Arizona Residents Find Surveillance Cameras Hidden in Fake Cacti

The city of Paradise Valley, Arizona maintains that they weren’t trying to be secretive or anything like that. They say the cameras aren’t even functional yet. But what has residents concerned is the fact that no one was notified that the city was planning to put up surveillance cameras throughout the city. And on top of that, they’ve at least given the impression that the cameras were being deliberately hidden inside fake cacti. According to city officials, the cameras are license plate Read more […]

FBI Lobbying for a Backdoor into Your Devices

Recently, Apple and Google both made policy and software changes to make it more difficult for spies, government agencies, and identity thieves to get information off of your devices. Well, the FBI director, James Comey, is lobbying Congress to force technology companies to make device exceptions for law enforcement—a little backdoor just for them. Comey urged Congress to update CALEA [ the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act] to “create a level playing field” so new tech companies Read more […]

Feds Consider Installing V2V Communication Devices on All New Cars

Under the auspices of “preventing accidents,” federal officials are contemplating a requirement to install vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication devices on all new cars. This would apparently allow cars to avoid colliding with one another. So it’s “for your protection” or “for the children” or whatever. I honestly don’t care what their reasoning is. The move toward V2V devices poses signigicant and serious challenges for your freedoms. For one, as the feds have acknowledged, such Read more […]