Randall Stross of NYT looks at the growing trend of police officers wearing tiny cameras to record all of their interactions with civilians. It may sound intimidating, but at least one study shows this is a very good thing:
THE Rialto study began in February 2012 and will run until this July. The results from the first 12 months are striking. Even with only half of the 54 uniformed patrol officers wearing cameras at any given time, the department over all had an 88 percent decline in the number of complaints filed against officers, compared with the 12 months before the study, to 3 from 24.
Rialto’s police officers also used force nearly 60 percent less often…
Part of this reminds me of Google Glass. Part of it reminds me of End of Watch. Also interesting: Taser makes these cameras — yes, that Taser.
The top 25 most common passwords:
Why do you think 1234567 is so much less popular than 123456 and 12345678?
The human race is 1. stupid 2. perverted 3. into sports 4. weird.
The user experience for enabling apps with Google’s two-step verification turn on is an absolute joke. Google has been pushing this feature recently — and rightfully so. It is so much more secure than the traditional username/password approach. But if they ever hope to have an actual human being use this and not a few thousand tech geeks, this is going to have to be entirely re-thought.
In other words, copy what Facebook has been doing.