News Stories relating to "spying"
Friday, January 9, 2015
Spying is getting easier all the time. Soon, it won’t even be necessary to plant ‘bugs’ in people’s rooms to listen in on their conversations. All you’ll need is a video camera –even if the video is shot through a soundproof glass door.
Friday, December 5, 2014
You have something personal to discuss with a friend. You arrange to meet for a coffee and a chat in a public restaurant. It's noisy, and you have a good heart to heart in the belief that nobody else can hear what you're saying. Or you leave a message on an answer phone or via a phone app and think that it's just between yourself and the recipient...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The X-37B, the U.S. Air Force's secret robotic space plane, has now been in orbit for almost 500 days, a record-breaking time period for space endurance. The latest version of the relatively tiny spacecraft, which is just one quarter of the size of the space shuttles, was launched in December 2012 on a top-secret mission.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
It seems that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)have become extremely inventive in their unending search for personal information.
Top secret documents have revealed that Smartphone apps transmitting user details across the internet are now providing a wealth of sensitive...
Friday, April 12, 2013
In the 1970s and ’80s, when undercover agents recorded conversations with mobsters and corrupt politicians, they wore a bulky tape recorder strapped around their waists--that sometimes weighed as much as 10 pounds--and wires, connected to a microphone, taped to their chests. Needless to say, they were nervous about being caught!
Friday, March 15, 2013
It's shocking enough to see a rat
scurrying across your kitchen floor, but what if that "rat" was REALLY a remote-controlled spy? And even better, what if it wasn't a robot disguised as a rat, but a REAL rodent, being operated from a distance by remote control?
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Spying has changed in the internet age--Now we leave a record of what we're doing and what we're interested in every time we click on a website, post on a social network or purchase something online. Homeland Security and police are tracking this information, and so are AD AGENCIES.
In the December 13th edition of the Financial Times...
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, May 4, 2012
What if you could use your iphone
to develop the Superman-like skill of having X-ray vision? Well, now you can: A microchip enables a phone to see through walls, wood and plastics and--although the researchers deny this--through clothing as well, meaning you can...
Friday, March 23, 2012
The NSA (National Security Administration) is building a huge computer complex called The Utah Data Center, where they can spy on the rest of us in Bluffdale, a small town in Utah, which (until now) has mainly been known as a major center of Mormon polygamy. Once it's built, it will be over five times the size of the US Capitol in Washington, DC...
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, November 11, 2011
If we could do this, we would be faced with the necessity of arresting and incarcerating technically "innocent" people, which would upend our entire constitution and body of laws, in the same way that torturing suspects at Guantanamo has.
This may be a possibility...
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Hackers interfered with two US satellites 4 times between 2007 and 2008. These incidents involved observation systems which targeted through a ground station in Norway which are used to observe the earth's climate and terrain (or is that just the "cover story?")
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The government is spying on us
and now we're spying on each other. Here's the latest, and it's a pattern that repeats itself daily in hundreds of millions of offices and coffee shops around the world: People sit down, turn on their computers, set their mobile...