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.

 

Apr 202015
 

Via:  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-16/conspiracy-theorists-bloggers-compared-isis-during-congressional-hearing

 

Welcome to the Information War where truth is back to been part of vast conspiracy theories.

Feb 192015
 

Via:  http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31070114

 

Social media in now part of psychological operations with a rebranding of unconventional means.

Dec 282013
 

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

http://www.salon.com/2013/12/27/obama_signs_ndaa_2014_indefinite_detention_remains/

 

Two other interesting court cases:

http://www.freedomwatchusa.org/court-declares-nsa-spying-program-unconstitutional-and-grant

and now http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/27/new-york-nsa-phone-surveillance/4219055/

Welcome to the world of third party collection :)

Dec 092013
 

Via:  http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/telstras-data-vacuum-20131205-2yucb.html

 

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 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”