Thursday, June 4, 2020

When helping the police is more important than protecting you

from here and here (logo source)

Zoom sure picked an interesting time to side with the police instead of their users - just as the country is rocked by a rapidly escalating barrage of abuses of power by those same police.

Dating in a pandemic

found on Meme Base

If ever there was a time when extra protection was called for, a pandemic would be it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

How do you do, fellow cats?

from here and here (image source)

As much as this dog may want to get closer to cats (all the better to chase them), this disguise is just not good enough to blend in

Neither covert nor clandestine

found on Bad Chix

If they'd wanted to be covert about going to the game behind their wives backs, they should have cut eye holes in those signs so they could use them to cover their faces while watching the game.

If they'd wanted to be clandestine about it, they shouldn't have brought those attention grabbing signs at all. Those signs are the only reason the cameras are pointed at them.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

There must be less disfiguring ways to foil surveillance

from here and here

I'm a bit taken with the idea of burner phones, perhaps because I can't really get them here. Prepaid phones are way too expensive to "burn" (use for a short time and then throw away as a means of protecting yourself from surveillance) in Canada.

Of course, with the Samsung approach to burner phones, I suppose you probably get your money back and potentially a new face while you're at it.

URME anti-surveillance prosthetic

Product Page

Subverting face recognition surveillance by giving everyone the same face is an interesting idea, and you should definitely check it out. If you don't have the funds for one of these prostheses they also have paper-craft versions that much more budget-friendly. In fact, the person behind has made a point to provide these things at cost.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Your chariot awaits

from here and here (image source)

Today I learned that these are actually legal in Texas. They're called swangas, and as long as they don't poke out so far that the total width of the vehicle exceeds a specific limit they're perfectly legal. Just try not to julienne people's legs with your blender-mobile.