In this video obtained by the Guardian, Raytheon’s ‘principal investigator’ Brian Urch explains how the Rapid Information Overlay Technology (Riot) software uses photographs on social networks. These images sometimes contain latitude and longitude details – automatically embedded by smartphones within so-called ‘exif header data’. Riot pulls out this information, analysing not only the photographs posted by individuals, but also the location where these images were taken
The ARGUS array is made up of several cameras and other types of imaging systems. The output of the imaging system is used to create extremely large, 1.8GP high-resolution mosaic images and video.
With a claim of one million terrabytes saved per day, it’s a scary view into our future, one that will be saved forever.
With technology advancing so quickly, it is difficult to see common sense and privacy keeping pace. Our society is increasingly moving towards one in which all our movements will be tracked.
This video clip was taken from PBS NOVA: Rise of the Drones.
Ex-boyfriends and ex-husbands have taken to creating revenge pornographic websites against the women they used to be involved with. These women are just finding out that there are pornographic pictures of them on the website. Many of these women did not even know that the pictures even existed.
Morgan says people who find themselves on the site have lost jobs, feel blacklisted in the community, become hermits, change friends and even become suicidal. He says women should not feel belittled. He says get involved in support groups for revenge porn and be active.
The Draganflyer X6 looks like a mini black helicopter, but Orange County, California Sheriff Jerry Demings said they would be mostly harmless.
“This is not about intruding,” Demings said at a demonstration of the devices at the Sheriff’s Office gun range in east Orange. “We’re not going into any homes.”
He promised the drones would be used only in “unique circumstances,” such as when a hostage has been taken, dangerous chemicals spilled, a terrorist is on the loose or when someone is missing in remote woods.
But not everyone is happy about the use of drones on civilians.
State Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, has introduced a bill (SB92) for the upcoming legislative session that would restrict drones to flying when a terrorist attack is imminent, if a judge issues a warrant or in other “exigent circumstances.”
Baylor Johnson, a spokesman with the American Civil Liberties Union, said his group backs Negron’s effort and is working with the senator’s office to ensure drones are not used illegally to keep an eye on law-abiding citizens.
The Draganflyer X6, Johnson said, would make it “easy to see in detail what is going on in your back yard or window.”