* Posts by Gareth Wright

21 posts • joined 24 Oct 2011

Google adds a sense of history to Street View with archive footage

Gareth Wright

Re: Fuzz!

Yup, using the PittPatt facial detection & recognition tech they purchased in 2011, the exact same tech they use in Android for face detection & recognition.

In the version of PittPatt I used prior to the Google buy out it seemed to detect cats faces (relatively flat) but not dogs, which i assume is because of the snout!

Why did I check that? Who wouldn't!?

Still seems to have issues picking out faces where there aren't any, though how many times do humans see "faces" in shapes, wallpaper, clouds etc.

Gareth Wright

Only a matter of time

A "no-brainer" for Google, it was only a matter of time.

Great for recording rebuilds and the like, particularly in the case of natural disaster.

Also good to see our tour of HMS Ocelot getting another mention. You can read more about how we did that and see our tour of the last remaining WW2 British Navy Destroyer HMS Cavalier at http://cinsidemedia.com/hmscavalier

Dating app spent months as STALKING app

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Also the fix is still poor

You don't even require multiple accounts to do this, as Tinder returned the current distance away from the person you were viewing.

It's a simple matter to spoof your location. This also means that the fix is also poor enough that this method still works.

Instead of working trilaterally with fake accounts, simply spoof your location a few hundred times, equidistant at the distance returned from your original location.

Iterate...progressively narrowing your search and you can still get a high resolution location of the target.

Problematically, it simple to do this until you get a distance rounding down to 0.

Ie location to less than half a mile.

They should just send the current city and rate limit the api.....

Gareth Wright
Paris Hilton

Not exactly rocket science...

...though it does require average Joe to understand rudimentary math.

And to think the scumbag grunts at school told me trig was a waste of time!

The same issue crops up on multiple dating and social networking sites which use location.

Add firebug to you favorite foxy browser and check those xhr requests. ;)

Imprisoned Norwegian mass murderer says PlayStation 2 is 'KILLING HIM'

Gareth Wright

Playstation, really?

WTF does he have any games console?

How is that justice?

'No, I CAN'T write code myself,' admits woman in charge of teaching our kids to code

Gareth Wright

You can learn code a website in an hour?

Well, I'll just quit web design then. Obviously she has the wherewithal to take on all my clients.

SAY MY NAME, ALIEN SCUM. NASA to send 'you' into SPAAACE...

Gareth Wright

Harry (The Asteroid) Stamper

On his way to Bennu, here's hoping he doesn't miss the thing....

I'll get my coat....

How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job

Gareth Wright

System got stuck....

does it take 14 hours to turn it off and on again?

Google puts Dr Who's Tardis onto Street View - and you can get INSIDE

Gareth Wright

It is :) CInsideMedia Shot the Google Business Photos tour for Snugburys Dalek ;) too.

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The interactivity is new

T.A.R.D.I.S was added a while back interactivity is new

There are two Daleks in there if you click a few buttons :)

Love that you can get into the T.A.R.D.I.S from in the T.A.R.D.I.S!

Google Street View goes INSIDE a Royal Navy submarine

Gareth Wright

Re: I've toured the USS Drum

Cramped with just the camera gear and 3 people, but did get a little claustrophobic when the group of 20 on a tour came through.

I can't begin to imagine what that would be like with a full crew compliment of 84 :/

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Re: Alternatively

Highly recommended, there's no substitute for actually going on board, though she's more cramped than she looks on the tour, also ladies not a good visit to make in a skirt!

Gareth Wright

Re: Disappointed

Lol, you may joke but we did ask!

No-one spotted the Mini RC Sub from The World is not Enough yet? ;P

Facebook logins easily slurped from iOS, Android kit

Gareth Wright

Agreed, the same can be said of 3rd party apps storing access tokens in plain text plists

Gareth Wright

Re: Only works on iOS jailbroken devices.

Incorrect, perhaps the article here is not as clear as it should be, the data can be accessed whether jailbroken or not.

It's just easier to get to that data if your are

Gareth Wright

Re: Misleading title

Devices don't have to be jailbroken to get to the data.

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Encrypting backup goes without saying!

A less elegantly worded report is on my site @ http://garethwright.com/blog/facebook-mobile-security-hole-allows-identity-theft for those wanting more detail

HSBC UK systems major outage

Gareth Wright

Great! Can pay online again...but card blocked by retailer

So HSBC will process the payment now, but because card was declined > 3 times earlier, payments with my card have been blocked for 24 hours by the retailer!

Just charming!

Gareth Wright

I was said reader

No online payments working including verified by visa. HSBC customer service confirmed

Apple updates MacBook Pro laptop line

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Well Apple would have swopped, but as purchased through work (edu) I have to try and get our supplier to do the swop.

On the plus side I did get some itunes vouchers as an apology for the wasted time following up with Apple.

Impressed with the customer service non the less

Gareth Wright

Thanks Apple....

Only just bought the now older model beginning of this month.

Wonder if they'll do a swop?


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