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    Defeating Big Brother by Dr. Alex Kilpatrick, ep 75


    by IgniteShow

    Cory Doctorow posited that "Little Brother's job is to mess with Big Brother". To do that you need to know what tools Big Brother is using. In the case of biometrics there's a lot of misinformation out there. For example Hollywood shows people being identified by mere pixels or artificially aged yearbook photos. Dr. Alex Kilpatrick has worked on biometrics for the past couple of years. His experiments show that Hollywood is taking creative liberties when writing their shows. Alex shows us what does work and how you can thwart Big Brother's systems that are monitoring you. Biometrics themselves aren't bad or evil. They are used to prevent any number of crimes, but knowing what's possible and what isn't will lead to a more transparent society. This was filmed at the Web 2.0 Expo NY ( in partnership with Ignite NYC ( on 9/27/10. Distributed by Tubemogul.