Stephen Hawking, the famous scientist, rise warnings about the possibility, in the future, that an Artificial Intelligence may rise at the point of total human kind destruction.
Even if that’s not the same argument, I’ve written an essay about our society’s strong dependency about machines and technology.
Our possibility to evolve is strictly related to technology availability and even the capacity to generate a next gen technology is provided only by the use of a previous generation technology.
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I’ve read a really nice article about the current and future voice recognition technology and how it serves and it will serve the Intelligence Agencies to work on their objectives: GO TO THE ARTICLE ON DEFENSEONE.COM
I was remembering about the summer 2013. It was middle June, right after the first Edward Snowden’s revelations about the massive surveillance activity of NSA against alleys but also the same US citizens she has to protect. In these days there was really some kind of revolution, all the media were involved in the World biggest disclosure about control technologies and, in reaction to this pacific revolution, we have gained knowledge and safety. Government infrastructures are more safe, citizen computing is more safe, cryptography is spread as never before but what about now?
On a article appeared on Security Affairs, is reported the analysis of NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers, confirming the risks of efficient cyber espionage by at least two countries other than China.
This fact, joined to the continuation of massive data gathering activity on US citizens (even if data harvesting rules have been changed after the datagate) has an incredible side effect: in fact, not only the US government has spied or continue to spy on his citizens but what’s worst is that they can’t provide an effective protection to this data.
We live in a society ruled by machines. Technology help us, repair us, extend our senses and capabilities, in other words: technology augment our life.
But are we able to renounce to all of this? Or we are totally dependent from machines?
A little essay, analyzing how modern society needs technology to evolve or simply to survive.
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This question is “old like the World”, we use to say in my Country. How can we trust of a secrecy protocol or implementation that the worldwide community can’t study, test and modify? Who may assure us that the rules of the game are clear and there’s a full respect of them?
When we are going to use a closed encryption protocol or implementation for our communications we can only trust on the service. It’s like telling a secret to our best friend: we choose someone we trust and we tell him our secret but, in fact, who knows if he will respect our privacy. Maybe our best friend may approach his cousin and say: “Hey, can you keep a secret?” and obviously the answer is “Yes!”.
In an article published on Wall Street Journal we have leaned about a new (for us) spy technology used by U.S. Government security agencies (this time doesn’t seem a matter of NSA) to track criminals and assure the internal State security. By the way who can say if there’s also a use of this technology beyond the legal and security purposes.
The core of technology is a device that, mounted on an airplane (e.g. a Cessna like plane) may replicate a cellphone tower. Acting as a BTS, the device may setup a man in the middle attack, intercepting phone calls, sms and all the traffic routed by the cellular infrastructure. It’s also possible (standing to this information leak) to track a cellphone (and the owner) with a 3 meters precision.
That’s a new amazing technology revelation that we have to add to the possible privacy threats and “state of control” issues even if this technique seems to be used only for legal purposes, like fighting criminality and terrorism.
Even if these news let us scared and have a big impact on the media, we have always to remember that this kind of control is more surgical than the kind exercised by economical reasons. In fact, it’s more probable that we are spied by commercial companies to track our behavior in the internet or collecting metadata on our emails etc… that we have a plane on our head listening our phone calls.