I’ve been compiling my own collection of Facebook crimes but Mashable nosed me out
‘The infographic below, created by the Criminal Justice Degrees Guide, shows 20 crimes that Facebook assisted or helped solve. The criminals either posted photo evidence or statuses about the criminal acts, or used Facebook to communicate about the criminal activity. The infographic shows several incidents in which Facebook cyberbullying, cyberstalking and relationship disputes have led to death…’
Cops Can Search Cellphones Found at Crime Scenes
Why you shouldn’t leave your phone at crime scenes even if you are not the perpetrator
‘Police in the U.S. can legally search mobile phones discovered at the scene of a crime, a federal appeals court has ruled.
‘After police in Indiana discovered a batch of cellphones at the site of a drug bust, they did some digital sleuthing and searched each device for its telephone number. Those numbers allowed investigators to get the call histories of each cellphone owner. Those logs connected them with the illegal drug operation, according to Reuters…’
Anonymous Admits to being Infiltrated?
‘In a message posted to its blog, Anonymous Iberoamérica (which coordinates Anonymous activity in Spain and Latin America), Anonymous said its members were captured not through “intelligence work or informatics strategy,” but rather through “the use of spies and informants within the movement.” (Mashable has not linked to the blog, as it is ridden with pop-ups and is difficult to load.)
‘Self-proclaimed members of Anonymous told The Associated Press Thursday that almost all of its members arrested this week communicated on the same website. That led some to believe that police had infiltrated that site to identify Anonymous members who were attempting to coordinate cybercrime activity.
‘“The great majority of those implicated were people inhabiting the servers of anonworld.info, something that disconcerts us,” Anonymous member “Skao” told the AP…’
What Google Does With Your Data
‘…The company wrote in a blog post Thursday that “the new policy doesn’t change any existing privacy settings or how any personal information is shared outside of Google. We aren’t collecting any new or additional information about users. We won’t be selling your personal data. And we will continue to employ industry-leading security to keep your information safe.”
‘So what exactly is Google doing with all of your data? Here are five things that you should know…’
SETI Live: Help Find Alien Civilizations on Your PC
‘SETILive is taking the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) directly to you by presenting radio frequency signals LIVE from the SETI Institute’s Allen Telescope Array (ATA) while it’s pointed at stars that, based on Kepler exoplanet discoveries, have the best chances of being home to an alien civilization. We’ll also be putting you “in the loop” where if enough of you see a potential extraterrestrial (ET) signal in the same data, then within minutes, the ATA will be interrupted and sent back to take a second look. The data you see will be from frequencies where human-made Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) crowds them and we believe the human eye will have a better chance than SETI’s computer algorithms to find ET signals there…’
This shopping cart will remind you of alien tech
Kinect-Powered Shopping Carts [VIDEO]
The cart follows you and scans items inside it so you don’t have to wait in line
‘The quest for a high-tech “shopping cart of the future” is nothing new, but Whole Foods is planning to test a new spin on the concept, using Microsoft’s Kinect sensor for Windows. The motorized cart identifies a shopper with a loyalty card, follows the shopper around the store, scans items as they’re placed inside, marks them off the shopping list, and even checks the shopper out in the end.
‘Microsoft showed the very early prototype, being developed for Whole Foods by a third-party developer, Austin-based Chaotic Moon, during an event on the Redmond campus today, hosted by Craig Mundie, the company’s chief research and strategy officer…’
Sample Lytro Photos
Don’t forget that what makes Lystro unique is that you can refocus pics after shooting them
Beware of Hi-tech
‘Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse.’ – Sophocles