Wide Angle Motion Imagery (WAMI) is a surveillance game-changer. And it's here.
- In his new book, Eyes in the Sky, Arthur Holland Michel details the evolution of aerial surveillance technology.
- Cameras aboard drones can monitor the entirety of 50 square kilometers for hours without refueling.
- New aerial technologies are going to create the privacy fights of the future.
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The fine Facebook just paid was huge, but many in tech say it wasn't nearly enough to protect your data.
- Last week, Facebook incurred a five billion dollar fine as a result of its mismanagement of user data.
- This is the second largest fine the FTC has ever given out.
- Many in tech are arguing that this was a mere slap on the wrist and that stronger regulation is needed.
Researchers discover government agencies use facial recognition software on photos from local DMVs.
- FBI and ICE routinely scan through millions of photos in state DMV databases.
- The agencies use facial recognition software to find matches for suspects.
- Congressmen on both sides of the isle are worried about privacy implications of such unregulated practices.
The company must also appoint an independent privacy committee to its board of its directors.
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- The FTC said Facebook violated a 2012 agreement it made with the agency over user data.
- Facebook must restructure its board of directors, undergo regular privacy audits and pay a $5 billion fine.
- Still, some say the punishment doesn't go far enough.