Company Admits New ‘Smart’ Street Lights Can Analyze Voices, Track People

To aid Home­land Secu­ri­ty in “pro­tect­ing its cit­i­zens” The com­pa­ny behind a new ‘smart’ street light­ing sys­tem which is being rolled out in major cities like Las Vegas admits that the tech­nol­o­gy has the capa­bil­i­ty of ana­lyz­ing voic­es and track­ing peo­ple, fea­tures that will aid the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­ri­ty in “pro­tect­ing its cit­i­zens.” Intel­listreets […]

New National Identification System is Coming

-“Maybe we should just brand all the babies.”- With this joke, Ronald Rea­gan swat­ted down a nation­al iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card — or an enhanced Social Secu­ri­ty card — pro­posed by his attor­ney gen­er­al in 1981. For more than three decades since, attempts to imple­ment the pro­pos­al have all met with fail­ure, but now nation­al ID is […]

Justice Department’s Warrantless Spying Increased 600 Percent in Decade

The Jus­tice Depart­ment use of war­rant­less inter­net and tele­phone sur­veil­lance meth­ods known as pen reg­is­ter and trap-and-trace has explod­ed in the last decade, accord­ing to gov­ern­ment doc­u­ments the Amer­i­can Civ­il Lib­er­ties obtained via a Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Act claim.

19 Signs That America Is Being Systematically Transformed Into A Giant Surveillance Grid

…new spy cam­eras are ‘more accu­rate than mod­ern facial recog­ni­tion tech­nol­o­gy’, and every few sec­onds they send back data from cities and major land­marks all over the Unit­ed States to a cen­tral­ized pro­cess­ing cen­ter where it is ana­lyzed.  The author­i­ties believe that the world has become such a dan­ger­ous place that the only way to […]