privacy


Global Surveillance Industry Database Helps Track Big Brother Worldwide

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams August 3, 2016   Global Surveillance Industry Database Helps Track Big Brother Worldwide The US is a top exporter of invasive surveillance tools, according to Privacy International     Offering a groundbreaking glimpse of the global surveillance industry—the tools it employs, the extent of its reach, and the accountability it largely evades—human […]

Global Surveillance Industry Database Helps Track Big Brother Worldwide

Afraid of Technology? Here's the One Rule to Follow

Afraid of Technology? Here’s the One Rule to Follow

By Cathy Reisenwitz Foundation for Economic Education July 28, 2016   Afraid of Technology? Here’s the One Rule to Follow   Remember last year when people freaked out about Facebook’s image recognition capabilities? Well hold onto your shoes, luddites, because now Facebook’s got drones. Yep, but the company isn’t dropping bombs or mixtapes. Facebook is […]


In Privacy Win, Federal Judge Rejects 'Stingray' Evidence for First Time

In Privacy Win, Federal Judge Rejects ‘Stingray’ Evidence for First Time

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams July 13, 2016   In Privacy Win, Federal Judge Rejects ‘Stingray’ Evidence for First Time “Absent a search warrant, the government may not turn a citizen’s cell phone into a tracking device”     For the first time, a federal judge has thrown out evidence obtained by police without a […]


Microwave Technology: The “GIFT” That Keeps Sharing – Your Information, That Is!

By Catherine Frompovich Activist Post July 8, 2016     If everyone, who is so enthralled with technology, would wake up to what really is going on in cyberspace utilizing computer networks to surveil and undermine your personal space and rights, especially what’s going on with Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating platform, we could take back […]

Microwave Technology: The “GIFT” That Keeps Sharing – Your Information, That Is!

Privacy Takes Major Hit as Court Rules No Warrant Needed for Cell Location Data

Privacy Takes Major Hit as Court Rules No Warrant Needed for Cell Location Data

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams June 1, 2016   Privacy Takes Major Hit as Court Rules No Warrant Needed for Cell Location Data The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals used the ‘third-party doctrine’ to rule that cellphone location data is not protected by the Fourth Amendment     In a major setback for privacy advocates, […]


Can Law Enforcement Force You To Unlock Your Phone With A Fingerprint?

Can Law Enforcement Force You To Unlock Your Phone With A Fingerprint?

By Chris Morran Consumerist May 3, 2016   Can Law Enforcement Force You To Unlock Your Phone With A Fingerprint?     If you’re arrested or a suspect in a crime, the police can’t force you to remember the combination to your safe, or the passcode for your iPhone. But what if that phone can […]


Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI 'Sprawling' Hacking Powers

Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI ‘Sprawling’ Hacking Powers

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams April 30, 2016   Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI ‘Sprawling’ Hacking Powers Absent action by Congress, the rule change will go into effect in December     The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday quietly approved a rule change that would allow a federal magistrate judge to issue […]


Kuwait to DNA test and tag all tourists

Kuwait to DNA test and tag all tourists

By Against Crony Capitalism April 24, 2016   Kuwait to DNA test and tag all tourists     Just in case you were planning on going to Kuwait anytime soon. No doubt other countries are watching to see how “tourist tagging” does. (From Traveler 24)   All visitors and tourists to Kuwait will now have […]


The Terrorist iPhone Snow Job

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute April 18, 2016   The Terrorist iPhone Snow Job     It all started so “harmless.” The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wanted to access the information of a person being investigated for mass murder so, the FBI said, it could try to prevent more terrorist attacks. A couple […]

The Terrorist iPhone Snow Job

MIT's new Chronos system promises precise Wi-Fi tracking

MIT’s new Chronos system promises precise Wi-Fi tracking

By Dan Misener CBC News April 16, 2016   MIT’s new Chronos system promises precise Wi-Fi tracking Technology could help locate lost devices, disconnect Wi-Fi freeloaders     Many of us use Wi-Fi to check email, watch videos, and browse social media. But as CBC Radio technology columnist Dan Misener explains, researchers at MIT have developed […]


Microsoft Sues for Right to Tell You When Feds Access Your Email

By Nika Knight Common Dreams April 15, 2016   Microsoft Sues for Right to Tell You When Feds Access Your Email ‘The urgency for action is clear and growing’     Microsoft is suing the U.S. Department of Justice for the government’s “unconstitutional” gag orders that prevent the corporation from informing customers when federal agents access user […]

Microsoft Sues for Right to Tell You When Feds Access Your Email