Nearly all areas of the modern world have now adopted some form of surveillance camera apparatus. With the concurrent rise in biometric identification technology, we are now entering the next phase of unprecedented privacy reduction: surveillance cameras equipped with real-time facial recognition, tied into police departments.
Russian company NTechLab made headlines last year for its implementation of FindFace, a software that was applied to Russia’s social media site VKontakte and its nearly 300 million users. The software claimed a 70% success rate in matching any photo taken to a social media profile, allowing strangers to identify one another instantaneously. FindFace was an immediate hit, signing up half a million users in its first two months. Continue reading “Russian Company Adds Pre-Crime Emotional Recognition Tech To Surveillance Cameras”
Another Day in the Empire
President Trump is considering the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to replace James Comey, according to Bloomberg.
Rogers is a seasoned swamp veteran and an ardent supporter of the surveillance state.
Continue reading “New FBI Boss: Trump Looks At Surveillance State Advocate Mike Rogers”
Struggling to maintain its customer base amid lagging sales, soft drink giant Coca-Cola has developed a new program in partnership with grocery supermarkets that invades people’s smartphones in order to steal their private information and send them custom-tailored coupons and other marketing material – this, after previously attempting to boost sales by pushing soda for breakfast.
Albertsons is reportedly the first grocery chain to adopt the technology, which utilizes digital signage placed at grocery end caps that targets shoppers and drives them towards the beverage aisle. Once there, shoppers are offered coupons and other promotions designed to entice them to buy more high-fructose corn syrup-laden soft drinks. Continue reading “Coca-Cola teams up with grocery giant Albertsons to steal your smartphone information … invasive “Minority Report” marketing goes mainstream”
Catherine J. Frompovich
If any readers are “out-of-the-box-thinkers,” as I’m accused of being, then maybe you ought to think about what’s happened, and even possible, in the legal arena regarding microwave technologies health damages when juxtaposed with Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder product legal liability, lawsuits, judgments and settlements because their product and talc, in particular, was considered a “possible carcinogen,” specifically since 2006.
About 1700 lawsuits have been filed against talcum powder producers J&J, Sanofi US, Imerys Talc, Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Chattem. Imerys, however, mined the talc, a mineral, according to the plaintiffs’ lawsuits, which claimed the talc caused their cancers. Some talc in its natural form contains asbestos, a cancer-causing agent, which was alleged to have been inhaled by some product users. Continue reading “Are Microwave Industries And Utilities Operating The Way Talcum Powder Makers Obfuscated?”
An increasing number of Android applications are attempting to track users without their knowledge, according to a new report.
Over recent years, companies have started hiding “beacons”, ultrasonic audio signals inaudible to humans, in their adverts, in order to track devices and learn more about their owners.
Electronic devices equipped with microphones can register these sounds, allowing advertisers to uncover their location and work out what kind of ads their owners watch on TV and which other devices they own. Continue reading “Android apps secretly tracking users by listening to inaudible sound hidden in adverts”
SECRET messages hidden in television adverts can order smartphones to quietly spy on their owners.
That’s the shocking revelation in a new piece of research which exposes the scary snooping techniques corporations are using to pry into people’s lives in unprecedented detail.
A team of German academics have noticed a huge growth in the number of Android apps that are designed to look out for inaudible “ultrasonic” signals. Continue reading “Secret messages hidden in TV adverts can order smartphones to spy on people, researchers warn”
Authored by John Solomon via Circa.com,
Sen. Rand Paul, the former Republican presidential candidate and vocal champion of civil liberties, has received allegations that the Obama administration sought intercepted intelligence from the National Security Agency on him and other members of Congress and has asked President Donald Trump to conduct a formal investigation, Circa has learned.
Paul quietly asked for the probe nearly a month ago in a letter to Trump that was obtained by Circa. Continue reading “Rand Paul: Obama Spied On Me Using NSA Intercepts”
Kieren McCarthy The Register The UK government has secretly drawn up more details of its new bulk surveillance powers – awarding itself the ability to monitor Brits’ live communications, and insert encryption backdoors by the backdoor. In its draft technical capability notices paper [PDF], all communications companies – including phone networks and ISPs – will be obliged to provide real-time access to the full content … Continue reading Leaked: The UK’s secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors
Cryptogon Apparently, you have to open some app for the this to happen: The situation isn’t that worrisome, as users have to open an app with the Shopkick SDK for the beacon to be picked up. Even so, here’s another one for your already herniating Mobile Phones Are Creepy as Hell file folder. Via: Bleeping Computer: A team of researchers from the Brunswick Technical University … Continue reading Potential for Ultrasonic Beacons to Trigger Smartphone Apps