Facebook acquires Mapillary, crowd-sourced street imagery company

Facebook acquires Mapillary, crowd-sourced street imagery company

You will still be able to upload imagery and use the map data from all the images on the platform,” writes Mapillary CEO Jan Erik Solem.

Why does privacy matter when you have nothing to hide? Mappd

Why does privacy matter when you have nothing to hide? Mappd

Using tools like mappd shows organisations that people do care and want to regain a level of control.With the number of data breaches and hacks happening on a daily basis, it’s never been more important to protect yourself digitally and begin to take privacy into your own hands.

Farmer’s bid to have land designated official offline black spot

Farmer’s bid to have land designated official offline black spot

The Shepherd’s Hut at Creeside Farm does not have Wi-Fi Credit: Paul Chappells/PA Sarah Redman, of Creeside Farm, said that people who stay at their off-grid Shepherd’s Hut enjoy getting away from their phones and having a “digital detox”.The Shepherd’s Hut at Creeside Farm also features in what is said to be the first “off-grid” map of the UK which pinpoints many of the best locations where people can switch off from emails and social media.

How To Blur Your House on Google Maps

How To Blur Your House on Google Maps

Below the Image Preview, there is a section called “Why Are You Reporting This Image?” If you want your house blurred, click on “My home.” A text box will appear where you should add verifying information, such as your address and a description of your house.

DuckDuckGo Expands Use of Apple Maps To Enhance Private Search

DuckDuckGo Expands Use of Apple Maps To Enhance Private Search

To keep up with these mapping apps, DuckDuckGo recently integrated Apple’s MapKit JS framework to provide more effective address searches, improved satellite imagery, and so on.

DuckDuckGo Expands Use of Apple Maps for Enhanced Search With the Same Commitment to Privacy

DuckDuckGo Expands Use of Apple Maps for Enhanced Search With the Same Commitment to Privacy

Whereas previously each new map-related search required returning to a regular DuckDuckGo Search page, now it's possible to stay in our expanded map view where you can refine local searches instantly.

Qwant Maps : opensource and privacy-preserving map

Qwant Maps : opensource and privacy-preserving map

Idunn : the highlighting on the map of all the information existing in the tiles is provided by Idunn, a Python web API that exploits different data sources (OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia ...) to provide the user with the most useful information.

Qwant Maps: open source Google Maps alternative launches

Qwant Maps: open source Google Maps alternative launches

Qwant Maps displays a search field at the top to find points of interests quickly; just type in an address or the name of a place to jump to it right away.

IOS 13 cracks down on location permission settings

IOS 13 cracks down on location permission settings

As you can see in the screenshots above, iOS 13 presents popup notifications when an app is using your location in the background. Ideally, the new pop-up reminder notifications with map will make users more aware of how often apps are tracking them in the background.

Adding Surveillance cams to OpenStreet Maps tutorial

Adding Surveillance cams to OpenStreet Maps tutorial

Open Street Map is a map of the entire world. One of the things it can record is the location of surveillance infrastructure such as cameras. Getting Started This section of the tutorial assumes you don’t have an Open Street Map account.

Your iPhone Is Secretly Tracking Everywhere You Go and This is How to Turn Off The Hidden Feature

Your iPhone Is Secretly Tracking Everywhere You Go and This is How to Turn Off The Hidden Feature

There’s no doubt that mapping apps in your Phone collect a significant amount of information of the places you visit, but what may come as a surprise to users is that Apple Maps actually records the locations you frequently visit and stores additional information such as the times you’ve arrived and departed.

UK police use of computer programs to predict crime sparks discrimination warning

UK police use of computer programs to predict crime sparks discrimination warning

The rapid growth in the use of computer programs to predict crime hotspots and people who are likely to reoffend risks locking discrimination into the criminal justice system, a report has warned.

Animal rights group creates online map showing farm locations and contact details

Animal rights group creates online map showing farm locations and contact details

Animal rights group creates online map showing farm locations and contact details By Glen Moret Updated Photo: Each icon on the Aussie Farms map is clickable and provides more information on each listed property. Farmers' Federation says site will encourage trespassing Photo: National Farmers' Federation president Fiona Simson said the website was a "huge breach of privacy".

TSA’s Roadmap for Airport Surveillance Moves in a Dangerous Direction

TSA’s Roadmap for Airport Surveillance Moves in a Dangerous Direction

The ink wasn’t even dry on that bill when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published their Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience, detailing TSA’s plans to work with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to roll out increased biometric collection and screening for all passengers, including Americans traveling domestically.

Hunting with ꓘamerka 2.0 aka FIST (Flickr, Instagram, Shodan, Twitter)

Hunting with ꓘamerka 2.0 aka FIST (Flickr, Instagram, Shodan, Twitter)

ꓘamerka has new cool features, right now you can search for Flickr and Instagram photos, printers and cameras from Shodan and Tweets (FIST). [email protected]:~/# python kamerka.py — lat xx,x — lon yy,y — instagram Photo from Instagram near “secret” Amazon warehouse

​iRobot and Google team up to understand your smart home

​iRobot and Google team up to understand your smart home

"Robots with mapping and spatial awareness capabilities will play an important role in allowing other smart devices in the home to more seamlessly work together," said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot in a statement.

Google Maps has become a big bloated mess of features nobody wants

Google Maps has become a big bloated mess of features nobody wants

Yeah, most people use Google Maps to look up directions to place and find nearby restaurants or bars, but I can't help but feel Google's cramming too many features into the app.

TSA announces “biometrics vision for all commercial aviation travelers”

TSA announces “biometrics vision for all commercial aviation travelers”

Today the US Transportation Security Administration released a detailed TSA Biometric Roadmap for Aviation Security & the Passenger Experience, making explicit the goal of requiring mug shots (to be used for automated facial recognition and image-based surveillance and control) as a condition of all domestic or international air travel.

Stingray Tracking Devices: Who's Got Them?

Stingray Tracking Devices: Who's Got Them?

Stingrays, also known as "cell site simulators" or "IMSI catchers," are invasive cell phone surveillance devices that mimic cell phone towers and send out signals to trick cell phones in the area into transmitting their locations and identifying information.

ADAMANT Messenger goes ahead — Roadmap Update – adamant.im – Medium

ADAMANT Messenger goes ahead — Roadmap Update – adamant.im – Medium

The ADAMANT project was launched in early 2017. During this time, a phenomenal amount of work has been completed. Our team has consistently conducted meetups & collaborations in-order to discuss detailed plans that achieve complete privacy protection for our users.