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Unmanned airship could be used for mass surveillance

Large, unmanned airships that can stay afloat for a day at a time may be the future of mass surveillance. The Eos, designed by Avalon Airships, is touted as a possible law enforcement tool to keep tabs on the civilians. The airship’s capabilities and uses include: Multiple, high resolution camera arrays Silent operation with remote … Continue reading

Self-driving car technology allows facial recognition & fingerprint scanning from afar

A breakthrough in Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology has troubling implications for the government’s ability to track and surveil its citizens. In an MIT video, researchers explain how this new technology can be used to scan faces and even detect fingerprints from afar. Using the technology you can “see the fine wrinkles in his … Continue reading

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FBI Used Best Buy’s Geek Squad to Increase Secret Public Surveillance

OC Weekly R. Scott Moxley WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 Recently unsealed records reveal a much more extensive secret relationship than previously known between the FBI and Best Buy’s Geek Squad, including evidence the agency trained company technicians on law-enforcement operational tactics, shared lists of targeted citizens and, to covertly increase surveillance of the public, encouraged … Continue reading

Year Zero: The First #Vault7 Leak

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Wikileaks Reveals Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tool Targeting Smart Phones, SmartTVs, Windows, iOS and Linux devices

Wikileaks Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency. The first full part of the series, “Year Zero”, comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network … Continue reading

Yahoo Email Scanner Was Installed by Government — News from Antiwar.com

Yahoo Email Scanner Was Installed by Government | Software could’ve given NSA much more access than just emails Source: Yahoo Email Scanner Was Installed by Government — News from Antiwar.com Former employees of Yahoo have corroborated this week’s stories about the company scanning all emails coming into their servers on behalf of the NSA, saying … Continue reading

Baltimore Police Secretly Running Aerial Mass Surveillance Eye in the Sky

ACLU by Jay Stanley Bloomberg Businessweek reported late Tuesday that the Baltimore police have been subjecting that city to a vast and powerful aerial surveillance system since January, without telling, let alone asking, the public that they serve. This is a big deal. This system, known as “wide-area surveillance” and run by an Ohio company … Continue reading

The FBI has collected 430,000 iris scans in a so-called ‘pilot program’

The FBI has partnered with US Border Patrol, the Pentagon and local law enforcement agencies to collect hundreds of thousands of iris scans, which can be captured in a fraction of a second. The Verge By Colin Lecher and Russell Brandom As a modestly sized department — policing 2 million citizens with just over 1,800 … Continue reading

House uprising thwarts change to Patriot Act

Finally, some good news! The Hill’s Cristina Marcos reports: The House failed to pass legislation on Monday to enhance a provision of the Patriot Act that encourages banks to tip off federal authorities to suspected cases of terrorist financing. Many libertarians warned of potential privacy violations if the measure went into effect, which helped prevent … Continue reading