The bad news is that if you turn the geo features on, there are very few controls available and, yes, Microsoft could easily track your every move. Now you can freak out.
Did you know there was an RFID ink? How about RFID powder? How many people in America are already chipped?
The Obama administration has told Congress the Patriot Act, which outlines U.S. government surveillance methods, should be renewed but could be tweaked.
Americans are outraged with the recent introduction of America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009. The Internal Revenue Service will enforce fines of $3,800.00 imposed against non- participants of the National Health Care plan.
The formation of PositiveID represents the convergence of a pioneer in personal health records, VeriChip, with a leader in the identity security space, Steel Vault, focused on access and security of a consumer’s critical data.
Agents may seize, detain, and/or retain individuals’ PCs and media without having reason to suspect that those people or those machines and devices are connected with a crime.
Whenever questions are raised about national ID schemes like REAL-ID or PASS-ID, their more public-relations savvy proponents are always quick to say, “But of course this isn’t a national ID card”. The same goes for L-1 Identity Solutions, the prime drivers license, ID card, and ID and biometric database contractor, aggregator, and data miner for California and the majority of other states (and keynote presenter at ICAO’s upcoming Symposium on Machine Readable Travel Dcouments next month in Montreal).
So we were interested to see how L-1 describes its products to its customers in this full-page ad on the back cover of the latest issue of ICAO’s Machine Readable Travel Document Report:
Government And Computer Manufacturers Are Caught Installing Hard-Wired Keystroke Loggers Into All New Laptop Computers. Device captures everything you type and sends it via your ethernet card to the Dept. of Homeland Security
Police have secretly been told to continue with the unlawful ‘Big Brother’ policy of indefinitely storing DNA samples taken from entirely innocent people.It is more than seven months since European judges ruled that DNA taken from 850,000 people who were not convicted of any crime could not be stored for life.But a leaked letter by one of the country’s most senior policing officials reveals that forces have been warned against starting to destroy the unlawful samples.
Federal agents at the conference got a scare on Friday when they were told they might have been caught in the sights of an RFID reader.
WARNING: Do NOT try this at home, kids!!! Glen Beck and Kimberly Guilfoyle talk about the government website cars.gov which incidentally cost you 19 million dollars for the website. Do NOT go to this website!
Text of the Privacy Act & Security Statement at cars.gov:
“This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the U.S. Government. Any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, Dot, and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign.”
Up to 10 colonies of the strict Christian Hutterite sect say they face
religious persecution from the Canadian province of Alberta's plan to
force them to have their photos on driver's licenses and may leave
Alberta rather than comply.
These confidential documents detail information on an official program for centralized, real-time, interception of Internet traffic in Switzerland. The interception will start on August 1, 2009.The documents are those referenced yesterday by the Swiss-German weekly newspaper WOZ.
TIBURON, Calif. - Visitors should be prepared to have their pictures taken as they enter and leave this picturesque town of million-dollar views and homes along the San Francisco Bay.
Officials want to photograph every car and use the license plate information to solve crimes in the town of 9,000.
Miniature robots could be good spies, but researchers now are experimenting with insect cyborgs or "cybugs" that could work even better.
Scientists can already control the flight of real moths using implanted devices.
To protect against skimming and eavesdropping attacks, federal and
state officials recommend that Americans keep their e-passports tightly
shut and store their RFID-tagged passport cards and enhanced driver's
licenses in "radio-opaque" sleeves.
Avoid Privacy Invasions “What’s your ‘Social,’ Mr. Hall?” She might as well have asked for the PIN to our business bank account. “We need your ‘Social,’ Mr. Hall,” she repeated. I glanced up from the Nora Roberts novel I was reading. You’ll get itRead Letter
Email from Mike Duffey, Special Agent, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Computer Crime Center, to the ICAC Task Force mailing list, describing the ease with which he obtained a suspect’s information from MySpace (within 20 minutes),
Senate Democrats outlined plans yesterday to overhaul the nation's immigration laws, including a requirement that all U.S. workers verify their identity through fingerprints or an eye scan.
The [Democratic] chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee came to the defense of the National Security Agency, saying the federal agency didn’t commit flagrant abuses in its program to intercept American’s phone calls and emails.
The Indian government has banned the import of mobile phones without an IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number, and has ordered operators to block calls from phones without an IMEI from next month..The IMEI is a unique code that identifies a mobile device on a GSM network
An anonymous citizen who applied for a city job alerted local media
that he or she had to provide log-in information and passwords for any
and all social networking web sites they use while applying for a job
with the city.
Along with the normal background check, criminal history, education and employment past, the following is written into the Bozeman city employment waiver statement:
"Please list any and all, current personal or business websites, web pages or memberships on any internet-based chat rooms, social clubs or forums, to include, but not limited to: Facebook, Google, Yahoo, YouTube.com, MySpace, etc."
The National Security Agency
is facing renewed scrutiny over the extent of its domestic surveillance
program, with critics in Congress saying its recent intercepts of the
private telephone calls and e-mail messages of Americans are broader
than previously acknowledged, current and former officials said.
The TSA is in the process of substituing “Virtual Strip Search” machines as a replacement for metal detectors for primary screening of all travelers. You’ll be able (at least at first) to opt out of the virtual strip search “Whole Body Imaging”, but
Automatic License Plate Recognition is spreading worldwide like a cancer as governments become eager to track the movement of their citizens, many times under the guise of homeland security.
A controversial database which holds the details of every child in England has become available to childcare professionals for the first time.
After years of mismanagement by the Bush administration and months of fumbles by the Obama team, the Census Bureau may be getting back on track for the 2010 count. The Senate is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing for Obama’s superb nominee to r
Wisconsin police can attach GPS to cars to secretly track anybody's movements without obtaining search warrants, an appeals court ruled Thursday.
Reidenberg's class turned in a 15-page dossier that included not only Scalia's home address, home phone number and home value, but his food and movie preferences, his wife's personal e-mail address and photos of his grandchildren.