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Social Physics is a new way of understanding human behavior based on analysis of Big Data. … [Alex Pentland] advances a new way to protect privacy by creating something of a property right for personal information.

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masterofnil:

Secure information should be a part of your urban e&e gear. These live USB drives run TAILS Linux on any PC or MAC. TAILS is The Amnesiac Incognito Live System, its probably not NSA proof but it is a covert way to access information on just about any computer you have access to.

I chose these verbatim USB drives as the are crush and water resistant. The small form and built in clip make it easier to conceal. There is also extra room on these drives for PDFs, programs or other files you may need.

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*Hey, nice one with the “pay with Bitcoin,” dude

new-aesthetic:

Fitbit Is Now Officially Profiting From Users’ Health Data | Betabeat

Fitbit has started to sell its trackers by the thousands to employers along with “sophisticated tracking software,” says a new report from Forbes. With employees’ permission, employers can then track their workers’ health, see how active individual employees are and foster a little healthy competition. Wiring up companies so that employers can monitor workers’ health is becoming “one of the fastest growing parts of Fitbit’s business,” Fitbit CEO James Park told Forbes.

new-aesthetic:

Fitbit Is Now Officially Profiting From Users’ Health Data | Betabeat

Fitbit has started to sell its trackers by the thousands to employers along with “sophisticated tracking software,” says a new report from Forbes. With employees’ permission, employers can then track their workers’ health, see how active individual employees are and foster a little healthy competition. Wiring up companies so that employers can monitor workers’ health is becoming “one of the fastest growing parts of Fitbit’s business,” Fitbit CEO James Park told Forbes.

rollership:

3D printers are not worth it,  until they can print from your recycled waste plastic packaging! 3d printers are basically useless until the material you print from is free.

  • plastic filament is Making more plastic, that will become trash
  • it is expensive 30-50 dollars a spool
  • Does not recycle and reduce your waste stream
  • filabot is a separate machine costing $1600-$900
  • recycler should be all included with the printer.
  • then you could make house sized things out of blocks.

here is something or here

america-wakiewakie:

How to Record Police Encounters Without Losing Your Video | Police State USA
Technology is a double-edged sword.  It has enabled the government to become more intrusive than ever with its online spying capabilities.  However, cheap and discreet recording devices make it much more feasible to hold cops on the street accountable.
Police State USA encourages holding government officials accountable but advises everyone to research the laws in their own states regarding secretly recording audio conversations (Read more: The Reporter’s Recording Guide).  Encounters with police officers in public generally do not fall under such restrictions, particularly after the recent court decision in Illinois.
Here, we intend to look at the technologies that facilitate that recording.
Streaming App for Cellphone
Ustream is a cell phone application that allows a user to begin recording video and audio — and simultaneously stream the data to an online account — at the click of a button.
If you are in a tense situation with the police, click the app button and the rest is done automatically.  While running, it doesn’t look like a streaming app.
The video files will then be available online when viewing the user’s Ustream account.
Pros:
Easy to use.
Preserves video even if cell phone is confiscated.
Does not give obvious clues that the app is streaming.
Reputable app with product support.
Video/audio quality correspond to user’s phone capabilities.
Cons:
Internet uploads depend on having a sufficient phone signal.
May not be compatible with certain phone operating systems.
Presence of a cell phone will always draw suspicion of recording.
Discreet Keychain Camera
This tiny recording device looks just like a vehicle remote-starter that might be found on your key chain. It’s an inconspicuous option for video and audio recording that is unlikely to be seized by police. To recover the video, the device must interface with a computer at a later point.  The video is stored on a removable memory card.  The price is unbeatable, and with a large micro-SD card it can record for 2.5 hours.
Even if an officer confiscates a a keychain from someone, it is unlikely to be determined to be a recording device and will more than likely have its evidence intact after the keychain is returned.
Pros:
Low price!
Tiny size.
Discreet.
Easy to use.
Always with you.
Unlikely to be confiscated.
Useful even if there is insufficient cell phone tower signal.
Cons:
Not easy to aim when the keys are in the vehicle ignition.
Lower quality video/audio.
If device is lost, evidence is lost.
Cheap import item;  Little/no product support.
Mixed product reviews.  “You get what you pay for.”
Discreet Pen Camera
Stick this “pen” in your pocket for discreet video/audio recording.  It’s another inconspicuous option for documenting interactions with public servants that is unlikely to be confiscated.  To recover the video, the device must interface with a computer at a later point.  The video is stored on a removable micro-SD memory card.
Similar to the keychain camera or other discreet recording devices, this item is unlikely to be confiscated.
Pros:
Low price!
Tiny size.
Discreet.
Easy to use.
Easy to keep with you.
Unlikely to be confiscated.
Useful even if there is insufficient cell phone tower signal.
Cons:
Lower quality video/audio.
If device is lost, evidence is lost.
Cheap import item;  Little/no product support.
Mixed product reviews.  “You get what you pay for.”
(Photo Credit: Breitbart)

america-wakiewakie:

How to Record Police Encounters Without Losing Your Video | Police State USA

Technology is a double-edged sword.  It has enabled the government to become more intrusive than ever with its online spying capabilities.  However, cheap and discreet recording devices make it much more feasible to hold cops on the street accountable.

Police State USA encourages holding government officials accountable but advises everyone to research the laws in their own states regarding secretly recording audio conversations (Read more: The Reporter’s Recording Guide).  Encounters with police officers in public generally do not fall under such restrictions, particularly after the recent court decision in Illinois.

Here, we intend to look at the technologies that facilitate that recording.

Streaming App for Cellphone

Ustream is a cell phone application that allows a user to begin recording video and audio — and simultaneously stream the data to an online account — at the click of a button.

If you are in a tense situation with the police, click the app button and the rest is done automatically.  While running, it doesn’t look like a streaming app.

The video files will then be available online when viewing the user’s Ustream account.

Pros:

  • Easy to use.
  • Preserves video even if cell phone is confiscated.
  • Does not give obvious clues that the app is streaming.
  • Reputable app with product support.
  • Video/audio quality correspond to user’s phone capabilities.

Cons:

  • Internet uploads depend on having a sufficient phone signal.
  • May not be compatible with certain phone operating systems.
  • Presence of a cell phone will always draw suspicion of recording.

Discreet Keychain Camera

This tiny recording device looks just like a vehicle remote-starter that might be found on your key chain. It’s an inconspicuous option for video and audio recording that is unlikely to be seized by police. To recover the video, the device must interface with a computer at a later point.  The video is stored on a removable memory card.  The price is unbeatable, and with a large micro-SD card it can record for 2.5 hours.

Even if an officer confiscates a a keychain from someone, it is unlikely to be determined to be a recording device and will more than likely have its evidence intact after the keychain is returned.

Pros:

  • Low price!
  • Tiny size.
  • Discreet.
  • Easy to use.
  • Always with you.
  • Unlikely to be confiscated.
  • Useful even if there is insufficient cell phone tower signal.

Cons:

  • Not easy to aim when the keys are in the vehicle ignition.
  • Lower quality video/audio.
  • If device is lost, evidence is lost.
  • Cheap import item;  Little/no product support.
  • Mixed product reviews.  “You get what you pay for.”

Discreet Pen Camera

Stick this “pen” in your pocket for discreet video/audio recording.  It’s another inconspicuous option for documenting interactions with public servants that is unlikely to be confiscated.  To recover the video, the device must interface with a computer at a later point.  The video is stored on a removable micro-SD memory card.

Similar to the keychain camera or other discreet recording devices, this item is unlikely to be confiscated.

Pros:

  • Low price!
  • Tiny size.
  • Discreet.
  • Easy to use.
  • Easy to keep with you.
  • Unlikely to be confiscated.
  • Useful even if there is insufficient cell phone tower signal.

Cons:

  • Lower quality video/audio.
  • If device is lost, evidence is lost.
  • Cheap import item;  Little/no product support.
  • Mixed product reviews.  “You get what you pay for.”

(Photo Credit: Breitbart)

laughingsquid:

TwistVolt, An Origami Power Strip That Twists to Avoid Blocking Outlets