Public appearances don't come easily to James Clapper, the United States director of national intelligence. America's top spy is a 75-year-old self-described geezer who speaks in a low, guttural growl; his physical appearance--muscular and bald,
While we have gotten used to the neo-McCarthyite tactics employed by the Clinton campaign linking Donald Trump to the Kremlin, the whole disgraceful operation has reached a new low with the introduction of US law enforcement agencies into the mix.
Yet again, putative acts of terror -- bombs detonated and discovered in New York and New Jersey, and a mass stabbing in Minnesota -- conveniently paved the way for an expansion of police and surveillance state powers in the U.S., while providing an
Hysteria over the government's tendency to eavesdrop on peoples' conversations and personal lives has been at an all-time high since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the National Security Agency's activities in 2013. One person you might not
In tandem with the release of Oliver Stone's excellent biopic "Snowden" this week, there's also a resurgence of the effort to discredit NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
Police, health officials, and social media sites are helping add innocent people's biometric information, including DNA, voice recordings, and more, to massive government databases exempted from public scrutiny.
Where there is a will, there is a way. Regardless of security measures that might be in place, there appears to be no electronic device in the world that cannot be hacked, whether smartphone, tablet, computer, mainframe or even government agencies.
This week in Chicago, the Array of Things team begins the first phase of the groundbreaking urban sensing project, installing the first of an eventual 500 nodes on city streets. By measuring data on air quality, climate, traffic and other urban featu
Corey Charlton for the Mirror UK reports intelligence agencies also have "irrefutable" evidence they are following a command structure, meaning a coordinated attack like those seen in Paris and Brussels is "likely". This was the chilling war
Welcome to New World Next Week -- the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. In this week's episode:
Joshua Kopstein for the Motherboard reports With widespread adoption among law enforcement, advertisers, and even churches, face recognition has undoubtedly become one of the biggest threats to privacy out there.
More than a quarter of the all-cash luxury home purchases made using shell companies in Manhattan and Miami were flagged as suspicious in a new effort to unearth money laundering in real estate, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. As a result, of
If you tried to play Pokemon Go this weekend, you probably already know Niantic, the company behind the wildly popular game, is struggling to keep it online. But that's not just a disappointment for the legions of players who have hit the streets l