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Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan

Brits line up to be microchipped

A growing number of people in the UK are getting microchipped, according to new findings. The BBC recently featured video stories from a number of people – some of them from Leeds – who call themselves “bio-hackers”. One lady known only as ‘Holly’ said she had a microchip implanted in her hand, which goes into her Facebook Art Page to[Read More...]

Snowden warns of increased domestic spying

Snowden warns of increased domestic spying

Domestic surveillance and spying may increase thanks to Donald Trump’s election victory, it has been claimed. Edward Snowden said that that democratic checks and balances were losing ground to authoritarianism. Snowden is a former US agency spy contractor who lives in Moscow under an asylum deal after he leaked classified information in 2013 that exposed the extent of the US[Read More...]

Intelligence chiefs warn smartphones, fridges and TVs threaten user privacy

Intelligence chiefs warn smartphones, fridges and TVs threaten user privacy

Smart TVs, phones and other internet of things (IoT) devices are used to track and spy on people, according to intelligence chiefs. James Clapper, US director of national intelligence in the US has warned that security services may target IoT devices like smart TVs in order to spy on people. During a US Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, Clapper acknowledged[Read More...]

Coffee shops, libraries and retailers to monitor customer internet records

Coffee shops, libraries and retailers to monitor customer internet records

Earlier we revealed how bosses are slowly getting more powers to monitor an employee’s emails if it is sent during work hours. However, firms are not the only ones who can monitor our records. Under legislation dubbed ‘the snoopers charter’, cafes and coffee shops will have running Wi-Fi networks may have to store internet data. This could also include libraries[Read More...]

Can your bosses check your private emails?

Can your bosses check your private emails?

EU judges have ruled that bosses can snoop on your private emails, and social media messages. The ruling comes after Bogdan Mihai Bărbulescu was sacked after sending personal messages to his fiancee during work hours using Yahoo Messenger on a company-owned device. His bosses had discovered this after accessing his private emails and then later discovering they were sent via[Read More...]