Emergent Futures Tumblelog

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Thieves Raid Traffic Lights for SIM Cards to Make Free Calls

It turns out that some Johannesburg traffic lights use SIM cards and GPRS to alert authorities to malfunctioning lights—but those SIM cards can also be harvested and used in generic phones to make unlimited, anonymous, free calls.

via @mmartoccia

Posted at 8:05am and tagged with: technology, networks, connected,.

Thieves Raid Traffic Lights for SIM Cards to Make Free Calls

It turns out that some Johannesburg traffic lights use SIM cards and  GPRS to alert authorities to malfunctioning lights—but those SIM cards  can also be harvested and used in generic phones to make unlimited, anonymous, free calls.

via @mmartoccia

The Wearable Video Cam

Paul Higgins: Part of what has been termed the panopticon - that we will record every minute of our lives

Posted at 2:54pm and tagged with: panopticon, connected, video,.

The Wearable Video Cam

Paul Higgins: Part of what has been termed the panopticon - that we will record every minute of our lives

Students to get emails from washing machines

High-tech washing machines which contact users by EMAIL when the cycle is complete have been installed at a string of British universities

Posted at 5:03pm and tagged with: connected, networked,.

Students to get emails from washing machines

High-tech washing machines which contact users by EMAIL when the  cycle is complete have been installed at a string of British  universities

Is Your Car Safe From Hackers?


Interconnected computer systems provide openings for attackers.

Posted at 11:22pm and tagged with: connected, computers, security, cars,.

Is Your Car Safe From Hackers?

Interconnected computer systems provide openings  for attackers.