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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…
Are privacy concerns irrational in the era of Facebook and Twitter? Are privacy concerns irrational in the era of Facebook and Twitter? qubitsu

Big Brother is watching, but it’s nothing to fret about … honest

It’s hard to discuss public surveillance without immediately being asked about privacy issues. As technologists working on computer-based surveillance, it’s tempting to say this is outside our area of…
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…