The effects of the advent of social media on our social relations has already been documented, and all signs point to the fact that social media has been slowly and surely disconnecting us from the world around us. But virtual reality promises an immersive experience whose potential for disconnect is far greater.
If the words “period” and “vagina” make you uncomfortable, or if you have ever hidden your tampons in a cute little pocket, in your bra or up your sleeve, you most likely grew up in a society where menstruation is a taboo. While this taboo is well-documented, you may not know that periods have a …
Believe it or not, soldiers or mercenaries working far away from home can behave in “monstrous” ways. That has notably-but not exclusively- to do with them working under a strong sense of discipline and hierarchy which can become stifling and oppressive, in non gender-mixed environment, as well as within a context that lacks an intricate social fabric to give a constructive framework to one’s actions.
Nótt Magazine is proud to present the first installment of its series of infographics! In this infographic, you’ll learn everything you need to know about keystroke dynamics in just a few minutes. And to know more, don’t forget to read Marie Baleo’s exclusive article on how keystroke dynamics has been used by Norwegian banks to …
Tell me how you type, and I’ll tell you who you are… BankID, an electronic identification solution used by all Norwegian banks, has been using behavioral biometrics to store profiles on its 3.2 million Norwegian users since fall 2014. More specifically, BankID has been relying on keystroke dynamics, a method for identifying an individual based on the way they type.
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On 12 December 2014, after weeks of intensive research conducted by a team of journalists and technical experts, Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten exposed evidence of widespread espionage of Norwegian political and economic actors in central Oslo. On 23 June, Aftenposten presented a new report, based on Delma’s analysis, which confirmed that IMSI catchers were being used all over Oslo, from the Parliament to Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s office, to Aker Brygge and around Parkveien, home to many foreign embassies.
Location-based analytics are growing fast, and many IT companies are offering solutions to map the footfall and habits of customers in shopping malls by tracking their mobile phones. This may happen with shoppers’ approval, when they download a brand’s app or connect to a free Wi-Fi network, or without it, when sensors receive signals from their mobile phones without their knowledge, raising privacy questions.
This week, Wikileaks, the infamous journalistic non-profit specialized in leaking secret information, revealed a new report, “Espionnage Elysée,” a collection of “top secret intelligence reports and technical documents from the US National Security Agency (NSA) concerning targeting and signals intelligence intercepts of the communications of high-level officials from successive French governments over the last ten years”.
Indonesia’s population amounts to more than 250 million people, with hundreds of native groups located all over the archipelago. Despite obvious differences in customs and culture, a common trait of the diverse ethnic groups that make up Indonesia is the communal nature of their social organization.