The Weekly Stripe – 29.11.19
Can pollution sensors detect people smoking? Will posting selfies at the gym reduce our insurance premiums? This week we probe and snoop around the world of surveillance and privacy to see what the future has in store for us.
What are our rights when it comes to being filmed on CCTV? Simon Doherty dons a clown costume to find out.
How we post on Instagram can impact how insurance premiums are calculated. Nathan Heller explores this modern monitoring practice and the potential rise of insincere digital performances.
Fitbit and all its data was recently bought by Google for $2.1 billion. Michael Sawh looks at the impact of the acquisition on users’ privacy and questions what protection GDPR can offer.
GPS is vital for safe navigation in the shipping industry. But what if you want to avoid detection by hiding your GPS location? Mark Harris searches for answers in the mystery of the Shanghai crop circles.
What happens when you combine the speed and latency of 5G with powerful surveillance systems? Sue Halpern asks if anonymity is possible in a world of connected prying devices