If War Comes? Stock Up on Tortillas and Wet Wipes, Sweden Suggests

Interesting and quite a departure from the NW counterpart understanding of war, Mexican supplies and wipe power. Gotta stay with the core competency of retail.

The country released a revised handbook titled “If Crisis or War Comes,” its first such update since the Cold War era.

Source: If War Comes? Stock Up on Tortillas and Wet Wipes, Sweden Suggests

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Amazon Pushes Facial Recognition to Police. Critics See Surveillance Risk.

More than two dozen civil rights organizations asked the tech giant to stop selling its image recognition system to law enforcement agencies.

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What’s Involved in Vetting a Security Protocol: Why Ray Ozzie’s Proposal for Exceptional Access Does Not Pass Muster

Because Susan Landau is a true Architect, Ray Ozzie never was.

Ray Ozzie’s proposal for exceptional access has the virtue of being simple. But security can be subtle, and simple solutions often miss critical aspects. This one has.

Source: What’s Involved in Vetting a Security Protocol: Why Ray Ozzie’s Proposal for Exceptional Access Does Not Pass Muster

BDSM Fan Creates Extremely NSFW Amazon Alexa Hack

“A British designer has created an NSFW use for his Amazon Alexa, essentially turning it into the world’s first robotic dominatrix.  Gary, known online as Deviant Designs, linked up his Alexa to a device that he made himself, designed to deliver pain on demand. The Echo Dot connects to a Raspberry Pi, which in turn is connected to an Arduino hardware controller wired to an electric shock collar for dogs, Engadget reports. This dog collar, usually worn by pets to prevent them from running away, has been broken apart by Gary, an amateur enthusiast who learned all his coding and hardware skills from online tutorials. The wires that deliver the electric shocks were taken out and inserted into shock clamps, specifically designed to be clipped to your labia.”

So it is a novel idea, but not that creative (at least by BDSM standards) although it does address a market and customer pain point. What is really funny are the comments. What? These guys are getting into a spat about Asimov’s Laws of Robotics? It is heartwarming to know there are ethical BDSM practitioners out there. Hey Gina Haspel, are you listening? New blood and In-Q-Tel project for a tamer CIA! KSM would keep asking for more … more … please …

Source: BDSM Fan Creates Extremely NSFW Amazon Alexa Hack

‘One Nation Under CCTV’: The U.K. Tackles Facial Recognition Technology

The United Kingdom may be on the cusp of new Facial Recognition Software regulations, but for now, the technology is developing faster than the government’s ability to ensure its responsible use.

Source: ‘One Nation Under CCTV’: The U.K. Tackles Facial Recognition Technology