"...Weenect Kids lets you always know where your child is. The GPS tracker is connected to your smartphone through a mobile app so that you can check their location at any time on a map." - Read more

A number of employees like, Ann-Catherine Liska, have opted for the traditional pass for now.
'I don't feel that its necessary for opening doors or connecting with machines.' Ms Liska said.
Hannes Sjoblad, one of the tiny RFID (radio-frequency identification) chip developers, said they could be part of all future workplaces.
"We already interact with technology all the time. Today it's a bit messy - we need pin codes and passwords. Wouldn't it be easy to just touch with your hand? That's really intuitive."' Mr Sjoblad said.
He said its launch at the Sime office in Stockholm will provide more research into the technology.
"We want to be able to understand this technology before big corporates and big government come to us and say everyone should get chipped - the tax authority chip, the Google or Facebook chip." Mr Sjoblad said.

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"Employee, Elicico De Costa, decided to get one and hasn't looked back since.
'It can contain contact details. I think it can do a lot of other stuff in the future.' Mr De Costa said.
It's expected the chip will eventually enable staff to log on to computers or pay for food in the cafe.
But the new pass is still having teething problems, with some staff reporting their chips don't always work.
A number of employees like, Ann-Catherine Liska, have opted for the traditional pass for now.
'I don't feel that its necessary for opening doors or connecting with machines.' Ms Liska said.
Hannes Sjoblad, one of the tiny RFID (radio-frequency identification) chip developers, said they could be part of all future workplaces.
"We already interact with technology all the time. Today it's a bit messy - we need pin codes and passwords. Wouldn't it be easy to just touch with your hand? That's really intuitive."' Mr Sjoblad said.
He said its launch at the Sime office in Stockholm will provide more research into the technology.
"We want to be able to understand this technology before big corporates and big government come to us and say everyone should get chipped - the tax authority chip, the Google or Facebook chip." Mr Sjoblad said."

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Cell phone monitoring software is a useful application that can be used to monitor efficiently any individual’s actions or movements frequently. If you want to urgently get monitoring cell phone software, look for it in online stores or install the instant download provided on our webpage. Online stores provide a range of spy cell phone software models and you can quickly download one to install in the cell phone you wish to monitor. There are many sites that offer cell phone monitoring software, which enables you to use such software. Free cell phone monitoring versions usually have limited features. If you wish to enjoy extensive features of monitor cell phone software, check out a full paid version which offers different types of spying facilities. This will enable you to monitor not just a call, but also various types of messaging and voice mail thus enabling you to gain the complete benefits of call and message recording."

Features include:

  • Call Log- Record and View all Calls Details
  • Text Message Log- Text Messages Sent and Received
  • GPS Logs- Fetch all GPS locations details
  • Email Log- View Sent & Received Emails
  • Browser History Logs- Browsing Details of Visited Websites
  • Photos Log- See Photos viewed on the phone
  • Videos Log- See videos viewed on the phone
  • WhatsApp- Test+Voice+Images
  • Contact Detail Log- View All Phone Contacts
  • Device Diagnostics- Monitor device health and status.
  • Continuous Tracking- Periodic uploading of data.
  • Mobile monitoring- You can monitor target phone from your mobile device.
  • Facebook Logs- Track Facebook Activities
  • Skype Logs- Track Skype Activities
  • Instagram Logs- Track Instagram Activities
  • Remote Uninstall- Uninstall Tracking Remotely
  • Stealth Camera- Track User Remotely
  • Live Control Panel- Login in from any mobile device or computer
  • Lock Target phone- Lock Target phone Activities
  • Notes- User Notes Activities
  • Calendar- User Calendar Activities
  • WeChat- rack WeChat Activities
  • LineChat- Track LineChatActivities
  • Twitter- Track Twitter Activities


Customer Testimonial

My daughter sends and recieves over 6000 text messages a month! This program sent them all to my gmail! Very good program! Very reliable. A must for any responsible parent.

— Heather, Poughkeepsie, NY"


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If this is the state of commercial software being sold 'over the counter', then imagine the capability of the NSA and our respective secret intelligence organisations!

"M.G. Michael and Katina Michael (2010) describe this "carceral" phase of power relations with the concept of "uberveillance"- "the sum total of all types of surveillance and the deliberate integration of an individual's personal data for the continuous tracking and monitoring of identity and location in real time" (10). Under the digital conditions of "uberveillance," therefore, mobile tracking is most usefully viewed both as a new experiment in power enforcement and as one of the spatial designs of power in the wireless world of "flows." Elliot and Urry (2010) depict this "uberveillant phase" as a digital "Orwellianization" of self and society, in which there is essentially no movement without digital tracing or tracking" (150)."

Kwang-Suk Lee (2012) IT Development in Korea: A Broadband Nirvana? Routledge. 



Now compare to the narrative clip. 


Thanks KMA.

Yet more evidence that online MMRPG games are about more than just havin' fun.

But beyond the privacy concerns there are real concerns for physical harm as I noted in a Conversation piece last year.

 

This from a user:

"Well, one of biggest the dangers of Ingress is driving or stepping into harm's way while playing the game, and I know of at least one nasty car accident. And then there is the risk of losing your job or relationship or use of your thumb due to its addictive properties..."

Of course- we augment more than we can cope with and we might end up dead. 

Question: anyone want to talk about liability?

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"You're at the Westin Grand in Berlin having a luxurious vacation. After finishing a delicious bowl of mushroom consommé -- chanterelles are in season, after all -- you stroll up the lavish center staircase toward your room. Having left wallets in the past, you simply hover your Apple Watch over the door. "Click!" And that's that. Magnetic plastic cards are so uncivilized.

This is the future Apple imagines for you with its new Watch, and it's working with Starwood Hotels (the group that owns Westin, among others) to make that future a reality. And that's just one of several scenarios for Apple Watch that were introduced by Apple VP Kevin Lynch during a third-party app demo on stage in Cupertino, California."

"Beyond Starwood, American Airlines is also working on Apple Watch -- both are usingWatchKit, the software toolkit Apple built for third-party app development. The specific context wasn't given for its use with American, but one can easily imagine using Apple Watch as your electronic boarding pass."

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 http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/09/apple-watch-apps/

http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/09/apple-watch-apps/

 http://www.tuaw.com/2014/04/30/kwikset-kevo-using-your-iphone-to-lock-and-unlock-doors/

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/04/30/kwikset-kevo-using-your-iphone-to-lock-and-unlock-doors/

 http://www.tuaw.com/2014/04/30/kwikset-kevo-using-your-iphone-to-lock-and-unlock-doors/

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/04/30/kwikset-kevo-using-your-iphone-to-lock-and-unlock-doors/

 http://www.tuaw.com/2014/04/30/kwikset-kevo-using-your-iphone-to-lock-and-unlock-doors/

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/04/30/kwikset-kevo-using-your-iphone-to-lock-and-unlock-doors/

 Source: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2014/09/04/4081183.htm

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2014/09/04/4081183.htm

 Source: http://www.iq2oz.com/debates/we-are-becoming-enslaved-by-our-technology-/

Source: http://www.iq2oz.com/debates/we-are-becoming-enslaved-by-our-technology-/

 Source: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/enslaved-by-our-technology3f/5598912

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/enslaved-by-our-technology3f/5598912

 Source: http://www.acola.org.au/index.php/news/70-we-are-becoming-enslaved-by-our-technology

Source: http://www.acola.org.au/index.php/news/70-we-are-becoming-enslaved-by-our-technology

More here. Thanks to Rob N!

Transient
"Blackphone, the first consumer-grade handset explicitly marketed as a privacy guardian, has begun shipping.
Revealed at the start of this year, Blackphone runs a fork of Android called PrivatOS and comes bundled with a variety of security-centric tools and subscriptions, including Silent Phone and Silent Text (for normal voice, video and text communications), Disconnect (VPN and search), SpiderOak (cloud storage) and the Smarter Wi-Fi Manager (for protection from dodgy hotspots)."
 

Full video here

Transient

"The NSW Government has announced a $4 million rollout of military-style "body cams" - lightweight, miniature video cameras clipped to uniforms, helmets or vehicles - to record evidence during incidents.

A spokeswoman for WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan said cameras were already used in WA by motorcycle patrol officers, who often worked alone, and in advance-traffic management vehicles. She said Mr O'Callaghan had considered body cameras being used more broadly by WA Police officers but hinted at a cost-benefit analysis before any final decision.

"The value of using body cams for more routine police work has to be weighed against the cost of maintaining a system for recording, storage and retrieval of thousands of gigabytes of data and the complexity of maintaining security protocols around access," she said."

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Nymi

The Nymi is the first wearable authentication technology that allows you to take control of your identity through cardiac rhythm recognition. Authenticate once and remain authenticated until the wristband is removed. Move beyond passwords, pins and locks and interact with the technology that fills your daily life with proximity detection and task-based gesture control. The Nymi presents a new and exciting system that grants you access for being you!

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As these Creative Commons pictures show the enrolment and registration process of all Indian residents by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). The 12-digit unique number will be stored in a centralized database and linked to the basic demographics and biometric information – photograph, ten fingerprints and iris of each individual. This replaces paper-based cards. Photos by Chirantani Vidyapith Howrah and Fotokannan.