Samy Kamkar, a privacy and security researcher, has released a keylogger that is built to intercept the transmission from Microsoft wireless keyboards, hidden in what appears to be a large, but functional USD wall charger. The device, named KeySweeper, can sniff, decrypt, log, and report all keystrokes made by users, saving them locally and online.
In the journal Neuron, scientists in a collaboration led by Brown University describe a wireless brain-sensing system to acquire high-fidelity neural data.
Brain-Computer Interfacing (BCI) research has already permitted apparently “magic” demonstrations of the power of advanced neurotechnology. BCI research is now picking up speed – and significant funding. All seems to indicate that the next decade will see the beginning of a Golden Age of neurotechnology, with breathtaking implications. We may soon be able to drive our car by thought alone as foreseen by Nissan researchers and develop artificial telepathy between persons far away. Like today’s cell phones – but implanted in [...]