Police Surveillance Tools from Special Services Group

Police Surveillance Tools from Special Services Group

Special Services Group, a company that sells surveillance tools to the FBI, DEA, ICE, and other US government agencies, has had its secret sales brochure published. Motherboard received the brochure as part of a FOIA request to the Irvine Police Department in…

Trump administration to begin collecting DNA from detained immigrants

ICE and CBP will start collecting DNA from immigrant detainees at a handful of sites through pilot programs before scaling up to do so across the country.

How Did Fugitive Former Auto Executive Carlos Ghosn Escape Japan? Here Are a Few of the Theories

How did Carlos Ghosn do it? The former head of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA, who was awaiting the first of two trials in Tokyo, somehow evaded almost round-the-clock manned and video surveillance and heavy restrictions on his freedom of movement to flee to…

ToTok returns to the Google Play Store despite security concerns

ToTok was reportedly confirmed as an Emirati spy app by U.S. Intelligence officials. What you need to know The popular regional messaging app ToTok was pulled from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store earlier this year. The app has now been restored to t…

EFF on the Mechanics of Corporate Surveillance

EFF has published a comprehensible and very readable “deep dive” into the technologies of corporate surveillance, both on the Internet and off. Well worth reading and sharing. Boing Boing post….

Trump officially launches US military ‘Space Force’

Mr Trump described space as “the world’s newest war-fighting domain” as he signed off the funding.

Facial recognition fails on race, suggests government study

The US government report looked at nearly 200 facial recognition algorithms from a range of companies.

Judge says the FBI misled FISA court when seeking permission to wiretap a former Trump campaign aide

The judge ordered the FBI to outline any changes it’s making to ensure the FISA court gets accurate information.

Undocumented Fingerprint

https://vimeo.com/kasiaozga/undocumentedfingerprint!.?.!Kasia Ozga, Undocumented Fingerprint, The Mission Projects Gallery, May-June 2014 http://kasiaozga.com/empreinte-digitale This site-specific wall surface illustration of a fingerprint was developed utilizing brownish packaging tape. The finger print belongs to a Chicago-area undocumented immigrant entailed in immigrant civil liberties advocacy, who worked together on the item after the musician put a telephone call out to the teams Undocumented Illinois and IYJL. This work addresses problems of belonging and shared space in a social context where immigrants are often labelled as foreigners undeserving of the rights loved by Americans born in the United States. Normally easy to ignore, the tiny fingerprint is exploded in dimension to serve as proof of the owners’ existence. Tape streaming from the fingerprint takes control of the gallery room to assert that immigrants have a right to be right here and also existing citizens have a responsibility to welcome them and value their contributions.

U.S. bolsters Kenya base security after Americans killed in attack

U.S. bolsters Kenya base security after Americans killed in attack

The U.S. military deployed additional forces to Kenya on Monday to bolster security at a key airfield after an attack by al Shabaab militants on Sunday that killed three Americans, the military’s Africa Command said.

A Facebook Bug Exposed Anonymous Admins of Pages

A bad code update allowed anyone to easily reveal which accounts posted to Facebook Pages—including celebrities and politicians—for several hours.

Galaxy Note 10 and S10 now getting the January 2020 Android security update

Samsung’s flagship phones have once again received the latest security before Google Pixels. What you need to know Samsung is now rolling out the January 2020 security update for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series phones. The company began rolling out the Janu…

ToTok returns to the Google Play Store despite security concerns

ToTok was reportedly confirmed as an Emirati spy app by U.S. Intelligence officials. What you need to know The popular regional messaging app ToTok was pulled from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store earlier this year. The app has now been restored to t…

blurams Outdoor Pro: An All-Weather Security Camera Solution

In a previous review on security cameras, I tested and wrote about blurams security cameras for indoor use. Now, I’m putting their outdoor security camera to the test. Known as the blurams Outdoor Pro, this smart home outdoor security camera is made to withst…

Microsoft contractors reportedly reviewed Cortana clips on insecure PCs

New details have emerged about how Microsoft operated its Cortana and Skype grading programs in the past. Building on a Vice report from last summer, The Guardian says that for several years, the tech giant contracted a company in China that used almost “no s…

Kaspersky VPN is half-price with this exclusive code

TL;DR: A one-year subscription to Kaspersky VPN is on sale for £24.99, saving you 50% on list price with the code YAY50. VPNs are big business nowadays as we all become increasingly aware of the importance of data protection and cyber security. There are load…

Why now? Skepticism mounts over evidence of ‘imminent’ threat that Trump says justified Soleimani killing

Top US national security officials continue to defend the Trump administration’s claim that it killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in response to an imminent threat to American lives, but the lack of evidence provided to lawmakers and the public…

Secretive Surveillance Company Is Selling Cops Cameras Hidden In Gravestones

Secretive Surveillance Company Is Selling Cops Cameras Hidden In Gravestones

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: A surveillance vendor that works with U.S. government agencies, such as the FBI, DEA, and ICE, is marketing spying capabilities to local police departments, including cameras that are hidden inside a tombs…

Samsung made a rolling robot called Ballie that runs your smart home

Samsung’s CES keynote got off to an intriguing start when H.S. Kim revealed a robot designed to help you around the home. The company says it designed Ballie to understand and support your needs. The rolling robot is also designed to act as a fitness assistan…

Aircraft surveillance firm says sharing position data for crashed Ukrainian jet with authorities

U.S. aircraft surveillance firm Aerion has collected the position data from a Ukraine International Airlines jet that crashed near Tehran on Wednesday and is sharing it with the appropriate authorities, a spokeswoman said.

U.S. says video of Jeffrey Epstein’s first apparent suicide attempt was deleted

U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday that surveillance footage taken from outside the late financier Jeffrey Epstein’s cell in the period surrounding his first apparent suicide attempt was permanently deleted by mistake.

Boris the Babybot: a picture book about resisting surveillance

Privacy activst Murray Hunter’s picture book Boris the Babybot tells the story of Boris, a robot whose job it is track all the babies and send their likenesses and preferences back to the factory so that its owners can make money by deciding who’s a good baby…

Nunes rips selection of former Obama administration lawyer to oversee FISA reforms – Washington Examiner

Nunes rips selection of former Obama administration lawyer to oversee FISA reforms Washington Examiner FISA court selects former Obama admin lawyer, left-wing blogger to oversee FBI’s surveillance reforms Fox News FBI Apologizes To Court For Mishandling Surve…

Faux-Pork, Feral Camels, Police Dogs, and Sex Tech: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This week saw the comings and goings of another Consumer Electronics Show along with every oddity and wonder we’ve grown to expect therein. Amid checking out the event’s scores of other gadgets, Gizmodo’s folks on the floor got to build a vibrator, munch on s…

Man arrested in Las Vegas kidnapping caught on surveillance video

The video, which was circulated by police, shows the woman sobbing as she runs from a car toward the home’s front door. She bangs on the door as the attacker runs up behind her. The man grabs the woman, throws her to the ground and kicks her in the stomach as…

Spectrum's exit from home security leaves people with useless tech

Spectrum’s exit from home security leaves people with useless tech

A host of Spectrum subscribers are about to learn the risks of tying your home security to your telecom provider. The Charter-owned cable company has notified customers that it will stop supporting its Spectrum Home Security service on February 5th. When that…

How Ring is rethinking privacy and security

Ring is now a major player when it comes to consumer video doorbells, security cameras — and privacy protection. Amazon acquired the company and promotes its devices heavily on its e-commerce websites. Ring has even become a cultural phenomenon with viral vid…

Homeland Security wants you to update your Firefox browser right now

The Department of Homeland Security is urging Firefox users to update their browsers. The rare warning was issued earlier this week, after Mozilla released two critical security updates. According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)…

Amazon Takes a Swipe at Paypal’s $4 Billion Acquisition

The retail giant warned holiday shoppers that Honey, a popular browser extension, was a “security risk.” Honey denies the claim.

Amazon calls PayPal’s $4 billion Honey browser add-on a ‘security risk’

A few days before Christmas last year, shoppers who tried to use Honey with Amazon started getting a warning from the e-commerce giant, according to Wired. The popular money-saving browser extension that tracks prices and discounts was a “a security risk,” it…

Google’s new policy gives developers more time to address security flaws

Google’s Project Zero disclosure program is supposed to encourage releases of security fixes in a timely fashion, but things haven’t gone according to plan. Premature disclosures, half-hearted fixes and other issues have been a little too common. The company …

Mozilla says a new Firefox security bug is under active attack

Mozilla has warned Firefox users to update their browser to the latest version after security researchers found a vulnerability that hackers were actively exploiting in “targeted attacks” against users. The vulnerability, found by Chinese security company Qih…

Ring’s Security Update Isn’t Enough, Sen. Ron Wyden Says

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden isn’t satisfied with Amazon’s response to a string of incidents involving compromised home security cameras made by its subsidiary Ring, such as a high-profile event in 2018 in which a hacker taunted an eight-year-old Tennessee girl i…

A Thousand Words

https://vimeo.com/2923511!.?.!Producer/ Director Jeff Cools presents”A Thousand Words” A bitter divorce leaves Karen(Robin, Becky Jones)with absolutely nothing, and also her unsympathetic ex-husband Lee (Kyle Reed)with every little thing. Displaced of her residence, psychologically marked, and without hope or the prospect of an acceptable future, a serendipitous browse through to a neighborhood psychic(Christy Lynn)uses Karen an amazing chance for redemption. Visual story cashier Jeffery Cools masterfully draws you in to this empowering superordinary story of vindication, greed, and destiny.