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US govt agents claim terrorist attacks will boost support for surveillance state

US govt agents claim terrorist attacks will boost support for surveillance state

Increasing terrorist attacks could help to boost public support for additional surveillance laws, according to law enforcement officials. In a story which first appeared in the Washington Post, many law and intelligence agencies claimed that while at present, many people do not support having their privacy eroded by government agencies, events such as the Philadelphia police shooting and the recent[Read More...]

Facebook photos to be used in surveillance database

Facebook photos to be used in surveillance database

Australia said it will allow Facebook and Instagram photos to be used as part of its national surveillance database. Senior officials from the attorney general’s office have confirmed that the government are also monitoring Facebook photos. Some AUS$18.5 million (£8.62 million) will be spent on the National Facial Biometric Matching Capability database, which would retain still images that authorities could[Read More...]

JP Morgan lost the details of 76 million users

Why JP Morgan data breach should worry us all

Over 76 million households may have had their details revealed to scammers and fraudsters, thanks to JP Morgan. In addition, eight million small business were exposed in a data breach in yet another farcical lack of security. It is the largest-known cyber-attacks to take place this year. The breach affected people who visited the firm’s websites, including Chase.com, or used[Read More...]

MPs will be able to hide their expenses

MPs demand secrecy over public expenses while ordinary Brits subjected to more surveillance

MPs who are suspected of fiddling expenses will receive special protection under the law, it has been revealed. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority wants to withhold the names of those under investigation to save them from ‘reputational damage’. It also wants to raise MPs’ pay by 10 per cent and bar the public from hearings. While everyone else in the[Read More...]

The secret spy lamp that captures conversations and LIVE TWEETS them

The secret spy lamp that captures conversations and LIVE TWEETS them

A high-tech lamp which can listen in on conversations in the homes has been created, to make people think more about privacy issues, it has been revealed. Dubbed ‘the conversnitch’ lamp, the device has its own Twitter account where it posts snippets of conversations that it has recorded. The lamp was made for under £60 and its current location is[Read More...]