Imagine that you couldn't drive on major highways without agreeing to put a camera in your car -- one that could film either the occupants or the vehicle’s surroundings and transmit the images back to a central office for inspection. You don't hav
The most optimistic researchers believe that these storehouses of “big data” will for the first time reveal sociological laws of human behavior — enabling them to predict political crises, revolutions and other forms of social and economic instabilit
Take note activists, this is a priceless lesson from a real pro!
Children are to be banned from taking part in traditional Christmas games, from blowing up balloons to blowing on party whistles, because of new EU safety rules that have just entered into force.
Any antivirus tool worth its salt should offer you comprehensive protection against malware created by bad guys who are out to do you harm. But what about protecting you against governmental backdoors or “lawful interception” police Trojans? The C
Testifying yesterday in Congress, FBI Director Robert Mueller and National Counterterrorism Center director Matthew Olsen both agreed that the seldom used “lone wolf” provision of the USA PATRIOT Act, a provision which allows broad intelligence gathe
The FBI by mid-January will activate a nationwide facial recognition service in select states that will allow local police to identify unknown subjects in photos, bureau officials told Nextgov.
We were just thinking about the Total Information Awareness Act (TIA) from the early 2000's and wondered what happened with all of those DARPA (Defense Dept) programs that sounded like something out of a bizarre 1984 fantasy or a Men in Black movie.
Speaking on the government's role in diet and health last week, Bloomberg told the UN General Assembly, “There are powers only governments can exercise, policies only governments can mandate and enforce and results only governments can achieve.
Be careful where you decide to park your car. Massapequa Park will be the first Long Island municipality to use electronic sensors embedded in the street to detect illegally parked vehicles. Police can quickly slap a $25 fine on the vehicle aft
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is permitted to include people on the government’s terrorist watch list even if they have been acquitted of terrorism-related offenses or the charges are dropped, according to newly released documents.
They'll spend millions to discover what I can tell them with two words. So rather than spend those millions, Mr. Fed, let me give it to you short and sweet: YOU SUCK There, I just saved you (the taxpayer?) millions of dollars.
The Federal Reserve wants to know what you are saying about it. In fact, the Federal Reserve has announced plans to identify “key bloggers” and to monitor “billions of conversations” about the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, forums and blogs.
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John Adams lost the 1800 presidential election to Thomas Jefferson in large part because Adams, in 1798, pushed through Congress the Alien and Sedition Acts that punished any of the new Americans who stirred up "sedition within the United States" by
Navigation-and-emergency-services company OnStar is notifying its six million account holders that it will keep a complete accounting of the speed and location of OnStar-equipped vehicles, even for drivers who discontinue monthly service.
Until today, that NFC chip on your Sprint Nexus S 4G hasn't been living up to its potential. Google Wallet is Android's long-awaited mobile payment app, which allows you to morph a smartphone into a full-fledged spending machine.
Homeland Security’s See Something, Say Something snitch campaign is now so pervasive that Big Sis has extended the message to coffee cups, recruiting jittery coffee drinkers to spot terrorists. DHS funds to purchase the ads.
Red Dot works by monitoring Afghan roadways for the electronic signals given off by the transmitters meant to trigger the explosives. Those signals are married up "within minutes" to other intelligence streams, from observation blimps, drones and spy
Here's that Pet Shop Boys song and QR code themed video from 2007. The lyrics rail against Blair's UK surveillance state and the video is cutting edge for the time.
Doesn’t Google supposedly use some high-tech program that supposedly pixelates the faces of unsuspecting individuals caught by its invasive Street View cameras? Well, as seen in the above photo (click to enlarge), one Miami woman did not receive t
Internet service providers will be required to inform authorities if customers use virtual private networks in government crackdown Millions of internet users in Pakistan will be unable to send emails and messages without fear of government snooping
Of course, the next logical step researchers in Michigan took was to fit the beetles with piezoelectronics on their wings so that they power their own mind control implants through flight. Yes. This is a thing that is happening.
This MSNBC interview is Homeland Security propaganda.
Google’s ambitions for Google+ appear to go far beyond social signals, marketing, and their efforts to make a better product. Dig a little further and you’ll find something called the “National Strategy For Trusted Identities In Cyberspace” (NSTIC).
Last week Federal agents raided two Gibson guitar factories in Tennessee because materials that were used by the guitar maker were allegedly breaking international laws. Court ruling informs guitar company that it should move production to Madagascar
EPIC has obtained more than one hundred fifty pages of documents detailing the Department of Homeland Security’s development of mobile body scanners and other crowd surveillance technology.
"You don't have that much risk of terrorism through a (bank) debit card," he said in an interview. "There's a problem with a prepaid card because it can begin with cash — the trail is broken, and you can't track where the money came from."
For the past few months, police departments have been using a new iris scanning device to identify people they encounter. Many more police departments will begin using this device soon.
North Canton, Ohio-based Diebold also plans to announce a new ATM that uses biometric and near-field communication (NFC) technologies.