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Privacy

5 Privacies You Didn’t Know You Lost

Source: The Corbett Report March 23, 2018 James Corbett We all know that privacy is a thing of the past, right? Pfff. The government spying on everyone? That’s yesterday’s news. But if you think you’ve heard it all when it comes to the obtrusive police state panopticon, you’ve got another …

Smart Grid

Who Will Smart Meters Make Smarter?

Source: counterpunch March 15, 2018 by Jack Dresser Mundane utilities do not evoke passion among political activists. But the routine, everyday, and habitual create our greatest vulnerabilities. Psychologically set on automatic, these bypass conscious choice and self-protective scrutiny. Therein lies their potential power. Edward Snowden’s data dump exposed an ambient …

Surveillance State

Digital Papers Please: New Reports of TSA Searching Computers and Cellphones for DOMESTIC Flights

Source: Activist Post March 13, 2018 By Nicholas West Despite being roundly hated by the traveling public, the TSA continues to trample upon anyone unfortunate enough to cross their path. Whether it is the physical searches that are sometimes tantamount to sex crimes, or forcing foreign travelers to take books, …

Surveillance State

Philippines, Honduras Are Embracing RFID Technology To Track Citizens’ Movements

Source: ZeroHedge March 10, 2018 by Tyler Durden In the not-too-distant future, law enforcement will be able to easily track our movements thanks to microchips, which some workers – as we’ve previously reported. Indeed, some people are happily lining up to be microchipped – even throwing parties to celebrate their …

Surveillance State

Rental cars to use facial recognition to spy on your vacation

Image credit: IDEMIA Source: MassPrivateI March 1, 2018 by mapi Five days ago, IDEMIA announced their plan to install facial recognition cameras in rental vehicles. IDEMIA and Omoove are combining forces to spy on car renters everywhere. “You will never rent a car the same way thanks to EasyOpen solution that combines …

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Surveillance State

Electric ride share scooters spy on your face and much more

Source: MassPrivateI February 23, 2018 by mapi A recent article in CNN reveals that Santa Monica, California became the first city in America to have an electric scooter-share system. A start-up company created by former Uber and Lyft executive Travis VanderZanden, called Bird allows residents to rent electric scooters. But …

Surveillance State

AnyVision’s facial recognition cameras are being installed in ‘smart cities’ everywhere

Source: MassPrivateI February 20, 2018 by mapi Everywhere you turn politicians and corporations are trying to convince the public we need to convert our cities into ‘smart cities’. Last week AnyVision and Nvidia announced that they are working together to put facial recognition cameras in cities across the globe. “Nvidia has partnered with AI …

Surveillance State

The Hypocrisy of The New York Times: America is a Surveillance State

Source: Activist Post February 20, 2018 by Derrick Brose The New York Times is more than willing to point out the surveillance state in China and other nations; however, they remain silent about America’s surveillance. In early February The New York Times ran a piece titled “What It’s Like to …

Surveillance State

Your mobile phone can give away your location, even if you tell it not to

Fitness trackers report their location and map the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. Screenshot of Strava Heat Map Source: The Conversation February 6, 2018 Guevara Noubir U.S. military officials were recently caught off guard by revelations that servicemembers’ digital fitness trackers were storing the locations of their workouts …

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Surveillance State

Law enforcement uses smart meter parking apps to spy on everyone

Source: MassPrivateI February 6, 2018 by mapi As more and more cities and towns privatize everything, the use of Smart Meter Parking Apps (SMPA) continues to grow. Which is a good thing right? Wrong, cities and towns are using SMPA’s like ParkMobile, StreetLine, ParkMe, Park Smarter, ParkBud, MPay2Park and SmartParking to collect all …