[Noisebridge-discuss] Raspberry pi can integrate with IBM's Watson IoT

jim jim at well.com
Wed Jun 22 00:13:26 UTC 2016


     This strikes me as worth knowing; IBM has
set up their Watson system for Internet of
Things to work with Raspberry Pi:
https://issuu.com/eeweb/docs/05-2016_embedded_developer_1_pages/14?e=7607911/35979742 




On 06/20/2016 06:29 PM, Sai wrote:
> The FBI is compiling a giant database of fingerprints and photos, and
> wants to exempt itself from Privacy Act regulations requiring people
> to have access to & ability to correct their own records. (See
> wpo.st/Q-Rh1 for details)
>
> If you've been arrested (w/ charges not filed or dropped) for anything
> related to non-violent protest within the last 5 years in CA, FL, MD,
> MI, NY, TX, or VA, you can help a group at Georgetown that's trying to
> challenge this:
>
> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-qrFmLGxHKE034NES8I5--uKtbTcnEC3L5tYHlmVAvc/viewform
>
> Pretty sure y'all know groups of people who might fit that
> description. Please forward.
>
> Thanks,
> - Sai
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Alvaro M Bedoya <amb420 at law.georgetown.edu>
> Date: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 5:32 PM
> Subject: [surveillance-coalition] Need your help: Are activists
> enrolled in the FBI face recognition database?
>
> Hi everyone:
>
> We need your help to find out more about the FBI’s face recognition
> database. As you may know, the FBI wants to exempt its face
> recognition and fingerprint database from critical provisions in the
> Privacy Act, shrouding the database in secrecy. Because the database
> is built from mugshot photos, we suspect that the FBI database
> includes a large number of activists arrested in the course of civil
> disobedience. We need your help to figure out if this is indeed
> happening.
>
> We are looking for people:
> - Who were arrested in the last 5 years;
> - In California (especially San Diego County), Florida, Maryland,
> Michigan, New York, Texas, or Virginia;
> - For non-violent conduct at a protest or other rally (e.g. blocking
> an entrance, refusing to obey an officer's order); and
> - Who were never charged (or had charges dropped or dismissed) after the arrest
>
> Once we identify candidates, we will use the Freedom of Information
> Act and the Privacy Act to figure out if they are in their state
> and/or the FBI's face recognition database. We would use this
> information either in our report on state and local law enforcement
> agency’s use of facial recognition technology or in a follow-up to the
> report.
>
> We will keep your information confidential, keep it as securely as
> possible, and will not use it for any other purpose. We will also not
> use your name without your permission.
>
> If you fit this description, and want to help, please fill out this
> Google Form or if you prefer a different method, email the same
> information to katie.evans at georgetown.edu.
>
> Please help us by forwarding this far and wide!
>
> Thank you,
>
> Alvaro and Katie
>
> ________________________________________________
>
> ALVARO M. BEDOYA
> Executive Director | Center on Privacy & Technology
> Georgetown University Law Center
> O: (202) 662-9779 | M: (203) 464-7500
> E: alvaro.bedoya at georgetown.edu | T: @alvarombedoya
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