Global Positioning System: Who's Tracking You?

Global Positioning System: Who's Tracking You?

Author: Leon Gray

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781433986406

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

View: 947

We usually think of GPS (Global Positioning System) as a good thing, especially if we're using it to find our way from place to place. GPS satellites, radio signals, and receivers work together to pinpoint our location and get us to our destination. Hikers, bicyclists, and even golfers are finding ways to use GPS to improve their athletic experiences. The military installs GPS in many kinds of equipment, vehicles, and weaponry. GPS has surprising applications as well, such as tracking animals for conservation efforts. But many people are suspicious of this technology, especially when it's used to locate them without their consent. Many aspects of the GPS debate are explained, giving readers the ability decide for themselves where, when, and how satellite positioning should be used.

Global Positioning System: Who's Tracking You?

Global Positioning System: Who's Tracking You?

Author: Leon Gray

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781433986390

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

View: 109

We usually think of GPS (Global Positioning System) as a good thing, especially if we're using it to find our way from place to place. GPS satellites, radio signals, and receivers work together to pinpoint our location and get us to our destination. Hikers, bicyclists, and even golfers are finding ways to use GPS to improve their athletic experiences. The military installs GPS in many kinds of equipment, vehicles, and weaponry. GPS has surprising applications as well, such as tracking animals for conservation efforts. But many people are suspicious of this technology, especially when it's used to locate them without their consent. Many aspects of the GPS debate are explained, giving readers the ability decide for themselves where, when, and how satellite positioning should be used.

How Does GPS Work?

How Does GPS Work?

Author: Leon Gray

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781482403947

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

View: 166

When taking a road trip today, some sort of GPS device is essential. It may be built into the car’s dashboard, or perhaps it’s just an app on a smartphone. But GPS is used for more than just finding your way! Readers will be fascinated by its beginnings as a military system and its many modern uses, such as catching criminals, predicting earthquakes, and creating maps. Colorful photographs illustrate real-life examples of GPS technology, military and civilian, and informative text clearly explains the science and math concepts behind the satellites and receivers used all over the world.

Incredible Robots in Law Enforcement

Incredible Robots in Law Enforcement

Author: Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781474731249

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 49

View: 489

Robots are already being used in many areas of law enforcement, such as surveillance cameras and bomb disposal. As technology develops, one day robots might even replace human police officers. This book explores the technology used to create these amazing robots. Real life examples, colour photographs and fascinating facts help readers understand the science and engineering behind these incredible machines.

Mental Health Literacy and Young People

Mental Health Literacy and Young People

Author: Paul Crawford

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781803821511

Category: Medical

Page: 96

View: 872

Drawing on the hugely successful campaign with Aardman Animations called What’s Up With Everyone? Paul Crawford provides an accessible, lively and creative entry point to mental health literacy and young people at a time of unprecedented challenges.

What You Don’t Know

What You Don’t Know

Author: Cortnie Abercrombie

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 9781637582091

Category: Computers

Page: 502

View: 387

You are probably not aware, because of their hidden nature, but Artificial Intelligence systems are all around you affecting some of the biggest areas of your life—jobs, loans, kids, mental health, relationships, freedoms, and even healthcare decisions that can determine if you live or die. As an executive working in AI at one of the largest, most sophisticated tech companies on the planet, Cortnie Abercrombie saw firsthand how the corporate executives and data science teams of the Fortune 500 think about and develop AI systems. This gave her a unique perspective that would result in a calling to leave her job so she could reveal to the public the sobering realities behind AI without any constraints or Public-Relations candy-coating from corporate America. In this book she makes it easy to understand how AI works and unveils what companies are doing with AI that can impact you the most. Most importantly, she offers practical advice on what you can do about it today and the change you should demand for the future. This book drops the hype, over-exaggerations, and big scientific terms and addresses the pressing questions that non-insiders want answered: • How does AI work (in words you don’t need a PhD to understand)? • How can AI affect my job, replace me, or prevent my hire? • Is AI involved in life-or-death decisions in healthcare? • Could my digital accounts or home network be hacked because of my AI-based Smart TV, coffeemaker, or robot vacuum? • How does AI know so much about me, what does it know, and can it be used against me? • Can it manipulate people to do things they wouldn’t normally? • Could AI help push my teen to self-harm or suicide? • Is fake news a real thing? • How can AI affect my rights and liberties? Does facial recognition play a part? • What can I do to protect myself, my kids, and my grandkids? • What should I demand from educators, lawmakers, and corporations to ensure AI is used in ways that are safe, fair, and responsible? • Is AI worth having? What could AI do for us in the future? It’s time to understand what this AI hubbub is all about and what you’re going to do about it because what you don’t know about AI, could hurt you.

Computer Privacy Annoyances

Computer Privacy Annoyances

Author: Dan Tynan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596007752

Category: Computers

Page: 196

View: 302

'Computer Privacy Annoyances' shows readers how to keep private information private, stop nosy bosses, get off that incredibly annoying mailing list, and more. Unless you know what data is available about you and how to protect it, you're a sitting duck. 'Computer Privacy Annoyances' is your guide to a safer, saner, and more private life.

The Fruit Picker

The Fruit Picker

Author: Bea Eschen

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 9783750206366

Category: Drama

Page: 146

View: 178

Sebastian is tired of feeling misunderstood by his parents and friends. He is gay and desperately looking for a way out of his sad existence. An offer from an Australian mango grower prompts him to spontaneously embark on an adventurous journey. In his new environment at the orchard he enjoys an untroubled life, until an unexpected event and its consequences suddenly endanger his life. He gets to know Australia in all its facets; from the Australian court system to the spiritual world of the Aborigines. Ultimately, the question arises as to whether Aboriginal Tjandamurra will succeed in protecting Sebastian from his adversaries.

Safeguarding Adults Online

Safeguarding Adults Online

Author: Bond, Emma

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447360599

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 736

This much-needed volume fills an overlooked gap in adult safeguarding – the digital arena – in providing a comprehensive overview of policy and practice in supporting vulnerable adults online. Providing an essential analysis illustrated by recent court rulings and case studies, the authors advocate for the effective support of adults with learning disabilities and/or mental capacity issues in their digital lives without compromising their privacy and participation rights. The text balances a theoretical exploration of the tensions between participation and protection, legislation, human rights, professional biases and social wrongs. It encourages a critical approach in adopting both a practical and realistic understanding for policy makers, professionals and students in social work, law and adult social care.

Smart Computing Techniques and Applications

Smart Computing Techniques and Applications

Author: Suresh Chandra Satapathy

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811615023

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 827

View: 171

This book presents best selected papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Smart Computing and Informatics (SCI 2020), held at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Vasavi College of Engineering (Autonomous), Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It presents advanced and multi-disciplinary research towards the design of smart computing and informatics. The theme is on a broader front which focuses on various innovation paradigms in system knowledge, intelligence and sustainability that may be applied to provide realistic solutions to varied problems in society, environment and industries. The scope is also extended towards the deployment of emerging computational and knowledge transfer approaches, optimizing solutions in various disciplines of science, technology and health care.

CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide

CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide

Author: Emmett Dulaney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118978689

Category: Computers

Page: 640

View: 211

Your complete guide to the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam(SY0-401) CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Study Guide provides acomprehensive study tool for the SY0-401 exam, launched in May2014. With in-depth information on security essentials andstandards, practical examples, and insights drawn from real-worldexperience, this guide provides you with the information you needto be a security administrator, as well as the preparing you forthe Security+ exam. This deluxe edition of Sybex's CompTIASecurity+ Study Guide features over one hundred additional pages ofmaterial, plus free software and bonus videos that help explaincomplex topics. The companion DVD also includes a robust set oflearning tools, featuring Sybex's proprietary test engine withchapter review questions, a pre-assessment test, hundreds ofpractice questions, and over one hundred electronic flashcards. The CompTIA Security+ exam is considered the "starting point"for security professionals looking to get a leg up on thecompetition. This ninety-minute exam contains up to one hundredquestions, so candidates must be secure enough in the material toanswer quickly with confidence. This study guide helps you masterthe material: Review network, compliance, and operational security Understand data, application, and host security Master the complexities of cryptography Get up to speed on threats, vulnerabilities, access control,and identity management Practice makes perfect, and this guide provides hundreds ofopportunities to get it right. Work through from beginning to end,or just focus on your weak areas – either way, you'll begetting clear, concise, complete information on key exam topics.For the SY0-401 candidate who wants to ace the exam, CompTIASecurity+ Deluxe Study Guide provides the information, tools,and practice needed to succeed.