"...xCORE provides a powerful solution for a wide range of embedded applications. Our multicore architecture allows a higher level of integration than conventional microcontrollers. For example, you can combine high-speed real-time control with real-time communications; or implement low latency audio interfaces and DSP processing to enable market leading digital audio accessories. "
"...It’s equally easy, though, to see how tech companies and techno-utopians will justify collecting and analyzing this data. Just imagine this future scenario: You drive to meet up with friends at a bar. Your phone/smartwatch senses you arrived in a car. After a couple of hours in the location it notices erratic movements and gesticulations out of the ordinary. The conclusion: You’ve had a couple of drinks and you might be driving soon, so maybe you get a push alert with the number for cab service later on in the evening when you walk out of the door. It’s an entirely hypothetical and invasive-sounding scenario, but one that’s not far from being plausible — at least from a technological standpoint."
"Yahoo! is handing over private and personal information about hundreds of its users to Australian government agents, a new transparency report has revealed.
In the first six months of 2013, Australian government agents made 704 requests for access to data relating to 799 Yahoo!! accounts or users.
The US-headquartered company granted full access in response to just 11 of those requests - handing over information such as the content of Yahoo!! emails, uploaded files and Yahoo! address, calendar and notepad entries.
The firm also handed over so-called "non-content data" in response to 305 of the requests - giving government agents access to information such as the names, locations, IP addresses, login details and billing information belonging to Yahoo! account holders.
Yahoo! rejected 242 of the requests for data and found no data in 146 of the cases.
The figures were revealed in Yahoo!'s first global transparency report released at the weekend, which outlined requests for data made by government agents in 17 countries.
US government agents made 12,444 requests for data relating to 40,322 Yahoo! accounts or users in the first six months of 2013.
German agents made 4295 requests about 5306 accounts or users.
New Zealand agents made just nine requests about nine accounts or users."
"....The “self” is too narrow. The quantified self movement isn’t about me, explicitly — I care dramatically more about what all of the past, present and future “me” amounts to. We’re looking at a new oral tradition — the sum and summary of my life. It’s my story, spoken through data and technology.
The “quantified” word suggests enumeration, which is an input, but not an output (and outputs are where the most interesting stuff happens). “Logging” likewise implies input only, the act of collecting of data — warehousing, in short. "
If you're in Toronto, please pick up a copy of today's Toronto Star newspaper (Thurs Sept 19)--I'm featured in the Business section! It's a special edition of the newspaper with Augmented Reality. Download the free Layar app on your smartphone or tablet and you can see additional content appear right on top of the newspaper, including a special video with me :)"
One fifth of my screen (via screenshot) of services tracking me via buried cookies in my computer today.
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