For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

    Editor’s Note: Your movements, habits and privacy are tracked and surveyed by governments and corporations because information is a commodity. Source: Washington Post Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who… Continue Reading

New York State and DHS collecting and archiving tens of millions of records that track vehicle movement

Source: USA Today In a crime-fighting tactic that sets civil libertarians’ teeth on edge, police in Monroe County and other urban counties across New York state are collecting and archiving tens of millions of records that track vehicle movement. The records… Continue Reading

FBI, CIA Use Backdoor Searches To Warrentlessly Spy On Americans’ Communications

Source: Tech Dirt The other shoe just dropped when it comes to how the federal government illegally spies on Americans. Last summer, the details of the NSA’s “backdoor searches” were revealed. This involved big collections of content and metadata (so, no, not “just metadata”… Continue Reading

Predicting crime, LAPD’s Geographic Policing Divisions

Source: Guardian The Los Angeles Police Department, like many urban police forces today, is both heavily armed and thoroughly computerised. The Real-Time Analysis and Critical Response Division in downtown LA is its central processor. Rows of crime analysts and technologists sit before… Continue Reading

National Reconnaissance Office wants to tap video game technology

Source: USA Today The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the secretive agency that launches and runs the nation’s spy satellite system, is looking at technology developed by the video game industry to help it improve how it gathers and analyzes intelligence data,… Continue Reading

IMSI catcher: Eavesdropping Equipment Sucks All Data Off Your Phone

Source: Newsweek Call it the “IMSI catcher” war, with the acronym standing for International Mobile Subscriber Identity. Every device that communicates with a cell tower—mobile phone, smartphone or tablet—has one. What StingRay (manufactured by Florida-based Harris Corp.) and its competitors… Continue Reading

U.S. Has Been Secretly Flying Unmanned Surveillance Drones Over Iraq For The Last Year

Editor’s Note: Why are politicians and military analysts awed, shocked and stunned by ISIS militants speed, capture and control of key resource areas and strategic infrastructure? Because they are likely delusion lying schizophrenics. With 24/7 drone surveillance, satellite imagery and intelligence officers on the ground, ISIS… Continue Reading

SPAWAR probing into commercial undersea cables for maritime surveillance

Source: military aerospace U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts are trying to tap into the commercial undersea cable industry to find recent technological advances that might be useful in maritime surveillancesystems (MSS). Officials of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San… Continue Reading