Location services are considered a serious threat to privacy because location data managed by companies like Google could be used for online surveillance.
British GCHQ confirms the existence of the HACIENDA Port Scanning Program which is targeting systems in 27 countries.
Edward Snowden leaked a top-secret GCHQ document which details the operations and the techniques used by JTRIG unit for propaganda and internet deception.
Over breakfast this morning I got into a debate with a friend about threats to humanity in the near future. I argued that anthropomorphic influence on the environment and climate represented the greatest threat in the 21st century. He, on the other hand, picked up his smartphone and said “these are the greatest threat.”
Security experts from Kaspersky Lab and Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto have released the results of their analysis on the global command and control infrastructure used by the Italian firm HackingTeam to manage its spyware instances all over the world.
Distributed sousveillance to counter the hierarchy of surveillance.
‘The tremendous expansion of communications in the United States has given this Nation the world’s most penetrating and effective apparatus for the transmission of ideas. Every resident is constantly exposed to the impact of our vast network of communications which reach every corner of the country, no matter how remote or isolated. Words hammer continually at the eyes and ears of America. The United States has become a small room in which a single whisper is magnified thousands of times.”
Advertising and marketing campaigns have come to saturate our lives. It is difficult to name a form of media we consume without it having some form of advertising included in it, but advertising has gone beyond mere omnipresence and entered into the realm of omniscience as well.
Is the technology mature enough to allow hackers to penetrate our mind?
“This is a battle without bombs, prison bars or blank inserts in newspapers, but if care is not taken, the enemies of the truth may sweep the board.”