Tim Berners-Lee denounces encryption cracking by spy agencies

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

The computer scientist who created the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has called for a “full and frank public debate” over internet surveillance by the National Security Agency and its British counterpart,GCHQ. He warns that the system of checks and balances that oversee the agencies has failed.

 

 

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Surveillance video becomes a tool to help business owners study customer behavior

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Software from Prism Skylabs processes surveillance footage to show how busy a place is without compromising customers’ privacy.

Giants like Amazon and Google have led the huge success of online shopping and advertising thanks to software that logs when you visit Web pages and what you click on.  Prism Skylabs is a startup that offers brick-and-mortar businesses the equivalent—counting, logging, and tracking people in a store, coffee shop, or gym with software that works with video from security cameras.

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