Dec 072019
 
 December 7, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

From Papers, Please! Press releases issued today by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Sen. Edward Markey suggest that CBP and its parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), have cancelled or postponed, at least for now, their plans to require mug shots of all US citizens leaving, or returning to, the US. But [Read More…]

Dec 062019
 
 December 6, 2019  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Benjamin Spillman reports: More people in Reno — including law-abiding residents — could unknowingly have their comings-and-goings tracked by police. On Wednesday, the Reno City Council approved an expansion of the police department’s use of automatic license plate readers. The devices and associated software would be part of an ongoing [Read More…]

Dec 062019
 
 December 6, 2019  Posted by  Surveillance

Joe Cadillic writes: The good old days of elevator music being a minor distraction is about change. VentureBeat reports that “elevators of the future will have virtual windows, voice-activated controls, music-streaming, and more.” KONE’s DX Class, elevators will give security and the buildings owners, unparalleled access to view what is happening inside their elevators. Read [Read More…]

Dec 062019
 
 December 6, 2019  Posted by  Govt, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Leslie McAdoo Gordon writes: This week in the impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, released his report on the inquiry to date. The report included records of telephone calls of President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and another [Read More…]