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[Ars] Researchers teach Wi-Fi to “see,” identify gestures

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Flipping off your television may gain a whole new meaning thanks to a technology being developed by a team of researchers at the University of Washington. The team, led by Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Shyam Gollakota, developed a system dubbed WiSee, which uses radio waves from Wi-Fi to sense human body movements and detect command gestures from anywhere within a home or office. The results of the WiSee team's research have been submitted to the ACM's 19th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (Mobicom '13).

Very cool! But where's my tinfoil hat...
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That's it.

The next house I build will have an integrated Faraday Cage and use only TEMPEST-aproved fiber optic connections and no wireless devices or TVs (only monitors) in it.
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People really need to take off their tinfoil hats.
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This is also fueling the nano-bots from the chem trails that bury themselves in your frontal lobe and use your spine as an antenna for Illuminati mind control. Wake up, sheeple.
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People really need to take off their tinfoil hats.

they do, because it was proven that they actually amplify the signal tongue.gif
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People really need to take off their tinfoil hats.

Given everything that has come out with the NSA, IRS, etc lately, I really don't see why.
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Smartphone + WiFi hotspot + WiSee = mobile tracking device...or even "xray" vision?
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Yep, that's where we're headed. Most of us use phones running an OS created by a company that really really loves collecting data, most of which also have wifi. Many of us live in a country with a very paranoid government, who doesn't mind taking data without asking when they need it.

I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but the scenerio isn't out of the realm of possibility.
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