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Unwanted Quadcopters? This Service Lets You Designate Your Home A Drone-Free-Zone

“No Fly Zone” is a new service to keep your airspace free from unmanned intruders

image via (cc) flickr user Don McCullough

We may not have those jet packs promised to us by optimistic futurists so many decades ago, but we do live in a world where miniature flying robots have become almost commonplace.

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The timing couldn’t have been more perfect—as Edward Snowden remains trapped in a Russian airport terminal while talking heads debate whether his leaking information about the NSA’s secret surveillance program (PRISM) was heroic or criminal, the riveting documentary “Terms And Conditions May Apply” (TACMA) begins releasing to mainstream audiences, asking the question: Is privacy dead?

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How to Stop the NSA's Sweeping Surveillance of Your Online Data

George Orwell's vision of "Big Brother" is feeling less and less like science fiction—especially after yesterday's shocking news that the U.S....

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FTC: Hey Businesses, Faces Aren't Just Data

Maybe it sounds a little science-fiction-y, but even the government is ready to talk about risks of facial recognition technology.

Maybe it sounds a little science-fiction-y, but even the government is ready to talk about facial recognition technology, the risks it poses and etiquette (but not laws) surrounding it.

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The 'Pixelhead' Mask Creates Anonymity in the Digital Age

Pixelhead acts as media camouflage, completely shielding the head to ensure your face is not recognizable on photos taken without your permission.

I created the Pixelhead full-face mask to raise questions about anonymity, the digital industry, state control, and privacy—whether voluntarily on social networks, tracking, and monitoring, or involuntarily via surveillance. I think network technologies and the web are really great tools with lots of benefits, but with the threats to privacy, government spyware/surveillance, sentiment analysis data mining, and so on, the internet is not a gateway to freedom anymore.

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