Riots

  • New Website Posts Photos of Rioters, Will Forward ID’s to Police

    New Website Posts Photos of Rioters, Will Forward ID’s to Police

    Just this morning we reported on the creation of a Google Group whose members are discussing how to use facial recognition technology to identify looters from London's riots in online photos. Now, a second site has come to our attention which makes the process of identifying rioters even easier, no special technologies needed. The site, called Zavilia.com, is simply posting all the photos of… Read More

  • Google Group Members to Use Facial Recognition to Identify London Rioters

    Google Group Members to Use Facial Recognition to Identify London Rioters

    A new Google Group called "London Riots Facial Recognition" has appeared online, in the wake of the riots that rocked the U.K. capital over the weekend. The group's goal is to use facial recognition technologies to identify the looters who appear in online photos. The group appears to be thoughtfully considering its actions, in threads titled "ethical issues," and "keeping things legal," for… Read More

  • Singing Protest Songs, Users Paste HD DVD Encryption Key Everywhere

    Singing Protest Songs, Users Paste HD DVD Encryption Key Everywhere

    Wow, OK, don’t mess with nerds (’cause they’re real brave as long as they’re behind their keyboards, you see.) This whole HD DVD encryption thing has now jumped the shark, with respected newspapers now reporting on the so-called Digg riots of 2007. In celebration of this shark jumping, here’s a sampling of some of the more creative ways that folks have implemented the… Read More

  • The Great Digg Riots of 2007: Digg Caves In, Link to Encryption Keys All You Want, Kiddos

    The Great Digg Riots of 2007: Digg Caves In, Link to Encryption Keys All You Want, Kiddos

    The nerds cried foul and Digg acquiesced. Digg’s founder—and deity to many—Kevin Rose just posted an explanation for all the shenanigans that happened yesterday regarding HD DVD encryption key stories being pulled. The short of it, Digg has a policy of removing stories from the front page that it deems could get it into legal trouble—porno, piracy, and here, encryption… Read More