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  • Field Guide Part 5: Robocops - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    also giving way to the development of brave new objects that we never knew we wanted or needed such as security enforcement rent a droids The K5 Beta designed and manufactured by Knightscope is one such droid currently patrolling a series of undisclosed locations in and around Silicon Valley Billed as as an autonomous data machine the K 5 is able to see hear feel and smell potential crime or terror threats as they happen and is marketed as a cost effective alternative to costly meat and bone security guards Striking the image of a Jonathan Ive designed Dalek the five foot 300 pound K5 has been described as cute and non confrontational by Knightscope which stresses that current models are unarmed and are intended to serve primarily as a preventative presence that will deter undesirable activity in the areas it patrols K 5 features include 4 microphones 4 high definition cameras license plate detector temperature sensor air pressure sensor carbon dioxide sensor 24hr battery charge Note If disturbed physically the K5 will emit an intensely ominous BEEPING sound which will gradually increase in volume while any threat exists or until the source of the disturbance is apprehended by authorities Douglas Haddow Part 3 of Field Guide to Virtual Warfare from Adbusters Issue 118 FROM Adbusters 118 Field Guide to Virtual Warfare Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Engineering the way out of climate disaster Field Guide Part 4 Onymous vs Anonymous Also In This Magazine Field Guide Part 4 Onymous vs Anonymous Encryption To put into coded form Cryptography the science or study of the techniques of secret writing especially code and cipher systems methods and the like Crypto War The conflicts arising April 20 2015 What does it mean to be human Repositioning humanity

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/field-guide-part-5-robocops/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Field Guide Part 3: Black Hole of the Internet - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    number is now Typically associated with a laundry list of very bad things the deep web is actually a generic term that simply describes areas of the Internet that are not accessible by standard search engines which includes things like academic databases and organizational intranets Take another step into the deep end and you ll find The Onion Router TOR a network of virtual tunnels that allows its users to protect their privacy and defend themselves against network surveillance and traffic analysis Now this is where things start to get interesting and weird It s also where you ll begin to peel back the layers to find those shadowy corners of the Internet that the news warned you about Tor features sites like The Silk Road anonymous market Bankers of God offering citizenship services and diplomatic world introductions Bitmix Bitcoin Laundry PayPal Heaven easy money Anonymous Firearms I will sell firearms for bitcoin I can accept escrow Black Ops Forgery Fake passports Stolen identities Counterfeit Yens Netflix4U Dirt cheap Netflix accounts Plus many many many more Some too unspeakable to mention in print But Tor isn t just a den of vice though it is more often than not characterized that way In addition to providing a marketplace for illicit objects and services Tor is an invaluable tool used by whistleblowers activists and journalists in countries where anonymity is a life or death issue Which these days is most countries But still the web goes deeper If you keeping digging under Tor and even past all the PANs LANs and WANs personal local and wide area networks and you have enough patience dedication and know how you ll eventually reach what is known as the fabled Mariana s Web This is the black hole of the Internet Google it and

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/field-guide-part-3-black-hole-of-the-internet/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Field Guide: Part 2 Spot the NARC - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    otherwise say Example Netizen I support Politician A s policies they see kewl lol Netizen Politician A is a super Hitler and you are feminazi communist pig f r for support his progressive jihadist agenda AINEC In such cases Netizen 2 is often labelled a troll Meaning an Internet use who posts deliberately provocative messages online with the intention of ausing mental distress and or widespread calamity But sometimes a troll isn t just a troll but an agent of DEZA Shorthand for disinformation DEZA refers to a particularly unpleasant brand of astroturfing that is aimed at legitimizing or delegitimizing targeted political or corporate entities A recent example of this practice was the ubiquitous presenceof Kremlin funded Pro Putin commenters on Crimea related news items Other examples of DEZA esque activity include Samsung marketing operatives who are paid to highlight the shortcomings of competitors and to disinfect negative news about Samsung on Taiwanese technology forums Fox News public relations staff members aggressively attacking critics on rival newsmedia comment sections The government of Israel paying students to spread hasbara pro Israel propaganda throughout a variety of online spaces particularly those that feature discussions related to Palestine Men s rights activists masquerading as women in order to infiltrate Jezebel s Groupthink forum A Koch Industries backed non profit created to circulate anti net neutrality spam Douglas Haddow Part 2 of the Field Guide to Virtual Warfare from Adbusters Issue 118 FROM Adbusters 118 Field Guide to Virtual Warfare Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Field Guide Part 1 Plan X Field Guide Part 3 Black Hole of the Internet Also In This Magazine Field Guide Part 4 Onymous vs Anonymous Encryption To put into coded form Cryptography the science or study of the techniques of secret writing especially

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/field-guide-part-2-spot-the-narc/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Internet Comments Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Close Home Internet Comments Field Guide Part 2 Spot the NARC by Douglas Haddow If while reading a news item you ve ever been brave enough to venture below the fold into the vast uncharted darkness of an online comment section you may have noticed how vile offensive and March 26 2015 Based in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Adbusters is a not for profit magazine fighting back against the hostile

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/tag/internet-comments/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Field Guide: Part 1 Plan X - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    development and acquisition of new weapons with a focus on lowering the engagement threshold so that personnel without detailed technical expertise can be seamlessly deployed into the hyperlink conflict matrix PLAN X is a deliberate attempt to render cyber warfare more accessible user friendly and intuitive to the point where it includes an effort to transform the digital world into a 3D landscape that can be navigated with Oculus Rift allowing soldiers to experience cyberspace much like they would the arid terrain of Iraq or Afghanistan Of the plan s many curious dimensions is an attempt by DARPA technologists to create a real time map of the entirety of cyberspace which includes billions of computers handheld devices and other intermeshed nodes of interest This move by DARPA which in 1969 created the networks that would eventually evolve into the web we so casually surf today confirms what many have suspected all along that the Internet has always been and continues to be primarily a theater for warfare Please govern yourselves accordingly Douglas Haddow This piece is Part One of the Field Guide to Virtual Warfare from Adbusters Issue 118 FROM Adbusters 118 Field Guide to Virtual Warfare Order this issue Subscribe to Adbusters Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest We wink to them Good Night Field Guide Part 2 Spot the NARC Also In This Magazine Field Guide Part 4 Onymous vs Anonymous Encryption To put into coded form Cryptography the science or study of the techniques of secret writing especially code and cipher systems methods and the like Crypto War The conflicts arising April 20 2015 Field Guide Part 5 Robocops The Internet of Things IoT often referred to as the so called Internet of Things is a concept that describes an expanding network of devices that are connected to the

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/field-guide-part-1-plan-x/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Plan X Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Subscribe Donate Close Home Plan X Field Guide Part 1 Plan X by Douglas Haddow In 2012 DARPA the mad scientist wing of the pentagon revealed a new and highly classified research and development project called PLAN X An effort to bolster the US military s recently established March 18 2015 Based in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Adbusters is a not for profit magazine fighting back against the hostile takeover

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/tag/plan-x/ (2016-02-09)
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  • The A.I. Hail Mary - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    become so corroded by cynicism and manipulation that conspiracy theories have become more attractive than the truth A non linear war is spreading like wildfire across Europe and the Middle East and the existential threat of artificial intelligence is incubating on our laptops The final outcome is the stuff of Stephen Hawkings nightmares when the singularity hits we conjure up an all powerful techno god that kicks our species wide death drive into turbo and off a cliff But as I m watching this woman in front of me struggle against some glorified cash register none of it feels inevitable And while fantasies of judgement day are inexplicably alluring you can see an opportunity ahead For the past few hundred years the systems we build for ourselves have become increasingly complex Recently they ve accelerated to a point where they are beyond our capacity to comprehend and in some cases even recognize If we allow ourselves to be passive subjects and merely stand aside and bear witness as artificial intelligence comes into being we will have truly lost the plot as far as our liberty is concerned The endgame will as Hollywood has warned be played out by a handful of corporate beings which will gradually ease into the post national dystopian roles that they are being groomed for But if we view artificial intelligence as a sort of grand public works project or the next great phase of democracy a different future appears over the horizon If we truly are able to create some new intelligent life form that can harness the potential of the human mind then perhaps it can also invigorate rather than enslave the human spirit It s become apparent that crises such as climate change are beyond our ability to effectively confront and address Our

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/article/the-a-i-hail-mary/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Artificial Intelligence Archives - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    August 28 2015 Resisting the Demon by adbusters A History of AI in Nine Parts February 23 2015 The A I Hail Mary by Douglas Haddow Unexpected item in the bagging area says a prerecorded voice from inside the machine The woman in front of me at the self service check out is confused She wipes her brow and repositions her groceries February 11 2015 Based in Vancouver British Columbia

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/tag/artificial-intelligence/ (2016-02-09)
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