Federal law enforcement agencies have been tracking Americans in real-time using credit cards, loyalty cards and travel reservations without getting a court order, a new document released under a government sunshine request shows.
A State Department official warned students at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs this week that discussing WikiLeaks on Facebook or Twitter could endanger their employment prospects. The official, a former student of
The local government says Dick Thompson is living too simply.
By the new year, the East Palo Alto PD will be using automatic license plate readers to identify law breakers. The City Council has agreed to pay for the new devices – including two sets of high-speed cameras and sophisticated computers – with a gran
Janet Napolitano, set up new Department of Homeland Security shipping restrictions on November 17, 2010 that blocks the shipping of any NON COMMERCIAL parcel into the United States that weighs more than 0.9 pounds (under 16 ounces) without first
The city is installing 250 to 300 cameras at downtown intersections in an effort to prevent and fight terrorism and crime, part of a security initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you." Ronald Reagan - quote
To that end, she would like to combine the line and an array of sensors into what she calls a “tunnel of truth.” The concept — with the somewhat Orwellian name — would have passengers stand on a conveyor belt moving under an archway as various sen
A sharply-divided federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that police can't use GPS to track a suspect's vehicle without a warrant, rejecting a bid by the Justice Department to have the life sentence of a convicted drug dealer reinstated.
First, they send you off to war, and if you somehow manage to survive that, they erase your memories when you come back home so you can’t talk to the press about what really happened.
A huge unmanned rocket carrying a secret new spy satellite for the US roared into space to deliver what one reconnaissance official touted as "the largest satellite in the world" into orbit. A classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Off
Move over TSA... here comes Red Flag Tests, Coming January 1 - Quote: Wait till you have to * buy a car * or an appliance * or deal with a debt collector beginning next year. Due to the new federal government mandate, Joe the used car salesman is g
"In the future, whether it’s entering your home, opening your car, entering your workspace, getting a pharmacy prescription refilled, or having your medical records pulled up, everything will come off that unique key that is your iris.
Which search is more likely to yield malware: a child's research for a school current events project or a male's search for nude photos of Paris Hilton? The answer may surprise you.
John Green - Joins Ernest in studio - Newborns and privacy / Anonymous Cell Phone / Fake terrorists
Want to buy a used car or a new appliance? Be prepared to answer a list of questions posed by the salesman before you're given permission to make your purchase. It's coming in less than 60 days, courtesy of a Federal Government that dying to hold som
If you hate the full body scans at the airports you're probably not going to like the new Red Flag Rules mandated by the federal government beginning Jan. 1. Used car salesmen and debt collectors will have access to a huge government database that's
Microsoft Vice President said the new Kinect controller for the Xbox 360 can watch and report on users. The Kinect can tell advertisers such details as who is in a room and what they're wearing. Microsoft denied that the data captured is being used
Investment bankers and traders in Britain will have their mobile phone conversations recorded in the latest step by the country’s financial regulator to crack down on insider trading and market abuse.
Tweeters have joined forces to support Paul Chambers, the man convicted and fined for a Twitter message threatening to blow up an airport. The Twitter community is angry that the 27-year-old accountant has failed to overturn his conviction. A d
Personal drones - smaller, private versions of the infamous Predator - are the next hot technology for people looking to track celebrities, cheating lovers, or even wildlife. And it could be a dream tool for the paparazzi, named after the Iralian
Businesses are quietly buying mobile-phone data to discover the paths that consumers take.
Part of the admitted use of these technologies is crowd control, through what the military and police like to call “pain compliance” (AKA torture). Microwave radiation is beamed, via a microwave cannon, directly into a crowd, or at selected individua
Tracking Every Pill, Every Piece Of Food – The Internet Of Things Cometh
For ten grand, your own low-altitude spyplane
STEVE MILLER is justifiably proud of the manicured grounds around his stately stucco home. So he was nonplussed when he discovered someone tossing plastic bags of dog excrement into the sculptured shrubs around a palm tree in his front yard.
Germany has introduced electronic identity cards that store personal data on microchips, raising fears over data protection in a country especially wary of surveillance due to its Nazi and Stasi past. The so-called eIDs enable owners to identify
You then strike a pose inside with your hands submissively held above your head, like some desperado cornered by the sheriff in a Western movie, while the see-through-clothes machine makes an image of your body.
Now with biometrics technology, Bergen County has implemented a solution that helps the DHS keep an accurate count of the homeless people who receive social services. In September, the DHS unveiled a fingerprint identification system...
In an effort to prevent the next Fort Hood-style shooting before it happens, the Pentagon has launched a program to scan massive amounts of communications and detect anomalies in behavior that could predict "insider threats" to the military.