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Use the WiFi Waves around to spy out your Environment

This time last year it was Wi-Vi — and now, with some further refinements, MIT is now calling it WiZ (which might be a play on “Wi-See,” but it isn’t clear). While Wi-Vi and other similar technologies could detect movement in general, WiZ can use radio waves to accurately (within a few centimeters) locate up to four people in a room. WiZ can also locate static people by detecting the motions caused by breathing — and yes, from these minute movements, they can work out your heart rate with 99% accuracy.


So, MIT is ready to release something to upgrade your spying capabilities. Purposed to help your upgrowing baby (and I bet they will advertise it the way, that you are a bad parent if you don't buy it), you can use it for more if you want to.
Some ideas? First, you can observe if you kid is doing well while it is sleeping. And remember, good parents are observing their childs 25 hours a day and keeping them away from mistakes until they die. So assuming you are using in the first year to check if you kid is sleeping well, you can use it to check if you child is not doing anything you do not like behind closed doors until it is growing up (or leaving your house to get some private areas).
After your child is away, you can start spying in your neighbourhood - or, why waiting - maybe your neighbour is doing the same already :-O - check it out now!
Getting the point what I want to write? Do not get fooled by the industrie, prevent privacy, also for your upgrowing child - remember, you are never able to save them from everything.

One thing you can not prevent, as long as there is some wifi around, getting spied by others. So we are back to the important part of this news, start a discussion about privacy with your neighbourhood - preving from secret services is currently not possible :-(.

web - Ein Jahr nach Snowden

Ein Jahr ist nun schon vergangen, seitdem uns Edward Snowden von der massiven Überwachung der Geheimdienste berichtet hat. golem wie auch heise rufen zum Durchhalten auf und genau dem muss man sich anschließen.
Geht weiter demonstrieren und klärt weiter eure Umgebung auf!

Der Smart-TV den ich vertraute

TV's mit denen man Surfen kann fand ich schon immer eigenartig. Dann kamen TV's mit WLan und anschließend wurde so ziemlich alles an Funktionen in so einen TV eingebaut was man reinstopfen konnte.
Jetzt wurde bekannt, dass die Smart-TV's von LG auch gern alle Nutzerinteraktionen mitloggen und nach Hause schicken. Was man wohl mit einer kleinen Firma machen würde, wenn sie gegen die Datenschutzbestimmungen verstößt? Bei LG wird das wohl einfach so verpuffen. LG wird auch kein Einzelfall sein, viel Spaß mit euren "always and everywhere connected"-Digitalschrott.