News Stories relating to "spying"
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The next generation of communications systems could be built with a sewing machine. To make communications devices more reliable, researchers are finding ways to incorporate radio antennas directly into clothing
, using plastic film and metallic thread. And you'll be able to POWER your...
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Engineers who work for giant telecommunications companies or small start-ups are inventing products that can send messages--from a diaper that lets parents know their baby needs changing, to slippers that can tell when your grandmother might be about to fall down and break her hip. Finnish engineer Jari Arkko connected his house to a wireless...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Everyone is spying
on everyone else (NOTE: Subscribers
can still listen to this show): Robert Murdoch's News Corporation has gotten into trouble for hacking into the phones of politicians, royalty, and the...
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...
Friday, July 8, 2011
Ever get the feeling you're being spied on
? (NOTE: subscribers
can still listen to this show). The Air Force is working on a camera that can...
Monday, May 30, 2011
Congress just passed the extension of the Patriot Act with hardly a murmur and it was signed into law on May 27. Now Senator Ron Wyden (D Oregon) says that what the public has been led to believe the act allows and how the government secretly interprets it are two different things. The reason is that the government's interpretations of the act are...
Friday, April 15, 2011
The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites, like Facebook, by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda. So your "facebook friend" may really be a covert agent who is...
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Ever get the suspicion that someone is spying on you? There have been hints that we may soon be sold clothes and personal items containing tiny GPS units that track our movements. In Brazil, boxes of laundry detergent did this!
In Brazil, the Unilever company embedded GPS trackers in some boxes of Omo laundry detergent, as an incentive...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The ideal spy would wear invisible clothes that automatically took photographs of his surroundings and he would be able to read whatever you typed on your Blackberry. This almost happened in Dubai, and across the border in Canada. Let's hope this doesn't happen here!
BBC News reports that an update being promoted for Blackberry users...