Electronic health records need a nudge from the government if the technology is to become widespread, the nation's new health information technology czar said on Thursday. "It is clear that this field has not advanced (enough) ... when le
A former federal prosecutor running for governor approved the tracking of citizens through their cell phones without warrants while he was head of the U.S. Attorney's Office for New Jersey, civil rights attorneys said Thursday. Christopher Christ
Children will be tracked by satellite on public transport and encouraged to spy on their friends and report bad behavior, under a pilot scheme by the Welsh Assembly.
If privacy suddenly becomes important to you, this tactic can help you get it back.
Under a shroud National Security secrecy, the Obama administration is negotiating a "New World Order" treaty that would permit the government to search, at will, through personal computers, laptops, and mp3 players.
Figures released using the Freedom of Information Act show 42 local authorities have installed the 'spy' devices in rubbish containers to record how much residents are throwing away.
Google launched its behavioral targeting ad program, which it calls "interest-based advertising." This move has been widely expected once Google completed its $3.1 billion acquisition of DoubleClick one year ago today. The issues with behav
Obviously if you use are a user of Google services you are sharing a lot of your search behavior among other things with Google as well. The E-Justice blog has published an interesting post on 25 Surprising Things That Google Knows About You. Below i
Welcome to the future, where everything about you is saved. A future where your actions are recorded, your movements are tracked, and your conversations are no longer ephemeral.
When you search for information online, you're not the only one who learns something.
Hacker & researcher Chris Paget has demonstrated the ability to read the globally unique serial numbers on RFID chips in passport cards & electronic drivers licenses in the purses & pockets of pedestrians on the street from a passing car, at least 30
Real ID is a direct frontal attack on all American’s freedoms. Twenty-one other states have taken a stand against the tyranny of Real ID and have passed legislation similar to HB 1587 to refuse state compliance. Now, with your help, we can stop in
Beware thieves and other ne'er-do-wells: Those sunglasses and other disguises may soon no longer protect your identity if Professor Yi Ma and his group have anything to do with it.
Privacy on the Internet is increasingly under attack, as searches and visits are routinely recorded and combined into personal and behavioral profiles by the major search engines. While you are searching the internet, these engines register the tim
The Census Bureau plans to cut spending on advertising and community outreach for the 2010 census by at least a fourth compared with the 2000 census, provoking concern among congressional overseers that historically difficult-to-count groups such as
Google's recent announcement that it may have found a way to predict U.S. flu trends has led to the inevitable expressions of concern from some privacy groups.
The Obama Administration promises change, and invites suggestions for their agenda. Since they’ve asked, here are the first things we think they should do to restore our right to travel, and to address the issues of ID requirements and identity-based
Ohio’s attorney general begins an investigation into the government snooping into Joe the Plumber’s records. Helen Jones-Kelley has already been suspended with leave and the trail may lead to Ohio governor, Ted Strickland.
Part 2 of a video showing an SPCA employee and his cohort in crime with the local police demanding access to private property absent a search warrant to allegedly inspect a horse shelter. While videotaping, the owner's son is threatened, handcuff
Having refused to reign-in the government's warrantless wiretaps, it appears Republicans will now try to use the abuse as a Get-Out-of-Jail-Free card. This for the same offense that Nixon was forced to resign over and his Attorney General went to
On Thursday, ABC News reported a big new break in the story of illegal and unconstitutional spying that our government has engaged in for years now, except that there was nothing new in the story and the important parts were left out.
Despite pledges by President Bush and American intelligence officials to the contrary, hundreds of US citizens overseas have been eavesdropped on as they called friends and family back home, according to former military intercept operators
New York state has begun issuing so-called “enhanced” driver’s licenses (or EDLs). These licenses contain RFID tags & include citizenship status on their face. They are issued under DHS’s “Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative” & will be used as alter
The judge rejected the government's argument that historical cellphone tower location data did not require probable cause. Could establish the standard which lawyers say are routine as more people carry cellphones that reveal their locations.
At an emergency summit in Berlin, German ministers have agreed to update data protection laws for the digital age in the wake of scandals that showed how easily personal details can be bought on the Internet.
The Department of Homeland Security has created a newly-defined “system of records” containing logs of everyone who crosses U.S. borders. ”Border Crossing Information” (BCI) about innocent U.S. citizens not suspected of any crime would be kept for 1
Maybe you don't care about the doings in Washington, but you may want to know that Biden considers a lot of what you do care about criminal activity.
The supreme court found that Minneapolis had disregarded a state law imposing uniformity of traffic laws across the state. The city's photo ticket program offered the accused fewer due process protections than available to motorists prosecuted fo
Fox News reports the FBI admits to listening to citizens via their turned off cell phones. Cell phones are now tracking and monitoring devices so the state can keep track you, your whereabouts, you conversations and who you are with.
"This latest security breach illustrates again the dangers inherent in consolidating personal information through the process of conducting the inherently flawed identification-based domestic aviation security program."