Doug Vining 4.2 million UK spy cameras

BRITONS are the most spied on people in the democratic world, a new study has revealed.
The surveillance study says that the UK now has 4.2 million Closed Circuit TV cameras - one for every 14 people.
Posted: 9 November 2006 at 16:52

Doug Vining YouTube moves to the small screen

The popularity of user-generated content is growing
A deal between YouTube and US mobile firm Verizon Wireless will see the popular video-sharing website extended to mobile phones.

Posted: 30 November 2006 at 10:40

Doug Vining YouTube rage

Video of teacher rant gets students in trouble. 'A school in Quebec, Canada, has banned personal electronic devices in the classroom after students videotaped a teacher yelling at a student and the footage ended up on YouTube. Two 13-year-old girls have been suspended for their involvement in the incident at Ecole Secondaire Mont-Bleu, according to the CBC report. And the teacher has taken a stress leave from work.'
Posted: 6 December 2006 at 12:23

Doug Vining, Leads the Real-Time Charge Online

Here's Justin Kan of Justin.TV, the dude wearing the live TV camera on his head. Justin is streaming live Flash video through a wireless device. This is no publicity stunt, it's about business. He says his company will soon launch a platform that will provide users the tools to upload and stream live video around social and business environments.
Posted: 17 May 2007 at 10:12

Doug Vining Terrorists also find Google useful

Revelations that four terror suspects used Google Earth to allegedly plot an attack on an American airport have raised fresh concerns over the amount of sensitive information freely accessible on the internet.
Posted: 5 June 2007 at 12:54

Doug Vining New York to introduce 3,000 surveillance cameras

The New York Police Department has this week revealed that it is to introduce a new security surveillance system throughout the area of lower Manhattan in order better track criminals and terrorists throughout the city's financial district.
Posted: 10 July 2007 at 17:48

Doug Vining Google Street View

The Google Street View car causes a stir in Rome
09 May 2008, 16:52:13 | Bernhard Warner

For many Romans, these are jittery times. For the first time in a generation, the mayor of the Eternal City, once a left-wing stronghold, is on the political right. Gianni Alemanno, a former neo-Fascist, swept to power late last month on a tough-on-crime platform that included bulldozing encampments of Roma people, expelling supposedly violent foreigners and installing London-like surveillance cameras around town.

So a group of Romans can be forgiven on Wednesday afternoon for assuming the worst when a black car sporting a massive, rotating video camera, slowly drove down Viale Trastevere, a busy thoroughfare, filming everybody in sight. On cue, pedestrians shuffled off the street and into bars, out of sight of the offending vehicle, no doubt wondering if these are the new intrusions that must be endured after a sudden shift to the right.

Your correspondent managed to snake through a queue of cars at a traffic light to get a better look at the vehicle that upset so many mid-afternoon espressos. A new type of video surveillance vehicle aiming to capture random Romans on a sunny afternoon? Nope.

It was the seemingly more benign Google Maps vehicle.
Posted: 20 June 2008 at 14:24

Anton Musgrave Openness drives value

Every day we see more examples of courageous moves to 'open up' access to information and how these are creating new value. But its not easy and sometimes the consequence may be scary...but value will ultimately more effective policing and more engaged communities!
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Posted: 28 October 2011 at 15:13

Wolfgang Grulke Privacy in an open world

If you're worried about private data and what's out there on the web, then this article gives you a few practical steps to confirm/assuage your paranoia. It's something we have been pondering for the best part of the last decade.
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Posted: 24 April 2012 at 09:41

Doug Vining Google Glass facing backlash

Now that Google is rolling out a beta test of its Glass product, we can expect many enthusiastic reviews and supporters for what could become the evolution of the smartphone.

But there is already a negative reaction in the market. When you're talking with someone, and they've got a screen, however small, between their eyes and yours, it can be invasive, even rude. Recording everything you see is also another issue, as we discussed in this MindBullet from many years ago. I'm sure it's a simple matter to disable the little red light that indicates when something is being recorded, and if these things are commonplace, covert surveillance is simple.

That being said, I remember when cell phones were banned from stockbrokers trading desks and many public venues. In the same way, business and society have to learn how to come to terms with this disruptive technology, because it's not going to go away.
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Posted: 2 April 2013 at 09:46

Anton Musgrave Internet of Things Approaches

Just imagine a world where everything is connected...billions of things all in a web of opportunity! The solutions around the data flows will be fascinating, useful and confusing...unless you get in to the mode of innovative thinking on the possibilities soon. Imagine your business web, with every person and thing connected intelligently? What does this offer?
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Posted: 29 May 2013 at 22:42

Wolfgang Grulke Aspirational invisibility

Of all possible aspirations that an upwardly mobile individual might have in this information-dense world, becoming 'invisible' to Google and Facebook would seem to be the least likely. Not so! As this article argues, being 'unGoogleable' will soon be the ultimate chic!
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Posted: 13 June 2013 at 12:01

Anton Musgrave Be very scared!

It's been debated for a while...Google and or FB entering banking or financial services. Is it about to really happen? I am not sure but the frequency of new rumors is escalating...just saying.
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Posted: 2 October 2014 at 16:20

Anton Musgrave The future of the web is not all rosy and good

In a world of openness and connectedness one would think that the web is a tool for good. Sadly it is increasingly being used as a weapon - political, social and manipulative. In a world starved of straight, solid accurate news, and at a time when humans are being challenged by AI and machines, we need ethics, values, morals and honest data. Increasingly algorithms determine outcomes we are not in control of. This is not good.
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Posted: 16 November 2017 at 04:16
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