Feb 272017
 February 27, 2017  Govt, Surveillance, U.S. No Responses »

What GAO Found: Since GAO’s 2013 report on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to develop a biometric exit capability to collect biometric data, such as fingerprints, from individuals exiting the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has conducted four pilot programs to inform the development and [Read More…]

Feb 272017
 February 27, 2017  Surveillance No Responses »

Joseph Cox reports: Last week, Motherboard demonstrated a piece of Android malware that can remotely turn on a smartphone’s microphone, track the user’s location, and intercept phone calls. When buying similar spyware for iPhones, attackers typically need to jailbreak the device first so they can then install unauthorized apps—a technical barrier that [Read More…]

Feb 272017
 February 27, 2017  Surveillance, U.S. No Responses »

Ironically, perhaps, Joe Cadillic wrote on February 24: Bourborn Street/Mardi Gras will never be the same, as police state America uses our fear of terrorism to turn 20 neighborhoods into a giant surveillance network! As you’ll see, no one is safe from New Orleans spying surveillance cameras. Police are spending $40 million dollars to install over a hundred [Read More…]

Feb 262017

Andrew Welsh-Huggins reports: The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing the constitutionality of a student’s backpack search that authorities say led first to the discovery of bullets and later a gun. At issue before the high court is whether a second search of the backpack violated the student’s privacy rights, which are generally weaker inside [Read More…]