Reality Exploit Roundtable
Episode 006 Show Notes
Recording Time: Aug 23th 2012, 2030 UTC
Show notes and episode download link: TBD
Intro music by Sun Araw – “Deep Cover”
- Voodoo: Black and Yellow Pages, Beer Can Engines
- Smugggler: http://anarplex.net, http://shadowlife.cc
- Plato: Twitter, Reddit
- Hiro: Agorist Radio
The USG owns 500M shares in GM – 26% of the company.
Obama purchased them for 16.5 billion dollars in 2010. Now they’re worth 10.1 billion dollars.
And Car And Driver reports
that GM’s 2012 Malibu is the worst among 6 new family sedans.
In fact, it did even worse than GM’s 2008 Malibu.
Smuggler, is this the natural result of entrusting your government with your money? Are all governments this bad at business or just America?
Researcher Mirco Musolesi says he’s made an algorithm that can predict where individuals will be
by collating information like gps data, telephone numbers, texts and calls.
Of course, his first thought is to sell it to the NYPD Precrime Unit.
He used GPS data, telephone numbers and their texting and calling history to …
predict [locations where] volunteers were heading to, [sometimes to] within 20 square meters.
Crucially, the algorithm was only this precise when it also tracked the movements
and data of each volunteer’s friends. When the algorithm was simply tracking the volunteer,
it could predict their future GPS coordinates to within roughly 1,000 square meters.
When the prediction took into account additional information from a single friend, the
error rate improved by several orders of magnitude.
Voodoo, apparently our smartphones are all they need to spy on us. Are we screwed even if
we pull our sim cards and link our phones into a meshnet?
- More Trapwire
- Ntrepid susses out anarchists
- Not that you’d know from their website
- Quantifying Influence
- Ntrepid is Abraxas Sock Puppet
- Cubic Corporation
- Wikileaks Files from Ntrepid
- NYT Says No Story then Deleted the Story
- Trapwire Down over the weekend
- Abraxas and Dauntless are separate companies? http://dauntless.com
- Interview with former Canadian transpo bureaucrat
Wise-Guy, this Trapwire stuff is starting to overwhelm me. Obviously the complicated nature of the
cybersecurity-industrial complex makes it hard to unravel. If we wanted to figure out how deep the
rabbit hole goes, how the hell do we get the Truth without getting sidetracked by shills and bad info?
Wired reports that the government is escalating the war on drugs with $100 million worth of sensors
that can detect ultralight aircraft.
One problem: there’s no telling how the Border Patrol plans to stop the planes once they detect them. The agency can’t
legally shoot down ultralight planes just for carrying weed and blow.
Wired does the math – an ultralight might cost $3k, you can transport a few hundred thousand dollars
worth of weed per run and ditch the plane. So,
the cartels could make more money on marijuana flights in one year — just using ultralight aircraft — than the
government will spend on its efforts to stop them.
Hiro, if you had a fleet of ultralights and 100 million dollars to spend, what would you do with it?