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‘Avoid cat’, or ‘torment cat’? ‘Avoid cat’, or ‘torment cat’? anti_christa

What to expect from Dyson’s new robotics lab

James Dyson’s decision to fund a robotics laboratory at Imperial College London may not lead to the super advanced robot friends of our dreams, but what he has planned could make robotic domestic appliances…
Just hold still while I check your back story. Just hold still while I check your back story. NameTag

The app that checks whether your date is a sex offender

An app on offer in the US says it can determine whether the person you are dating has anything to hide, using facial recognition to see if they are on the sex offenders register. This should make us question…
Knowing me, knowing you: there is nothing we can’t view. Knowing me, knowing you: there is nothing we can’t view. tonechootero/Flickr

All-seeing eye: the future of surveillance and social media

Advanced surveillance and social media might seem like strange bedfellows. Until you look a bit closer, that is. Technologies developed for surveillance applications are typically designed with robustness…
Advanced surveillance is about seeing what we all see – but better. Advanced surveillance is about seeing what we all see – but better. robynejay/Flickr

Something to watch over me: policing our national borders

Commercial ports, railway stations and other crucial infrastructure are at constant risk from security incidents that can halt operations and, more worryingly, put you and I in harm’s way. This is a reality…
Your cooperation is welcome … but not really necessary. Your cooperation is welcome … but not really necessary. fictures/Flickr

Face-in-the-crowd biometrics: here’s looking secretly at you

In the surveillance world there are certain grand challenges – holy grails that researchers and those who use surveillance pursue doggedly, spurned on by the technical issues such challenges pose. Paramount…
Future surveillance systems might be able to identify you without your knowledge. Future surveillance systems might be able to identify you without your knowledge. art crimes/Flickr

You, yes you: welcome to the world of advanced surveillance

The use of surveillance in public spaces is growing at an unprecedented pace in response to acts of terror and threats to critical infrastructure. But while it is relatively easy (albeit expensive) to…

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