Category Archives: Big Brother

Google Wants to Store Your Genome

MIT Technology Review | November 6, 2014

By Antonio Regalado

Google is approaching hospitals and universities with a new pitch. Have genomes? Store them with us.

Facebook data requests from world governments climb by 24pc

Silicon Republic | November 5, 2014

Social network Facebook’s second report charting data requests from world governments has shown that across the board, requests have increased by 24pc, with requests from Ireland also having increased.

I’m terrified of my new TV: Why I’m scared to turn this thing on — and you’d be, too

Salon | October 30, 2014

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From facial recognition to personal data collection, this thing is downright scary — and so are the implications

Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency bugged my computer

New York Post | October 27, 2014

By Kyle Smith and Bruce Golding

A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer.

Report: Half the World’s Population Will Have Chip-Based National ID Cards by 2018

PR Newswire | October 23, 2014

Leading identity analyst firm Acuity Market Intelligence forecasts that in five years time half of the world’s population will have a chip-based National eID card, including near-complete regional coverage in Europe. Asia, with its vast population, is expected to dominate the market accounting for more than 60% of all National eID cards issued between 2014 and 2018.

White House Emergency Alert Interrupts TV Viewers Across America

Infowars | October 23, 2014

By Paul Joseph Watson

Weird message warns viewers not to use phones amidst Ebola concerns

Interpol facial recognition experts meet to develop global guidelines

Biometric Update | October 23, 2014

By Stephen Mayhew

Biometric experts recently gathered at the first meeting of the Interpol Facial Expert Working Group to begin development on international facial recognition standards, according to a report by Eurasia Review.