Police departments, the FCC and the wireless phone industry have devised a plan to fight smartphone thefts: the creation of a central database to track stolen phones and prevent them from being used again, which will allow wireless providers to disable and block further use of a device once it is reported stolen. Legislation from Congress that would make it a federal crime to tamper with a PHONE'S UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS in an attempt to evade the blocking process.Read more »
Military drones are already used to survey the border between the US and Mexico, but starting last week, another piece of military technology has made its way back home. The latest surveillance tool to be picked up by the Department of Homeland Security is the Kestrel wide-area camera system, which can capture miles of terrain in a single high-resolution image. The system was originally used in Afghanistan, where it watched perimeters and took pictures of insurgents at bomb emplacements.Read more »
The government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK under new legislation set to be announced soonRead more »
Unpaid parking tickets? That’s a strip search. And no leash on your doggie? That’s a strip search too. It might sound weird, and a wee bit terrifying, but that’s the verdict out of the United States Supreme Court this week.Read more »
Police in Hampton are using a 26-foot portable surveillance tower to keep an eye on people at Hampton Beach.
The tower has four digital video cameras mounted on top, and the cameras can be used to zoom in to closely watch people along a wide stretch of the beach.
The cameras can be accessed by police officers either at the tower itself or remotely via laptops.Read more »
CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher.
(User's notes: It's very conceivable. It's can start as companies using your usage data without you even knowing it, then grow into an abomination. The infrastructure is already in place, follow the link below to learn more about power lines as a medium for data transfer)
Wiki: Power line communication...Read more »
The Canadian Government is set to enact the Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications Act which will mark the return of "lawful access" within a single legislative package. This will require the disclosure of customer information by ISPs without court oversight, force ISPs to institute real-time surveillance of their customer and allow for law enforcement to obtain that information with or without a warrant. The bill set to pass is bill C-30.Read more »
For decades, the two-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis exported sugarcane to keep its economy afloat. When sugar prices fell, St. Kitts began to sell an even sweeter commodity: its citizenship. For $250,000, a foreigner can buy full rights as a citizen there. The transaction can take as few as three months and applicants need never visit the nation's sandy shores.Read more »
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