Category: Surveillance

Trump Administration Pushes Warrantless Surveillance Bill, And We Must Stop It

Privacy SOS |Source URL Last week, DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen celebrated US independence by publishing an op-ed in the Washington Post calling on Congress to pass an Orwellian surveillance law. The measure, Senator Ron Johnson’s “S.2836 – Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018,” would enable the government to arbitrarily shoot down drones, and wiretap communications […]

Zoos to install checkpoints, search visitors and bags

Mass Private I The never-ending push to turn every public venue into an extension of the Police State is now moving to zoos. Their justification, public safety of course. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo wants to install checkpoints, metal detectors, bag searches and much more. Last month the Smithsonian sent a security proposal to the National […]

The Wiretap Rooms

The Intercept | Source URL The Secrets Are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures that were built to withstand earthquakes and even nuclear attack. Thousands of people pass by the buildings each day and rarely give them a second glance, […]

Leaked Emails Show Google Expected Lucrative Military AI Work to Grow Exponentially

Lee Fang | The Intercept | Source URL FOLLOWING THE REVELATION in March that Google had secretly signed an agreement with the Pentagon to provide cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology for drone warfare, the company faced an internal revolt. About a dozen Google employees have resigned in protest and thousands have signed a petition calling for […]

Mapping DHS’s new cybersecurity strategy, highlighting S&T’s R&D support

Homeland Security Newswire | Source URL Last month at a cybersecurity conference, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen previewed the May unveiling of DHS’s new cybersecurity strategy and issued a stern warning to cybercriminals. The new DHSCybersecurity Strategy was released 15 May. Nielsen said: “I have a news flash for America’s adversaries: Complacency […]