SURVEILLANCE

#HappyTracksgiving : How your travels are tracked this holiday season

Thursday, November 27, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Craig Timberg WashingtonPost.com November 26, 2014 It’s that time again. We’re on the move — feasting, sharing, shopping, giving thanks. And we are being tracked every step of the way. So here’s a quick guide to the state of the unblinking electronic eye, 2014 Holiday Edition. Flying home? Every passenger on every flight... »

Military-Grade Malware “Regin” Linked to US and British Intelligence Agencies, Targeting Governments, Academics and Telecoms

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Lauren McCauley Global Research November 25, 2014 Symantec, which published a technical whitepaper on the malware Sunday, says it’s likely “one of the main cyberespionage tools used by a nation state.” (Photo: Grant Hutchinson/flickr/cc) Security researchers have recently exposed a sophisticated new “military grade” malware program which is specifically targeting governments, academics and... »

Bill Designed to Curb NSA Domestic Surveillance Goes Down in Senate

Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Paul Martin

Strongest legislative effort yet defeated by lawmakers, many of whom used the threat of foreign terrorists to defend the need for mass surveillance without oversight By Jon Queally CommonDreams.com Wednesday, November 19, 2014 A cloture vote in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night failed to get the necessary 60 votes needed to move forward... »

FISA Judge To Yahoo: If US Citizens Don’t Know They’re Being Surveilled, There’s No Harm

Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Paul Martin

NewsForage.com Nov. 20, 2014 A legal battle between Yahoo and the government over the Protect America Act took place in 2008, but details (forced from the government’s Top Secret file folders by FISA Judge Reggie Walton) are only emerging now. A total of 1,500 pages will eventually make their way into the public domain... »

Surveillance State Wins – Senate Votes To Allow NSA Bulk Data Collection To Continue

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 11/18/2014 Senate leaders failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance The USA Freedom Act - which would have limited the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records – and as Bloomberg reports, it’s unlikely a new version can be drafted for another vote before the congressional term... »

30 Years Later, America Truly Is Becoming A ‘1984’ Society

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Michael Snyder EndOfTheAmericanDream.com November 16th, 2014 If only George Orwell could see us today. When he wrote “1984” back in 1948, he probably never imagined that the “totalitarian, bureaucratic world” that he imagined would ever actually become a reality. But that is precisely what is happening. We live at a time when the... »

First Snowden. Then tracking you on wheels. Now spies on a plane. Yes, surveillance is everywhere

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

The US government’s secret airborne dragnet is just the latest tool to snoop on your phone. Why aren’t we stopping this? Trevor Timm GuardianUK Saturday 15 November 2014 US government-owned airplanes that can cover most of the continental United States are covertly flying around the country, spying on tens of thousands of innocent people’s... »

Police Departments Petition Feds for Advanced Cell Phone Interceptors

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

Law enforcement groups throughout Bay Area seek “Hailstorm” device to intercept latest cell phones Mikael Thalen Prison Planet.com November 14, 2014 Multiple police departments across California’s Bay Area are looking to upgrade their Stingray cell phone interceptors to an even more advanced model. IMSI catchers, portable devices commonly referred to as Stingrays, trick 2G... »

Domestic Drones Cometh: Report Exposes Rapid Expansion of Surveillance Flights

Friday, November 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

More than 10,000 flights have quietly taken place along the US/Mexico border since last year, according to the AP Jon Queally CommonDreams.org Thursday, November 13, 2014 The U.S. government has quietly expanded its use of unmanned surveillance drones inside the country to the extent that now half of the nearly 2,000 mile border with... »

Feds Put Fake Cell Towers On Planes, Spied On Tons Of Innocent Americans

Friday, November 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Mike Masnick TechDirt.com Fri, Nov 14th 2014 The Wall Street Journal broke the news that the DOJ has been spying on tons of innocent Americans by putting fake mobile phone towers on airplanes and scooping up all sorts of data from people who thought they were connecting to regular mobile phone towers. The... »

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