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Comment: Re:Not a problem... (Score 1) 314

by CanHasDIY (#47940657) Attached to: New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

I think both of you are using the wrong metric.

Yea, but I bet only one of us did it knowingly and intentionally :)

We don't want to cramp people into the empty Midwest, we want to cram them into cities

We do that naturally. That's why the people who live in the rural Midwest live in the rural Midwest, and people who live in New York City live in New York City.

Comment: Re:phone app auto tracks, health, academics, behav (Score 1) 61

by CanHasDIY (#47940641) Attached to: London's Crime Hot Spots Predicted Using Mobile Phone Data

I don't buy it - an app that monitors every sensor, plus apparently monitoring abstract stuff like "stress level" somehow, 24/7?

Wouldn't that pretty much lock up and drain the battery of almost every phone on the market today? Hey, maybe that's how they determined stress level - using the accelerometer to determine how hard the student threw the phone against the wall when it froze up on them for the last time.

+ - Once vehicles are connected to the Internet of Things, who guards your privacy?->

Submitted by Lucas123
Lucas123 (935744) writes "Carmakers already remotely collect data from their vehicles, unbeknownst to most drivers, but once connected via in-car routers or mobile devices to the Internet, and to roadway infrastructure and other vehicles around them, that information would be accessible by the government or other undesired entities. Location data, which is routinely collected by GPS providers and makers of telematics systems, is among the most sensitive pieces of information that can be collected, according to Nate Cardozo, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "Not having knowledge that a third party is collecting that data on us and with whom they are sharing that data with is extremely troubling," Cardozo said. in-vehicle diagnostics data could also be used by government agencies to track driver behavior. Nightmare scenarios could include traffic violations being issued without law enforcement officers on the scene or federal agencies having the ability to track your every move in a car."
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Comment: Re: Price of safety (Score 2) 61

by CanHasDIY (#47936317) Attached to: London's Crime Hot Spots Predicted Using Mobile Phone Data

Yes, it is. Your "privacy" is not worth a human life. And no, you don't get to have any say in the matter.

Sayeth the Anonymous Coward.

Why not include your name, address, and contact info on every post? after all, your "privacy" is not worth the chance that you might someday take a human life, right jackass?

Comment: Re:Price of safety (Score 4, Insightful) 61

by CanHasDIY (#47935905) Attached to: London's Crime Hot Spots Predicted Using Mobile Phone Data

Crime reduction is certainly a worthy reward, but as the article says, lots of people might not be too happy with having their information shared this way.

Especially considering that said "information sharing" leads to a mere 8% increase in accuracy.

Let's hope it is truly anonymous (which I doubt) and see how it goes.

Let's assume that it's not, and see how it's used nefariously. That's not cynicism, that's realism.

Comment: Re:Uber Fresh? (Score 4, Informative) 139

by CanHasDIY (#47913105) Attached to: Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

And you trust the cashier making $3 an hour after taxes not to be stealing your controlled substances?

So long as the bags are sealed in the pharmacy and the contents are not noted on the outside, it should be fine.

Where the hell are you shopping, where your scripts are divvied out by the teenager running the check-out lane???

I get my scripts from, you know, a pharmacist, who makes a hell of a lot more than $3/hr.

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