Utah's bill to opt out of the Real ID Act , HB 234, has passed both chambers of the State legislature and is now on the way to the Governor's desk today. The bill was signed by the Senate President late afternoon.
This website will tell you what tracker cookies have been placed on your computer, and allow you to opt out of their behavioral analysis system.
Although the blood was taken as part of routine disease screening, the state gave the blood away without the consent of the parents, to help the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory create a mitochondrial DNA database.
Orwellian telescreens will monitor your behavior. The age of the telescreen is upon us as surveillance cameras that festoon our streets, shopping malls and airports are now moving into our private homes as the panopticon prison is erected. The Associ
"However, several states have “stop and identify” statutes that require people to produce identifications if they are being legally detained. And police can only legally detain you if they have a reasonable suspicion you have committed or are about t
'No reasonable expectation of privacy' kinda sums it all up, eh?
On a bright, sunny day in 2006, 18-year-old Nikki Catsouras took her father’s Porsche without permission and sped off down a California freeway at 100 mph before losing control and crashing into a toll booth. She died instantly in a crash that dec
Vitamin D Video on Monday released a finished version of software that detects people in surveillance footage recorded by common Web cameras. While using "webcams" to keep watch is nothing new, the California-based start-up has eliminated the need
"Then I saw these girls - they had these printouts. I looked at them. I thought they were some forms you had to fill. I said 'give them to me' - and you could see everything..."
Our primary objection is to the very existence of a system under which the government requires common carriers to identify each would-be traveler and get the government’s permission (”clearance”) before they can travel. Such a scheme is made far wor
The Obama administration has announced that a further $215 million dollars will be spent on installing virtual strip search naked body scanners, meaning the devices will be in no less than half the nation’s airports by next year, but the historical r
Some passengers at Heathrow and Manchester airports will have to go through full body scanners before boarding their flights under new rules. It is now compulsory for people selected for a scan to take part, or they will not be allowed to fly.
Debate privacy and security all you want, without knowing the efficacy of the security system, it's all quacking.
With all the screening technology at airports, the last line of defense is still the human hand: the pat-down search. Experts say the pat-down is often ineffective because of rules of where screeners can put their hands and how frequently they can
The Netherlands and Nigeria will use full-body scanners at airports after a failed Christmas Day attack on a US-bound plane by a 23-year-old Nigerian suspect who passed through both countries. The scanners--which "see" through clothing
A German security expert has raised the ire of the cell phone industry after he and a group of researchers posted online a how-to guide for cracking the encryption that keeps the calls of GSM-standard cell phone users secret.
The Ohio Supreme Court struck a victory for privacy rights, ruling police need a warrant to search a cellphone. The court rightly recognized cellphones are a lot more than just telephones, and hold a wealth of personal information and the privacy int
A Pennsylvania Walmart Supercenter videotaped employees and customers in a unisex bathroom, several former and current Walmart employees alleged in a lawsuit filed this week. Seven former and current employees from the Tire and Lube department at
A US financial crime agency's plan to let foreign police and U.S. state and local law enforcement authorities seek information from American banks about their customers is drawing opposition from groups representing US financial institutions.
Emergency health alerts for the Facebook generation? The nation's ambulance crews are pushing a virtual medical ID system to rapidly learn a patient's health history during a crisis — and which can immediately text-message loved ones that the person
Half-baked Homeland Security is spending millions to develop sensors capable of detecting a person's level of 'malintent' as a counterterrorism tool. This past February, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded a one-year, $2.6 million gr
Google CEO Eric Schmidt commented to CNBC, "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."
Google Goggles is a visual search app for Android phones. Instead of using words, take a picture of an object with your camera phone: we attempt to recognize the object, and return relevant search results. Also provides information about businesses
In renewing only two of the three sunsetting provisions, the House version has defied the White House, quietly pushing Congress to totally renew its predecessor's law.
A consultant hired to diagnose the ills that have plagued Texas' $863 million data center consolidation project with IBM Corp. said Friday that the current deal is dysfunctional and unsustainable.
But unknown to patients, an increasing number of outside vendors that manage electronic health records also have access to that data, and are reselling the information as a commodity.
One Mainframe to Rule Them All - is a 50 minute documentary produced by Greg Nickolettos. The film starts with a monologue from Nazi Nexus author Edwin Black on WWII datalust and IBM. It then swiftly moves to current events surrounding injectible ide
It’s ChoicePoints business to know about you. The company maintains a database that has information on virtually every U.S. citizen. Its trove of personal data and its estimated 17 billion records includes phone numbers and addresses, credit reports
"I have been a medical and recreational user for the last forty-five years or so. There are many myths and stories around marijuana..."
If a Dept of Homeland Security-funded project is successful, airport travelers in the near future will be scanned for body signals. It’s being touted as “convenient”, and it will be–if your signals are just right. But if they’re too high or too low,