“SMART HOME” COMPANIES REFUSE TO SAY WHETHER LAW ENFORCEMENT IS USING YOUR GADGETS TO SPY ON YOU

source: BOING BOING Transparency reports are standard practice across the tech industry, disclosing the nature, quantity and scope of all the law enforcement requests each company receives in a given year. But
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Smart cities: are we sleepwalking into a Big Brother future of constant surveillance in the name of improved efficiency and safety?

  Source: Yahoo News Rachel Cheung South China Morning Post  When Eva Blum-Dumontet, a research officer for London-based non-profit Privacy International, attends conferences, she likes to ask people she meets
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POLICE FACIAL RECOGNITION BODY CAMS CAN BE EDITED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT

  via: BLACKLISTED NEWS   SOURCE: MASS PRIVATE I   Soon nowhere will be safe from Big Brother’s prying eyes. Imagine walking down Main St., and seeing officer friendly approaching you.
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DEA Plans to Expand License Plate Surveillance Program

  Source: Activist Post   By Michael Maharrey The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) plans to expand a surveillance program that tracks the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of
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FACEBOOK WANTS PEOPLE TO INVITE ITS CAMERAS INTO THEIR HOMES

  via: BLACKLISTED NEWS   SOURCE: YAHOO NEWS   Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier
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That sign telling you how fast you’re driving may be spying on you

  Source: QUARTZ | By Justin Rohrlich   The next time you drive past one of those road signs with a digital readout showing how fast you’re going, don’t simply assume it’s there
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TSA Secretly Tracking Travelers Like Terrorists

    Ben Swann The TSA is running a surveillance program called “Quiet Skies” that involves monitoring people in airports who have not committed a crime or who are not
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BONE-CHILLING FOOTAGE FROM INSIDE CHINA SHOWS RAW REALITY OF ENSLAVEMENT TACITLY SUPPORTED BY BIG TECH

  via: BLACKLISTED NEWS   SOURCE: DANIEL TAYLOR, OLD THINKER NEWS   Chinese man describes the horror as best he can: “They’re eating our flesh and drinking our blood“. This is
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Google tracks your movements, like it or not

  Source: CNBC For the most part, Google is upfront about asking permission to use your location information. An app like Google Maps will remind you to allow access to
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How Israeli Tech Firms Act as Global Agents of Repression

  Source: The Nation   Two private intelligence companies hack political enemies in Africa, Europe, the Mideast, and the United States, for a price. By Richard Silverstein  Israel is, in many
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THOUSANDS PROTEST AS GERMAN POLICE GIVEN POWERS TO OPEN MAIL UNDER NEW LAWS

  via: BLACKLISTED NEWS   SOURCE: RT Thousands of people have gathered in the center of Munich to protest against the introduction of sweeping new surveillance powers, including the opening of
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WHISTLEBLOWER TESTIFIES FACEBOOK LISTENS TO YOU EVERYWHERE—HERE’S HOW TO STOP IT

  via: BLN   SOURCE: MATT AGORIST @ FREE THOUGHT PROJECT (Support Free Thought) – In June of 2016, as Instagram celebrated reaching 500 million monthly users, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook,
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Michigan Governor Signs Bill Banning Material Support or Resources for Warrantless Federal Spying

  Source: Tenth Amendment Center Contact: Michael Maharrey Phone: 213.935.0553 media@tenthamendmentcenter.com For Immediate Release: March 20, 2018 LANSING, Mich. — Yesterday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill into law that
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U.S. Supreme Court: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure

  Source: The Atlantic   When the government places a location monitor on you or your stuff, it could be violating the Fourth Amendment. ROBINSON MEYER If the government puts
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CONSUMER REPORTS: YOUR ‘SMART’ TV REMAINS A PRIVACY & SECURITY DUMPSTER FIRE

  via: BLN | SOURCE: TECH DIRT By now it has been pretty well established that the security and privacy of most “internet of things” devices is decidedly half-assed. Companies are so
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NSA “Sincerely Regrets” Deleting All Bush-Era Surveillance Data It Was Ordered To Preserve

Source: www.zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden There is a growing consensus among many observers in Washington that the national security agencies have become completely politicized over the past seventeen years and are now pursuing selfish
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US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FAILS TO PROTECT AMERICANS FROM UNCONSTITUTIONAL NSA SURVEILLANCE

  via: BLACKLISTED NEWS | SOURCE: DAVID RUIZ @ EFF The House of Representatives cast a deeply disappointing vote today to extend NSA spying powers for the next six years by a
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THE SURVEILLANCE STATE IN 2018

  via: BLACKLISTED NEWS | SOURCE: TRUE PUBLICA   We’ve already been given an idea of some of the key surveillance threats to the public’s privacy and civil liberties to come over
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Many police departments spy on you without oversight. This must end

  Source: The Guardian Stingray phone trackers are so controversial that some state legislatures have passed laws restricting their use – which is why police want to keep it secret.
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THE SPY COALITION IN CONGRESS RUSHES THROUGH PLAN TO KEEP THE NSA SPYING ON AMERICANS

  via: BLACKLISTED NEWS | SOURCE: TECH DIRT This is, unfortunately, no surprise at all. It happens every time that a key surveillance provision is set to sunset. Rather than have any real public
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