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Giorgio De Chirico Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works. "To become truly immortal a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere.

Giorgio De Chirico Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works

Drones: an eye in the sky. When photographer Tomas van Houtryve shows people his picture of a yoga class mid-pose in a San Francisco public park, half see people practising yoga, the other half see people praying.

Drones: an eye in the sky

It is this reaction to what drones capture that worries him. Child watch: The apps that let parents 'spy' on their kids. Think your kid's being bullied?

Child watch: The apps that let parents 'spy' on their kids

Or sending sexts? Or dealing drugs? There's an app for that. In the United States, nearly 80% of teenagers own mobile phones. About half of those are smartphones - with access to the internet, games, cameras and social media. Extremist Ideas. Tags: counterterrorism | education | law The Counterterrorism and Security Bill 2014-15 has all but completed its swift passage into law.

Extremist Ideas

Sponsored by Theresa May and Lord Bates of the Home Office, it promises to expand the state’s paranoid reach in predictable ways: new powers to seize passports and bar UK citizens from returning home; a requirement that internet service providers collect data on users; a provision that airlines and rail and shipping companies may have to seek permission from the Home Office to carry certain groups of people. More novel is the bill’s requirement that schools and universities conduct surveillance on their students. Section 25.1 states that education institutions are among the ‘specified authorities’ – along with councils, prisons, hospitals and police chiefs – that must ‘have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’.

Julian Assange

Power, Privacy, and the Internet. On October 30–31, 2013, The New York Review of Books held a conference, “Power, Privacy, and the Internet,” at Scandinavia House in New York City, with generous support from The Fritt Ord Foundation of Oslo, PEN America, Sarah and Landon Rowland, The Europaeum of Oxford, The Lead Bank of Kansas City, and the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University.

Power, Privacy, and the Internet

Simon Head, director of programs for The New York Review of Books Foundation, addressed the theme of the conference: Privacy Fears Grow as Cities Increase Surveillance. Jim Wilson/The New York Times Federal grants of $7 million, initially intended to help thwart terror attacks at the port in Oakland, Calif., are instead going to a police initiative that will collect and analyze reams of surveillance data.

Privacy Fears Grow as Cities Increase Surveillance

`Security' Coca-Cola Security Camera Ad Encourages Viewers To 'Look At The World A Little Differently' Security cameras capture more than just burglaries, brawls and automobile accidents.

Coca-Cola Security Camera Ad Encourages Viewers To 'Look At The World A Little Differently'

They also capture sweet, everyday moments of people just being, well, people. It's those feel good moments Coca-Cola highlights in a new video advertisement that urges viewers to "look at the world a little differently. " Set to the song "Give A Little Bit," the clip features security camera footage from around the world showing people kissing, dancing, helping the homeless, saving others and, yes, sharing a Coke. A representative from Coca-Cola Latin America explained the spot is meant to elicit those warm, fuzzy feelings.

MI5's Andrew Parker lives in a different world to the rest of us.

NSA

Surveillance secrecy: the legacy of GCHQ's years under cover. GCHQ's headquarters on the outskirts of Cheltenham. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA The extent to which GCHQ has tried to guard its secrets for decades was wonderfully illustrated nearly 30 years ago when a former codebreaker wrote about his work during the second world war. Why Is the UK Border Agency Racially Profiling People On the Tube? UK Border Agency officers at Kensal Green station.

Why Is the UK Border Agency Racially Profiling People On the Tube?

(Photo via) If you were anywhere near Kensal Green tube station earlier this week, you might have noticed an unusual proliferation of burly cop types doing all the things burly cops usually do. The best type of control is the type we enjoy. Differing Views on Privacy Shape Europe’s Response to U.S. Surveillance Program. It is too early to say what impact the disclosure of widespread Internet spying in the United States government’s Prism program will have on the European public.

Differing Views on Privacy Shape Europe’s Response to U.S. Surveillance Program

Not everyone here is as attuned to privacy issues as Mr. So Are We Living in 1984? Since last week’s revelations of the scope of the United States’ domestic surveillance operations, George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” which was published sixty-four years ago this past Saturday, has enjoyed a massive spike in sales.

So Are We Living in 1984?

Wearable Video Cameras, for Police Officers. Eye Am a Camera: Surveillance and Sousveillance in the Glassage. The following is a guest post by Professor Steve Mann. Read Mann’s complete bio at the end of this article for more information. Digital eye glasses like Google’s Project Glass, and my earlier Digital Eye Glass, will transform society because they introduce a two-sided surveillance and sousveillance.

Not only will authorities and shops be watching us and recording our comings and goings (surveillance as we know it today), but we will also be watching and recording them (sousveillance) through small wearable computers like Digital Eye Glass.

Edward Snowden