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“Eyestalkers” art installation puts all eyes on you

“Eyestalkers” art installation puts all eyes on you

April 17, 2014

There’s really nothing that’s not creepy about the “Eyestalkers” exhibit in Deventer, in the Netherlands. First of all, it’s a display of disembodied eyeballs (not the real thing, thankfully). Second, they’re bobbling atop red, vein-like stalks. Third, they appear to be disturbingly larger than life (even if eyeballs are slightly larger outside the socket). But […]

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These animal-shaped security cameras are watching you

These animal-shaped security cameras are watching you

April 2, 2014

Security cameras are everywhere these days: in parks, schools, hospitals, restaurants, even on city streets. A recent report on design-y security cameras brings attention to this reality. With their cartoonish animal shapes, the cameras are meant to lend a certain cheeriness to the idea of being watched whenever you venture out in public. Making reference […]

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Tennessee State University issues new, trackable ID cards

Tennessee State University issues new, trackable ID cards

March 27, 2014

Tennessee State University in Nashville has mandated new trackable ID cards for students, staff, and faculty to carry at all times. Effective since March 1, these IDs are required to access the university campus, TSU events, and utilize resources like the library and cafeteria. In addition to granting access, IDs will track the wearer’s movements […]

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When the media decides to test school security, who wins?

When the media decides to test school security, who wins?

March 21, 2014

The natural reaction to tragedies like 9/11 and school shootings is to tighten security. That’s all very well, but who is qualified to test those new security measures? Whether the media is qualified is open to debate after a KSDK channel employee walked into a St. Louis high school to determine if its security was […]

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Large-scale art installation stirs up drone controversy

Large-scale art installation stirs up drone controversy

February 21, 2014

Chalk drawings of drone outlines resembling murder scenes have been popping up around the world, from London to Washington, D.C. to Istanbul. These large-scale, 1:1 representations of unmanned aerial vehicles first appeared in London in January 2012 as James Bridle’s “Drone Shadows” art installation. The installation, designed to help people become more aware of the […]

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Study suggests correlation between Walmart and crime

Study suggests correlation between Walmart and crime

February 19, 2014

Walmart’s growth over the years has impacted the U.S. economy in more ways than one. The big box retailer has even been called the nation’s social force, but a recent study paints an entirely different picture: Could Walmart and crime rates be related? The study, published in The British Journal of Criminology, suggests that crime rates […]

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Remote concierge brings safety and convenience to businesses and consumers

Remote concierge brings safety and convenience to businesses and consumers

February 4, 2014

As residents of high rises in major cities know, a friendly face in the lobby makes you feel safer. The roles of doorman and concierge are sometimes performed by the same person, and sometimes those duties are performed by a team that includes security and maintenance personnel. The more the merrier, but that level of […]

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