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School’s New Spy System Places Children Under Complete Surveillance

One such detector recorded a street argument in New Bedford, Mass. which was later connected to a criminal trial and the local district attorney, Sam Sutter, thought the warrantless recording would be admissible in court.“In my view legally,” Sutter said to the New York Times, “what is said and picked up by the ShotSpotter recording […]

“F6″ the NSA’s global surveillance unit, the “Special Collection Service.” – BlackListedNews.com

  Source: Der Spiegel   A “top secret” classified NSA document from the year 2010 shows that a unit known as the “Special Collection Service” (SCS) is operational in Berlin, among other locations. It is an elite corps run in concert by the US intelligence agencies NSA and CIA.   The secret list reveals that its […]

NY Times: NSA Should Be Barred From Requiring Companies To Introduce Surveillance Backdoors | Techdirt

In two short paragraphs, the editorial gets right to the heart of the problem. The “cost” to having these backdoors is undeniably huge in terms of trust and privacy. The harm to individuals and businesses is tremendous, but the benefits are, at best, minor. We get vague discussions about stopping some terrorist attacks, but still […]

When the Surveillance State Is Used to Investigate and Prosecute Whistleblowers, the Occupy Movement and Environmental Activists

President Obama assured us on Friday that our phone conversations are not being listened to, but that is not a credible reassurance unless the White House comes up with documents that make what is going on transparent in terms of its protocols and process. There is little “an enemy” can learn from the broad strokes […]

FBI’s Facial Recognition is Coming to a State Near You | Electronic Frontier Foundation

After we read through the Advisory Board documents, we quickly sent Open Records requests to several of the states involved in the pilot program. The documents we received from Maryland and Hawaii further flesh out the story. For example, the Memorandum of Understanding MOU between Hawaii and the FBI shows that the government is building […]

‘Irish SOPA’ made law — RT

Ireland has signed a controversial amendment dubbed the “Irish SOPA” which reinforces existing copyright law amid widespread concern that it will encroach on Internet freedom. The new legislation will effectively allow copyright holders to press for legal action against Internet service providers and social networks which show content that infringes copyright legislation. It will force […]

Google privacy changes: what it means for you | GlobalPost

According to The Associated Press, these changes are not motivated solely by enhancing user experience. Google stands to draw even more advertiser revenue with the revamped policy. The $38 billion dollars Google receives in ad revenues already makes up a significant portion of its revenue. Consumers aiming to limit the information Google collects have some means […]

Pakistan Internet Filtering and URL Blocking System Request for Proposal | Public Intelligence

Internet access in Pakistan is mostly unrestricted and unfiltered. The Internet traffic is coming from two IP backbone providers, i.e., PTCL and TWA. The Internet Service Providers ISPs and backbone providers have currently deployed manual URL filtering and blocking mechanism in order to block the specific URLs containing undesirable content as notified by PTA from […]

Privacy advocates worry online advertisers will sneak around ‘Do Not Track’ rule | The Raw Story

Following the White House’s announcement of support for new one-click Internet privacy rules, electronic privacy advocates warned Raw Story that online advertisers who claim support the new standards might not actually be keen on giving up their most valuable metrics.Experts who spoke to Raw Story this week warned that if government officials are really serious […]

Target is really, really into surveillance | Privacy SOS

Targets name has popped up in various places nationwide in other surveillance news. The most high profile of its surveillance activities has been the companys financing of expansive CCTV surveillance systems in cities nationwide. One of the literally dozens of these cities is West Palm Beach, where Target bought the city enough surveillance cameras to blanket the […]

Secret documents reveal DHS lied about tracking Americans on social media – Democratic Underground

The Electronic Privacy Information Center EPIC, which triggered the hearing by publishing a trove of secret government documents in January, told Raw Story on Thursday that a second round of documents they’ve obtained directly contradicts testimony given on Feb. 16, showing that the DHS instructed their analysts to do exactly what the Department denied.“There were […]

NYPD Built Secret Files On NJ, Long Island Mosques

NEWARK, N.J. — Americans living and working in New Jerseys largest city were subjected to surveillance as part of the New York Police Departments effort to build databases of where Muslims work, shop and pray. The operation in Newark was so secretive even the citys mayor says he was kept in the dark.For months in […]

How the government reads your emails without a warrant — RT

Worried that the US government might be able to read your emails? Don’t be — they already can! The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the feds to come clean on why — and what — they do with the personal correspondence of its citizens.The ACLU has filed request under the US Freedom of Information […]

Google Tracked Users on Safari – The Daily Beast

Ever google “privacy on the Internet?” A Stanford University study said that Google violates user privacy on Apple’s Safari browser by going around third-party cookies. What this means is that millions of users were being tracked and they didn’t know about it. Safari is used on iPhones, iPads, and desktop computers. While Google says it […]

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