Fusion center director: We don’t spy on Americans, just anti-government Americans

April 1, 2013 in News

RT | Law enforcement intelligence-processing fusion centers have long come under attack for spying on Americans. The Arkansas director wanted to clarify the truth: centers only spies on some Americans – those who appear to be a threat to the government.

NYPD Facial Recognition Unit Prowls Facebook, Instagram for Suspects

March 27, 2013 in News

DNAinfo New York | Socializing online is landing criminals in custody. Police are searching for suspects’ photos on Instagram and Facebook, then running them through the NYPD’s new Facial Recognition Unit to put a face to a name, DNAinfo New York has learned.

The Drone Wars Come Home: ‘Stalkers’ in the Cities, ‘Predators’ Along the Border

March 26, 2013 in News

U.S. News & World Report | While most of us are aware of the lethal Predator drones that target terrorists outside the United States, not many know that this very same technology (minus the missiles) is coming to America in a big way…

Facebook Reveals Your Undisclosed Personal Info Via Algorithmic Analysis

March 12, 2013 in News

Financial Times | The increasing amount of personal information that can been gleaned by computer programs that track how people use Facebook has been revealed by an extensive academic study.

Cybersecurity Bubble Already Bursting for U.S. Contractors Lacking Pentagon Ties

March 6, 2013 in News

Defense News | “I think we can liken it almost to the dot-com bubble,” said Harry Raduege, former commander of the Defense Information Systems Agency and chairman of The Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation.

Homeland Security Creates Working Group to Propagandize on Behalf of Its Drone Program

February 25, 2013 in News

CNet | DHS’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has created a working group that will “clarify any misunderstandings that exist” about DHS’s drone program, as well as make an effort to “mitigate and address any outstanding” privacy concerns.

DIA’s Defense Clandestine Service Underscores Increasing Convergence of Civilian, Military Operations

February 23, 2013 in News

The New American | It is this blending (convergence) of the civilian intelligence apparatus with the traditional military establishment that is not only worrisome and a threat to the Fourth Amendment, but may be a violation of the law, as well.

A Pre-Crime Surveillance State Coming to a City Near You

February 21, 2013 in News

Activist Post | Memphis, Tennessee-based ESI Companies, Inc. is behind a quite creepy technology platform they call SkyCop, capable of enabling widespread, long-term surveillance across entire cities.

GAO Reveals DOD’s Drones Comprise the Majority of Those Flying Over America

February 19, 2013 in News

Zero Hedge | At this point everyone in the world knows what a drone is: some have been bombarded by one, others, thousands of miles away, have done the bombardment, and everyone else is split whether or not this remote-controlled form…

U.K. Spy Agencies Plan to Wiretap, Monitor All Internet Communications

February 7, 2013 in News

Zack Whittaker ZD Net February 7, 2013   The U.K.’s intelligence agencies are planning to install ‘black box’-style surveillance devices in the country’s telecommunications infrastructure to monitor the U.K.’s online [...]