Tag Archives: Surveillance

NSA and the numbers of the beast

NSA and the numbers of the beast BY GARY S. BEKKUM  — Founder & Contributing Writer   “The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and … Continue reading

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With friends like these … Tom Hodgkinson on the politics of the people behind Facebook

With friends like these … Facebook has 59 million users – and 2 million new ones join each week. But you won’t catch Tom Hodgkinson volunteering his personal information – not now that he knows the politics of the people … Continue reading

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TSA's 'behavior detection' draws scrutiny in light of few arrests

TSA’s ‘behavior detection’ draws scrutiny in light of few arrests. Counterterrorism effort is crucial, agency says. By Thomas Frank USA TODAY. WASHINGTON — Fewer than 1% of airline passengers singled out at airports for suspicious behavior are arrested, Transportation Security Administration … Continue reading

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What the data miners are digging up about you – New Scientist

What the data miners are digging up about you – New Scientist by Amanda Gefter and Tom Simonite. In today’s technological world we leave electronic traces wherever we go, whether shopping online or on the high street, at work or … Continue reading

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U.S. policymakers mull creation of domestic intelligence agency – CNN.com

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The United Kingdom has MI-5, which roots out spies and terrorists in the British Isles. Canada has CSIS — the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Now Congress is asking: Should the U.S. have its own domestic intelligence agency? … Continue reading

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'Tying the room together': DARPA's Project Gandalf

‘Tying the room together’: DARPA’s Project Gandalf. In the 1998 Coen brothers cult film The Big Lebowski, southern California slacker Jeffrey Lebowski aka “The Dude,” bemoans the desecration of his living room rug by criminals out to collect a debt … Continue reading

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A giant knitted rabbit in Italy can be seen from space by visitors to Google Earth

 A giant knitted rabbit in Italy can be seen from space by visitors to Google Earth. The giant bunny was “knitted by dozens of grannies” Photo: BARCROFT The knitted rabbit can be seen from space Photo: BARCROFT The 200-foot-long toy … Continue reading

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