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Useful resources for Parents and Carers

05 August 2013

'Google, more than perhaps any other company, is aggressively putting sensors and the software to activate them into our environment.

The just-unveiled Moto X phone... has a custom microchip that allows it to listen for voice commands literally all the time, even when the phone is "asleep". Google's Chrome web browser now supports voice commands; that means it's also rolled into every Chrome OS notebook computer.

Google's face-based computer, Google Glass, responds to voice commands...voice is a dominant theme in the future of Google, and is clearly slated to make its way into every product the company makes.'

 

Read the full article here.

30 July 2013
24 July 2013

'Produced by Antwerp-based communications agency Duval Guillaume for Febelfin, Belgium's financial sector federation, the terrifying 'See How Easily Freaks Can Take Over Your Life' video urges for increased caution when banking online.' via designtaxi.com

05 July 2013

Very useful and alarming interactive resource showing the personal information we share via our phone.

 

Green party politician Malte Spitz sued to have German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom hand over six months of his phone data that he then made available to ZEIT ONLINE. We combined this geolocation data with information relating to his life as a politician, such as Twitter feeds, blog entries and websites, all of which is all freely available on the internet.

By pushing the play button, you will set off on a trip through Malte Spitz's life.