Drones overhead in L.A.’s Valley are tracking mobile devices’ locations

It was only a matter of time before drones started monitoring signals from mobile devices. Since early February, several small drones flying around the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles have been determining mobile devices’ locations from Wi-Fi and cellular transmission signals. They are part of an experiment by Singapore-based location marketing firm Adnear, which […]

Spies Can Track You Just by Watching Your Phone’s Power Use

Smartphone users might balk at letting a random app like Candy Crush or Shazam track their every move via GPS. But researchers have found that Android phones reveal information about your location to every app on your device through a different, unlikely data leak: the phone’s power consumption.

All the Creepy Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

“You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 None of us are perfect. All of us bend the rules occasionally. Even before the age of overcriminalization, when the most upstanding citizen could be counted on […]

Smart Meters: What Consumers Can Do To Get Them Removed

“…[B]y enabling two-way, real-time communications, smart meters can give customers the information they need to control their own energy use and reduce their electricity cost,” so said Jim Marston, a ‘smart meter’ supporter with the Environmental Defense Fund. [1] [CJF emphasis added] That, obviously, is only one part of the serious issues regarding electromagnetic energy […]

Watch Out For Opt Out!

A “Seismic Shift” In Assessing Students “The group calls for what’s called “assessment literacy” for teachers, but also administrators, school boards, parents – and students.” (Source) A 3D Research Report by Mari Caplan Many parents, understandably fed up by the aggressive testing associated with Common Core Standards or now Career and College Ready Standards, are […]

Obama Unveils His Executive Order To Share Your Confidential Information With Corporations: Live Webcast

As reported earlier, today Obama will unleash his latest executive order, one which will set the stage for “information sharing and analysis organizations” (ISAOs) – or, in political jargon “hubs where companies share cyber threat data with each other and with the Department of Homeland Security.”  In regular parlance, what Obama will do is merely […]

Utility Commissioner’s Emails Reveal Smart Meter Conspiracy

FAT CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG: Evidence has now been made public of illegal actions and collusion between former California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey and utility PG&E, as criminal investigations continue. As part of a federal and state investigation into what appears to be systemic corruption involving former senior executives at PG&E […]

Go to Prison for Sharing Files? That’s What Hollywood Wants in the Secret TPP Deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) poses massive threats to users in a dizzying number of ways. It will force other TPP signatories to accept the United States’ excessive copyright terms of a minimum of life of the author plus 70 years, while locking the US to the same lengths so it will be harder to […]