Post navigation.Conversnitch: device made by Kyle McDonald and Brian House records, tweets conversations.
Apr 24, · Conversnitch Surveillance is getting cheaper and easier: Two artists have revealed Conversnitch, a device they built for less than $ that resembles a lightbulb or lamp and surreptitiously listens in on nearby conversations and posts snippets of transcribed audio to Twitter. Apr 24, · The Conversnitch is an excellent case in point. The article presents the artists’ work as evidence of what’s suddenly possible in the world of eavesdropping today. “Now a whole crowd of amateur eavesdroppers could be as close as the nearest light fixture,” we discover. May 16, · Conversnitch turns covert surveillance into an art form Somewhere in Manhattan, a lightbulb, a Raspberry Pi and a Wi-Fi card are listening in on idle chat and tweeting what they hear The Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.
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Apr 23, · Conversnitch is intentionally invasive to stimulate discussion about the controls Americans have over their privacy and the ways that their trust can be violated. It’s time to be ted Reading Time: 1 min. Conversnitch automatically tweets overheard conversations, bridging the gap between (presumed) private physical space and public space online. Apr 24, · The Conversnitch is an excellent case in point. The article presents the artists’ work as evidence of what’s suddenly possible in the world of eavesdropping today. “Now a whole crowd of amateur eavesdroppers could be as close as the nearest light fixture,” we discover.
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Home Blog. Surveillance is getting cheaper and easier :. Kyle McDonald and Brian House say they hope to raise questions about the nature of public and private spaces in an era when anything can be broadcast by ubiquitous, Internet-connected listening devices. This is meant as an art project to raise awareness, but the technology is getting cheaper all the time.
The surveillance gadget they unveiled Wednesday is constructed from little more than a Raspberry Pi miniature computer, a microphone, an LED and a plastic flower pot. It screws into and draws power from any standard bulb socket. Consumer spy devices are now affordable by the masses. There are many more options. Tags: cameras , privacy , surveillance. My favorite part of this architecture is the Wi-Fi device drawing power from a light-socket.
The artists market it as surveillance to draw press and attention ironically, really but it could just as easily be described as technology to help with learning or knowledge. And yet people still get worked up because they think Google Glass users are out to covertly record them…. Nanobots will become the dominant surveillance device in the next years. Air-gapped system inside a faraday cage in a sound-proof room, under 10 meters of concrete?
But they will also cure all disease. Technology: the best and worst thing to happen to humanity.. The tech is absolutely getting cheaper and easier all the time. No custom code required.
Though now it is available as an all-in-one app with Crowdpilot. Bruce and all respected bloggers. I think that bugs are getting cheaper is not true.
Ok, the storage and the computer assisted analysis of the communications has been getting enormously cheaper nowadays, but the radar bugs are probably as cheap as they always were.
Bruce —Software-Defined Radio scares me more than just capturing human audible signals; it also happens to be very cool and fun. The problem is still planting the bug at the scene of the crime. This way, the bug can be in a more secure position across the street. Anura, I had a similar idea after watching the second Terminator movie.
My idea for the next in the franchise was small liquid metal robots that would easily squeeze under doors and maybe through keyholes. That way almost anywhere you go you would be vulnerable. I am neither amused nor favorably impressed. Art, indeed. So what equipment have people used to scan for and locate these bugs? Those of us who are paranoid enough and have enough money might want to expand their skill set. Well, in some countries a common government surveillance practice is to bury tiny cameras inside walls leaving only a small hole for the lens with like 0.
PS The detection gear is quite expensive and not always efficient. And sad anyone would even visit their twitter feed. With very few exceptions, most anything can be used to do terrible illegal things with, or good productive things with. Exceptions tend to be so big or terrible that they threaten to destroy mankind or ruin society as we know it or something terrible like that like, oh, I dunno, spending trillions to build a tracking network that could record the location of every person and every conversation globally all the time, for example?
What really needs to happen is people need to decide what kind of people they want to be, and what kind of society of people they want to have too. Then it becomes more obvious what we need to change about ourselves to get there. At least, what part that you can control. I think this is a hoax. Used mostly for office surveillance, for the rest the phones do all the job. A human rights organisation called Videre use those cameras for gathering evidence of human rights abuses.
Makes you think there should be an awfully good honeypot in Mechanical Turk requests. This could have been done with way smaller than a raspberry pi — there are a couple of suitable wifi devices in the SD-card form factor. Subscribe to comments on this entry. Remember personal info? Thanks for the mention! But the female terminator in the third movie was far more attractive than my idea.
There was a Wired article about it somewhere.