Daily Archives: July 28, 2017

Security robot falls into pond after failing to spot stairs or water

View image on TwitterA security robot tasked with patrolling an office building in Washington DC has instead driven itself into a water feature.

The bot appears to have been a Knightscope K5, a surveillance bot designed to roll around “parking lots, corporate campuses and hospitals” so it can use its video cameras, anomaly detection, live video streaming and real-time notifications capabilities to inform you if you need to send a human security guard to sort something out.

Knightscope says the bot can find a way through “even the most complex environments”. But not, evidently, the water feature of The Washington Harbour, an office and retail complex in Washington, DC. As the Tweet below shows, the K5 decided to take a dip in said water feature.

Our D.C. office building got a security robot. It drowned itself.

We were promised flying cars, instead we got suic

A security robot tasked with patrolling an office building in Washington DC has instead driven itself into a water feature.The bot appears to have been a Knightscope K5, a surveillance bot designed to roll around “parking lots, corporate campuses and hospitals” so it can use its video cameras, anomaly detection, live video streaming and real-time notifications capabilities to inform you if you need to send a human security guard to sort something out.Knightscope says the bot can find a way through “even the most complex environments”. But not, evidently, the water feature of The Washington Harbour, an office and retail complex in Washington, DC. As the Tweet below shows, the K5 decided to take a dip in said water feature.

Source: Security robot falls into pond after failing to spot stairs or water • The Register

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Social media is making mass surveillance easier than ever — and we’re just embracing it

 Anew study raises significant concerns about Snapchat’s Snap Map app, finding that the company’s reassurances ring hollow.Such apps offer attractive features, but underneath the cute design, there’s also a lot of surveillance going on.Social mass surveillanceIn a world where countless social media services fight for our attention, Snapchat managed to firmly establish itself as one of the big boys. Translated into 20 languages, Snapchat boasts over 160 million users who on average, open the app almost 20 times a day. It’s already grown into a huge project. But like other big social media, Snapchat also raises privacy concerns — especially regarding its new Snap Map feature

.In June 2017, a new Snapchat feature was revealed, allowing users to share their real-time location with their friends. You can also view snaps from people close to you or see heat maps of users, it’s quite an interesting app. But not everyone loved it. Many users considered it to be a stalker heaven and child protection groups have vocally protested against it. Snapchat tried to assure its users that they “routinely work with law enforcement” but, as a new study has shown, this just opens the doors for mass surveillance. Dr. Neil Thurman of City, University of London and LMU Munich, says that Snapchat routinely gives user data away to advertisers and other third parties, which, among others, has allowed law enforcement agencies to spy on innocent citizens, such as legitimate protesters and trade union members.But as bad as Snap Map is, it’s just one of a range of apps that do more or less the same thing.“Snap Map is just one of a range of apps that allows social network users to be monitored without their knowledge and with pin-point accuracy,” says Thurman . “Indeed some of these apps far exceed Snap Map in their surveillance capabilities, and are able to track individuals over time and across multiple social networks.”

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What Climate Change And Communism Have In Common…

Well, this is a little awkward if you’re part of the Climate Change Cult. It seems that scientific data is once again proving them to be wrong, as it usually does.Of course, Man Bear Pig’s little minions are so brainwashed, they no longer believe actual science and only believe what the Climate Change Cultientists tell them to believe. As most people know, these Cultientists use alarmist theories based on poor and even faked evidence so they can keep funneling taxpayer dollars to support themselves.These people have been screaming for years that ‘WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE’ if we don’t do something about global warming. The ice is melting; the Earth is heating up etc. etc. etc. Unfortunately, that simply isn’t true and more data is out that shows the ice in Greenland is actually GROWING. From Real Climate Science:The Greenland Ice Sheet is gaining near record amounts of ice this year. Very little melting has occurred this summer, which is about to start winding down..Temperatures on the Greenland Ice Sheet have been extremely cold, and broke the all-time record for Northern Hemisphere July cold on July 4, at -33C.We see the same pattern year after. Lots of ice gain over most of Greenland’s surface, particularly southeast Greenland.

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