and scorching over 150,000 acres.

Admittedly, these are hard figures to wrap your head around.

Butte County, about 90 minutes north of Sacramento, offers some much-needed context in the way of drone footage and 360 degree imagery.

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John Ruybal 2017-08-04
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Four years ago developer The Fullbright Company (now just Fullbright) released Gone Home, a game about a young woman who returns from college to find her family’s home has been mysteriously vacated.

At the time, the idea of a story-driven video game that contained no action sequences was still fairly audacious.

Only a few games, The Stanley Parable (2011) and Dear Esther (2012) among them, had trodden a similar path and earned critical and commercial success.

The plot does contain a couple of twists, although the revelations aren’t earth-shattering.

Yet, in light of the overall history of video games, perhaps a developer that leavens their work with anticlimactic moments is braver than one that habitually goes in for bombast.

Soon after your ship docks, you receive a message via your personal augmented reality (AR) system – a holographic email in the air – telling you to refrain from examining any of the data left over from the Tacoma crew’s own AR systems.

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John Dumlao 2018-10-22
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A team of AI researchers from India developed a tool to search for people in surveillance footage by height, clothing color, and gender.

It’s like a search engine that can find people in a video.

The scientists used deep learning (and Microsoft’s COCO dataset) to train a convolutional neural network (CNN) how to recognize certain human features, called soft biometrics, using computer vision.

Basically, you can tell this AI some details about the person you’re looking for and it’ll scour whatever video you give it.

According to researchers, the algorithm “correctly recovers 28 persons out of 41 in a very challenging dataset with soft biometric attributes.” Currently it only searches by height, torso (clothing) color, and gender.

This experimental CNN would be perfectly suited for use cases where we need to put together a timeline surrounding a specific individual, based on available historic surveillance footage.

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Eric Spilde 2016-07-08
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It was only a matter of time before spam came to Venmo and, frankly, it s astonishing that it took so long to figure out the marketing secret: You can message anyone on Venmo, so long as you send them as little as one cent.

Not the WaterIsLife charity, which sent one cent to people appearing in its feed, along with creepy messages.

For example, according to TechCrunch, if you Venmoed money for pizza, WaterIsLife would send that person one cent with a caption like 1 cent can t buy you pizza.

But for just 3 cents, you can buy someone clean water for a day.

It worked, at least a little: WaterIsLife didn t say how much it spent on the campaign, but it did receive $400 in donations on the first day.

The rest of us can now live in fear that other businesses will follow suit, or make our accounts private so we don t show up on other people s feeds.

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Joseph Cormier 2018-06-14
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Supposing you’ve got a father and you’re planning on celebrating said Dad with a smartphone gift this weekend, you’ll want to have a peek below.

Today we’ve got a gift guide for you which encircles 5 of the most excellent smartphones for fathers, comprised of smartphones on the market right this minute.

These devices fit in a number of categories, and within them, you’ll likely find a device that your father can use and be glad to make use of.

The following five phones are not in order of quality, nor are they in order of best-for-dad-ness.

If you’re aiming for a sure shot and have a father who’s firmly against iPhone, there’s always the Samsung Galaxy S9.

It is the newest in new from the biggest smartphone-making company in the world today, and it’s carried by every major carrier in the United States.

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Scott Siebenaler 2019-02-16
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While the fans were staring at the screens, they were filmed, their faces were recognized with facial recognition technology and with facial recognition cameras and they were cross-referenced with hundreds of Taylor Swift’s “known stalkers.”

You don’t have to know Taylor Swift’s songs to know that she is an (at least self-declared) advocate of women and LGBTQ rights and that she supported a Democratic candidate during the last US mid-term elections.

That, and probably also the mere fact that she is a (well-known) woman, have made the singer of “Safe & Sound” a beloved target of fake news, trolling actions, public attacks and severe threats of persons who deem such actions a suitable way to express their “disagreement” with or their “love” for her.

Among these “fans and haters” are reportedly hundreds of persistent stalkers against who Taylor Swift wishes to protect herself by using FRT, without the persons being scanned knowing this.

It will (or should) not go that fast, however, as using FRT is considered processing biometric data under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), “biometric data” is considered as sensitive data and its processing is subject to strict conditions, in addition to the other (general) conditions that must be met for each processing of personal data.

This is because biometric data such as a face scan could possibly be used to identify a person in a lot of different situations, allowing the owner of such scan to get insights into the private life of the concerned person, to a much further extent as that person may anticipate.

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Alex Blair 2017-09-03
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Victor LaValle's new novel The Changeling starts out as a gentle romance and a good-natured look at fatherhood in the age of smartphones.

After Apollo Kagwa's son is born, he gets swept up in the performativity of being a "New Dad," a Baby Bjorn-wearing father who posts endless baby pictures on Facebook.

But when Apollo's wife Emma starts to receive mysterious pictures of their son via her smartphone, that's your first clue that something terrible is happening.

Without giving any major spoilers, LaValle's novel eventually lives up to the fairytale implications of its title, but it also keeps coming back to themes of social media and voyeurism.

With painstaking attention to details, LaValle proves that Facebook stalkers and Internet trolls can be as terrifying and unsettling as any ghost or goblin.

That's why so many horror movies feature infants at the center of some monstrous invasion.

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George Mitchell 2016-07-20
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The virtual sphere should make life easier, but it is shifting from being an aid to a means of control.

Whilst tech provides greater access to information, it is a double-edged sword that is becoming increasingly invasive.

The process is happening on multiple fronts - from social media and location-tracking apps to the ultimate climax of the latest gaming craze, Pokémon Go.

It constantly nags us to share, check-in and consume content in its effort to become more addictive.

Smart tech pushes the boundary between private and public, provoking a need to retreat from the invasive gaze of techy voyeurism - even Zuckerberg shields from eves-dropping cyborgs.

The smartphone s grip on our attention is the beating heart to this tech intrusion.

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Madeleine Vogel 2017-09-24

Developer Accidental Queens is returning to its spin on modern voyeurism with a followup to mobile game A Normal Lost Phone.

But though Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story follows many of the same rules as its predecessor — the entire game is played on a smartphone that mirrors the one in your hand — many of its improvements are a direct reaction to backlash from the previous title.

Inside, they’ll find a slew of texts, emails, and photos that act as breadcrumbs to the game’s greater mystery: what happened to Laura, and why she seems to have gone missing.

“We think that a lot of this criticism was justified,” says co-founder Elizabeth Maler.

It wasn't good for what we tried to say with the first game.”

In Laura’s Story, players never have the chance to directly interfere without Laura’s consent.

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Gladys Wiggins 2019-02-10
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A 24-year-old man arrested in connection to the disappearance of Hull student Libby Squire has been charged with separate offences.

Paweł Rełowicz has been charged with voyeurism, outraging public decency and three counts of burglary, and will appear in court on Monday, Humberside Police said.

The charges relate to other cases and are not linked to the 21-year-old’s disappearance.

Police originally had until 9pm on Saturday evening to charge Rełowicz but were given a 24-hour extension.

Detective Superintendent Matt Hutchinson said: “24-year-old Pawel Relowicz of Raglan Street, Hull has today been charged with voyeurism, outraging public decency and three counts of burglary.

“An offence of outraging public decency was reported to have taken place on 19 January 2019 in Hull and an offence of voyeurism was reported on the 26 December 2018 in Hull.

David Carter 2016-08-25
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Ashley Yates admitted six counts of voyeurism and three counts of making indecent images

A primary school head teacher who used a spy pen to film pupils in the toilets at his school has been jailed for two years and eight months.

Ashley Yates, 45, of Filton, used the device to record images in the toilets of The Tynings Primary School in Staple Hill, South Gloucestershire.

He admitted six counts of voyeurism and three of making indecent images of children at Bristol Crown Court.

The offences relate to seven girls, two boys and six adults.

They came to light after a child found a pen inside a disabled toilet at the school and handed it in to a caretaker.

number13 seo 2020-11-16
img

Studies show that our fascination towards Reality TV shows stems from not-so-innocent desires and the habit can reflect factors such as dysfunctional families, inferiority complexes, a penchant for voyeurism and more.

Here’s a primer into the dark side effects and symptoms of Reality TV obsession.   

Mike Estes 2018-03-05
img

Autonomous cars gather up tons of data about the world around them, but even the best computer vision systems can’t see through brick and mortar.

But by carefully monitoring the reflected light of a laser bouncing off a nearby surface, they might be able to see around corners — that’s the idea behind recently published research from Stanford engineers.

The basic idea is one we’ve seen before: It’s possible to discern the shape of an object on the far side of an obstacle by shining a laser or structured light on a surface nearby and analyzing how the light scatters.

Patterns emerge when some pulses return faster than others, or are otherwise changed by having interacted with the unseen object.

Reflected laser light can easily be lost in the noise of broad daylight, for instance.

And if you want to reconstruct a model of the object precise enough to tell whether it’s a person or a stop sign, you need a lot of data and the processing power to crunch that data.

John Ruybal 2017-08-04
img

Four years ago developer The Fullbright Company (now just Fullbright) released Gone Home, a game about a young woman who returns from college to find her family’s home has been mysteriously vacated.

At the time, the idea of a story-driven video game that contained no action sequences was still fairly audacious.

Only a few games, The Stanley Parable (2011) and Dear Esther (2012) among them, had trodden a similar path and earned critical and commercial success.

The plot does contain a couple of twists, although the revelations aren’t earth-shattering.

Yet, in light of the overall history of video games, perhaps a developer that leavens their work with anticlimactic moments is braver than one that habitually goes in for bombast.

Soon after your ship docks, you receive a message via your personal augmented reality (AR) system – a holographic email in the air – telling you to refrain from examining any of the data left over from the Tacoma crew’s own AR systems.

Eric Spilde 2016-07-08
img

It was only a matter of time before spam came to Venmo and, frankly, it s astonishing that it took so long to figure out the marketing secret: You can message anyone on Venmo, so long as you send them as little as one cent.

Not the WaterIsLife charity, which sent one cent to people appearing in its feed, along with creepy messages.

For example, according to TechCrunch, if you Venmoed money for pizza, WaterIsLife would send that person one cent with a caption like 1 cent can t buy you pizza.

But for just 3 cents, you can buy someone clean water for a day.

It worked, at least a little: WaterIsLife didn t say how much it spent on the campaign, but it did receive $400 in donations on the first day.

The rest of us can now live in fear that other businesses will follow suit, or make our accounts private so we don t show up on other people s feeds.

Scott Siebenaler 2019-02-16
img

While the fans were staring at the screens, they were filmed, their faces were recognized with facial recognition technology and with facial recognition cameras and they were cross-referenced with hundreds of Taylor Swift’s “known stalkers.”

You don’t have to know Taylor Swift’s songs to know that she is an (at least self-declared) advocate of women and LGBTQ rights and that she supported a Democratic candidate during the last US mid-term elections.

That, and probably also the mere fact that she is a (well-known) woman, have made the singer of “Safe & Sound” a beloved target of fake news, trolling actions, public attacks and severe threats of persons who deem such actions a suitable way to express their “disagreement” with or their “love” for her.

Among these “fans and haters” are reportedly hundreds of persistent stalkers against who Taylor Swift wishes to protect herself by using FRT, without the persons being scanned knowing this.

It will (or should) not go that fast, however, as using FRT is considered processing biometric data under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), “biometric data” is considered as sensitive data and its processing is subject to strict conditions, in addition to the other (general) conditions that must be met for each processing of personal data.

This is because biometric data such as a face scan could possibly be used to identify a person in a lot of different situations, allowing the owner of such scan to get insights into the private life of the concerned person, to a much further extent as that person may anticipate.

George Mitchell 2016-07-20
img

The virtual sphere should make life easier, but it is shifting from being an aid to a means of control.

Whilst tech provides greater access to information, it is a double-edged sword that is becoming increasingly invasive.

The process is happening on multiple fronts - from social media and location-tracking apps to the ultimate climax of the latest gaming craze, Pokémon Go.

It constantly nags us to share, check-in and consume content in its effort to become more addictive.

Smart tech pushes the boundary between private and public, provoking a need to retreat from the invasive gaze of techy voyeurism - even Zuckerberg shields from eves-dropping cyborgs.

The smartphone s grip on our attention is the beating heart to this tech intrusion.

James Finch 2020-08-21
img
Coast-to-coast roll calls, Billie Eilish, and Meg Whitman’s quick bite—this year’s all-digital Democratic National Convention was a lesson in the new voyeurism.
Alan Krieg 2018-06-13
img

Today we’re having a peek at a little-known sign of an error in a number of iPhones purchased over the past several years.

Once the graying begins, the phone cannot be shut down, or it becomes stuck in a boot loop the likes of which only an opening up of the phone can fix.

The report suggests that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus become susceptible to old age and hardware malfunction of sorts here near the end of the first half of the year 2018.

Audio buttons will appear un-tappable.

You might also find that Siri no longer responds to you like she used to.

If turned off or powered down in any way, the iPhone has a good chance of waking back up in bootloops.

Richard Baty 2017-10-10

This is obviously disgustingly immoral, but what exactly was he charged with?

I assume there are laws against landlords and hotels secretly recording renters and guests in rooms, but this is an unregulated industry of private homes where it is legal (I would assume) to set up cameras anywhere you want.

...the suspect, Wayne Natt, was arrested on October 3 and charged with one count of video voyeurism.

William Garza 2018-11-27
img

As millions of American’s cozied up to a weekend of turkey sandwiches, California’s firefighters were just settling into their own beds at night.

Some for the first time in weeks.

After a historic fire season — made only more historic after following up last year’s record-setting fire season, which bested the previous record-setting fire season, and so on — the state’s firefighters finally have a reason to settle in for a much-needed nap.

The Camp Fire, in particular, raged for nearly a month, killing at least 81 people, gutting more than 18,000 structures, and scorching over 150,000 acres.

Admittedly, these are hard figures to wrap your head around.

Butte County, about 90 minutes north of Sacramento, offers some much-needed context in the way of drone footage and 360 degree imagery.

John Dumlao 2018-10-22
img

A team of AI researchers from India developed a tool to search for people in surveillance footage by height, clothing color, and gender.

It’s like a search engine that can find people in a video.

The scientists used deep learning (and Microsoft’s COCO dataset) to train a convolutional neural network (CNN) how to recognize certain human features, called soft biometrics, using computer vision.

Basically, you can tell this AI some details about the person you’re looking for and it’ll scour whatever video you give it.

According to researchers, the algorithm “correctly recovers 28 persons out of 41 in a very challenging dataset with soft biometric attributes.” Currently it only searches by height, torso (clothing) color, and gender.

This experimental CNN would be perfectly suited for use cases where we need to put together a timeline surrounding a specific individual, based on available historic surveillance footage.

Joseph Cormier 2018-06-14
img

Supposing you’ve got a father and you’re planning on celebrating said Dad with a smartphone gift this weekend, you’ll want to have a peek below.

Today we’ve got a gift guide for you which encircles 5 of the most excellent smartphones for fathers, comprised of smartphones on the market right this minute.

These devices fit in a number of categories, and within them, you’ll likely find a device that your father can use and be glad to make use of.

The following five phones are not in order of quality, nor are they in order of best-for-dad-ness.

If you’re aiming for a sure shot and have a father who’s firmly against iPhone, there’s always the Samsung Galaxy S9.

It is the newest in new from the biggest smartphone-making company in the world today, and it’s carried by every major carrier in the United States.

Alex Blair 2017-09-03
img

Victor LaValle's new novel The Changeling starts out as a gentle romance and a good-natured look at fatherhood in the age of smartphones.

After Apollo Kagwa's son is born, he gets swept up in the performativity of being a "New Dad," a Baby Bjorn-wearing father who posts endless baby pictures on Facebook.

But when Apollo's wife Emma starts to receive mysterious pictures of their son via her smartphone, that's your first clue that something terrible is happening.

Without giving any major spoilers, LaValle's novel eventually lives up to the fairytale implications of its title, but it also keeps coming back to themes of social media and voyeurism.

With painstaking attention to details, LaValle proves that Facebook stalkers and Internet trolls can be as terrifying and unsettling as any ghost or goblin.

That's why so many horror movies feature infants at the center of some monstrous invasion.

Madeleine Vogel 2017-09-24

Developer Accidental Queens is returning to its spin on modern voyeurism with a followup to mobile game A Normal Lost Phone.

But though Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story follows many of the same rules as its predecessor — the entire game is played on a smartphone that mirrors the one in your hand — many of its improvements are a direct reaction to backlash from the previous title.

Inside, they’ll find a slew of texts, emails, and photos that act as breadcrumbs to the game’s greater mystery: what happened to Laura, and why she seems to have gone missing.

“We think that a lot of this criticism was justified,” says co-founder Elizabeth Maler.

It wasn't good for what we tried to say with the first game.”

In Laura’s Story, players never have the chance to directly interfere without Laura’s consent.