SURVEILLANCE

Police: Ohio man's cardiac pacemaker data leads to charges

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say data recorded by a man's cardiac pacemaker helped lead to his indictment on charges of aggravated arson and insurance fraud in a fire at his Ohio home.

Middletown police say Ross Compton is accused of starting the Sept. 19 fire. He's scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.
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The Plan to Test Cities’ Sewage for Drugs Is a New Form of Mass Surveillance

Nearly every drug you snort, inject, smoke, butt-plug, vaporize or freebase eventually ends up back in the water supply via your excrement. The fish love it—well, maybe not the ones mutating from it. But apparently crabs and trout aren't the only ones sifting through your waste.

Across the globe, researchers at wastewater treatment plants are testing for psychoactive substances passed by drug users through their feces and urine. The data can be incredibly valuable, letting scientists and law enforcement quickly track drug use trends and identify new substances on the market.
READ MORE: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-plan-to-test-cities-sewage-for-drug...

Obama's most enduring legacy may be the establishment of the modern US surveillance state

During his eight years in office, Obama has dramatically expanded the reach of US government surveillance, with scores of new revelations of previously unknown surveillance initiatives continuing to regularly come to light.

Just two days after his Jan. 10 farewell speech, The New York Times reported that the Obama administration had granted sweeping surveillance powers to the incoming Trump presidency – dramatically expanding 17 government agencies legal authority to spy on US citizens.
READ MORE: http://www.businessinsider.com/obamas-most-enduring-legacy-the-modern-us...

Chuck Schumer: “I tell ya. You take on the intelligence community – they have 6 ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”

Chuck is right. Intelligence Agencies globally give no fucks about the law or basic right and wrong. If they need money they will run drugs and guns on a massive scale and flood them onto the streets wherever they want and profit from it. You can't out-fund these guys.

If somebody decides to stand up against them or blow the whistle, they kill them or throw them in a dark hole for good.

Some random punk with an unacceptable ideology decides to run in an election in a key state or area they want to control, they ruin or kill them.

They manipulate/control media narratives. They manipulate Democratic elections to their advantage around the globe.

They threaten or intimidate people getting in their way or just simply murder them depending on the threat level.

Blackmail is their primary weapon against individual threats. That is why they created the global surveillance network.

Stolen NSA "Windows Hacking Tools" Now Up For Sale!

The Shadow Brokers who previously stole and leaked a portion of the NSA hacking tools and exploits is back with a Bang!

The hacking group is now selling another package of hacking tools, “Equation Group Windows Warez,” which includes Windows exploits and antivirus bypass tools, stolen from the NSA-linked hacking unit, The Equation Group.

For those unfamiliar with the topic, The Shadow Brokers is a notorious group of black-hat hackers who, in August 2016, leaked exploits, security vulnerabilities, and "powerful espionage tools" created by The Equation Group.
READ MORE: http://thehackernews.com/2017/01/nsa-windows-hacking-tools.html?m=1

These Toys Don’t Just Listen To Your Kid; They Send What They Hear To A Defense Contractor

Kids say a lot of random, unsolicited, or just plain personal things to their toys while playing. When that toy is stuffed with just fluff and beans, it doesn’t matter what the kid says: their toy is a safe sounding board. When their playtime companion is an internet-connected recording device that ships off audio files to a remote server without even notifying parents — that’s a whole other kind of problem.
READ MORE: https://consumerist.com/2016/12/06/these-toys-dont-just-listen-to-your-k...

US Web Anonymity to Become Reasonable Suspicion

Beginning on Thursday, December 1st, the power granted to U.S. law enforcement agencies to access the computers and phones of its citizens will be expanded. The new powers allow authorities to more easily gain a warrant to remotely access the computers of those people suspected of using technological means to hide their location. This expansion is being resisted by members of the U.S. Congress, but the deadline may pass before legislation can reverse the change.
read more: https://edgylabs.com/2016/11/30/web-anonymity-ends-thursday/

Tor phone is antidote to Google “hostility” over Android, says developer

The Tor Project recently announced the release of its prototype for a Tor-enabled smartphone—an Android phone beefed up with privacy and security in mind, and intended as equal parts opsec kung fu and a gauntlet to Google.

The new phone, designed by Tor developer Mike Perry, is based on Copperhead OS, the hardened Android distribution profiled first by Ars earlier this year.
READ MORE: http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/11/tor-phone-prototype-google-hosti...

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