The world’s first ‘smart city’ is being built in Asia- and it promises to serve as an experiment for the high-tech tyranny that is surely to come about as a response to the collapse of this present era of human industrial civilization. Dubbed ‘Son
Surveillance drones have a new mission. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) they will be used for “public safety”. Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the DHS, told a House Committee meeting on Homeland Security that the more than 30,00
3,451 days after being seized, detained, dragged out of my vehicle & arrested at an illegal general law enforcement roadblock conducted by Tohono O'odham Police Dept. officers with the assistance of Senior Special U.S. Customs agents along with dozen
’m concerned by the opening paragraph of a Washington Post article covering Skype’s recent policy changes regarding how they share their user data with the government. Until now Skype has been considered an extremely secure and private method of int
Local pilots protest use of blinding lasers in their airspace
As you scan the face on that giant billboard, it may just be scanning your face right back. Increasingly sophisticated digital facial-recognition technology is opening new possibilities in business, marketing, advertising and law enforcement while
In a motion filed today (July 2), the three former intelligence analysts confirm that the NSA has, or is in the process of obtaining, the capability to seize and store most electronic communications passing through its U.S. intercept centers, such as
Three National Security Agency whistle blowers told Viewpoint host Eliot Spitzer on Monday that the agency was gathering information on every person in the United States.
“We are now on the edge of a new horizon: using unmanned aerial systems within the homeland,” House Homeland Security Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Michael McCaul (R.-Texas) said as he introduced the testimony.
There’s no shortage of devices that supposedly prevent drivers from talking or texting by blocking mobile phone signals or that alert parents and employers about the behavior.
Each person has unique feet, and ways of walking. Sensors in the bio-soles check the pressure of feet, monitor gait, and use a microcomputer to compare the patterns to a master file for that person. If the patterns match the bio-soles
Since Jan. 1 of this year the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized 106 federal, state and local government “entities” to fly “unmanned aircraft systems,” also known as drones, within U.S. airspace.
The head of the U.S. government’s vast spying apparatus has conceded that recent surveillance efforts on at least one occasion violated the Constitutional prohibitions on unlawful search and seizure.
As most of you know we were down for almost 15 hours today. To make a long story short we were hacked.
What most people thought to be the last bastion of privacy in today’s world – the mind – are likely going to be quite disturbed to know that a new company, Veritas scientific claims that they are developing technology which “will invade that.”
For spy tools, drones are pretty easy to spot. And hear, because they’re as loud as a gut-busting rock concert. But now the intelligence community’s research division, Iarpa, plans to start designing a silent drone inspired by quiet, creeping, flying
Last year, when a telecommunications company received an ultra-secret demand letter from the FBI seeking information about a customer or customers, the telecom took an extraordinary step...
Pinal Cty. patrol deputies, detectives and SWAT members now can identify criminal backgrounds and other information about suspects by their eyes, fingerprints and facial recognition with a mobile device connected to smartphones, according to a PCSO s
It’s been a year following a federal appeals court decision setting aside a constitutional challenge trying to stop the government from using intrusive body scanners across U.S. airports.
The principal function of government since 9/11, even if unintentional, has been to develop strategies to reduce individual liberties and transfer power to the government while not appearing to do so.
Indoor Atlas says its technology for indoor positioning is highly accurate.
Big Brother's got a brand new bag.
Most of us don't think much about it, but the truth is that people are being watched, tracked and monitored more today than at any other time in human history.
Congressional investigators said the chief counsel’s office at the Food and Drug Administration authorized wide-ranging surveillance of a group of the agency’s scientists, the first indication the effort was sanctioned at the highest levels.
Consumer-products makers spend countless dollars every year on market research that doesn’t work.
An algorithm can better predict your future movements by getting a little help from your friends.
As government agencies in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia push for increased surveillance powers, one pioneering American is pushing back.
Three whistleblowers – all former employees of the National Security Agency (NSA) – have come forward to give evidence in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF’s) lawsuit against the government’s illegal mass surveillance program, Jewel v. NSA.
Ever wondered why your cell phone reception becomes terrible at protests? Or worry that police could intercept mobile data while you are in the streets exercising your rights? You might be on to something.
Who flies the robotic skies? Drones have evolved from the U.S. military's battlefield scouts into the hottest new gadgets for Homeland Security and local police departments.