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Auroragold.

If the latest Snowden accusations prove true, truth is not only stranger than fiction but Sky-Net is essentially becoming a reality (due to humankind’s own creation!) 1984 seems to be not just the 30th anniversary of a year and/or and … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping…

In light of yet another newly discovered, super-snooping, computer-bug (Regin) however, idyllic, wouldn’t it be nice if Mass Media actually did a better job of being a ‘watchdog’ for the General Public?

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But Wait, There’s More!

For anyone that is even casually / passively paying attention (which, unfortunately, seems like is overwhelmingly not the case) the newly ‘discovered’ Regin virus has supposedly set a benchmark (arguably, that any given hacker will try to surpass) that’s unprecedented. … Continue reading

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Re-gin.

As the world’s e-enabled capacity¬†and inter-dependency ceaselessly marches on, the spying technology that develops in parallel is also increasing more surreal (as evidenced by the latest discovery of surveillance software that is reportedly at least 6 years old!) (Source) BBC:¬†http://goo.gl/zw9AS8

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How Orwellian!

The ever-increasing, bizarre, post-9/11 American paranoia just seemingly keeps getting more and more surreal… way to go AT&T; thanks for NOT protecting your subscriber’s identities! (Source) Seattle Times: http://goo.gl/mrRsR2

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Just in Time.

Has anyone else noticed that Amazon’s Echo just so happened to be released right before the Christmas season (as if the firm would’ve timed it otherwise!?) Merry Snooping…

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Echo + NSA = An Orwellian Nightmare?

Agreed, while the thought of having an AI-assistant is arguably every Trekkie’s dream… think about the potential implications in the post-Snowden-era when (inevitably) a bug and/or some sort of malware is introduced into said devices ecosystem? Leaving that and fatalistic … Continue reading

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(Test for) Echo…

Amazon’s Echo could be a game-changer; a dud; first-mover advantage / disadvantage and/or somewhere in between… whatever the case may be, AI, and, by extension, humanities’ fascination / reliance on machines just might have taken a giant step forward… er, … Continue reading

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Battling Inside Out.

Believe it or not, there is actually one (US) Senator that is pro-privacy as well as in favor of repelling one of the more draconian / Orwellian aspects of the post-9/11, Patriot Act… (which, arguably, had little to do with … Continue reading

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Battle Lines Drawn.

With two major rivals introducing default encryption (amongst others) expect at least the following: a) the never-ending saga of hackers attempting to break said systems; and, b) (at a minimum) the unfortunate reality (as it now stands) of the American … Continue reading

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