I’ll admit I’m pretty good about protecting my privacy as well as I’m a large fan of Google. This one however slipped under my radar and I was rather alarmed by the amount of data my smartphone had given Google on my Travels. No the Map above is NOT my travels, however it just may as well have been.
Frank Swain can hear Wi-Fi, and he’s been tuning in to London’s networks for the past week.
The big problem with drones is they look like, well, drones. It makes them easy to spot, and easy to target. The Army has a solution to this problem: make them look like birds.
If you don’t like to broadcast your whereabouts, you’ve likely got it under control: No Foursquare for you, no “adding to your Photo Map” on Instagram. You’re good, right? Maybe. Or you could be inadvertently telling the world your location every time you send out a photo. What do Facebook snaps, tweeted candids, MMS messages to your plumber, and almost every other photo-based form of digital communication have in common? The metadata embedded in your smartphone’s photos. (more…)
Sure, it took an extra year or so, but Northrop Grumman has finally penciled in the first flight of the giant surveillance airship it’s building for the U.S. Army. The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle — a football-field-size, helium-filled robot blimp fitted with sensors and data-links — should take to the air over Lakehurst, New Jersey, the first or second week of June. K.C. Brown, Jr., Northrop’s director of Army programs, crows: ”We’re about to fly the thing!” (more…)
Sky Sapience, an expert in autonomous hovering machine technology, announces the release of the HoverMast, tethered hovering platform specially designed for small vehicles. The HoverMast will be displayed at the upcoming AUVSI conference and exhibition in Tel-Aviv. (more…)
More than half a decade after Swedish police officers first raided The Pirate Bay, there is talk that a second police raid against the world’s most famous torrent site is in the planning. (more…)
Using an inexpensive phone and open source software, the researchers were able to track the location of cell phone users without their knowledge on the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network, the predominant worldwide network.
On Monday the Supreme Court Ruled, unanimously to restricted law enforcement’s use of use GPS device’s to track suspects. A warrant must first be obtained to use this method of survelliance. This being the first test of privacy rights in the digital age. (more…)
Cyber security firm Alien Vault, has discovered a computer virus that is using service members’ network security cards to hack into government networks. (more…)