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September 2013

Building a live green screen with getUserMedia() and MediaStreams - Tim Taubert

by sbrothier
While recently watching a talk about the new WebRTC features I was reminded of Paul Rouget’s great green screen demo and thought that this would be a cool thing to have for live video as well. Let us build a live green screen!

Motion tracking with Javascript, HTML5 and a webcam - thinkMoult

by sbrothier
Why would you use the web for motion tracking? Simple. HTML5 Canvas is exciting. Javascript is (pretty) cool. Combined with a lazy afternoon, we can create an ultra simple hand motion tracking and colour recognition system.

August 2013 :: Cookieless Cookies

by srcmax
There is another obscure way of tracking users without using cookies or even Javascript. It has already been used by numerous websites but few people know of it. This page explains how it works and how to protect yourself.

July 2013

Advertising Industry Proposal for Do Not Track Rejected by W3C Group | Adweek

by sbrothier
The advertising industry suffered a setback late last night when the Tracking Protection Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium rejected the Digital Advertising Alliance's draft proposal for a universal Do Not Track standard.

Twitter Shows The Way Forward With Do Not Track | Electronic Frontier Foundation

by sbrothier (via)
Twitter Shows The Way Forward With Do Not Track Twitter today announced a new way of targeting advertisements for its users, including a partnership with three online tracking firms: media6degrees (m6d), Chango, and Adara. This new system will display ads based on your behavior and reading habits, which show up as "Promoted Tweets" or "Promoted Accounts." This is typical of the direction that major online companies are moving. But Twitter has made some praiseworthy design decisions:

Why Twitter’s ad-tracking system is actually great news for the Do Not Track camp | VentureBeat

by sbrothier
In matters of Do Not Track, Twitter is doing things very, very right. The company unveiled yesterday its new ad retargeting effort, which lets it display advertisements to users based on their browsing activity. Basically, if you search for something like jeans online, you’re going to start a lot more advertisements for jeans in your Twitter feed. As Twitter argues, it’s all about seeing better, more relevant ads (and making more money from advertisers).

Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You - ProPublica

by sbrothier
Data companies are scooping up enormous amounts of information about almost every American. They sell information about whether you're pregnant or divorced or trying to lose weight, about how rich you are and what kinds of cars you have.

Smart Diapers: New Diapers Monitor Moisture, Bacteria |

by sbrothier
Smart diapers are embedded with interactive labels that detect moisture, bacteria and sugar. But critics worry the invention could lead to false alarms.

Do You Know Where You’ll Be 285 Days From Now At 2 P.M.? These Data-Masters Do | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

by sbrothier & 1 other
Marketers and advertisers, too, would relish the opportunity to target our future selves with ads like, “Need a haircut? In four days, you’ll be 100 yards from a salon that will have a $15 special.” On the social side, there could even be something like a Foursquare of the Future--who wouldn’t want to know where their friends (and enemies) will be for the rest of their lives…or at least for the next 285 days?

the vortex — milkred

by gregg & 1 other
Vortex is a game that empowers you to change how you are identified by networks.

June 2013

Little Brother – Cory Doctorow | Les mots de Mélo

by sbrothier
Fan de nouvelles technologies et de jeux vidéo en réseau, Marcus, 17 ans, mène une vie sans histoires… même s’il défie parfois les caméras de surveillance du lycée ou pirate quelques sites Internet. Jusqu’au jour où il est pris dans les mailles d’un service anti-terroriste, emprisonné et torturé. Marcus décide alors de combattre les abus du pouvoir en utilisant ses talents informatiques. Un acte de résistance, qui se transformera en un vaste mouvement de rébellion…

When Your Data Is Currency, What Does Your Privacy Cost? : Monkey See : NPR

by sbrothier (via)
There was considerable mouth-dropping from publications such as The New York Times at initial reports this week that NSA programs are gathering both telephone records and information gleaned from large tech companies like Google and Microsoft. But as those reports have settled in, reactions have gotten more complex.

Du droit à violer la vie privée des internautes au foyer | BUG BROTHER

by sbrothier & 1 other
Les sites web que vous visitez, les recherches que vous faites sur Google, une bonne partie de ce que vous partagez sur Facebook en particulier, et l’Internet en général, sont des données personnelles qui relèvent de votre vie privée.

« J’ai 60 ans et je suis enceinte » : la vie à travers les yeux de Google | Une Zapnet Rue89

by sbrothier & 1 other
L’autocomplétion nous propose automatiquement un prolongement de ce qu’on tape dans un moteur de recherche, en fonction de la popularité des requêtes. « A partir de milliards de recherches, Google a établi le profil type de ses utilisateurs et se fait le reflet des peurs, des préoccupations et des obsessions de l’être humain », explique à Marius Budin, réalisateur de la vidéo « La Vie à travers les yeux de Google ».

High-Tech : Données privées: Yahoo! lit vos mails pour affiner votre profil de consommateur -

by sbrothier
Pour vous proposer des publicités plus pertinentes et vous protéger des comportements malveillants, les nouvelles conditions d'utilisation de Yahoo Mail autorisent l'entreprise à lire vos courriers.

May 2013

BlueCava, Inc. Home | Multi Screen Reach & Data Provider

by sbrothier
For online, mobile, TV, and tablet, we work with top brand and direct response advertisers... What can we do for you?

Ashkan Soltani

by sbrothier
I am an independent researcher and consultant focused on privacy, security, and behavioral economics.

Know Privacy

by sbrothier
Online privacy and behavioral profiling are of growing concern among both consumers and government officials. In this report, we examine both the data handling practices of popular websites and the concerns of consumers in an effort to identify problematic practices. We conclude by offering potential solutions to realign privacy practices with consumers‘ expectations.

« Ce billet de train coûtait moins cher ce matin » : déjouer l’IP tracking | Rue89 Eco

by sbrothier (via)
Le pistage d’adresse IP permet aux vendeurs de billets de train et d’avion en ligne d’augmenter leurs prix en fonction des requêtes. Voici 7 parades pour les contrer.

auduno/headtrackr · GitHub

by sbrothier & 1 other (via)
headtrackr is a javascript library for real-time face tracking and head tracking, tracking the position of a users head in relation to the computer screen, via a web camera and the webRTC/getUserMedia standard. For a demonstration see this video or try out some of the examples with a laptop that has a camera and a browser that has camera webRTC/getUserMedia support (for instance Opera 12). For an overview of browsers supporting the getUserMedia standard see

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