All posts tagged: privacy

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Aposematic Jacket – Wearable computer for self-defense

Korean collective Shinseungback Kimyonghun have created ‘Aposematic Jacket’ a wearable computer for self-defense. The lenses on the jacket give off the warning signal, “I can record you”, to prevent possible attack. When the wearer pushes a button under threat, the jacket records the scene in 360 degrees and sends the images to the Web. The […]

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You are not your browser history.

Created as a collaboration between The OCR and Pulitzer Prize winning researcher Ashkan Soltani, Floodwatch is a tool designed to empower individuals to see how advertisers are profiling them, and to share data with privacy researchers in an effort to combat discriminatory practice. Many of the ads in my Floodwatch history are artifacts from these algorithmic leaps of […]

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Selfsurfing by Jonas Lund | Chrome Extension

Selfsurfing is a Chrome extension that creates a self-surfing, auto-updating clone of Jonas Lund’s browser in real time. Jonas’ browser has a server extension installed which transmits the current state of his browser to a intermediate server, which holds all relevant information. This information is then picked up by Selfsurfing extension.

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OpenPaths [WebApp, iPhone, iPad]

Together with a few colleagues at NYTimes R&D, for the last week Jer Thorp has been working on a project called openpaths.cc. The site lets you upload your location data from your iDevice, securely store it and explore it via a map interface. It is an anonymous, user-contributed database for the personal location data files recorded by iOS […]