RE:POSTED Our Surveillance Life [a Brazillian Report: Public Security and automobile]

Until 2014 [the Year of World Cup in Brasil and
two years before the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro],
according to a new national regulation [October 29th, 2009]
every car must install RFID* on it.

In Mexico it is already a reality:
[Secretaría de Seguridad Pública]

"June 29, 2009 >> Comeinza registro público y con ello la colocación de etiquetas con chip de readiofrecuencia que permitiran tener mayor control de los movimientos en todo el país."

assista a este video brasileiro

*RFID >> radio-frequency identity (or identification) is other method of security tagging, also used for location [like GPS, but with different accuracy & technologies]


Share The Experience or “Um debate sobre o anonimato na internet mereceria ser levado a sério” + Mobile Phones Tracking

Another mobile live streaming tool


Qik is the easiest way to share every-day life experiences with your friends and family, as they happen.

We'll send out live updates to your friends on your favorite social networks; you can even sign into Qik using just your Facebook or Twitter login!

here: FREE Watch & Download it!

Camera phones offer snapshot of an era:
mobiles that can take pictures have become almost a vital extension of our lives

If the digital revolution had produced nothing except the camera phone, it would still have had a transformative effect on most people's lives. It is not only in the throes of destroying whole industries – such as film processing and standard cameras – but it has also changed these devices from being a passive recorder of life into an active, constant participant. You can take photos or videos and send them directly to friends, newspapers or to websites such as YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, geograph or qik, which store billions of experiences and enable like-minded people throughout the world to form communities.
Recently, at the Tuttle Club in London, I saw an upcoming iPhone app using augmented reality enabling you to turn around through 360 degrees with your camera phone to pick up all the public Wi-Fi spots from nearby to miles away. The idea is to create a community of public space workers.

[tks 2 andré lemos' tip]

"Reporters Without Borders deals with issues related to anonymity almost every day. Being anonymous on the web has unfortunately become synonymous with behaving in a cowardly fashion, or posting offensive comments. But in many countries, anonymity is all about protecting the security of bloggers who risk their lives in order to publish information.
But consider the example of Twitter user Elliot Madison. He was arrested by the FBI and charged of hindering prosecution after he allegedly used the social networking site Twitter to help protesters evade police at the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh. Madison was giving the location of the riot police on the ground, but so too were reporters and news helicopters. His arrest is certainly of concern, and it could have been avoided if he had the option of protecting his anonymity.


O segundo tema deste post [Friday, October 16, 2009] vem do Ecrans. Aqui a questão é a privacidade e também o anonimato no uso dos smart-phones. Segundo a matéria, um hacker mostrou que as operadoras e, qualquer pessoa com algum conhecimento e equipamentos, pode localizar qualquer celular GSM que tenha um GPS embarcado. E isso sem que o usuário saiba. Vejam trechos do texto Smartphone : comment suivre son conjoint par GPS de David Servenay."


Mobile Live Broadcasting?

One week ago I gave a little help to Almas [via Cinemateca and University of São Paulo] about how to live streaming direct via cellphones.

Then, we streamed by ustream's app [it's really interesting, but doesn't work very well here at Sao Paulo, Brazil]... maybe the problem was during our connection [Claro, Tim, Vivo...]... [?]

Sil and me [via Manifesto21.TV Team] researched for it [the Brazillian Companies and their mobile data connections] during 2005 until february 2008; after it we decided to use 2 of them [one to upload - live stream - the sounds & videos; the another one to preview - download - them, also in real time]. We worked during all that time in both technologies accessible to ordinary citizen: GPRS-EDGE and 3G.
What I've been heard about it nowadays, is that 3G technology doesn't work very well anymore here, because there was an increase of the consumers [users of mobile telecommunication] - it could be a wonderful thing in a country like Brazil! - but without a better infra-structure and technological development by these companies since then. It's really a pitty.
How does it work in your country?!
How does it work in your city?!
ooops >> I must translate an article, by a Nokia researcher, about this issue; it was published in the last year, after Manifesto21.TV Team had stopped to live streaming from streets to the www by mobile phones:
“There is not much specific research on mobile live video available in the world instead of a lot of researches have been done on capturing & sharing visual content in mobile contexts ... Video calls over the internet are now becoming within the reach of the masses. Recent versions of telephony and messaging software such as Skype and iChat allow shared video conversations, while mobile networks (for instance, 3G) are enabling mobile video calls. In general, video has arguably become a first class internet data type (witness the rise of YouTube)”


Online Video and Participatory Culture

"YouTube is one of the most well-known and widely discussed sites of participatory media in the contemporary online environment, and it is the first genuinely mass-popular platform for user-created video. In this timely and comprehensive introduction to how YouTube is being used and why it matters, Burgess and Green discuss the ways that it relates to wider transformations in culture, society and the economy.

The book critically examines the public debates surrounding the site, demonstrating how it is central to struggles for authority and control in the new media environment. Drawing on a range of theoretical sources and empirical research, the authors discuss how YouTube is being used by the media industries, by audiences and amateur producers, and by particular communities of interest, and the ways in which these uses challenge existing ideas about cultural `production' and `consumption'.

Rich with both concrete examples and featuring specially commissioned chapters by Henry Jenkins and John Hartley, the book is essential reading for anyone interested in the contemporary and future implications of online media. It will be particularly valuable for students and scholars in media, communication and cultural studies."

a book by Jean Burgess and Joshua Green
I'd like to read it! It sounds interesting,
milena szafir

[tks to pierre levy' tip]