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Latitude is a new feature for Google Maps on your mobile device. It's also an iGoogle gadget on your computer. Once you've opted in to Latitude, you can see the approximate location of your friends and loved ones who have decided to share their location with you. So now you can do things like see if your spouse is stuck in traffic on the way home from work, notice that a buddy is in town for the weekend, or take comfort in...
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The government is compiling a database to track and store the international travel records of millions of Britons. ... The government says the database is essential in the fight against crime, illegal immigration and terrorism.
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Yeah, I know you thought your Hello Kitty digicam was some hot stuff, but believe it or not the kids at Darpa have even got that one beat. Called ARGUS-IS this guy straps a 1.8 gigapixel camera to the bottom of an A-160T Hummingbird robot helicopter. The device is able to hover at high altitude for up to 20 hours -- keeping tabs of an area of over a hundred square miles. The frame rate is 15 fps and the "ground sample distance"...


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Predicting how large crowds will react in certain situations has long been the holy-grail for architects and planners.


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To prevent fights breaking out, surveillance cameras in a Dutch city have been adapted to listen out for voices raised in anger.


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Your boss may be spying on you - tracking all your online activity, from emails and web usage, to what blogs you create or sign up to. Sometimes companies keep tabs on employees by hiding cameras in lavatories, or tracking company cars using hidden GPS devices. Such wholesale monitoring is increasingly commonplace, and a huge spyware industry has sprung up to keep everything and everyone under observation. Just as worrying is that online...


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The US government is developing a massive computer system that can collect huge amounts of data and, by linking far-flung information from blogs and e-mail to government records and intelligence reports, search for patterns of terrorist activity.


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The (US) federal government, vastly extending the reach of an 11-year-old law, is requiring hundreds of universities, online communications companies and cities to overhaul their Internet computer networks to make it easier for law enforcement authorities to monitor e-mail and other online communications.


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