Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide: Tomorrow’s Biometrics Will Scan Your Eyes, Hands, Ears, Heart, And Even Track You Down Through Your Scent Like A Bloodhound

Apple’s fingerprint recognition is on the home button – the button most users hit many times a day. It’s meant biometrics have become about convenience rather than just security, which is speeding up acceptance. It also significantly reduces fraud as applications can send out small challenges to the user anytime and get a confirmation that … Continue reading Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide: Tomorrow’s Biometrics Will Scan Your Eyes, Hands, Ears, Heart, And Even Track You Down Through Your Scent Like A Bloodhound

Arizona Town Secretly Installs Plate Scanning Cameras in Fake Cactuses

Residents of Paradise Valley, Arizona, were being denied answers on why decoy cacti containing surveillance cameras have been installed all over their town. After persistent questioning, town leaders finally admitted that the cameras are license plate readers which will cross check license plates against a hotlist database. Town Manager Kevin Burke spoke to the local Fox … Continue reading Arizona Town Secretly Installs Plate Scanning Cameras in Fake Cactuses

Edward Snowden To John Oliver: The NSA Is Monitoring Your ‘Junk’ Pics

In a surprising turn of events during last night’s episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver revealed that he had taken a recent trip to Russia to interview government tattletale Edward Snowden. Oliver’s nearly 20-minute interview of Snowden discussed a variety of things, from what Snowden misses about the United States, including his family … Continue reading Edward Snowden To John Oliver: The NSA Is Monitoring Your ‘Junk’ Pics

Apple Wants You to Get Accustomed to Real-Time Tracking

Apple Wants You to Get Accustomed to Real-Time Tracking - globalresearh.ca by Kurt Nimmo Tracking tech compliments ongoing and evolving surveillance by the NSA Tech giant Apple is not coy about it. They want you to get used to real-time tracking. That’s why they are changing Find My Friends to Track My Friends. A patent granted … Continue reading Apple Wants You to Get Accustomed to Real-Time Tracking

Most Americans Aren’t Protecting Themselves Against Surveillance

Most Americans Aren't Protecting Themselves Against Surveillance - gizmodo.com by Adam Clark Estes As we inch up on the two-year anniversary of the Snowden leaks, it's important to think about how the Earth-shattering revelations about America's intelligence-gathering have affected Americans. We're all using Tor and DuckDuckGo and PGP and protecting ourselves against surveillance now, right? … Continue reading Most Americans Aren’t Protecting Themselves Against Surveillance

Privacy advocates try to keep ‘creepy,’ ‘eavesdropping’ Hello Barbie from hitting shelves

Privacy advocates try to keep ‘creepy,’ ‘eavesdropping’ Hello Barbie from hitting shelves - washingtonpost.com By Sarah Halzack At a recent New York toy fair, a Mattel representative introduced the newest version of Barbie by saying: "Welcome to New York, Barbie."The doll, named Hello Barbie, responded: "I love New York! Don't you? Tell me, what's your favorite … Continue reading Privacy advocates try to keep ‘creepy,’ ‘eavesdropping’ Hello Barbie from hitting shelves

Meet the WiFi Connected Barbie Doll that Talks to Your Children and Records Them

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2015/02/23/the-internet-of-things-meet-the-wifi-connected-barbie-doll-that-talks-to-your-children-and-records-them/ Earlier this month, I highlighted the fact that the latest Samsung Smart TV can and will listen to your conversations, and will share the details with a third party in the post: A Very Slippery Slope – Yes, Your Samsung Smart TV Can Listen to Your Private Conversations. Well a couple of weeks later, and … Continue reading Meet the WiFi Connected Barbie Doll that Talks to Your Children and Records Them

Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the ways big brother is watching you

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/pasadena/opinion/whitehead-creepy-calculating-and-controlling-all-the-ways-big-brother/article_8d44d299- “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 None of us are perfect. All of us bend the rules occasionally. Even before the age of over criminalization, when the most upstanding citizen could be counted … Continue reading Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the ways big brother is watching you

Millions of cars tracked across US in ‘massive’ real-time DEA spy program

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/27/millions-of-cars-tracked-across-us-in-massive-real-time-spying-program American Civil Liberties Union warns scanning of license plates by Drug Enforcement Agency is building a repository of all drivers’ movements. The United States government is tracking the movement of vehicles around the country in a clandestine intelligence-gathering programme that has been condemned as a further official exercise to build a database on people’s lives. … Continue reading Millions of cars tracked across US in ‘massive’ real-time DEA spy program