At Comic-Con? Put On Your Mask for the Surveillance Camera Network

In the TV series Person of Interest, an AI can access virtually every surveillance camera across New York City. So the question is: do cities really create networks of interconnected private and public security cameras? Yes, they do. Including in San Diego, right in the heart of Comic-Con. » 7/25/14 10:10am Yesterday 10:10am

Love for Our Futuristic Freedom Fighting Homies at EFF

Yeah, I'm a civil liberties futurist junkie. That's right - I want to make the future a place where you've got a right to do things like speak your mind online, or get a little privacy away from government's prying eyes. I also think scientists and engineers should have the freedom to tinker with machines, whether… » 12/16/08 4:37pm 12/16/08 4:37pm

Build Your Own Robot Monster, And Support Electronic Free Speech

One of our favorite artists, Joe Alterio, has given us two reasons to rejoice. First, he just released this piece of "concept art" for a graphic novel based on his amazing series of "Robots And Monsters" images. And secondly, he explained how you can get your very own robot/monster artwork — based on topics of your… » 10/08/08 1:46pm 10/08/08 1:46pm