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Coming soon: Ubiquitous surveillance from Big Brother's wayback machine. Sprint orders all OEMs to strip Carrier IQ from their hardware – Cell Phones & Mobile Device Technology News & Updates. Rep. Chabot Bans Cameras At Town Hall As Constituents Chant 'Where Are The Jobs?' By Scott Keyes on August 23, 2011 at 11:45 am.

Rep. Chabot Bans Cameras At Town Hall As Constituents Chant 'Where Are The Jobs?'

Miami Police Destroy Cell Phone Camera : Dispatches from the Creation Wars. The War on Police Accountability continues apace.

Miami Police Destroy Cell Phone Camera : Dispatches from the Creation Wars

» Cops Confiscate Cameras at Ohio Congressman’s Town Hall Alex Jones. Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com August 24, 2011 A congressman from Ohio had cops grab the cameras of constituents during a town hall meeting.

» Cops Confiscate Cameras at Ohio Congressman’s Town Hall Alex Jones

Steve Chabot, a Republican, had cell phones and cameras confiscated in order to “prevent an embarrassing Youtube video from making the rounds,” according to Carlos Miller, who runs a blog documenting efforts by the state to stifle the First Amendment rights of photographers. See video of the incident below. Police said the cameras were taken “to protect the constituents.”

1214_digital_storage_villasenor.pdf (application/pdf Object) DOJ's "hotwatch" real-time surveillance of credit card transactions. A 10 page Powerpoint presentation (pdf) that I recently obtained through a Freedom of Information Act Request to the Department of Justice, reveals that law enforcement agencies routinely seek and obtain real-time surveillance of credit card transaction.

DOJ's "hotwatch" real-time surveillance of credit card transactions

The government's guidelines reveal that this surveillance often occurs with a simple subpoena, thus sidestepping any Fourth Amendment protections. Background. Beck: "Don't Do A Google Search" Because "Google Is Pretty Deeply In Bed With The Government. Protect Your Data During U.S. Border Searches. From Wired How-To Wiki The mandatory stop at the U.S.

Protect Your Data During U.S. Border Searches

Customs counter when returning from an international trip usually just involves answering a few questions and getting a stamp on your passport. But recently, we've seen incidents of computer security experts with ties to WikiLeaks and white hat hackers being stopped by government agents and having their laptops and phones thoroughly inspected. Android App Aims to Allow Wiretap-Proof Cell Phone Calls. FBI drive for encryption backdoors is déjà vu for security experts. TSA Agent Harold Glen Rodman Arrested In Manassas Virginia, Charged After Raping Woman – While Wearing Uniform « Our Tax Dollars At Work. MANASSAS, VIRGINIA – A Transportation Security Administration employee is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Manassas.

TSA Agent Harold Glen Rodman Arrested In Manassas Virginia, Charged After Raping Woman – While Wearing Uniform « Our Tax Dollars At Work

TSA won’t say where or what suspect does for agency The suspect, Harold Glen Rodman, 52, allegedly was wearing his uniform and displayed a badge to the victim, a 37-year-old woman. Police arrested Rodman on Nov. 20. Big Brother in the Home Office. Tens of thousands of programmers, writers, accountants and other workers labor at home doing contract work for companies like Google, Hewlett-Packard and NBC.

Big Brother in the Home Office

The computers they use contain software that takes snapshots of what they are doing six times an hour. The snooping occurs randomly, making it impossible for the computer user to game the system. How the US Government Secretly Reads Your Email. Somewhere, a US government official is reading through a list of those who sent or received an email from Jacob Appelbaum, a 28-year-old computer science researcher at the University of Washington who volunteered for WikiLeaks.

How the US Government Secretly Reads Your Email

Among those listed will be my name, a journalist who interviewed Appelbaum for a book about the digital revolution. Appelbaum is a spokesman for Tor, a free internet anonymizing software that helps people defend themselves against internet surveillance. Palantir, the War on Terror's Secret Weapon. Government Requests – Google Transparency Report.

Like other technology and communications companies, Google regularly receives requests from government agencies and courts around the world to remove content from our services or to review such content to determine if it should be removed for inconsistency with a product's community policies.

Government Requests – Google Transparency Report

In this report, we disclose the number of requests we receive from each government in six-month periods with certain limitations. Governments ask companies to remove or review content for many different reasons. For example, some content removals are requested due to allegations of defamation, while others are due to allegations that the content violates local laws prohibiting hate speech or adult content. Laws surrounding these issues vary by country, and the requests reflect the legal context of a given jurisdiction. We hope this tool will be helpful in discussions about the appropriate scope and authority of government requests. By Reporting Period All Requests Court Orders Executive, Police, etc. Security vendors help covert agencies spy on their own citizens: WikiLeaks.

December 02, 2011, 11:26 AM — Yesterday WikiLeaks released 287 documents in what it calls The Spy Files, which describes as descriptions of the relationship between national intelligence agencies and the commercial software, security and surveillance companies they hired to provide technology that allows them to secretly listen in on cell phone conversations, text messages, email and other Internet traffic and location data.

Security vendors help covert agencies spy on their own citizens: WikiLeaks

Some even use voice-recognition technology to help identify the voices in conversations on which they eavesdrop, sometimes while looking for the opportunity to end some conversations by firing a missile to kill one of the participants. Nearly all governments spy on their own citizens and on foreigners using surreptitious spyware on computers, cell phones, GPS devices and other modern electronic devices according to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said during a panel on espionage and digital security at a conference yesterday in London. Could the U.S. Government Start Reading Your Emails?