By Adam Kudryavtsev – MashableTechThe mobile surveillance software industry has been buzzing for a while now.
We saw how Google’s DeepMind had built an algorithm that could spot people in a crowd of people and recognize facial expressions and gestures.
Now we’re seeing some of the software that’s building the next generation of surveillance tools.
It’s called “The Next Gen,” a project that promises to give the mobile surveillance industry the ability to see things it can’t in the real world, and it’s headed by one of Google’s biggest customers, the US government.
The company’s new “The Signal” mobile app uses an algorithm to help mobile security and privacy enthusiasts keep tabs on people and organizations across the globe.
It works by analyzing data from a wide variety of sources, including your phone, your GPS, your location, your emails, and even your webcam.
“The signal analyzes and then automatically sends that data to a central server, which is run by the FBI,” the company wrote on its website.
The Signal app lets users see where their phones are being tracked and what kinds of data they have, as well as how they’re being tracked.
This data can include things like the number of times they’ve contacted the police, the type of apps they’ve used, and how frequently they’ve visited a specific website.
It can even show you the location of your phones and the websites they visit.
“If a person is located on a certain location, the signal can tell you where they are, even if they haven’t visited that location in a while,” the app’s developers explained.
“This information can be used to track an individual and track them from a certain place.”
The Signal is currently only available in the US, but the company is looking to expand it into other countries soon.
“We have a number of partnerships with governments in the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Australia, and Singapore, and we are looking to launch the app in the coming weeks,” the developers wrote.
The developers aren’t the only ones working on the Signal app, however.
Google’s “The Verge” recently published an interview with DeepMind founder and chief scientist Demis Hassabis, who said that the company’s “Next Gen” technology is going to be ready by the end of this year.
The Verge asked Hassabis what the company was working on in regards to the “next gen” technology, and he said that it’s going to make its way into “the next wave of mobile devices” and that it will work with “a variety of devices.”
“It’s very much about making sure that we’re building in a space where we can make it easy for people to use it, where it’s easy for us to get their attention, and where we have a lot of control over how it’s used,” he said.
“It also includes making sure we are able to be very agile, because we’re going to do our best to be able to react to what’s happening around the world and make sure that the data that we collect is accurate.”
Hassabis also said that “next generation” technology will be used by “several other companies,” including “the CIA,” and “the FBI,” and that he expects “it will be on the horizon” for years to come.
“When I talk about ‘next generation,’ I’m referring to a range of technologies, and there will be a range in terms of what those are going to look like,” he told the Verge.
“You will see it in the next wave, as it’s developed in the cloud, on mobile devices, and then eventually, if we can have it in real life, it will be integrated into the physical world.”
DeepMind has already been making the transition to mobile.
The “Next Generation” is currently available on Android and iOS devices, but Hassabis said that this is the “beginning of a much larger migration,” with the company aiming to “open up the whole spectrum” to its customers.
He said that DeepMind will continue to develop “the software that will make our platform the best platform for surveillance, surveillance on the go, and for monitoring, monitoring on the network, monitoring everywhere,” as well.
“Our mission is to make the best surveillance platform for the next generations,” he added.
“And we will.”