Sep 292015



A new addition ha been made to routine US criminal searches:  the civil fingerprint data just got added.

Data from everyday licensing or a background check will now be in one large new Next Generation Identification database.

Sep 292015



Australia is going to look back over its existing image databases using new a new facial recognition system.

Images could be found from ID, passport photos or security cameras frames.


Sep 252014



New laws in Australia would allow for access to any number of devices on a network.

The warrant is self signed.

Dec 282013

The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) still has its indefinite detention option :)


Two other interesting court cases:

and now

Welcome to the world of third party collection :)

Dec 092013



How Australia’s telephone and Web 2.0 use is tracked:  In bulk and filtered later.

Welcome to the world of the special projects group.

Aug 072013



What might the “nihilists, anarchists, activists, … , twentysomethings who haven’t talked to the opposite sex in five or six years” do if the US “grabs” Snowden?


Aug 072013



Welcome to the world of “special needs” or “administrative searches” – at train stations or events near you.


Jul 172013



Will violating a non-disclosure agreement signed to protect classified national security information stop a thought crime?

A great way to study who is sneaking a read at home :)