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Google Glass

Google Glass: The First Step Towards a Nicenik Society Red Rees writes: An interesting article in this week’s The Economist’s entitled ‘Ubiquitous Cameras’ discusses the implications of the widespread use of Google’s Glass headset. Google Glass is a wearable computer … Continue reading

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Surveillance: Angela Merkel doesn’t play poker…

Rod Rees writes: John Rhys-Davies (who played Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy) once opined that: ‘Spying is like chess: sometimes you have to withdraw, sometimes you have to sacrifice one of your pieces to win – preferably … Continue reading

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Surveillance in Britain: The Seven Truisms

Rod Rees writes: In researching my book Invent-10n it quickly became apparent that it wasn’t the surveillance side of State intervention in our lives – the employing of cameras and digital-communication intercepts to collect data about us – that we … Continue reading

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Great Minds and All that…

Rod Rees writes: When I was first developing the surveillance-heavy world of 2020 that Jenni-Fur, my lead protagonist in Invent-10n, would be living in I spent a while musing on the various youth tribes that might be seen in there. … Continue reading

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Those Pesky Algorithms

Rod Rees writes: In researching for my book Invent-10n it quickly became apparent that it wasn’t the surveillance side of State intervention in our lives – the use of cameras and digital-communication intercepts to collect data about us – that … Continue reading

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DigmStore e-News: NewsRush

08 SEPTEMBER 2029 09:18: RAINFALL IN LONDON FOR AUGUST 2029 WAS AN ALL-TIME RECORD OF 103 MM 08 SEPTEMBER 2029 12:54: STATISTICS RELEASED BY NATIONAL PROTECTION AGENCY NAME SCARBOROUGH ‘CRIME CAPITAL OF BRITAIN’ 08 SEPTEMBER 2029 16:27: CRUDE OIL TOPS … Continue reading

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Invent-10n: An Introduction

Rod Rees writes: Invent-10n began life a long time ago – in 2009 to be exact – when I was playing around with the idea of writing a story about a world where the full implications of living in a pan-surveillance society … Continue reading

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