Tag: surveillance

Military tests 6-foot-tall Terminator-like robot… Don’t worry, they say they’re only for peaceful purposes
By July 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Military tests 6-foot-tall Terminator-like robot… Don’t worry, they say they’re only for peaceful purposes

By Kit Eaton Boston Dynamics has been busy working on an entrant for DARPA’s Virtual Robotics Challenge, a contest aimed to create robots that can help in disaster situations. Of course, they could also be used by the military… Now, Boston Dynamics has revealed its entrant: A 6-foot-tall humanoid robot called Atlas. Compared to the bumbling, tottering, and slow humanoid […]

Three-Quarters Of All Smartphones Contain NSA Code In Operating System
By July 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Three-Quarters Of All Smartphones Contain NSA Code In Operating System

Google confirms that Android phones come with “Security Enhancements” added by the NSA, Bloomberg reports: Google spokeswoman Gina Scigliano confirms that the company has already inserted some of the NSA’s programming in Android OS. “All Android code and contributors are publicly available for review at source.android.com,” Scigliano says, declining to comment further. Through its open-source Android project, […]

Big Brother Arrives In Israel?
By July 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Big Brother Arrives In Israel?

  By Noam Sheizaf and Micah Naziri Israel rolled out a national biometric program Monday, which will eventually hold the biometric data of every citizen in a central database. The program, which was initiated by the security establishment, will allow security officials full access to citizens’ biometric information without court authorization. Privacy and civil rights […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: FBI uses drones for surveillance in U.S
By June 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

IT’S OFFICIAL: FBI uses drones for surveillance in U.S

By Carol Cratty STORY HIGHLIGHTS FBI Director Robert Mueller says agency uses drones in certain difficult cases Mueller revealed the drone use in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee NEW: Sen. Grassley seeks answers from Attorney General Eric Holder on FBI drones FAA predicts 10,000 civilian drones will be in use in the U.S. within five years […]