Privacy

ANIMETRICS

My Face, Digitally Recognized

The age of practical facial recognition has begun, and it's only going to get more precise.

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Your In-Car Navigation System Is Already Watching You

A GAO report finds that consumers may not know all the privacy risks that come with GPS tracking.

Benedikt Groß and Joseph Lee

The Deeply Private Information Hidden in Plain Sight

A project mapping every pool in Los Angeles raises awkward questions about the tradeoff between privacy and big, public data.

AP

When Should Cops Be Required to Wear Cameras?

Striking the privacy balance is key. 

Tenon

Mayor Bloomberg Wants to Fingerprint Public Housing Residents

What could possibly go wrong?

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If a Photographer Takes a Picture of You Through Your Apartment Window, Is it Art?

A lawsuit against Arne Svenson, who captured unwitting subjects through their windows, could draw an important line between art and intrusion.

Reuters

Which Comes First, Contactless Transit Fares or Widespread Adoption of Contactless Credit Cards?

The London Tube is adding the technology, but U.S. rail systems see it as a long way off.

Claire Mitchell

The 'Covert Cloak' Protects the Privacy of the Painfully Shy

This high-tech garment detects the stares of rude people and instantly deploys shields.

styleblaster.net

Somebody's Watching You: A Style Surveillance Project in Brooklyn

"Our camera does not discriminate."

Ibanez Kim Studio

A Jacket That Lets Introverts Hide in a Cloud of Fog

This weather-producing coat out of Cambridge is perfect for city-dwellers who want privacy.

OwnZown

A Mirrored 'Stealth Cap' for Hiding in Crowds

Who doesn't want to enjoy some alone time in a shiny polyhedron from outer space?

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How the Internet Redefined Urban Space

A new publication explores the troubling implications of our networked world.

Reuters

When Preparing for Major Events, How Should Cities Balance Civil Rights and Security?

As Chicago readies to host the G8 and NATO summits, its police force gets ready for what could be a historic gathering of protesters.