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GPS, téléphones portables, logiciels espions: les outils de la surveillance se démocratisent. Conseils utiles pour s'en protéger. Autrefois réservés aux seuls services secrets, les outils et technologies de surveillance, GPS, téléphones et logiciels espions, se “ démocratisent ” au point que, suite à un reportage de M6, Petits espionnages en famille , montrant comment de plus en plus de gens espionneraient les téléphones portables et ordinateurs de leur futurs (ou ex-) femmes (ou maris), enfants, nounous, Le Parisien/Aujourd’hui en France faisait sa “une”, début 2010, sur la question ( Votre portable devient espion ), tout en expliquant qu’espionner les téléphones portables était devenu “ un jeu d’enfant ” (à toutes fins utiles, en France, leur commercialisation, mais également leur simple détention, n’en est pas moins punie d’un an de prison et de 45 000 euros d’amende). Nombreux sont les médias à s’être penchés sur la question, de façon souvent quelque peu sensationnaliste.
The NYPD is starting to catch up with CSI : they announced yesterday that they have started incorporating a new facial recognition unit into the department, which will use digital technology to match video images of people at crime scenes to mug shots on file. It promises to be their biggest technological advancement since they discovered the Segway. The unit will run out of the NYPD's Real Time Crime Center; in addition to the "faceprinting," they will include license plate readers and a network of surveillance cameras, which are already being created between Canal St. and Battery Park, and river to river from 34th to 59th Sts. Shayana Kadidal, a lawyer with the Center for Constitutional Rights, thinks the technology is too unproven: "These images are dumped into these big databases and used in a very unreliable way. It would result in a lot more false positives, and a lot more people would become suspects."
posted by Scott Peppet “The trouble with measurement is its seeming simplicity.” — Author Unknown “Only the shallow know themselves.” — Oscar Wilde Human instrumentation is booming. FitBit can track the number of steps you take a day, how many miles you’ve walked, calories burned, your minutes asleep, and the number of times you woke up during the night. BodyMedia’s armbands are similar, as is the Philips DirectLife device.
The AFP recently reported that Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has begun actively pushing to filter Australia’s Internet content. According to news sources, the filter would block websites that contain rape, bestiality, and child sex abuse.
Today marks the beginning of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the United States. I urge you to take a moment each day to educate yourself, your family, your colleagues on the need to be vigilant, proactive and engaged with respect to protecting your online persona and also your business. During the month, a wide variety of corporations and non-profit organizations will be providing their input on how you may keep both your family and business safe, online. I too shall be engaging in a bit of daily education with respect to online safety which I believe fall into the category of "low hanging fruit." Or put slightly differently, easy steps you can take which require little or no technical skill to implement.
The House Republicans' first major technology initiative is about to be unveiled: a push to force Internet companies to keep track of what their users are doing. A House panel chaired by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin is scheduled to hold a hearing tomorrow morning to discuss forcing Internet providers, and perhaps Web companies as well, to store records of their users' activities for later review by police.