APS (one of our local power concerns) is apparently hanging surveillance cameras now. Here's an interesting read on the discovery, investigation, protest, and removal of one such camera.
Stopped by Spanish language tech journalists at an airport, the Apple co-founder says that after the NSA revelations, he questions his own government and wonders whether it's behaving like a king.
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.
The current list of online stoolies: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple.
Don't want to dick around with all that security stuff, the patdowns and the backscatter scanners and all that? Just grease a palm or two and you can stroll right through.They're not even trying to pretend this is about security any more.
Monday, Mar 19th 2012 (5:10am)
An Android app developer has published what he says is conclusive proof that millions of smartphones are secretly monitoring the key presses, geographic locations, and received messages of its users.
Thursday, Dec 1st 2011 (12:01am)
Breast cancer patient is told by the TSA that her breasts must be inspected in front of everyone at the security checkpoint.
Monday, Oct 3rd 2011 (3:36pm)
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YUP | 1 Woman who filmed cop from own yard charged with obstructing his administration of government
When police cars, lightbars on, pulled up outside her house in the middle of the night, a Rochester woman began filming the traffic stop from her front yard. She was arrested and taken to jail by a police officer who first said she was "anti-police," then claimed to feel "threatened" by her; and ultimately told her that he didn't have to explain himself at all. Her arrest, which required the officer to enter her property without permission, was on a charge of "obstructing government administration."
Be fully prepared to refuse the backscatter scan and be shaken down. In my case this past week, I was kinda looking forward to it... I was set to loudly and ecstatically enjoy the experience in an exaggerated fashion to try and spread the discomfort around to my temporary oppressors.
Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it), I didn't make any mention of my scheme or how ridiculous and counterproductive I think the security theater in our airports is while in line, which is apparently something that the TSA looks for when singling people out for re-education. I was waved thru each way without incident.
Monday, Apr 18th 2011 (12:01am)
An immigration officer tried to rid himself of his wife by adding her name to a list of terrorist suspects. As a result the woman was unable for three years to return from Pakistan after travelling to the county to visit family.
Friday, Feb 4th 2011 (4:38am) | Thanks: brady
The UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has apologized for 40 years' worth of clandestine, illegal mutilation of the corpses of British nuclear energy workers. When these workers died, pathologists and coroners colluded with the energy authority to remove their organs without the consent or knowledge of their families, in part to remove the possibility of a lawsuit for cancer caused by their work environment, but partly out of a seeming cavalier, better-safe-than-sorry approach that had them scooping out organs that had no diagnostic value. The corpses were then stuffed with random detritus from around the shop to disguise their mutilation; for example, broomsticks were used in place of bones removed from workers who'd died of leukemia. Here and here.
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