Category Archives: Big Brother

School to fingerprint students to ‘monitor their diets’

EAG news | September 12, 2014

By Kyle Olson

A school is implementing a biometric system to better track what students are eating each day.

Governments spy on journalists with weaponized malware – WikiLeaks

RT | September 16, 2014

Journalists and dissidents are under the microscope of intelligence agencies, Wikileaks revealed in its fourth SpyFiles series.

How Apple Is Invading Our Bodies

TIME | September 10, 2014

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The Silicon Valley giant has redrawn the line that separates our technology and ourselves. That may not be a good thing.

“Hello, Computer” – Intel’s New Mobile Chips Are Always Listening

MIT Technology Review | September 5, 2014

Tablets and laptops coming later this year will be able to constantly listen for voice commands thanks to new chips from Intel.

Chinese scientists develop camera to spot stressed out people

South China Morning Post | August 12, 2014

By Stephen Chen

Home-grown imaging technology has the potential to help police scan a sea of people for signs of individuals under extreme stress

Chinese scientists are developing a mini-camera to scan crowds for highly stressed individuals, offering law-enforcement officers a potential tool to spot would-be suicide bombers.

Surveillance Programs Hinder Journalists, Lawyers, Report Says

Wall Street Journal | July 28, 2014

By Felicia Schwartz

Large-scale U.S. surveillance programs hinder the ability of journalists to communicate confidentially with sources and restrain lawyers from adequately representing clients, according to a report issued Monday by two advocacy groups.

Verizon on Internet of Things, the connected car: Location is key

Zdnet | July 22, 2014

By Charlie Osborne

Verizon believes that the mass adoption of tech which tracks our location through Internet of Things connected devices is a reality far closer than we believe to be.