Which video bugs are better to use in investigation?

Do you think audio bugs are the only surveillance devices to be used for monitoring rooms or any other environment? If so you’re barking up the wrong tree, because over time investigative technology has increasingly developed UMTS or WiFI video bugs, proved to be very effective in undercovered or remote …

Economic dependence and cheating: a study reveals a possible correlation

A few years ago, on the site of ASA (American Sociological Association) was written up an article concerning a possible correlation between economic dependence on one’s partner and a large number of cheating cases. In the article, the US sociologist Christin L. Munsch, a researcher who spent a long time …

Would you talk on a cellphone without being noticed? Now you can, with an inductive micro earpiece!

Try stepping in the shoes of those who necessarily have to get information from outside without being noticed. That’s not so easy, isn’t it? However, there is a way to quickly resolve the issue: the use of an invisible audio listening kit. We want to talk about a two-way full-duplex …

Multi-Catcher: a universal device to allow tapping any cell phone

Perhaps, among the IMSI catcher equipments available to law enforcement or government agencies for intercepting mobile communications, Multi-Catcher is the most one appropriate to be used on large scale and dinamic way. In fact, besides being able to track mobile IMSI, IMEI and TMSI identification codes simultaneously, it can force …

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Your GPS navigator? In your glasses

agosto 5, 2010 Technology No Commenti

During the recent Wireless Japan expo, the Tokyo UEC (University of Electro-Communications) has presented the prototype of a wearable personal navigation system, which can easily be worn as it is contained inside a pair of special glasses.

In fact, we are not talking about a normal pair of glasses, but rather a microscopic GPS navigator which only sports the shape of a pair of glasses. Inside the frame there are LEDs, mounted following a circular pattern, which would turn on according to movements of the wearer’s head.

When the head moves, in fact, a LED positioned in the direction of the final destination would light, therefore showing the glasses’ wearer the direction of the road to take to reach their home, their workplace, the hotel of their holidays and so on.

The frame contains, along with LEDs and direction sensor, also a GPS antenna, a battery to power the whole system and a miniature computer. All that the user has to do is enter the final destination, and when the GPS antenna detects the position of its current location and that of the destination, direction sensors will guide him to reach it along the right way, in the fastest possible time.

Developed by UEC’s Nakajima Laboratory, the GPS navigator in a pair of glasses has been put to the test during a test run on pedestrians in the Tokyo traffic, and the test was successfully passed.
The advantage of this navigation system, if compared for example to mobile phones equipped with GPS, lies in the fact that while with the latter one always has to keep an eye on the handset to follow the road, thus increasing the risk of small accidents, with these glasses they would just have to follow the direction shown by the LED inside the frame, without losing touch with dangers of the road and keeping eyes fixed on the direction to take.

Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates to put a ban on BlackBerry

agosto 5, 2010 Technology No Commenti

As we have repeatedly seen lately, often governments love to stick their noses in their citizens’ private lives and businesses, with the all-round pretext of “national security reasons”, such as, for example, screening of phone calls in the quest for a possible terrorist threat. By doing this, they are actually limiting individual liberties, from freedom of expression to freedom of communication.

In this exact direction goes the latest decision made by Saudi Arabia to ban usage of BlackBerry cellphones on its territory. Just like the United Arab Emirates had done a few days ago, imposing a deadline by the middle of October, the Saudi kingdom has ordered connections to be shut down as of tomorrow, August 6.

According to official sources, the ban is due to the fact that the protocol used by these smartphones does not comply with standard in terms of security. In fact, Rim, which produces the BlackBerry technology, is the only one that can directly control its communication network, unlike other mobile phone manufacturers.

BlackBerry users, over a million in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, are afraid that, in order to control their communications, the government will force them to use other mobile phones. Authorities, on the contrary, claim that the protocol would infringe some not specified rules; the governments have requested Rim to make communication data available, but they received a negative reply, because encoding of BlackBerry conversations is made by using a unique encryption key, generated not by the mobile phone operator, but rather by each individual user.

Therefore, Rim would not be able to make its conversations available to any government that should request it. Along with Gulf countries, the anti-BlackBerry league has recently seen the addition of India and Indonesia, although the Indonesian government has stated that they are not against BlackBerry networks, but they just request that data handling be done locally.

Indeed, the governments which placed a ban on encrypted phone calls are fighting terrorist threats, either because cells of groups such as Al Qaeda are hiding in their countries or using them as logistic or financial bases, or because (for example in India) there is a constant threat by extremists of both sides in the disputed regions at the border with Pakistan.

In any case, BlackBerry users and not only are sure that there is much more behind this, and that it has to do not only with prevention of terrorist activities and threats, but most of all with controlling individual freedom of expression, a kind of control that, in theocratic monarchies of the Gulf region, has always been very strict.

Anti theft phone, for a quiet holiday time

agosto 3, 2010 Technology No Commenti

In the summer months, when you leave your home for your well deserved holidays, what may keep you awake at night on the seaside or in the country, is the thought that your home may not be 100% protected from malicious intrusions. This worry may end up destroying an otherwise perfect holiday, and must be taken seriously.

To be able to sleep well at night, technology comes to the rescue, with remote monitoring tools that give us the opportunity to keep eyes on our home and our belongings, no matter where we are. A good example of this kind is certainly the anti theft phone, an ordinary home phone set which conceals on the inside a powerful motion detection sensor.

Along with the normal functions you may expect of your home phone, this device can notify you directly on your mobile phone, as soon as it detects any intrusion inside your home. In fact, you just have to store the number to call, and as soon as the sensor detects something wrong within its 10 meter operating range, it will call you automatically.

Furthermore, anti theft phone is equipped with a microphone, which gives you the opportunity to listen in real time to what happens, and figure out whether, for example, a cat sneaked into your house, or something more serous is going on; in the latter case, you can promptly call the police to intervene, restore the order and allow you to enjoy the rest of your holidays.

To receive more information about how an anti intrusion phone works, we recommend that you visit the Endoacustica website, where you can request help from your experts, who will be able to give you the best advice for your needs in home and personal security.

Online privacy is no more

agosto 3, 2010 Technology No Commenti

Just in case no one has noticed it yet, nowadays all our online activities are under control, and can be analyzed and thoroughly inspected anytime, with the all-seasons excuse of not better specified “national security reasons” which, especially in the US, allow the government to temporarily keep aside its citizens’ personal freedom, scrutinizing their behaviors, habits and online acquaintances to keep them under surveillance.

In practice, the US Government is capable of unbinding all the legal ties that do not allow it to gather information on its citizens, and thanks to this it has set up Project Vigilant, a group of some sort of electronic cops which operate in absolute secrecy, without having to abide by the laws governing privacy protection and freedom of information.

This group is made up of approximately 500 experts in data security and electronic surveillance, coming from the top roster in names such as Department of Justice, New York Stock Exchange and the like; these guys exploit holes in Internet contract legislation to monitor our every online step.

Project Vigilant is just another example of how the US Government has absolutely no qualms in sticking their nose into honest citizens’ private business, when it comes to preserving and protecting national security; privacy laws are at best bent according to their needs, and blatantly ignored at worst.

And if someone thinks that the Obama administration has dramatically changed direction in comparison with George W.’s times, well they are tragically wrong, as this nosy attitude has actually gotten worse, and all your online activities, the pages you visit, your Facebook posts, the emails you sent and your purchase information are out there to see for anyone wishing to take a look.

Hybrid planes, the future of passenger transport

agosto 3, 2010 Technology No Commenti

As we have seen often recently, big names of aircraft manufacturing are turning their attention towards the field of aerial vehicles powered by alternative and renewable sources of energy, such as for example the light of the sun, used to power planes which, either with a human pilot or without, can fly even through the night thanks to the energy harnessed bi their solar cells during the day.

With an eye to energy saving, it is natural that the next step is studying the possibility of bringing similar solutions to the world of passenger transport.
Of course, takeoff of a commercial airliner, with its weight and size several times bigger than that of a glider, requires usage of fuel powered engines, but solutions that have been taken into consideration, for example, last week during the World Symposium of Electric Aircraft, may dramatically decrease energy consumption and air pollution.

During the symposium, Boeing has presented its SUGAR Volt, a concept of hybrid plane, equipped with two engines that may run on fuel or electricity, allowing it to carry 154 passengers at a 3500 nautical miles range, reaching a Mach 0.79 speed and taking off on shorter runways than its equivalent conventional aircraft, and all this while reducing energy consumption by 70 per cent.

The concept was developed in teaming with NASA; it features two elongated and trussed wings and was designed for a possible application on commercial airliners starting from 2030 or so, therefore it will still take a long time before we can actually fly an hybrid plane from our airports.

The idea is certainly captivating, and would save a lot of power on mid-haul flights, thus reducing the relevant contribution to pollution from aircraft, which are already much cleaner than our cars.

Hidden miniature video cameras

agosto 2, 2010 Technology No Commenti

Spy movies, for example those inspired by Ian Fleming’s novels featuring James Bond as main character, have brought on the big screen so many strange devices, sometimes so ingenious that they looked impossible, such as video or photo cameras hidden, just to name one, inside a pen or so.

What looked just like a move exaggeration is now reality, thanks to the increasing level of miniaturization of audio and video systems and of digital storage supports where our recordings can be saved. Thanks to this, finding on the video surveillance market items such as micro cameras concealed into objects we use every day is now nice and easy, available to everyone and quite on the cheap side.

For example, along with devices that would look great in a James Bond movie, such as a micro camera concealed on the inside of a pen, or a perfectly functioning watch which hides a video recorder with the requisite viewer and miniature microphone to record audio and video tracks, or a camera conveniently hidden inside the buckle of a stylish belt, we can also find devices that join together different kinds of technologies to deliver a perfect result for your video surveillance needs.

This is the case, for example, with ear video cameras, that is, something that at first glance would look like a normal pair of headphones to connect to your MP3 player, but which inside one of the earpieces conceals a miniature video camera, and in the other one an equally small microphone, that you can use to shoot video footage… with your ears!

Or who could ever think that inside a normal alarm clock one can find a real video surveillance set, capable not only to record images around it, but also to transmit them remotely over the Internet?

Thanks to it, at any time, no matter where you are, all you need is switch on your computer and connect to the Net to see “live” what happens inside your home or your office, giving you the opportunity of exposing an unfaithful spouse in real time, or maybe of making sure that your colleagues or employees do not take advantage of your absence to run some other business or just waste their time.

Even a pair of sunglasses can turn into a hidden camera, allowing you to record video footage in real time while the people around you are totally unaware of what’s going on; a perfect tool not only for candid camera-type leisure videos, but also for police operations aimed at gathering evidence to be used to prove a dangerous criminal guilty.

In a few words, the opportunities to shoot video footage in a discreet way are basically limitless, and professional type devices are available even for the lowest of budgets. The only limit (according to the type of usage, be it professional or leisurely) is your fantasy!

Mobile phone eavesdropping costs only 1500 dollars

agosto 2, 2010 Technology No Commenti

In order to be able to intercept mobile phone calls around you, either encrypted or not, all you need is 1500 dollars to invest.
At least, this is according to a demonstration showcased by a researcher during the yearly conference of hackers, called DefCon 2010, which recently took place in Las Vegas.

Those with a constant eye to privacy will certainly be worried, but just to make the picture clearer, it must be said that along with the money to buy the equipment, one must also have the necessarily technical knowledge to make it all work. In short, the material that this hacker used consists in just a portable computer and two radio antennas, connected with each other.

By connecting to the cellular network, thanks to this device it is possible to be identified by the repeating tower as if the device were a normal phone. To demonstrate its capabilities, our friend has activated it in the conference hall, asking some people from the audience to make a phone call.

The audience had then the opportunity, with great surprise, to listen to these calls in real time through the computer. This happened because the 2G GSM network has a major flaw, which allows for the signal of mobile phones within a certain coverage area to be automatically routed to the tower with the strongest signal, no matter where the signal actually comes from.

Thanks to this flaw, all that the interception system needs is that its signal be stronger than other antennas around it, in order to capture all calls (only outgoing) placed within its range. If a cellphone receives a call while it is being intercepted, the network operator would find the phone off, and would reroute the call to the voice mail system.

This device, invented by researcher Chris Paget, would also disable all call encryption with the network operator, just like it would happen with mobile phone interception devices used by police forces. Thanks to this, any intercepted calls can be listened to, without any encryption, by whoever uses this cheap device.

The device created by Paget only intercepts 2G GSM type calls, a technology used by operators such as T-Mobile and AT&T, which expose themselves and their subscribers to risks that would not be present by using the interception-proof 3G technology.

Of course this is a purely experimental solution with no commercial goal whatsoever, also because telephone eavesdropping should always be carried out only by law enforcement. In fact, there are much more powerful telephone wiretapping devices available on the market; their usage, for obvious reasons, is only available for police forces.

A GPS video camera for your outdoor fun

agosto 1, 2010 Technology No Commenti

Big manufacturers of portable video devices are rushing headlong into the field of the so called Action Cams, that is, those mini video cameras suitable for being used during outdoor activities which can range from a simple day out in the country with a bicycle to the most extreme of sports.

In the first case, mounting the camera on the bar of your bicycle is enough to have videos shot from the racer’s point of view, while for extreme sports, the video watchers will be able to share this point of view even during a parachute or bungee jump.

The latest newcomer in this market niche is ATC9K from Oregon Scientific, an Action Cam which, along with the requisite rugged design that visually identifies this kind of equipment, sports several features which make it suitable for this kind of usage.

For example, like most video cameras of this kind, it is equipped with a GPS sensor which allows it to add geographical coordinates to its video footage, in order to point exactly, on Google Maps or Google Earth, to the exact location of your outdoor activities, as well as tracking the exact itinerary, should anyone want to follow your path.

Videos are shot in high definition (which is now a standard in this field) with a 1080 pixel resolution, and you can even take ATC 9K with you in the water, up to a maximum depth of 20 meters. The images shot are displayed in real time on a small LCD screen with laser pointer, and if you want to view them again on your computer you just have to connect your camera with a USB cable and download.

The manufacturer, on whose site you can purchase this camera, has set a price tag of approximately 300 Euro.

A sensor to detect head injuries

When one receives a blow to the head, it may happen that they do not realize how serious its effect are before it’s too late and there is unfortunately nothing to do. In order to assess the level of harm caused by underestimated impacts, especially to the head of soldiers on a battlefield, BAE Systems has just developed the second generation of a system that allows to evaluate the effect of such impacts.

This system is called HEADS, standing for Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic System, it is made up of sensors mounted inside the soldiers’ protective helmet and is in use with the Marines since a couple of years already.

In the new version of HEADS, which has just been introduced at the Farnborough Air Show and will be available as of next April, a small LED display is mounted on the front of the helmet, and it would glow in case of impact, with different colors depending on severity of the blow, thus visually signaling the possible presence of an undetected brain injury, which can be caused for example when the head rebounds following to an explosions nearby.

Furthermore, HEADS sensors are equipped with a radio transmitter, which can send an immediate alert to its control center. Thanks to this technological equipment, medical personnel in the area can promptly intervene if necessary.

These sensor do not only detect the explosions or a trauma, but can also measure the direction of impact, its strength and duration, as well as the pressure that the head has been going through, and the number of relevant impacts suffered. The relevant data can be downloaded to a PC by USB cable or transmitted wirelessly, to be analyzed by medical personnel.

An iPad to train soldiers for battle

agosto 1, 2010 Technology No Commenti

The new Apple product, as it always happens for whatever comes from Steve Jobs’ firm, has sparked huge interest worldwide, not only for its features but also for the apps that one can install on it to expand its capabilities.
As we have seen recently, iPhone can be used to control anti-missile systems or miniature helicopters, and it is therefore natural that the military would show interest in iPad as well.

This happened in the United Kingdom, where soldiers of the Wiltshire-based Royal School of Artillery, along with the normal training courses that prepare them for their missions in Afghanistan, are following one that takes place on the newcomer in the Cupertino family.

Thanks to a specifically designed application, they can study the development of a mission that involves shooting heavy ordnance towards enemies positioned at different distances. By using this iPad app, soldiers can learn much faster than they would normally do with a simple human instructor.

In practice, it is a software that helps them to choose the right kind of fire to use, based on some essential information such as position and number of enemy troops, characteristics of terrain and much more.
Most of all, it helps soldiers to easier and faster get acquainted with the technical aspect of their job, thus making them faster in getting ready for action when the time comes in war zones, and doing it in a simple and almost funny way, just like a normal iPad videogame.

For now, it is obviously only an experiment, but which could certainly make soldiers’ training faster, allowing them to be ready for the firing line faster than it happens now, saving money in training time and printing of complicated manuals, as the iPad can be passed on to the next trainee.

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