FBI's Facial Recognition Program Hits 'Full Operational Capability'
“This effort is a significant step forward for the criminal justice community in utilizing biometrics…”
by RT
Yahoo Wants To Scan User Emails To Figure Out Which Apps To Recommend
No privacy exists within e-mail anymore.
by Nicholas Carlson

FAA Approves Runway For Drones
Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center to be built in South Texas.
by Fox News DC
Transparently Bad: U.S. Whistleblowers Feel Blowback
Of 2,900 cases last year, 1,400 involved retaliation against whistleblowers…
by Kenric Ward

Despite Obama’s Pledge to Curb It, NSA Mass Surveillance Wins Rubber Stamp
Mass surveillance just earned another 90-day blank check, nine months after President Obama promised to rein in the NSA’s spying powers.
by Justin Volz
No evidence whistleblower Edward Snowden raised concerns internally: NSA
NSA Associate Director for Policy and Records: “…search did not identify any email written by Mr Snowden…”
by AFP

Glenn Greenwald rattles New Zealand with ‘spying’ claims
Journalist claims Government Communications Security Bureau snooped on New Zealanders as part of Five Eyes pact between US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
by RT.com

Apple Pay: Users Can Now Make Purchases With The 'Simple Touch Of A Finger'
System pushes public closer to “cashless society.”
by Infowars.com
NYC Approves Sensors to Pinpoint Gunfire
Gunshot microphones proven to capture conversations.
by Associated Press

City used high-tech tracking software at '13 Boston Calling
Concertgoers recorded without their knowledge.
by Nestor Ramos
Switzerland ‘unlikely to extradite Snowden,' if he appears for NSA testimony
Snowden’s safety can thus be guaranteed if it is ruled that the charges against him have a “predominantly political character.”
by RT

Russia Plans New Fines That Could Bankrupt Mass Media
Russian authorities have in recent years tightened their grip over most spheres of public life.
by The Moscow Times
Patriot Act’s absurd new spawn: Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse
Creative legal interpretations may now enable the government to sign off on things that will blow your mind.
by Marcy Wheeler

Scotland Yard refuses to disclose number of times it obtained journalist phone records
Scotland Yard investigating police mole in Plebgate saga seized records of Sun political editor without consent.
by Lisa O'Carroll
School district rethinks plan to activate microphones on buses
But video will likely be recorded.
by Kyle Olson