News Stories relating to "spies"
Friday, March 8, 2013
Why make tiny flying drones
when you can fly REAL insects by remote-control? In 2006, DARPA asked US scientists to submit "innovative proposals to develop technology to create insect-cyborgs"--tiny flying robots that can perform surveillance in dangerous territory. One there...
Friday, January 11, 2013
Covert agencies--as well as corporations--are searching email files for words and phrases that may reveal incipient (or ongoing) criminal activity. The 911 terrorists
knew this, which is why they emailed one another in code.
Monday, December 10, 2012
While you're watching TV, your TV could be watching YOU, but only if you buy a special kind of DVR that not only notes what shows you watch (the way a Tivo does), but actually SPIES on you
Friday, August 24, 2012
A camera system called "Trapwire," created by the CIA, is being installed in the US. Closed-circuit TV surveillance of this sort is common in the UK, where cameras were set up on city streets years ago to detect IRA bombings, and they have been efficient at catching terrorists as well.
Monday, August 20, 2012
You may think you're carrying a cell phone around in your pocket or purse, but what you're really carry is a GPS-emitting device that allows you to be tracked
--not only where you go
, but what you buy,...
Friday, August 3, 2012
The silent drone
that may be tracking you can stay on the job forever. It's like a permanent closed circuit camera, except it's not mounted in the local liquor store but it's following you around
. Is there any...
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
is not only going on at the Olympics (NOTE: Subscribers
can still listen to this show), it's RAMPANT.
France is using the internet to check out the competition. Someone from the US...
Friday, July 13, 2012
We're being spied on
, but hackers have found a way to fight back!
Researchers have found a way to hack into GPS-guided drones with something called "spoofing." They can then...
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
In the past, reading a novel or book of nonfiction was a private matter, and publishers had no way of knowing how much you liked a book or if you flipped through it quickly or became immersed and enchanted. If they COULD know this, they would design books that were more compatible for readers' tastes. Well, now with...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
What's that up in the sky? Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it---a drone?
Due to a FOIA request, the government has been forced to reveal that there are at least 63 active drone sites around the US and they are SPYING on civilians
Friday, February 17, 2012
The military's covert agency
DARPA is working on a space-based spy telescope
that can hover in orbit to "take real-time images or live video of any spot on Earth." They want to launch satellites that can zoom in on...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
America's classified X-37B satellite, which went into orbit in March, 2011, is probably spying on
China's space station (NOTE: Subscribers
can still listen to this show), Tiangong-1, which was launched in...
Friday, December 9, 2011
Do you have the wrong kind of phone? New research shows that some of the smartphones specifically designed to support the Android mobile platform have incorporated additional features that can be used by hackers to bypass Android’s security features, making them more vulnerable to attack. Android has the largest share of the smartphone...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
When it comes to appearance, we are sometimes informally issued a number from one to ten. What if we lived in a world in which everyone is assigned a number that tells everyone ELSE how influential we are, and this number determined whether or not you got a job
, a hotel room upgrade or free samples at...
Thursday, May 19, 2011
We've all learned that there are spies on Facebook
, but despite this, the company has recently admitted that it secretly hired Burson-Marsteller, a PR firm whose clients include Microsoft, to generate stories critical of the privacy mistakes being made by its rival Google,...
Friday, December 3, 2010
...And Jim Marrs, this week's Dreamland host
and author of "The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy," ought to know! Banks aren't just giving you credit scores, they are issuing their customers "bank-depositor behavior score," based on your...
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Lots of secret things go on under the cover of darkness and now you can spy on all of them, without using cumbersome night vision goggles (which might give you away). Instead, you can use a phone app.!
Standard night vision devices work by converting photons, the subatomic particles that make up light, into electrons that hit a...