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]
PressTV - UK police, spy agencies have automatic access to call records
Britain’s mobile phone companies have made customers’ call records available to the country’s police and spy agencies through automated systems, media reports say. A Guardian investigation revealed on Friday that phone companies EE, Vodafone, and Three delivered customer’s data to intelligence agencies and security forces at the click of a mouse and without the involvement of any phone company ... [Read More]
Image of Malte Spitz: Your phone company is watching | Talk Video | TED.com
Malte Spitz: Your phone company is watching | Talk Video | TED.com
What kind of data is your cell phone company collecting? Malte Spitz wasn’t too worried when he asked his operator in Germany to share information stored about him. Multiple unanswered requests and a lawsuit later, Spitz received 35,830 lines of code -- a detailed, nearly minute-by-minute account of half a year of his life. [Read More]
Image of Mystery Solved: The Truth About 'Fake Cellphone Towers' - YouTube
Mystery Solved: The Truth About 'Fake Cellphone Towers' - YouTube
The media is still acting like the 'fake cellphone towers' are a mystery when we already know who is responsible for them and why. http://infowars.com RELATE... [Read More]
Image of PressTV - HRW slams UK government surveillance law
PressTV - HRW slams UK government surveillance law
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has slammed a new British law allowing government intelligence agencies to conduct mass interceptions of online communications, calling it a blow to the right to privacy. The rights group said Tuesday the new law further expands the British government’s surveillance powers. [Read More]
Image of Stealing Cell Phone Data Is So Easy, Even Local Police Departments Can Do It
Stealing Cell Phone Data Is So Easy, Even Local Police Departments Can Do It
Warrantless wiretapping is not something new to the American people. The Bush Administration secretly authorized the National Security Agency to spy on citizens and others in the country 15 months after 9/11, a program that was eventually outed in a New York Times story. Since the Times went to press, a new and perhaps more pervasive threat to Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights has emerged in t... [Read More]
Image of PressTV - Vodafone's law: mass surveillance = mass apathy
PressTV - Vodafone's law: mass surveillance = mass apathy
I kept my mobile provider despite its tax avoidance, and many tolerate NSA and GCHQ intrusion. It's madness. To care about civil liberties over the past 13 years has been to wake up next to some strange bedfellows. "Bedfellows,” on reflection, doesn't really cover the brain-mashing disorientation of the experience: there have been moments it felt like opening one's eyes to find oneself halfway ... [Read More]
Image of Vodafone: governments use secret cables to tap phones - Telegraph
Vodafone: governments use secret cables to tap phones - Telegraph
Government agencies are able to listen to phone conversations live and even track the location of citizens without warrants using secret cables connected directly to network equipment, admits Vodafone today. The company said that secret wires have been connected to its network and those belonging to competitors, giving government agencies the ability to tap in to phone and broadband traffic. In... [Read More]
Image of Text-to-911: What you need to know (FAQ) - CNET
Text-to-911: What you need to know (FAQ) - CNET
Beginning May 15, wireless carriers in the US will uniformly and voluntarily support Text-to-911, a program that lets you send text messages to emergency services as an alternative to placing a phone call. While carriers will climb on board, this just means they're making the service available -- the ability to text the police in an emergency situation won't work everywhere in the country the s... [Read More]
Do We Live in a Police State? - Ron Paul - YouTube
In the modern United States, federal laws are now so numerous and written so broadly and vaguely, that it is nearly impossible to make it through the day without breaking at least one of them. And through it all, an enormous government apparatus of prisons, prosecutors, police, and bureaucrats remains well-funded, powerful, and nearly impossible to oppose in court. [Read More]
Cellphone data spying: It's not just the NSA
The National Security Agency isn't the only government entity secretly collecting data from people's cellphones. Local police are increasingly scooping it up, too. [Read More]
NSA whistleblower exposes Obama's secrets - YouTube - Nov 06 - 2013
Rampant warrantless wiretapping and the acceleration towards a full-fledged surveillance state are just a few trademarks of the administration of President Barack Obama—don't expect to hear about it on the news, though. William Binney blew the whistle on the National Security Agency's spying of Americans, and says it's a real danger to the constitutional form of our government. Even before 2008... [Read More]
Vocativ Brings The Tools Of The Spy World Into The Newsroom
Mati Kochavi. If you were to eavesdrop on social-media conversations all over the world involving the term "NSA" and run a sentiment analysis on the results, you'd probably find that the wire-tapping spy agency is none too popular with just about anyone these days. A new digital news startup called Vocativ has the technology [...] [Read More]