Image of Facebook 'Portal' gadget will put microphones and cameras in homes | Metro News
Facebook 'Portal' gadget will put microphones and cameras in homes | Metro News
In George Orwell’s 1984, the oppressive rulers of Oceania use devices called telescreens to closely monitor and repress citizens.Now Facebook looks set to follow in the Party’s footsteps by putting its own firm’s microphones and cameras into people’s homes.The social network is planning to release its first ever piece of consumer hardware which will be called Portal and cost a whopping $499 (£368)... [Read More]
Image of Paul Manafort: Justice Department Should 'Immediately' Investigate Wiretapping by Obama Administration
Paul Manafort: Justice Department Should 'Immediately' Investigate Wiretapping by Obama Administration
Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman for President Trump, on Tuesday called for the Justice Department to immediately conduct an investigation into wiretapping by the Obama administration of the Trump campaign.“The U.S. Department of Justice’s Inspector General should immediately conduct an investigation into these leaks and to examine the motivations behind a previous Administration’s effort t... [Read More]
Image of With a single wiretap order, US authorities listened in on 3.3 million phone calls | ZDNet
With a single wiretap order, US authorities listened in on 3.3 million phone calls | ZDNet
NEW YORK, NY -- US authorities intercepted and recorded millions of phone calls last year under a single wiretap order, authorized as part of a narcotics investigation.The wiretap order authorized an unknown government agency to carry out real-time intercepts of 3.29 million cell phone conversations over a two-month period at some point during 2016, after the order was applied for in late 2015.The... [Read More]
Image of Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years
Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years
The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S.... [Read More]
Image of DeepStateGate: Trump Ends the Wiretapping Innuendo Game by Dealing Himself In - Breitbart
DeepStateGate: Trump Ends the Wiretapping Innuendo Game by Dealing Himself In - Breitbart
The White House statement on “DeepStateGate” — President Donald Trump’s allegations that former President Barack Obama ordered surveillance on him during his 2016 presidential campaign — has the feel of cards and chips thumping down on the table:The White House is placing a substantial bet on what Congress will uncover. Don’t expect those cards to be dealt swiftly because such investigations take ... [Read More]
Image of Mark Levin to GOP: Investigate Obama's 'Silent Coup' vs. Trump
Mark Levin to GOP: Investigate Obama's 'Silent Coup' vs. Trump
Radio host Mark Levin used his Thursday evening show to outline the known steps taken by President Barack Obama’s administration in its last months to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and, later, his new administration.Levin called Obama’s effort “police state” tactics, and suggested that Obama’s actions, rather than conspiracy theories about alleged Russian interference in the presi... [Read More]
Image of Cash No Longer King: Europe Accelerates Move To Begin Elimination Of Paper Money | Zero Hedge
Cash No Longer King: Europe Accelerates Move To Begin Elimination Of Paper Money | Zero Hedge
Submitted by Shaun Bradley via TheAntiMedia.org,In the shadow of Donald Trump’s spree of controversial actions, the European commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash. These unelected bureaucrats have boldly asserted their intention to crack down on paper transactions across the E.U. and solidify a trend that has been gaining momentum for years.The financial uncertainty... [Read More]
Image of The rise of the cashless city: 'There is this real danger of exclusion' | Cities | The Guardian
The rise of the cashless city: 'There is this real danger of exclusion' | Cities | The Guardian
Scrolling through my online bank statements at Christmas, I was surprised to find I had not removed cash from an ATM for well over four months. Thanks to the ubiquity of electronic payment systems, it has become increasingly easy to glide around London to a chorus of approving bleeps.As more shops and transport networks adapt to contactless card and touch-and-go mobile technology, many major citie... [Read More]
Image of 3 Mobile UK Hacked – 6 Million Customers' Private Data at risk
3 Mobile UK Hacked – 6 Million Customers' Private Data at risk
Three, one of UK's biggest mobile operators, has become the latest victim of a massive data breach that reportedly left the personal information and contact details of 6 Million of its customers exposed.The company admitted the data breach late Thursday, saying that computer hackers gained access to a Three Mobile customer phone upgrade database containing the account details of nearly 6 Million c... [Read More]
Image of Tesco Bank Hacked — Cyber Fraudsters Stole Money From 20,000 Accounts
Tesco Bank Hacked — Cyber Fraudsters Stole Money From 20,000 Accounts
Almost 20,000 Tesco Bank customers have had their money stolen from their accounts after the banking arm of UK's biggest retailer fall victim to a hacking attack this weekend.As a result of the hack, Tesco Bank has frozen online transactions in an attempt to protect its customers from, what it described as, the “online criminal activity.”However, customers can still use their debit and credit card... [Read More]
Image of Over 1 Billion Mobile App Accounts can be Hijacked Remotely with this Simple Hack
Over 1 Billion Mobile App Accounts can be Hijacked Remotely with this Simple Hack
Security researchers have discovered a way to target a huge number of Android and iOS apps that could allow them to remotely sign into any victim's mobile app account without any knowledge of the victim.A group of three researchers – Ronghai Yang, Wing Cheong Lau, and Tianyu Liu – from the Chinese University of Hong Kong has found [PPT] that most of the popular mobile apps that support single sign... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-'Leading banks set to withdraw from UK'
PressTV-'Leading banks set to withdraw from UK'
Leading banks are set to withdraw from Britain in the first few months of 2017 as fears grow over the so-called “hard-Brexit,” says the chief executive of the British Bankers’ Association, Anthony Browne.Under the “hard Brexit” formula, the UK may lose its preferential access to the EU's single market and customs union that might potentially reintroduce tariff and non-tariff restrictions on Britis... [Read More]
Image of Massive ATM Hack Hits 3.2 Million Indian Debit Cards — Change Your PIN Now!
Massive ATM Hack Hits 3.2 Million Indian Debit Cards — Change Your PIN Now!
India is undergoing the biggest data breaches to date with as many as 3.2 Million debit card details reportedly stolen from multiple banks and financial platforms.The massive financial breach has hit India's biggest banks including State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis, and customers are advised to change their ATM PIN immediately.Hackers allegedly used malware to com... [Read More]
Image of Study: Women Prefer Their Smartphone To Their Partner « CBS Pittsburgh
Study: Women Prefer Their Smartphone To Their Partner « CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Women spend more time on their smartphones than they do with their partners according to a new study. According to the study, women spend 12-hours more a week checking emails, sending texts, or surfing social media than they do with their loved one. Researchers also found that if people are unable to be on their phones, it leads to stress, anger and panic. A fifth of thos... [Read More]
Image of The US Military Is Responsible For Almost All The Technology In Your iPhone - Business Insider
The US Military Is Responsible For Almost All The Technology In Your iPhone - Business Insider
Nearly all of the technology in many of the world's most ubiquitous electronic devices can be traced to a single, taxpayer-funded source: the US Department of Defense.In an article promoted by the European Commission today, Italian economist Mariana Mazzucato wrote that sparking the world's economies after a long recession will require greater and riskier investment from government. She used Apple... [Read More]
BBC - Capital - The countries where cash is on the verge of extinction
Lauren ComiteauMy dad, a former Wall Street trader always advised me “cash is king” and to “hold on to it” when the economy gets tough.    I can’t remember the last time we received a cash payment But in the Netherlands, cash is definitely not getting the royal treatment. In so many places, it has simply ceased to be recognised as legal tender. More and more Dutch stores, from upsca... [Read More]
Image of FTC warns drivers over smartphone connections | Daily Mail Online
FTC warns drivers over smartphone connections | Daily Mail Online
The FTC says many cars will store a user's personal information when they connect a smartphone - including their text messages and even home and work addresses.It is usually the first thing anyone does in a rental car - plug in their smartphone.However, government experts have warned that users could be accidentally reveal everything from their text messages to their address.FTC officials today ur... [Read More]
Bank threatens charges as negative interest rates loom
Customers could be charged for depositing money in their accounts after one of Britain’s biggest banks took a step towards negative interest rates.Hundreds of thousands of NatWest business customers have been warned that they could be made to pay a fee for having a credit balance. The announcement opens the way for a high street bank to introduce negative interest rates — with savers effectively p... [Read More]
What’s up, doc? Tell me over my smartphone, please
This year, a German businesswoman arrived in Washington DC and promptly developed a painful sinus infection. She searched online and found a local doctor, Suzanne Doud Galli. But instead of ordering a taxi to visit Dr Galli’s office, the patient arranged a virtual consultation via her smartphone from the comfort of her hotel room, with the help of an app called HealthTap.The app’s algorithm matche... [Read More]
Image of Satan’s credit card: What the mark of the beast taught me about the future of money
Satan’s credit card: What the mark of the beast taught me about the future of money
Charlie Warzel of BuzzFeed News tried cashless, cardless, and walletless living for a month by having a payment microchip inserted in his hand.Silicon Valley has sold us on a cashless, cardless, walletless, supposedly frictionless future — but as I learned living in it for a month, we're not quite there yet.It's the dead of winter in Stockholm and I'm sitting in a very small room inside the very i... [Read More]
Image of The Banks Are Coming for Your Savings and Digital Money Is Going to Make It Easier
The Banks Are Coming for Your Savings and Digital Money Is Going to Make It Easier
The bombshell publication of the "Panama Papers" has triggered both outrage and skepticism.Exposing tax dodgers is a worthy endeavor, but the “limited hangout” of the Panama Papers may have less noble ends, dovetailing with the War on Cash and the imminent threat of massive bail-ins of depositor funds.The bombshell publication of the “Panama Papers,” leaked from a Panama law firm specializ... [Read More]
Smartphones to replace cards at bank machines | GlobalPost
Here's another use for the smartphone as it invades daily life: in place of your debit card at your bank cash machine. The "cardless" automatic teller machine (ATM) is gaining ground in the US and around the world, with smartphone technology allowing for speedier and more secure transactions. Dozens of US banks are installing new ATMs or updating existing ones to allow customers to order c... [Read More]