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WEAR Your Wi-Fi

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...
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Be a SPY with your Smartphone

Spies are everywhere these days (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show) and their new tools--Smartphone cameras...
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There's a Spy in Granny's Slippers

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...
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Hackers are Targeting the Rulers of the World

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...
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You are Being Judged on Twitter

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...
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Your Movements Can be Secretly Tracked

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...
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Now There's a Spy You Can Swallow

We've reported on tracking chips inside your clothes and inside Canadian money (not to mention cell phones!), but...
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Should We End the Patriot Act?

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...
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Now our TOYS are Spying on Us!

It's true--There are SPIES everywhere! (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). Basically, your cell phone wants to...
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Your Phone Wants to Control You

It's true--There are SPIES everywhere! (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show).Your cell phone is...
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Your Phone Knows Where You Go

It's true--There are SPIES everywhere! (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show).Your cell phone is...
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There are SPIES on Facebook

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...
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Tracking Your Moves

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...

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Spyware on Your Blackberry!

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...

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