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​FBI inflated encrypted device figures, misleading public

ZD Net, Released on 5/23/18 Although the FBI told the public one thing, we now know that rather than 7,775 encrypted smartphones proving stumbling blocks to FBI criminal investigations, Continue……

“Unplug Your Alexa Devices Right Now… You’re Being Hacked”

Zero Hedge, Released on 5/24/18 That was the disturbing message that a Portland family received just weeks after installing the Amazon listening devices throughout their home. Continue……

New York high school will use facial recognition to continually spy on all students

Boing Boing, Released on 5/21/18 Next year, high schools in Lockport New York will use the “Aegis” CCTV and facial recognition system to track and record the interactions of students…

Government Spy Drone Flying Over Sacramento Neighborhood To ‘Enhance Safety’

CBS Local, Released on 5/16/18 The five-foot-long drone flies all night between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. and has already spotted petty crimes. The government claims pilots have established Continue……

DNA of every baby born in California is stored. Who has access to it and why?

MSN, Released on 5/13/18 The majority of parents are not getting the required notification that this is taking place. In addition, the DNA may be used for more than just…

Lie-detecting computer kiosks equipped with artificial intelligence look like the future of border security

CNBC, Released on 5/15/18 International travelers may soon be talking to a lie-detecting machine when they’re going through customs at an airport or border crossing. Continue……

Facebook suspends 200 apps (so far) in an investigation of apps that misused user data

CNBC, Released on 5/14/18 Facebook has thus far suspended about 200 apps in the first phase of its review into apps that had access to great quantities of user data…

Experts Say Keep Amazon’s Alexa Away From Your Kids

The Intercept, Released on 5/11/18 “Amazon wants kids to be dependent on its data-gathering device from the moment they wake up until they go to bed at night. … AI…