Dec 072018
 
 December 7, 2018  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Joe Cadillic writes Looking for that special gift for your family this holiday season? Why not signup for Homeland Security’s “Platinum” spy on your neighbors cam-share club. According to an article in the Advocate, DHS and New Orleans law enforcement have just created a “platinum” spying program that encourages homeowners and business [Read More…]

Dec 062018
 
 December 6, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Thomas Brewster reports: The Syrian Electronic Army was causing carnage half a decade ago. Outside of attacking the U.S. government and major publications like Forbes, two of the hacker crew’s chief operators even made it onto the FBI’s Most Wanted list. But the SEA hasn’t made headlines in some time, largely [Read More…]

Dec 042018
 
 December 4, 2018  Posted by  Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Joe Cadillic writes: This year was full of many disturbing stories, like the one about Bloomberg’s role-playing workshops being used to convince the public to accept police drones equipped with microphones. And another about politicians claiming police drones will help revitalize a downtown and create community connections. None of that [Read More…]

Dec 042018
 
 December 4, 2018  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Justin Rohrlich reports: There’s no shortage of GPS trackers for parents who want to keep tabs on their children’s driving. After all, car accidents are the leading cause of death for American teens. For some parents, that’s enough. For others, nothing but a full-on ankle monitor—the kind used to track people released [Read More…]