SURVEILLANCE

Big Brother in Big Apple? NYC gunshot tracking system sparks privacy concerns

Sunday, March 22, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com March 21, 2015 It’s been almost a week since New York Police Department deployed a new ShotSpotter gunshot detection system. However, the innovation has raised privacy concerns among New Yorkers while tracking loud bangs, the system records private conversations. Questions arose after New York Police Department deployed 300 hidden microphone sensors around the... »

Leaked Document Reveals Upcoming Biometric Experiments at US Customs

Sunday, March 22, 2015
By Paul Martin

LORENZO FRANCESCHI-BICCHIERAI MotherBoard.com March 18, 2015 The ​facial recognition pilot program launched last week by US Customs and Border Protection, which civil liberties advocates say could lead to new potentially privacy-invading programs, is just the first of three biometric experiments that the feds are getting ready to launch. The three experiments involve new controversial... »

The NSA’s plan: improve cybersecurity by hacking everyone else

Sunday, March 22, 2015
By Paul Martin

Trevor Timm GuardianUK Saturday 21 March 2015 The National Security Agency want to be able to hack more people, vacuum up even more of your internet records and have the keys to tech companies’ encryption – and, after 18 months of embarrassing inaction from Congress on surveillance reform, the NSA is now lobbying it... »

What Budget Cuts? US Cyber Command to Double Its Spending

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com 17.03.2015 Still in its infancy, US Cyber Command is set to receive a massive bump in its budget. For 2015, the cybersecurity organization will receive $364 million; nearly double the $190 million it was allocated for 2014. US Cyber Command was established to combat the growing threat of cyber warfare. The organization, in... »

The Wolf Is Guarding the Hen House: The Government’s War on Cyberterrorism

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

By John W. Whitehead Rutherford.org March 17, 2015 The game is rigged, the network is bugged, the government talks double-speak, the courts are complicit and there’s nothing you can do about it.”—David Kravets, reporting for Wired Nothing you write, say, text, tweet or share via phone or computer is private anymore. As constitutional law... »

The FBI’s Big Plan To Expand Its Hacking Powers

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

Technology giant Google has warned that a rule change represents a ‘monumental’ constitutional concern. BY DUSTIN VOLZ DefenseOne.com MARCH 16, 2015 A judicial advisory panel Monday quietly approved a rule change that will broaden the FBI’s hacking authority despite fears raised by Google that the amended language represents a “monumental” constitutional concern. The Judicial... »

Senate Intelligence Committee Approves “a Surveillance Bill by another Name”

Monday, March 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

AllGov.com Monday, March 16, 2015 Sharing is caring—except when it’s snooping. The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act, which would facilitate the sharing of information from private companies to the government. The putative reason for the legislation is to stop cyberattacks, but some are concerned it will... »

Minority Report (2002) Esoteric Analysis – Pre-Crime is Now Here!

Sunday, March 15, 2015
By Paul Martin

JaysanAlysis.com 3/15/2015 Spielberg’s Minority Report is now an important film to revisit. Based on the short story by visionary science fiction author Phillip K. Dick, Spielberg’s film version implements an important number of predictive programming elements not found in Dick. Both are worth a look, but the film is important for JaysAnalysis, since now... »

‘Freedom in jeopardy': Thousands rally across Canada against new anti-terror law

Sunday, March 15, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com March 15, 2015 Thousands of demonstrators have united across Canada to take action against proposed anti-terrorism legislation known as Bill C-51, which would expand the powers of police and the nation’s spy agency, especially when it comes to detaining terror suspects. Organizers of the ‘Day of Action’ said that “over 70 communities” across... »

US Senate committee advances cybersecurity bill in secret session

Friday, March 13, 2015
By Paul Martin

Bipartisan group of senators vote 14 to 1 on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act as lone dissenter calls measure ‘a surveillance bill by another name’ Alan Yuhas in Washington and Spencer Ackerman in New York GuardianUK Thursday 12 March 2015 The Senate intelligence committee advanced a priority bill for the National Security Agency on Thursday... »

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