(BostonGlobe) – A privacy advocacy group is suing the Department of Homeland Security to suspend the use of the controversial full-body scanners employed at airports across the country, including at every major checkpoint at Logan International Airport.
The machines, which use X-rays or radio frequency energy to detect weapons and explosives beneath passengers’ clothing, have been much criticized because of privacy concerns. Continue reading →
(RawStory) – Privacy rights advocates and civil liberties campaigners in Europe are raising the alarm about a new surveillance system that monitors conversations in public.
The surveillance system, dubbed Sigard, has been installed in Dutch city centers, government offices and prisons, and a recent test-run of the technology in Coventry, England, has British civil rights experts worried that the right to privacy will disappear in efforts to fight street crime.
The system’s manufacturer, Sound Intelligence, says it works by detecting aggression in speech patterns.
“Ninety percent of all incidents involving physical aggression are preceded by verbal aggression,” the Sound Intelligence Web site says. “The ability to spot verbal aggression before it turns into a violent outbreak delivers valuable time to security personnel and enables speedy intervention.” Continue reading →
See Also: (LondonTelegraph) – Google’s Eric Schmidt: You can trust us with your data – Read More Here
(Infowars) – Among tech journalists, one name stands out in regards to the question of who the most powerful corporation in the tech industry is. Google has a strong 85.78% market share on Internet search, making them the primary resource for web surfers looking for information about their topics of choice. This means that if your company drops off Google, it takes a serious hit especially if your business is heavily based on customers obtained and managed through your online presence.
Google’s Gmail system has between 113 and 176 million monthly users, depending on source, making them one of the top three email providers in the world.
According to a report from Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, Google is rumored to be set to launch a social network called “Google Me”. This would put Google in direct competition with Facebook, Myspace and other social networks. Google already collects users search patterns, email, travel, and in some cases private network activity. A social network would allow them to have direct access to their users daily thoughts and interactions. Several high-profile technology journalists have taken the stance that given Facebook’s ongoing privacy concerns, Google’s social network would be a welcome addition to the web.
Why is Pennsylvania utilizing Big Brother scare tactics to collect tax money? Are protesters being denied free speech at this summers G-20 summit? Will the federal government soon have access to your bank account? StartPage.com Story- Internet privacy issues must be addressed. Plus, Alex Jones presents facts as to how the U.S. Government is planning military operations against American citizens. The Reality Report Crew take on those questions and deliver the facts and solutions in the 43rd edition. Continue reading →
(April 30) – Alex also talks with Wayne Madsen, a Washington, D.C.-based investigative journalist, author and columnist. A former commissioned Navy ensign, Madsen worked as a government consultant on contracts for the National Security Agency and later joined the Electronic Privacy Information Center as a senior fellow. In late January 2005 Madsen left EPIC and began his career as an investigative journalist. Continue reading →