OFF Pocket Takes Your Phone Off the Grid (Sorry NSA)
I would be shocked if this actually worked but one can hope. 

OFF Pocket Takes Your Phone Off the Grid (Sorry NSA)

I would be shocked if this actually worked but one can hope. 

FBI raids journalist home after googling “pressure cooker”
"This is where we are at. Where you have no expectation of privacy. Where trying to learn how to cook some lentils could possibly land you on a watch list. Where you have to watch every little thing you do because someone else is watching every little thing you do.
All I know is if I’m going to buy a pressure cooker in the near future, I’m not doing it online.”

FBI raids journalist home after googling “pressure cooker”

"This is where we are at. Where you have no expectation of privacy. Where trying to learn how to cook some lentils could possibly land you on a watch list. Where you have to watch every little thing you do because someone else is watching every little thing you do.

All I know is if I’m going to buy a pressure cooker in the near future, I’m not doing it online.”

Wi-Fi signal used to track moving humans — even behind walls
via Kurzweil
I can’t help but see a future of cops sitting outside people’s apartments and watching them have sex through walls with an improved future version of this technology.

Wi-Fi signal used to track moving humans — even behind walls

via Kurzweil

I can’t help but see a future of cops sitting outside people’s apartments and watching them have sex through walls with an improved future version of this technology.

Behold the NSA’s Dark Star: the Utah Data Center
It’s the ultimate machine of what’s become our Paranoid State. Clive Irving on the Orwellian mass-surveillance data center rising in the Utah desert.

Behold the NSA’s Dark Star: the Utah Data Center

It’s the ultimate machine of what’s become our Paranoid State. Clive Irving on the Orwellian mass-surveillance data center rising in the Utah desert.

IRS claims it can read your e-mail without a warrant
via cnet
The ACLU has obtained internal IRS documents that say Americans enjoy “generally no privacy” in their e-mail messages, Facebook chats, and other electronic communications.

IRS claims it can read your e-mail without a warrant

via cnet

The ACLU has obtained internal IRS documents that say Americans enjoy “generally no privacy” in their e-mail messages, Facebook chats, and other electronic communications.

Supermarket Giant Uses Wristband Trackers To Monitor Employees’ Every Move
Via Technoccult
The former Tesco employee said the device provided an order to collect from the warehouse and a set amount of time to complete it. If workers met that target, they were awarded a 100 per cent score, but that would rise to 200 per cent if they worked twice as quickly. The score would fall if they did not meet the target.
If, however, workers did not log a break when they went to the toilet, the score would be “surprisingly lower”, according to the former staff member, who worked in an Irish branch of Tesco. He said the devices put staff under huge pressure and many of his colleagues using them in Ireland were eastern Europeans, with limited English.

Supermarket Giant Uses Wristband Trackers To Monitor Employees’ Every Move

Via Technoccult

The former Tesco employee said the device provided an order to collect from the warehouse and a set amount of time to complete it. If workers met that target, they were awarded a 100 per cent score, but that would rise to 200 per cent if they worked twice as quickly. The score would fall if they did not meet the target.

If, however, workers did not log a break when they went to the toilet, the score would be “surprisingly lower”, according to the former staff member, who worked in an Irish branch of Tesco. He said the devices put staff under huge pressure and many of his colleagues using them in Ireland were eastern Europeans, with limited English.

Canada Trying to One-Up the US: Warrantless Wiretapping Announced
Canada – always trying to one-up the United States – has announced it, too, will begin warrantless wiretapping of phones.
Parliamentary bill C-55 would allow police to wiretap telephones without a warrant in an “emergency.” The government has announced it will move ahead with the proposal after throwing civil rights campaigners a bone by agreeing to withdraw an even more controversial bill: C-30. That measure would have required internet service providers to maintain systems for police to “plug-in” to online communications to make sure naughty Canadians weren’t looking at anything they weren’t supposed to.

Canada Trying to One-Up the US: Warrantless Wiretapping Announced

Canada – always trying to one-up the United States – has announced it, too, will begin warrantless wiretapping of phones.

Parliamentary bill C-55 would allow police to wiretap telephones without a warrant in an “emergency.” The government has announced it will move ahead with the proposal after throwing civil rights campaigners a bone by agreeing to withdraw an even more controversial bill: C-30. That measure would have required internet service providers to maintain systems for police to “plug-in” to online communications to make sure naughty Canadians weren’t looking at anything they weren’t supposed to.

Tiny Pet Quadcopter Could Be Your Own Personal Cameraman
MeCam is an upcoming product from the San Francisco-based company Always Innovating, and it promises to change self-centered video documentation forever, potentially. The copter would have a battery of 14 sensors to keep it from running into walls and other people, and would be voice controlled. You could shout at it to go “up” or “down” or just tell it to follow you like a flying, robotic member of the paparazzi.

Tiny Pet Quadcopter Could Be Your Own Personal Cameraman

MeCam is an upcoming product from the San Francisco-based company Always Innovating, and it promises to change self-centered video documentation forever, potentially. The copter would have a battery of 14 sensors to keep it from running into walls and other people, and would be voice controlled. You could shout at it to go “up” or “down” or just tell it to follow you like a flying, robotic member of the paparazzi.

Stealth Wear: Counter-Surveillance Fashions
Artist Adam Harvey, previously noted for his CV Dazzle project revealing how to style hair and makeup to avoid detection by facial recognition software, has developed a Stealth Wear clothing line, including a hoodie to evade drones’ infrared heat sensors.

Stealth Wear: Counter-Surveillance Fashions

Artist Adam Harvey, previously noted for his CV Dazzle project revealing how to style hair and makeup to avoid detection by facial recognition software, has developed a Stealth Wear clothing line, including a hoodie to evade drones’ infrared heat sensors.

Government officials installing audio surveillance systems on public buses
via The Daily
The era of private conversations on city buses — and even on San Francisco’s iconic streetcars — may be coming to an end.  
Government officials are quietly installing sophisticated audio surveillance systems on public buses across the country to eavesdrop on passengers, according to documents obtained by The Daily. Plans to implement the technology are under way in cities from San Francisco to Hartford, Conn., and Eugene, Ore., to Columbus, Ohio.

Government officials installing audio surveillance systems on public buses

via The Daily

The era of private conversations on city buses — and even on San Francisco’s iconic streetcars — may be coming to an end.  

Government officials are quietly installing sophisticated audio surveillance systems on public buses across the country to eavesdrop on passengers, according to documents obtained by The Daily. Plans to implement the technology are under way in cities from San Francisco to Hartford, Conn., and Eugene, Ore., to Columbus, Ohio.