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Facebook Spies on Phone users Text Messages, Emails report says
INTERNET giant Facebook is accessing smartphone users’ personal text messages, an investigation revealed today. Facebook admitted reading text messages belonging to smartphone users who downloaded the social-networking app and said that it was accessing the data as part of a trial to launch its own messaging service, The (London) Sunday Times reported.... Read more
Here’s How Law Enforcement Cracks Your iPhone’s Security Code
Update: I’ve clarified two aspects of this story below. First, Micro Systemation’s XRY tool often requires more than two minutes to crack the iPhone’s password. The two minutes I originally cited were a reference to the time shown in the video (now removed by Micro Systemation) below. Given that,... Read more
Firm Mitt Romney Founded Is Tied to Chinese Surveillance Push
BEIJING — As the Chinese government forges ahead on a multibillion-dollar effort to blanket the country with surveillance cameras, one American company stands to profit: Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney. Chinese cities are installing surveillance systems with hundreds of thousands of cameras like these... Read more
Bamford Claims NSA Has Made “An Enormous Breakthrough” in Cryptanalysis
Well, it has been the $64,000 question for a couple of decades: Can NSA break something like PGP? While there might be other black world technologies that could be up to the task (there’s no way to know), what we do know is that a practical quantum computing capability... Read more
CISPA replaces SOPA as Internet’s Enemy No. 1
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is quickly becoming the Internet’s new most-hated piece of legislation. But is it really “the new SOPA,” as critics are calling it? Here, a comprehensive rundown of what CISPA is, what it does, and why people think it’s dangerous. The Internet... Read more
One way to neutralize a potential activist is to get them to be in a group that does all the wrong things. Why? 1) The message doesn’t get out. 2) A lot of time is wasted 3) The activist is frustrated and discouraged 4) Nothing good is accomplished. FBI... Read more
ProjectPM.org – Exposing The Cyber Surveillance State
The purpose of Project PM’s wiki is to provide a centralized, actionable data set regarding the intelligence contracting industry, the PR industry’s interface with totalitarian regimes, the mushrooming infosec/”cybersecurity” industry, and other issues constituting threats to human rights, civic transparency, individual privacy, and the health of democratic institutions. Contents... Read more
Real-time monitoring of all vehicles via license plate spy chips advances in Connecticut
A new bill in Connecticut has advanced the idea of embedded RFID chips in license plates. (PDF) The admitted revenue-generating scheme, which would enable real-time tracking from points throughout the state, was first proposed to lawmakers by former astronaut, Paul Scully-Power. Perhaps even more disturbing than Scully-Power’s connection to... Read more
The Dark Side of Facebook
For most of us, our experience on Facebook is a benign – even banal – one. A status update about a colleague’s commute. A “friend” request from someone we haven’t seen for years (and hoped to avoid for several more). A picture of another friend’s baby, barely distinguishable from... Read more
U.S. Special Ops ‘Spy’ Plane Crashes in Africa Killing Four
NAIROBI, Kenya (The Blaze/AP) — An American reconnaissance plane crashed 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the only U.S. base in Africa, killing four service members on board, after returning from a mission in support of the war in Afghanistan, the military said Monday.The statement said that the crash occurred... Read more
Line Noise: Electronic Device Search and Seizure
EFF activist Eva Galperin interviews EFF criminal defense attorney, Hanni Fakhoury, on the newest edition of Line Noise, the EFF podcast. Whether law enforcement wants to search your home computer, tries to browse through your smart phone at a traffic stop, or seeks to thumb through your camera at... Read more
HBGary: A sinister cyber-surveillance scheme exposed by Anonymous
Hacked emails from security contractor HBGary Federal reveal a disturbing public-private partnership to spy on web users   In February 2011, the hackers’ collective Anonymous released 70,000 emails from security contractor HBGary Federal, which revealed that CEO Aaron Barr had offered the firm’s services to mount cyber-attacks against WikiLeaks... Read more
History of FBI Wiretapping & Telecommunications Spying
Courtesy of Cryptome’s link distribution, we get a glimpse into the mind of 1952 (an era when crypto on land lines was very limited, indeed). We get to see how the US tapped and how it worked with the phone company to tap others – in the course of... Read more
Intellistreets is a wireless digital infrastructure that is designed to provide information, entertainment and safety notifications to passerby, all while controlling vehicular and pedestrian traffic, providing on-demand street lighting, and monitoring its surrounding environment. But is your privacy being threatened in the meantime?   “In each lighting fixture or... Read more
Governments turn to hacking techniques for surveillance of citizens Surveillance firms that recently attended a US conference are accused of offering their services to repressive regimes Italy’s Hacking Team offers ‘an offensive solution for cyber investigations’ In a luxury Washington, DC, hotel last month, governments from around the world... Read more
The act of keeping your identity hidden online by using connection methods and encryption methods, to make yourself untraceable to a person, website, company, school or whatever else you are doing/connecting to. Read more
Robert Steele: A Powerful Message to Every Blogger, Researcher, Activist
“We are about to BURY Rule By Secrecy” -Robert Steele Read more
  Smart Meters Are Surveillance Devices That Monitor The Behavior In Your Home Every Single Minute Of Every Single Day Have you heard about the new “smart meters” that are being installed in homes all across America?  Under the guise of “reducing greenhouse gas emissions” and “reducing energy bills”,... Read more
Facebook & Google are CIA Fronts
In the case of both Google and Facebook, three talented students in their 20’s came out of obscurity to establish multi-billion dollar enterprises. Do you suppose they had some help? BY SANDEEP PARWAGA (FOR HENRYMAKOW.COM) There used to be a saying: ”No one makes a name for himself without... Read more
By Daniel Tencer Companies ‘all too willing’ to comply with FBI requests for personal information, EFF says As the US prepares once again to extend the Patriot Act, a new report from a privacy watchdog indicates that the FBI’s use of the law and other surveillance powers may have... Read more