PRISM.GOV Spyware Launching. Edward Snowden Reveals NSA's MonsterMind Program. In the high desert near Bluffdale, Utah, there lurks a creature made entirely of zeroes and ones. Called "MonsterMind", the project is an automated cyber weapon, perched atop the data flows into the National Security Agency's Mission Data Repository. According to recent revelations from former government contractor and NSA leaker Edward Snowden, Monstermind is both tremendously powerful and easily fooled. How cookies can be used for global surveillance. Reno Police Department's New Virtual Police Officer. Jennifer BurtonChannel 2 News The Reno Police Department has a new officer, but she's not your ordinary crime fighter.
The department's new virtual police officer has been on the force for about a week and she's already helping to make a difference in the community. A collective EU response to cybercrime. WHEN?
The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) commenced its activities in January 2013. WHY? To strengthen the law enforcement response to cybercrime in the European Union (EU) and to help protect European citizens, businesses and governments. Its establishment was a priority under the EU Internal Security Strategy . The threat from cybercrime is increasing and the EU is a key target mainly due to its advanced Internet infrastructure its internet-based economies and payments systems.
Privacy - Personal Data. La protection de la vie privée est un droit fondamental garanti par la Déclaration universelle des droits de l'Homme.
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Snowden has definitely been the biggest newsmaker of the last two months. Minority Report (film) Spielberg has characterized the story as "fifty percent character and fifty percent very complicated storytelling with layers and layers of murder mystery and plot". The film's central theme is the question of free will versus determinism.
It examines whether free will can exist if the future is set and known in advance. Other themes include the role of preventive government in protecting its citizenry, the role of media in a future state where electronic advancements make its presence nearly boundless, the potential legality of an infallible prosecutor, and Spielberg's repeated theme of broken families. Undercover policing faces tighter regulation after Mark Kennedy scandal. Cybercrime Treaty Could Be Used to Go After Cyberespionage. Crime & Justice, Democracy, Featured, Global, Global Geopolitics, Global Governance, Globalisation, Headlines, Human Rights, Latin America & the Caribbean, Press Freedom, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations New technologies make it easier than ever for spy agencies to invade privacy.
In the photo, students at the Campus Tecnológico in Guatemala. Credit: Danilo Valladares/IPS - Governments of countries that engage in large-scale electronic espionage, like the United States, and companies that develop spying software could theoretically face legal action for violating the Convention on Cybercrime. Events - Justice. E.C.T.E.G - Information about the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group. European Cybercrime Training and Education Group.
Digital Agenda for Europe. Digital technologies and the Internet are the backbone of our society and economy; they are key enablers of prosperity and freedom.
Network and information systems can be affected by incidents (human mistakes, natural events, technical failures or malicious attacks) that are becoming bigger, more frequent and more complex. A high level of network and information security across the EU is essential to ensure consumer confidence and to keep the online economy running. This will, in turn, preserve the well-functioning of the internal market and will boost growth and jobs. The European Union’s Digital Agenda sees Internet trust and security as vital to a vibrant digital society, and sets out 14 actions to improve cybersecurity readiness. Action 125 Expand the Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online. This tiny box anonymises all your online actions. No tool in existence protects your anonymity on the Web better than the software Tor, which encrypts Internet traffic and bounces it through random computers around the world.
But for guarding anything other than Web browsing, Tor has required a mixture of finicky technical setup and software tweaks. Now routing all your traffic through Tor may be as simple as putting a portable hardware condom on your ethernet cable. Hacking without borders: The future of artificial intelligence and surveillance — In this post, Maria Xynou looks at some of DARPA´s artificial intelligence surveillance technologies in regards to the right to privacy and their potential future use in India.
This research was undertaken as part of the 'SAFEGUARDS' project that CIS is undertaking with Privacy International and IDRC. Robots or computer systems controlling our thoughts is way beyond anything I have seen in science fiction; yet something of the kind may be a reality in the future. The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is currently funding several artificial intelligence projects which could potentially equip governments with the most powerful weapon possible: mind control.
Combat Zones That See (CTS) Creepy Nationwide Network Of Spy Cameras Will Transform America Into An Orwellian Prison Camp. “You are being watched. The government has a secret system – a machine – that spies on you every hour of every day.” That is how each episode of “Person of Interest” on CBS begins. Most Americans that have watched the show just assume that such a surveillance network is completely fictional and that the government would never watch us like that. Sadly, most Americans are wrong. Shocking new details have emerged this week which prove that a creepy nationwide network of spy cameras is being rolled out across the United States.
Stratfor emails reveal secret, widespread TrapWire surveillance system. SafeHarbor.pdf. System - Assessments - Training - Surveillance Detection. Surveillance tech from Carnegie Mellon can watch and predict. (Phys.org)—Yet another flavor of surveillance technology belongs to devices that can not only eyeball but perform "activity forecasting.
" At Carnegie Mellon, the Mind's Eye program is creating intelligent software that will recognize human activities in video and predict what might happen next. Earlier this week, new research from Carnegie Mellon presented a security camera system that can watch and predict what a person will do next with specially programmed software. The system would eventually sound an alarm if it recognized that an action was not permitted, detecting anomalous behaviors.
r13-469-syn.pdf. Necessary and Proportionate. Background and Supporting International Legal Analysis. U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Overview. U.S. -EU Safe Harbor Overview. Right to Privacy in the Digital Age. NSA Spying: The Three Pillars of Government Trust Have Fallen. Big Data Should Be Regulated by 'Technological Due Process' 130819bigdataaspen.pdf. World of Spycraft: NSA and CIA Spied in Online Games. The NSA's Secret Campaign to Crack, Undermine Internet Encryption. The National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., in January 2010. JUSTICE-Freedom-from-Suspicion-Surveillance-Reform-for-a-Digital-Age.pdf. Book review: ‘To Save Everything, Click Here’ by Evgeny Morozov. Silicon Valley desperately needs good critics, for the tech industry represents an enormous concentration of private power and rivals government in its influence over our lives. How the Internet of Things is transforming law enforcement.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to make waves in law enforcement. The FAA Says Drone Laws Will Be Ready by the End of the Year. Legislation is racing to keep up with the rise of consumer and commercial drone use. By Jack Smith IV 11/13 12:20pm. World’s most advanced hacking spyware let loose. Edward Snowden: The 10 Most Important Revelations From His Leaks. Silicon Flatirons - Events. Cameras talk to each other to identify, track people. Edward Snowden Reveals NSA's MonsterMind Program. How cookies can be used for global surveillance. Edward Snowden Reveals NSA's MonsterMind Program.