Jul 172018
 July 17, 2018  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Hmmm.  I had missed this one, but thankfully, Joe Cadillic didn’t.  Frank Bajak of Associated Press reported: In the first known case of its kind, U.S. drug agents supplied unwitting cocaine-trafficking suspects in California with smartphones they thought were encrypted but had been rigged to allow eavesdropping, Human Rights Watch [Read More…]

Jul 172018
 July 17, 2018  Posted by  Business, Surveillance, U.S.

Joe Cadillic writes: Golf fans will be happy to know that the LPGA considers every fan a potential terrorist. Last week an article in Sport Techie revealed that the LPGA is using NEC’s biometric NeoFace facial recognition technology to identify every fan. Why would the LGPA use facial recognition to spy on [Read More…]

Jul 162018
 July 16, 2018  Posted by  Non-U.S.

The Himalayan Times has an editorial today about privacy.  It begins: In the run-up to the provincial and federal parliamentary elections, one of the measures parties had resorted to seeking votes was sending text messages to people on their mobile phones. This in today’s modern world did not come as [Read More…]