In what continues to be bad PR for Microsoft’s online communication service Skype, the service has been linked to the government again, this time to help process illegal aliens at the US/Mexican border.  Border Patrol agents have begun using online communication service Skype, to continue to process illegal aliens held in Texas detention centers.  Border Patrol sources told KFI Radio’s Steven Gregory that Murrieta agents can process up to 25 people per shift, depending on the amount of staff in the Texas facilities. The American government is experiencing a crisis at the Mexican border where thousands of children are illegally pouring into the United States, often with the help of drug cartels. Leaked documents from Edward Snowden linked Skype to the NSA, as an easy way for the government agency to snoop on conversations through backdoors. Source: Breitbart ...

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We have seen many different fields in which Microsoft’s revolutionary Kinect was being used, this one is quite different. Microsoft’s Kinect is now being used in Korean border by the military to monitor the demilitarized zone. If there was any human intrusion, Kinect will automatically notify the army men about it. Even though the current implementation uses first gen Kinect, they are now planning to upgrade to Xbox One Kinect which will able to detect heart rates and heat maps for more accurate tracking. Self-taught South Korean programmer Jae Kwan Ko developed a Kinect-based software system to monitor the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), which separates the two countries. It was deployed at the border last August, but its existence wasn’t made public until recently. According to news site Hankooki (via tipster Sang), the Kinect-based system identifies objects crossing the DMZ. It can discern the difference between animals and humans. If the ...

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