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  • Six mistakes that could get you fired at work if your employer is snooping on you with 'bossware' (and most companies are already doing it)

    11/12/2023 5:45:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/12/23 | Rob Waugh
    Almost everyone reading this will have worried, even just for a moment, about what they have searched online on their work computer, or said to a colleague on Slack. And while most write it off as being 'paranoid', there is good reason to be concerned about what you do and say at work, even if it is done virtually. Katie Winstanley, Group Head of HR, at global recruitment specialist Morson Group, told that 60 percent of employers are now using some form of ‘bossware’ on company devices - software that tracks employee productivity or performance monitoring. Winstanley said that...
  • Did Banks Hand Private Financial Data to the FBI Without Legal Process?

    08/28/2023 10:03:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Reason Foundation ^ | 8.28.2023 | J.D. TUCCILLE
    Banks routinely snitch on customers and even deny services to people politicians don’t like. The House Judiciary Committee is investigating banks for sharing Americans' financial information with the FBI without regard for privacy concerns. In fact, there's no doubt about the threat to civil liberties posed by the government's leverage over the financial industry; that's long established. At question in this investigation is whether the danger to our freedom inherent in that cozy relationship is being wielded in political warfare between the country's political factions. But the larger problem should be fixed no matter what lawmakers discover. "Today, Chairman Jim...
  • Document Leaks Indicate Extent of U.S. Electronic Snooping: Classified material shows U.S.A. eavesdrops on allies as well as enemies

    04/16/2023 5:39:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/16/2023 | Warren P. Strobel
    WASHINGTON—The classified documents that investigators say were leaked by a junior member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard indicate the extent to which U.S. spy agencies rely on clandestinely intercepted communications to keep tabs on their adversaries and allies alike. In vivid examples, the documents track foreign governments’ military movements, diplomatic efforts and clandestine weapons sales, as well as debates in friendly capitals and more. The powerful eavesdropping program that enables some of that intelligence gathering is due to lapse at the end of the year. To persuade Congress to renew the program, Biden administration officials had been debating whether...
  • The Right To Be Let Alone: When The Government Wants To Know All Your Business; If you haven’t already received an America Community Survey (ACS), it’s just a matter of time.

    03/08/2023 9:24:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | 03/08/2023 | John and Nisha Whitehead
    “Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent.”- Supreme Court Justice Louis D. BrandeisThere was a time when the census was just a head count.That is no longer the case.The American Community Survey (ACS), sent to about 3.5 million homes every year, is the byproduct of a government that believes it has the right to know all of your personal business.If you haven’t already received an ACS, it’s just a matter of time.A far cry from the traditional census, which is limited to ascertaining the number of persons living in...
  • The Cambridge Analytica Files

    04/13/2018 7:13:23 PM PDT · by A virtuous woman · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sun 18 Mar 2018 05.44 EDT | Carole Cadwalladr
    For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didn’t yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in the bottle. By the time I met him in person, I’d already been talking...
  • Biden Admin Officials Had Roles in Probes, Surveillance of Trump Campaign

    03/10/2021 7:11:38 AM PST · by bitt · 13 replies
    epoch times ^ | 3/8/2021 | Jeff Carlson
    As President Joe Biden constructs his new administration, individuals from the Obama administration are quietly resurfacing in positions of power. Some of these people are well-known, others lesser so. But they all played critical roles at various times during the Obama administration. Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser and now the “top adviser to the president on domestic policy and related decisions,” has admitted to participating in the unmasking of members of the Trump transition team. Unmasking is the process in which a U.S. citizen’s identity is revealed from collected surveillance. Initially, Rice publicly denied the allegations, claiming that “I...
  • That Democrat plot to empower the IRS to snoop on $600 bank transactions is bombing with the public

    10/18/2021 7:20:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/2021 | Monica Showalter
    In their bid to remake the world, Democrats are always surprised to find that their best laid plans are full of unintended consequences.This time, the "splat" is on them.Get a load of this Rasmussen poll from last Friday:69% Oppose Plan To Have IRS Monitor Bank TransactionsMore than two-thirds of voters are against plans in Congress to give the Internal Revenue Service access to data on all bank transactions over $600, and most believe Democrats are lying when they say they'll only raise taxes on the rich.A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 69% of Likely U.S....
  • Renaissance-era letter sealed for centuries just virtually unfolded and read for the first time

    03/02/2021 4:04:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 73 replies
    Live Science ^ | 03/02/2021 | By Mindy Weisberger -
    More than 600 years ago, someone intricately folded, sealed and posted a letter that was never delivered. Now, scientists have digitally "unfolded" this and other similarly locked letters found in a 17th-century trunk in The Hague, using X-rays. For centuries prior to the invention of sealed envelopes, sensitive correspondence was protected from prying eyes through complex folding techniques called "letterlocking," which transformed a letter into its own secure envelope. However, locked letters that survive to the present are fragile and can be opened physically only by slicing them to pieces. The new X-ray method offers researchers a non-invasive alternative, maintaining...
  • Nunes Says He’s Considering Legal Action Over Schiff’s Phone Snooping

    12/07/2019 8:21:09 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 44 replies
    News Thud ^ | December 7, 2019 | Paul Goldberg
    Speaking to conservative radio host Mark Levin, Rep. Devin Nunes revealed he’s considered legal action over House Intel Chair Adam Schiff’s snooping on his phone records. Nunes believes his civil liberties have been violated. Rep. Devin Nunes: I’m going to be looking for all my legal options on this, too. I mean, my civil liberties were violated here. Adam Schiff, just because he’s chairman, doesn’t have the right to go subpoena, put a big fishing net out there , go grab a bunch of phone numbers, and have AT&T give you all the people they’ve talked to, and then him...
  • Supreme Court temporarily halts court order requiring accountants to turn over Trump’s tax returns

    11/18/2019 10:15:01 AM PST · by gwjack · 155 replies ^ | 11/18/2019 | Jacob Pramuk
    The Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked a ruling that requires accounting firm Mazars to turn President Donald Trump’s tax returns over to Congress. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
  • Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face from Space

    08/13/2014 12:30:41 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies ^ | Aug 11, 2014
    Two months ago, after much lobbying by the biggest satellite company in North America, DigitalGlobe, the US government relaxed restrictions to allow for commercially available satellite imagery up to 25 cm resolution—twice as detailed as the previous limit of 50 cm. Now, the first commercial satellite set to capture these high-res images, DigitalGlobe's Worldview-3, will launch this Wednesday. The extra sharp images from Worldview-3 will greatly increase the maps' level of detail to the point where it can make out 10-inch objects, which means Google will soon be able to see “manholes and mailboxes” from its hired eyes in the...
  • Facebook outage offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the social network's AI 'sees' your photos

    07/03/2019 5:21:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Insider ^ | 07/03/2019 | Zoe Schiffer
    On Twitter, people shared screenshots of how their photos were tagged. "To be fair, 'one person, beard' is pretty much a spot-on description of me," Zack Whittaker, an editor at TechCrunch, wrote. Facebook automatically scans all photos on the social network with facial- and image-recognition software powered by AI to detect who or what is being pictured. At times, it appeared the AI incorrectly tagged the photo, as in the case of the Fortune reporter Danielle Abril's where the photo description read: "5 people, including Danielle Abril, people smiling, people standing, hoes and indoor." Hopefully there was a gardening tool...
  • Senate confirms new director for spy agency, cyber command

    04/25/2018 4:26:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2018
    Senate confirms new director for spy agency, cyber command WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed on Tuesday President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency, Army Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone. Nakasone has an extensive background in cyber issues, having held positions including serving as chief of the U.S. Army’s cyber command since late 2016. Nakasone, 54, replaces Admiral Mike Rogers, who is retiring after nearly four years in the “dual-hat” position leading the NSA, the country’s largest spy agency, and the military’s cyber warfare division. During his confirmation hearing, Nakasone said he did...
  • O’Keefe Drops 3rd Twitter Undercover Video Employees Paid to View ‘Private Sex Messages’ of Users

    01/16/2018 9:16:54 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 5 replies ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Project Veritas set Twitter ablaze last week with back to back bombshell undercover videos exposing the social media giant for their ‘big brother’ practices and censorship of Trump supporters.
  • How office snooping boosts the bottom line

    12/28/2017 6:14:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Today Online ^ | 03 December, 2017 | Pilita Clark
    How office snooping boosts the bottom line I had breakfast the other day at a swanky London brasserie with a man I recently met at a conference. I sauntered into the office some time after 10am, stuffed with eggs benedict, and switched on my computer. Having checked a few emails and scrolled through Twitter, I headed to the office kitchen for a cup of tea, where I bumped into a colleague who agreed it was good to see that the moody hot water boiler was not on the blink. Then I started chatting with another colleague about a film we...
  • Homeland Security Adviser Allegedly Leaked Intel to Attack Rick Perry

    10/26/2011 3:27:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    Pajama's Media ^ | October 26, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    TX Dept. of Public Safety Director: “We know [Mohamed Elibiary] has accessed DPS documents and downloaded them. Texas Department of Public Safety officials are asking questions following a report that Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council member Mohamed Elibiary may have been given access to a sensitive database of state and local intelligence reports, and then allegedly shopped some of those materials to a media outlet. He allegedly used the documents to claim the department was promoting “Islamophobia” — claims that the media outlet ultimately rejected. They declined to do the story. Earlier today, I received confirmation from a left-leaning...
  • Hillary secretly gave the nod to plan to publish Congress members’ private emails

    10/12/2016 8:46:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 3 replies ^ | // | Michael Dorstewitz
    Although Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may mot be happy with WikiLeaks’ release of emails coming from her and her staff, that doesn’t mean that she isn’t above doing the same thing herself. But unlike Julian Assange‘s group, she just doesn’t want her name associated with it. Newly-released Clinton emails confirm that the former secretary of state approved a plan in early 2015, shortly after her own email scandal broke, to fight fire with fire by publishing Republican lawmakers’ rejections of Freedom of Information Act [FOIA] requests for their own private emails. Although State Department emails are subject to FOIA...
  • Trump backs permanent snooping powers he once criticized as abusive

    06/09/2017 1:07:14 PM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2017 | Stephen Dynan
    Just months after President Trump complained about being spied on by the Obama administration, his administration is embracing a full permanent extension of the secret snooping powers the government used to track conversations between his campaign aides and Russian operatives. Mr. Trump’s intelligence and counterterrorism team said Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has saved hundreds of lives by preventing terrorist attacks and insisted — despite Mr. Trump’s claimed experiences — that the law is not being abused. “Simply put, the use of this authority has helped save lives,” Thomas P. Bossert, President Trump’s top counterterrorism adviser, wrote...
  • Ex-Trump Adviser: My Phone Was Possibly Tapped

    03/09/2017 4:37:01 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 7 replies ^ | 03/09/17
    A former foreign policy adviser to President Trump’s election campaign says his phone may have been tapped in 2016, apparently implying that such action would support claims that Trump Tower was under surveillance. Carter Page, works near Trump Tower in New York and was a frequent visitor during the campaign. In a letter to the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday, he lays out a case for why he thinks he may have been swept up in any surveillance related to the Trump operation, the Guardian reported Thursday. “Having spoken in favor of some of Mr. Trump’s policies on...
  • FLASHBACK: Anti-Trump Rep. Touts Obama ‘Database’ With ‘Information About Everything...’ [VID]

    03/09/2017 9:18:36 AM PST · by Syncro · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3-8-2017 | Christian Datoc
    During a 2013 interview with Roland Martin, Congresswoman Maxine Waters propped up the Obama administration for “[putting] in place” a “database [that] will have information about everything on every individual.”*snip* “Well, I don’t know. The thing I think some people are missing here is the president has put in place an organization that contains the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life,” Waters answered, unprompted. “That’s going to be very, very powerful.” Read more at DC