In a shocking article published Tuesday by the Verge, it was revealed the FBI has been quietly collecting hundreds of thousands of iris scans as part an experimental program referred to as the "FBI Iris Pilot."
Google is planning to put "eyes in machines" and boost computers' ability to automatically recognise people, places or objects.
"Here's the short version. Whatever power you give politicians and bureaucrats to use against other people will eventually be used by future politicians and bureaucrats against you." -Michael Boldin, Tenth Amendment Center
This is going to become more common everywhere… get ready to live in Minority Report.
One of the principal reasons why civil liberties advocates try to sound the alarm about emerging technology is that it can very quickly progress from dystopian scenarios only found in science fiction, to elective consumer adoption in the name of effi
A 10-year study shows the U.S. wiretaps increasingly often and effectively
Secret FBI rules allow agents to obtain journalists' phone records with approval from two internal officials -- far less oversight than under normal judicial procedures.
New York, NY - A security researcher claims to have a copy of a Thomson Reuters database that contains 2.2 million records from their 'World Check' database of "heightened risk individuals and entities," which is used by governments, banks,
The Russian government is building an electronic intelligence-gathering facility in Nicaragua as part of Moscow's efforts to increase military and intelligence activities in the Western Hemisphere.
Your phone is like your best friend. It holds all of your secrets, and there's a bond of trust--at least, you hope that there is. Advertisers may already be exploiting this trust and turning your phone against you, by using its tiny quirks to trac
New files released by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that personnel from the NSA worked alongside US military, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other interrogators at Guantanamo Bay.
A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers.
Would all of our lives be safer if the government could break down all the doors it wishes, listen to all the conversations it could find and read whatever emails and text messages it could acquire? Perhaps. But who would want to live in such a socie
The Office of Personnel Management is preparing for a pilot program to automatically track public social media postings of people applying for security clearances.
SKINCENTIAL SCIENCES, a company with an innovative line of cosmetic products marketed as a way to erase blemishes and soften skin, has caught the attention of beauty bloggers on YouTube, Oprah's lifestyle magazine, and celebrity skin care professio
Big Pharma is spending like never before to make sure patients take their drugs. Investors recently committed $172 million for "smart pills" being developed jointly by Proteus Digital Health and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. After a pill is swallowed,
At a Congressional hearing this morning that veered into contentious arguments and cringe-worthy moments, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spilled the beans on their social media monitoring project.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Technology companies could face civil penalties for refusing to comply with court orders to help investigators access encrypted data under draft legislation nearing completion in the U.S. Senate, sources familiar with continuin
NSA whistleblower rubbishes claims that only Apple can unlock killer's iPhone 5C, indicating FBI has the means itself
The FBI has quietly revised its privacy rules for searching data involving Americans' international communications that was collected by the National Security Agency, US officials have confirmed to the Guardian.
The more we hear of the US government case for its demand that Apple hack its iPhone, the more the government story looks like a mix of lies and obfuscations. Should we care about this even if we don't use iPhones? You bet! Former State Department of
Verizon settled with the Federal Communications Commission for $1.35 million on Monday over its use of "supercookies" technology, which secretly tracks user browsing habits on its network for ad targeting.
The battle between the FBI and Apple over encryption took a turn in Apple's favor this week, with a similar court ruling coming down on the side of privacy. Congress is eager to get in the game. What might we expect if they do?
The FBI tells us that its demand for a back door into the iPhone is all about fighting terrorism, and that it is essential to break in just this one time to find out more about the San Bernardino attack last December.
Edward Snowden stoked the debate over mass government surveillance. Tim Cook may be the one to rein it in.
Even if the US government forces Apple to help break into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, the company reportedly has plans to design its new devices to prevent it from being technically capable of assisting the feds in future cases.
If Apple refuses to help the FBI unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook's iPhone, a universe of penalties in various courts are possible.
By now you know that the FBI is demanding and a federal magistrate judge is ordering Apple to build a backdoor to its operating system.
Boris Groendahl for Bloomberg reports, Austrians should have the constitutional right to use cash to protect their privacy, Deputy Economy Minister Harald Mahrer said, as the European Union considers curbing the use of banknotes and coins.
If you want evidence that US intelligence agencies aren't losing surveillance abilities because of the rising use of encryption by tech companies, look no further than the testimony on Tuesday by the director of national intelligence, James Clapper