News Stories

News Stories relating to "spying"

Weekender: Hearing Pictures – Seeing Sounds

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.
read more

Weekender: ASpIRE - New Voice Recognition Software Creates Limitless Potential To Spy On Any Conversation

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...
read more 4 comments
See video

Pentagon Secret Plane Has Been In Space For Almost 500 Days - And They Still Won't Say What It's Doing There...

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.

The X-37B...
read more 2 comments

Spy Agencies Exploit Smartphone Apps in Trawl for Personal Information

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...
read more

Who's Listening?

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!
read more

The Rat Patrol

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?

At a...
read more

Data Collected to Use Against You

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...
read more

Your TV May be Spying on You

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 (NOTE: subscribers...
read more

Who's Listening?

It's a lovely day: You watch a butterfly flutter by, then you take out your cell phone and call a friend. But what you don't know is that someone may be listening in.
read more

The Police State Creeps Closer

Several worrisome laws that restrict our freedom have been passed recently and now Apple has patented technology which would allow governments and police to block transmission...
read more 1 comment

A Spy Butterfly

If you happened to look up, you would notice if a drone was tracking you, but what if it looked like an insect--for instance, a butterfly? Israel is creating spy drones that are shaped like butterflies and...
read more 2 comments

You're Being WATCHED

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.
read more 3 comments

Your Cell Phone is Keeping TRACK of You

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,...
read more

Not Secret Any More

We all know there are things they're not telling us (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show), but when it comes to the drones that will...
read more 1 comment

Spy Drones Can Follow You Forever

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...
read more 1 comment

Spying at the Olympics

Spying 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...
read more

Ad Spies

They're spying on us again (NOTE: subscribers can still listen to this show). Will there be no relief from what seems to be the end of privacy?...
read more

Spy Drones: Hackers Fighting Back

We're being spied on by drones, 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...
read more 1 comment

Your Kindle is Spying on You

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...
read more

Do You Hear Voices in Your Head?

The Visitors "talk" to people in their heads and now our government is learning how to do the same thing.
read more 1 comment

Spy Drones

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! (NOTE:...
read more

An Iphone That Gives You X-Ray Vision

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...
read more

Huge Spy Complex Being Built in Utah

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...
read more 6 comments

We're All Being Monitored by the FBI

Your cell phone is tracking you, there are spies on Facebook, streetlights are eavesdropping on us, and even the...
read more

Spying on Us from Space

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...
read more

The End of Privacy

The concept of privacy may have become a thing of the past. Your cell phone is tracking you, there are spies on Facebook, streetlights are...
read more

Spying in Space

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...
read more

Detecting Crimes BEFORE They Happen

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...
read more

China is Hacking Our Satellites

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?") 
read more

Spying on Your Computer

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...
read more
Subscribe to Unknowncountry sign up now