Showing posts with label tracking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tracking. Show all posts

Common Core: Who's Watching the Kids?

by Mary Anne Marcella and Cort Wrotnowski.   Common Core is about more than just a shift in educational standards.  The architects of Common Core have always planned to integrate computer technology with Common Core standards under the guise of “closing the digital divide” and “preparing our children for the 21st-century workplace.”  They   ... MORE

AT&T Has “Partnership” With NSA To Spy On US Internet

by Clayton Browne.     Your world delivered. The most recent release of secret documents by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden makes it clear that telecom giant AT&T has been actively cooperating with the NSA in its large scale program to spy on the internet traffic of Americans. Based on the documents, it appears that AT&T has been        ... MORE

Arkansas Drivers May Be Taxed Based On Odometer

by Mallory Jordan.  Gov't seeks new way to sheer the sheep. Drivers in Arkansas could be seeing a big change if House Bill 1716 passes the Arkansas legislature. A bill to tax Arkansas drivers per mile they drive passed committees and now moves to the House. For drivers who drive to work every day or drive anywhere, the state may begin to look  ... MORE

Justice Department Working On Car-Tracking Database

To combat drug trafficking, of course.     The Justice Department has acknowledged constructing a database to track the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S. in real time. The program, whose existence was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, is primarily overseen by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to combat    ... MORE

John W. Whitehead: Welcome To The Matrix

Enslaved by technology and the Internet of things.     If ever Americans sell their birthright, it will be for the promise of expediency and comfort delivered by way of blazingly fast Internet, cell phone signals that never drop a call, thermostats that keep us at the perfect temperature without our having to raise a finger, and           ... MORE

Kevin D. Williamson: Tinker, Tailor, Stalker, Spy

The NSA uses powers to spy on wives and girl friends.     A private investigator once explained to me why he always turned down husband-and-wife cases: If your marriage has gone so sour that the best course of action you can think of is hiring a guy to spy on your spouse, then you don’t need an investigator — you need a minister, a    ... MORE

Homeland Security Loses Track Of 6,000 Foreigners

by Brian Ross and Matthew Mosk.      But they have your e-mails. The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished -- exploiting a security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the Sept. 11,    ... MORE

Eric Holder Wants Gun Owners To Wear Tracking Bracelets

from the Chicago Sun-Times. How's this for gun control: Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department wants to explore gun tracking bracelets as part of a new form of gun control. While appearing in front of the House appropriations subcommittee on Friday, Holder focused on technological innovations. “I think that one of the    ... MORE

Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

by Jeremy Scahill, Ryan Devereaux.    The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained  ... MORE

These White Boxes Could Track Your Every Move

by Paul Detrick.            In fall 2013, Seattle, WA, residents noticed mysterious white boxes installed on street corners throughout downtown Seattle. Their interest only grew when curious WiFi networks with the names of those street corners began to pop up on their mobile phones as available networks to connect to. The boxes and WiFi turned out  ... MORE

Look at Online Privacy Tools? NSA Labels You ‘Extremist’

by Joshua Kapstein.     The government is not us. Online privacy tools like Tor have become incredibly popular in the wake of Edward Snowden’s surveillance revelations. But according to an analysis of leaked source code from the National Security Agency, using or merely searching for information about those tools is enough to label someone    ... MORE

Nicole Hensley: FBI Keeps Dictionary Of Internet Slang

To better track your children.      You’re going to FP (face palm) when you see the FBI’s internal style guide for Internet slang. It’s more than 80 pages of definitions and acronyms — or “Twitter shorthand” — for obvious terms such as LOL and WTF. The document was acquired by the news site MuckRock in its crusade for Freedom of Information   ... MORE

The Government Wants You Ignorant Of Cops Tracking You

by Trevor Timm.      Thought the NSA was bad? All across America, from Florida to Colorado and back again, the country's increasingly militarized local police forces are using a secretive technology to vacuum up cellphone data from entire neighborhoods – including from people inside their own homes – almost always without a warrant. This  ... MORE

VIDEO: Disconnect Trackers From Your Internet Searches

Why Trust A Government That Kills, Maims, Tortures, Lies, Spies, Cheats, And Treats Its Citizens Like Criminals?

by John W. Whitehead.      For that matter, why should anyone trust a government utterly lacking in transparency, whose actions give rise to more troubling questions than satisfactory answers, and whose domestic policies are dictated more by paranoia than need? Unfortunately, “we the people” have become so trusting, so gullible, so easily       ... MORE

NSA Can Listen Through Your iPhone Even When It Is Off

by Mark Prigg.    The NSA could technically listen in to the microphone of an iPhone even if it switched off, experts have revealed. The claim was first made by Edward Snowden during an interview with Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News. Today, experts confirmed the technique was technically possibly - and revealed a way to sidestep it.        ... MORE

School Districts Are Paying To Data Mine Your Children

by Stephanie Simon. The NSA has nothing on the ed tech startup known as Knewton. The data analytics firm has peered into the brains of more than 4 million students across the country. By monitoring every mouse click, every keystroke, every split-second hesitation as children work through digital textbooks, Knewton is able to find out not   ... MORE

Dustin Volz: House To Advance Bill To Curb NSA Spying

Public knowledge of it anyway.     A bill that would effectively end one of the National Security Agency's most controversial spy programs is finally getting its day in congressional court. The House Judiciary Committee will hold a markup of an amended version of the USA Freedom Act on Wednesday, a surprising and sudden move that would   ... MORE