FastCompany.com | Software allows developers to turn any webcam into a real-time video analytics sensor.
CBS News | The odds are you are not just a face in the crowd any longer.
Paul Joseph Watson | Google Now: Next phase of technology giant’s takeover of your entire life.
cnsnews.com | IRS spokesmen also did not respond to repeated emailed and telephone inquiries.
Paul Joseph Watson | Part of ‘Intellistreets’ rollout?
politico.com | Tea party members worried they’d be punished for tweets or Facebook comments by followers.
Mike Adams | Associated Press reporters are outraged over recent revelations that the Obama administration engaged in a “sweeping seizure” of private phone records.
newsmax.com | IRS officials in Washington and at least two other offices were involved.
Paul Joseph Watson | After years of denouncing Bush wiretapping, Think Progress says phone taps necessary to protect against terrorists.
foxnews.com | Republican lawmakers have vowed to investigate and hold hearings, calling the revelations deeply troubling.
The Atlantic Wire | The letter the AP received has not been made public, but it apparently provided no reason for the seizure.
Violet Blue | Congress and “many defenders of Internet freedom” must understand that serious damage was done.
Donna Anderson | Arizona officials fear that non-compliance would result in loss of funding for other similar projects.
BioMetric Update | Employers would have to cross-reference new hires in the database to ensure they really are who they claim to be.
Fox News | Brennan made headlines last year when photos showing him standing near a metal detector without any clothes on went viral.
Michael Snyder | What do speed traps, parking tickets, toll roads, speed cameras and red light cameras all have in common?
Sun Journal | ACLU Maine executive director says attorney general thinks police should not need a warrant to use drones.
Mac Slavo | You may be reading this article in the privacy of your own home, but somewhere in a National Security Agency control center your every move is being tracked.
EFF.org | Law enforcement agencies increasingly using sophisticated cameras to scan and record license plates of millions of cars across the country.
nytimes.com | FBI’s original proposal would have required Internet communications services to each build in a wiretapping capacity.
Adan Salazar | “Kids don’t think about ‘Cowboys and Indians’ anymore, they think about drive-by shootings and murders…”
American Dream | Big Brother is watching everything that you do on the Internet and listening to everything that you say on your phone.
William Norman Grigg | This is precisely the kind of pilot program the Feds would find worthwhile.
The Guardian | A former FBI counterterrorism agent claims on CNN that this is the case.
The Telegraph | ‘Could be switched off automatically in British homes without the owners’ consent under EU proposals to help power stations meet demand for electricity.’
The Guardian | Newly released data show that the government submitted 1,789 eavesdropping requests last year, and none was rejected.
RT | FISA court quietly rubber stamped nearly 2,000 government requests to search or electronically monitor people in the U.S. last year.
Thomas DiLorenzo | Governmental critic will be sent for mental health evaluation, and his life possibly ruined.
EFF.org | Did you post an ad on craigslist between July 26, 2012 and August 8, 2012? If so, bad news for you.
The Register | Apparatchiks whine that technology’s making it too tough.
Declan McCullagh | Immunizes from prosecution companies participating in cybersecurity program.
Adan Salazar | All your children are belong to us.
The Guardian | Internet giant details requests for material to be pulled from YouTube, Blogger service and from Google search.
NY Daily News | Funds would go to the state’s newly created Children’s Health Promotion Fund and other similar programs aimed at kids.
Healthy Home Economist | Teacher suspend without pay after giving lesson on gardening tools to second grade students.
Infowars.com | But your government always loves you:)
EFF.org | Get ready for the nitty-gritty details: who has your information, how they get it, and what they do with it.
libertyblitzkrieg.com | Congress sure is hard at work at the moment trying to pass one horrific bill after the other.
Bay News 9 | Measure delayed to accommodate feedback from an advisory committee.
The Hill | “Marketplace Fairness Act” bill would allow states to tax out-of-state online retailers, but exempts small businesses earning less than $1 million a year.
Bill Anderson | A nation under permanent martial law is a nation of drones serving a governmental master.
EFF.org | CISPA still features dangerously vague language that could put your personal information in the hands of military organizations like the National Security Agency.
The Guardian | “Everyman” drones need to be banned by international treaties before terrorists use them, says Google’s executive chairman.
Jason Charles | Take the minds of our children back.
foxnews.com | IRS is denying claims that it wants to snoop on taxpayers by reading their emails.
Fox News | Personal information on roughly 80,000 farmers and ranchers released.
Infowars.com | New phone app allows Facebook to hijack your phone.
Reuters | Idaho becomes second state to restrict use of unmanned aerial vehicles over privacy concerns.
politic365.com | Tenth plank of the Communist Manifesto reads: “Free education for all children in public schools.”
Jeff Berwick | “The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”