As a host of the G8, France's Nicolas Sarkozy wants to step up centralized control over the Internet. He has convened world leaders to a summit aimed at working towards a 'civilized Internet' a concept he borrowed from the Chinese government.
Bottom line: truth tellers who give Americans too much insight on any number of issues are vulnerable to a vast arsenal of judicial weapons typically associated with China or Mynamar.
The way a republic is supposed to function is that there is transparency for those who wield public power and privacy for private citizens. The National Security State has reversed that dynamic completely...
Do you want your children and grandchildren to live in a futuristic "big brother" control grid where everything they do is watched, recorded, tracked and tightly controlled? Well, that is exactly where things are headed.
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) yesterday unveiled its rumored cellphone payments initiative that employs Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, mobile wallet software, and mobile coupons, and involves a variety of financial and retail partners.
The Philippine House of Representatives has passed a bill that would require the use of biometric authentication of individuals for voter registration as well as the actual voting process in the country, according to a NewsBytes Philippines article.
Editor Note. The video will give you an idea of how far these technologies have advanced: LAPD has read over 32 million license plates in 3 years using only 80 squad cars.
On Thursday, Silicon Valley titan Google is expected to announce a new mobile payments system at an event in New York City. According to Bloomberg, Google is teaming with Sprint, a longtime Google partner and the number three wireless...
Philip Reitinger, DHS bigwig, seemed to imply that the military would lead on cybersecurity even in the domestic sphere.
“We’re getting to a gap between what the public thinks the law says and what the American government secretly thinks the law says. When you’ve got that kind of a gap, you’re going to have a problem on your hands.”
While Texas pushes to outlaw TSA groping, EPIC files a lawsuit against Homeland Security for withholding documents about expanding the use of mobile body scanners into crowds of moving people.
Called SEEK (Secure Electronic Enrollment Kit), this is a portable electronic toolkit that collects biometrics from people. This includes fingerprints, eye (iris) scan and photos of suspects, which are stored electronically. All this is stored...
The Department Of Homeland Security will merge operations with the Pentagon.
In the IVR platform, voice biometrics provides the unique representations of the characteristics of the vocal tract for each individual. These physical components can combine to produce a unique sound that can be analyzed, measured and stored.
Lieberman’s vision for the Internet is less of an information superhighway and more of a government-controlled sanitized clone of cable television, where the web is purged entirely of dissent in a system even more draconian than that employed by...
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a follow-on task order worth up to $141 million for continued work of the U.S. Department of Defense Automated Biometric Identification System, which provides military personnel with reliable and timely ID...
PCSO plans to implement the technology in the field to enable patrol deputies, detectives and SWAT members to verify the identity, and access criminal background, on suspects using a hand-held, wireless and multi-modal (iris, fingerprint and facial).
We'll be examining such trends as the shift to digital payment systems, near field communications (NFC), as well as Point of Sale software and security. All of these factors will contribute to the eventual obsolescence of the old-fashioned cash till.
The total cost to apply for naturalization, which includes a biometrics fee, is currently $680.
A safer and increasingly attractive alternative for today's criminal is electronic cash loaded on stored-value or prepaid cards. Getting them doesn't require a bank account, and many types can be used anonymously.
Will facial recognition devices be used to keep track of everyone that goes to a baseball game, the supermarket, or a political rally? The DSC website doesn’t offer any information about what their cameras can do.
"The International Strategy for Cyberspace calls for the U.S. government to work with its global counterparts in securing cyberspace," stated White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt.
One made public today, one in February, Google itself was very much looking into crossing the line, at one point. Teams of engineers in Mountain View appears to have filed at least two patent applications for facial recognition technology...
Apple confirms that its policy is "a limit of two iPads per customer and you must pay by credit or debit card." It didn't explain the rationale of the no-cash rule, which also applies to iPhones.
The technology is already here. What you can see in the picture and in the video after the jump is RecognizeMe, an App that is only available on jailbroken iPhones. This App uses the Facetime camera in order to recognize...
In short, ISIS is designed to replace your real wallet with a virtual one stored on your phone. The app stores credit and debit card information in the form of digital card images. To select a card, you simply tap on the corresponding icon...
Editor Note - Big Brother Lives: (NFC) Near Field Communications and biometrics will 'transform' payment authentication
“This is the first time that customers can use their mobile to pay for goods and services in shops across the UK rather than using cards or cash. They’ll be able to do this, safe in the knowledge that this is a secure technology brought to them by...
If an Air Force plan works out as planned, all you’ll need to track your prey is a single camera, snapping a few seconds of footage from far, far away.
Congressional leadership from both houses and both parties today reached a deal on a long-term extension of the PATRIOT Act, exactly as worded and without any of the inconvenient civil rights provisions that the Obama Administration has been warning