Tag Archives: surveillance

New surveillance warning required for international websites like this

To follow up the Electronic Freedom Foundation article, this notice from WordPress was just posted on the administration page for this website: “Akismit and Privacy To help your site be compliant with GDPR and other laws requiring notification of tracking, … Continue reading

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Electronic Frontier Foundation: U.S. Homeland Security new HART database to include DNA, biometrics, “relationship patterns” on citizens and foreigners

Smart Meter data will be one facet of personal information compiled on every person. DHS’s plans for future data collection and use should make us all very worried. For example, despite pushback from EFF, Georgetown, ACLU, and others, DHS believes it’s legally authorized to collect and … Continue reading

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Cities are getting paid to turn street lights into spying SmartNodes

From the National Motorists Association NMA E-Newsletter #458 October 22, 2017 From guest writer, Joe Cadillic, of the MassPrivatal blog [Links in original article] The future of privacy in big cities is bleak­—cities are now getting paid to convert street lights … Continue reading

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New Congress bill to finally require “basic” security for IoT devices purchased by the government…but not for the public

And then there are Smart Meters, with direct access to the electric grid. It’s scary to realize that these are the national decisionmakers. From CBS Local 4, Colorado Is your refrigerator a national security risk? By Shaun Boyd September 12, 2017 … Continue reading

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Economist: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

From the Economist Regulating the internet giants: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data The data economy demands a new approach to antitrust rules May 6, 2017 A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust … Continue reading

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Technical University of Munich: Holography with the Wi-Fi-router

From the Technical University of Munich Holography with the Wi-Fi-router Analysis of Wi-Fi data generates 3D images of the vicinity 04.05.2017,  Research news PDF of study Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a holographic imaging process … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi holography can be used to “spy” on entire rooms and buildings

The IoT/Home Area Network of Smart appliances with reference antennas throughout the “smart” home including Wi-Fi, as well as the outdoor mesh network used by many Smart Meter systems, could provide this holographic surveillance capability indoors and outdoors. 5G will … Continue reading

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