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Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance

Crypto Radar Two decades ago, the US intelligence community worked closely with Silicon Valley in an effort to track citizens in cyberspace. And Google is at the heart of that origin story. Some of the research that led to Google’s ambitious creation was funded and coordinated by a research group established by the intelligence community … Continue reading

Hundreds of smartphone apps are monitoring users through their microphones

The Independent Hundreds of apps and games are monitoring smartphone users through their microphones. They feature a technology that can even recognise audio when the user puts their phone inside their pocket, or if the apps are running in the background. Advertisers can then use this information to learn more about consumers and target ads … 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