Homes being invaded by ‘ever-more sophisticated technology’ August 20, 2018 BOB UNRUH Privacy and health activists long have raised opposition to smart meters – the technological wizards that monitor power usage in a home, sometimes on a minute-by-minute basis, and report it to the utility that owns them. And sometimes others. Now an appeals … More JUDGES: SMART METERS ARE 4TH AMENDMENT ‘SEARCH’
April 2, 2018 by C. Mitchell Shaw Facebook can’t seem to shake off one major blow before another comes along. The past few weeks have seen the social media giant shaken, rattled, and exposed for the way the company handles users’ data and conducts business. Now, with the market responding to that news with investors … More Is This the Beginning of the End of Facebook?
Find out what people are saying … As told to Elise T. You’ve taken the steps to protect your privacy, but do you really know what information is available about you online? No matter how careful you are, there’s bound to be something about you available online. If you have a driver’s license, a Social Security … More Is Your Privacy Being Breached Online?
Those faithless representatives have created a monster that has now turned on us Privacy no longer a citizen right, according to FBI’s Comey Mar 9, 2017 By Judi McLeod FBI head honcho James Comey behaves just as one might expect a 2013 President Barack Obama-appointed FBI director to behave. He conducts himself with a confidence … More VIDEO Privacy no longer a citizen right, according to FBI’s Comey
Jan 17, 2017 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) otherwise known as the Dept. of Commerce plans to evaluate facial biometrics for the government. Beginning next month, the NIST will begin evaluating facial recognition technology algorithms. The NIST calls it the ‘Face Recognition Vendor Test‘ (FRVT). Biometrics to identify people from photos, magazines, facial hair, skin tone etc. “The FRVT is aimed … More Feds want facial biometrics that can idenitfy people based on facial hair, skin tone, weight and more
Dec 16, 2016 Privacy rights of motorists win out over the police desire to conduct a welfare search in Indiana high court ruling. The Indiana Supreme Court last month ruled that it is more important for police to respect the privacy of drivers than to pull them over to check whether they are in … More Indiana Supreme Court Overturns Driver Welfare Traffic Stop
Oct 12, 2016 by C. Mitchell Shaw New disclosures from WikiLeaks show that — even as Hillary Clinton denied doing anything wrong in her handling of classified e-mails — Clinton staffers discussed the scandal and how it “smack[ed] of acting above the law.” Far from the unified front presented to the public, the recently leaked … More Leaked E-mail From Clinton Staffers Shows Hillary Deliberately Broke the Law
July 5, 2016 by C. Mitchell Shaw The recent legal wrestling match between the FBI and Apple over encryption is not the first time the federal government has attacked the idea of private citizens using strong encryption to protect their data and communications. Throughout the months-long ordeal, which included legal battles, a public-relations war, and … More Government’s All-access Pass to Your Privacy
May 20, 2016 By GRETCHEN MORGENSON When Washington took over the beleaguered mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the collapse of the housing market and the financial crisis of 2008, it was with the implicit promise that they would be returned to shareholders after being nursed back to health. But now, with the … More Fannie, Freddie and the Secrets of a Bailout With No Exit
May 23, 2016 by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. On May 18, the state legislature of Illinois passed a bill all but absolutely banning the warrantless deployment of Stingray cellphone surveillance devices in the Land of Lincoln. The text of Senate Bill 2343 mandates that “a court order based on probable cause that a person … More Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance