Monday, May 12, 2014

I want one! The school has a 3D printer, all I need is a good picture of my favorite law school professor! (ThatsMyFace will turn a couple of photos into a 3D rendering)
If you are not comfortable with the surveillance cameras, an identity replacement technology that is basically a Surveillance identity prosthetic provides you a new face.
If you find all people around you having the same face like you saw of the agents in Matrix 3, then Leo Selvaggio is the one to thank.
He has designed a rubber mask with the aim to foil surveillance cameras.
… It is basically a 3D printed resin mask which has been made by using a 3D scan (of Selvaggio’s face), and has been formulated by The mask renders both his skin tone and his features, and provides quite a realistic look. However the eyes which appears from the eye holes in the mask look a bit creepy.

You mean it's possible to get it wrong?
New on LLRX – Unwarranted DNA Sampling: The Legacy of Maryland v. King
by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 11, 2014
“Criminal law expert Ken Strutin’s article addresses how DNA forensics is about information, privacy and the presumption of innocence. It has become the determinant for identification, solving cold cases and exonerating the innocent. Strutin describes that at its core, it is an inestimable library of personal data. Due to the increasingly important role of Personally identifiable information (PII), courts and legislatures have been attempting to balance the interests of the individual in protecting their genetic information with the usefulness and necessity of that same data for criminal investigation. Strutin notes clearly that any DNA or forensic database is a composite of intertwined informational and legal values that pose competing and conflicting questions about the analytics (accuracy, reliability and validity) of the data and the lawfulness (constitutionality) of its gathering. His article collects recent notable decisions and scholarship appearing in the aftermath of Maryland v. King.

“Gee, we don't understand. All of the lobbyists for our big contributors told us this was the right thing to do...”
Report: FCC to Revamp Net Neutrality Rules After Backlash
Amidst backlash over his proposed net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will reportedly circulate revised rules that spell out what the agency will and will not accept from broadband providers.
As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the updated rules specify that the FCC will review any sort of paid prioritization deals to make sure they don't unfairly disadvantage other companies.
The draft, an FCC official told the Journal, will also ask for comment on whether such paid deals should be banned altogether. Or, if the FCC should scrap its plan and seek to reclassify broadband as a telecom service instead of an information service.

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