Sep 292015
 

Via:  https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/09/little-fanfare-fbi-ramps-biometrics-programs-yet-again-part-1

 

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
 

Via http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-09/national-facial-recognition-system/6761266

 

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
 

Via:  http://www.itnews.com.au/News/396179,senate-rejects-attempt-to-limit-asios-access-to-devices.aspx

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/parliament-bullied-to-pass-national-security-laws-says-greens-senator-scott-ludlam-20140924-10lir9.html

 

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

The warrant is self signed.

Aug 092013
 

Via:  www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/08/lavabit-email-shut-down-edward-snowden

Via:  news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57597726-38/silent-circle-follows-lavabit-in-shuttering-encrypted-e-mail/

and www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-08/snowdens-email-service-provider-shuts-down-following-government-pressure

 

A self issued National Security Letter and a nondisclosure order?

 

Aug 082013
 

Via:  http://blogs.fas.org/secrecy/2013/08/quantum-leap/

 

Got a site that mentions money laundering, drug trafficking, terrorism and other threats?

U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) National Capital Region (NCR) might have ran an experiment “to enhance the ability to discover relationships, human networks, and geospatial features”

 

Aug 072013
 

Via:  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/06/nsa-director-cyber-terrorism-snowden

 

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
 

Via:  http://www.businessinsider.com.au/tsa-vipr-teams-security-searches-2013-8

 

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

 

Nov 122012
 

Via:  http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/11/09/skype_gave_data_on_a_teen_wikileaks_supporter_to_a_private_company_without.html

 

An interesting read on the possible value of a privacy policy in the EU.