Dutch IT contractor lays out the case for spying on everyone’s wearables, always

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A promo video from Pinkroccade, a prominent IT contractor to Dutch local governments, makes the case for spying on wearables (if your heart-rate rises because you’re about to be mugged, the police could be alerted, and get GPS from your phone, find nearby phones belonging to people with criminal records, check the view from your Google Glass, and respond — case closed); following outrage from the press, the company doubled down on its video, saying it was not meant to be interpreted by lay people and that you have to be an expert to understand why it isn’t creepy as all fuck.

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Treasure Island Music Festival haiku contest finalists!

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The New Pornographers (video above) is just one of two dozen acts the winner of our haiku contest will see at San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival taking place October 18 and 19. Also performing are Massive Attack, Outkast, Alt-J, TV On The Radio, Janelle Monáe, Chet Fake, The Growlers and many more. Our friends at Noise Pop, co-promoters of the event, gifted us a pair of VIP 2-Day Tickets (a $590 value) to share with a lucky Boing Boing reader, and now we reveal the finalists! Last week, we launched our annual Treasure Island Music Festival Haiku contest. The three finalists below all win Boing Boing t-shirts. We’ll announce the winner of the VIP passes on Tuesday, October 7. Congratulations to the Haiku masters below! Read the rest

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