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SXSW 2018

Run Your Own Counterintelligence Service with SDR

The growing trend of police militarization is alarming but also presents opportunities. Their increasing reliance on communication technology makes detection and identification easier than ever. This can be useful when it's hard to tell the difference between a cop and a soldier.

This workshop will demonstrate how a small, cheap device can analyze nearby radio signals, identify the user and send a notification to a smartphone.

Two live demos will show how to build and operate this device.

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  1. How does this technology empower individuals and communities by leveraging the growing trend of police militarization?
  2. How can this technology provide a better understanding of what’s happening around me?
  3. How can the intelligence gathered by signals analysis foster closer ties between neighbors?



James Brown, Founder, cointel.co

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Intelligent Future
  • Level: Advanced
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