By Nicholas West Biometric identification at U.S. airports has quietly been rolling out at various locations around the world. In some cases, it has been sprung upon the general traveling public without warning, leaving some to question how optional all of this will be as travelers becomes acclimatized to theRead More →

By Mac Slavo This information will likely not be a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to Big Tech’s increasing propensity to violate the privacy of users and use their data for questionable reasons, but here we are. Two days ago, the tech website Venture Beat noticed an eyebrow-raisingRead More →

By MassPrivateI Today’s Public Transit Police Departments offer a frightening glimpse into the future of commuter surveillance. Last year the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) was accused of creating an app that spied on commuters’ travel plans, texts and emails. At the same time the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority beganRead More →

By Derrick Broze On Monday the Freedom of the Press Foundation released Department of Justice documents detailing the procedure for monitoring journalists using the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The documents were recently obtained via Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Freedom of the Press Foundation and Knight FirstRead More →

By Carey Wedler Clark County, IN — A school district in Clark County, Indiana, will soon be randomly drug testing students who want to participate in extracurricular activities like sports, band, and driving to school. “Henryville High School and Borden High School will randomly select ten students each quarter and test them forRead More →

By Mac Slavo A police department in California has gotten busted for using a smartphone app that automatically and permanently deletes text messages, possibly (and probably) to hide incriminating evidence. From Al Jazeera: Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has discovered that a self-deleting messaging app called Tiger Text has been adoptedRead More →

By B.N. Frank Even though some environmentalists originally insisted that utility “Smart” Meters were eco-friendly and beneficial to customers, in March 2011, The Sierra Club San Francisco Chapter requested a moratorium on their installation due to environmental concerns and more. Two months prior, Consumers Digest published a detailed article aboutRead More →

By Mac Slavo Google has apologized after admitting to changing the settings on Android users phones remotely and without the phone owners’ permission.  Several Android users noticed their battery saver setting had been activated last week without their consent. Most of the affected posters on Reddit described having a GoogleRead More →