The Intelligence Community is Exploring Long-Range Biometric Identification

A new IARPA program aims to build biometric technology that can identify people using cameras stationed on far off rooftops and unmanned aircraft. The intelligence community is working to build biometric identification systems that can single out individuals from hundreds of yards away or more, a feat that’s virtually impossible Read more…

Pentagon Testing High Altitude Surveillance Balloons to ‘Watch Everything at Once’

Pentagon Testing High Altitude Surveillance Balloons to ‘Watch Everything at Once’ The U.S. military is testing high altitude, solar-powered balloons allowing the Pentagon to conduct continuous surveillance of a wide swath of the Midwest, according to a new report. The Guardian reported that the program is detailed in documents filed Read more…

The DEA and ICE Are Hiding Surveillance Cameras

The DEA and ICE Are Hiding Surveillance Cameras in Streetlights

The DEA and ICE Are Hiding Surveillance Cameras in Streetlights The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have hidden an undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights around the country, federal contracting documents reveal. According to government procurement data, the DEA has paid a Houston, Read more…

Tech Industry Told ‘Privacy Is Not Absolute’ End-to-End Encryption ‘Should Be Rare’

Tech Industry Told ‘Privacy Is Not Absolute’ End-to-End Encryption ‘Should Be Rare’

Tech Industry Told ‘Privacy Is Not Absolute’ End-to-End Encryption ‘Should Be Rare’ An international network of intelligence agencies has told the tech industry that ‘privacy is not an absolute’ and that the use of end-to-end encryption ‘should be rare’ … The statements were made in a joint communiqué and statement of principles following a Read more…