Big Brother Traffic Camera Records Woman’s Bedroom

A British woman was shocked to find out that live images of her bedroom were viewable on a travel news site. A security camera used for traffic monitoring was pointed at her bedroom and recording. Filmed images on the site were so detailed that the pillows on her bed were easily identifiable. The woman described […]

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Big Brother Databases Will Store All Electronic Communications

The Telegraph is reporting that the UK will require all internet service providers and telecommunications companies to save and store all personal communications made by users for one year. In addition, this stored personal information will be made available for use by 653 government departments and agencies including law enforcement, fire and other emergency services, […]

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Billboards That Watch People

A new generation of “smart” billboards will watch people and record information about them as they view the advertisements displayed on them. The new hi-tech billboards will have small video cameras that record personal and demographic information about passersby like gender, estimated age and time spent looking at the billboard. This recorded information will then […]

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‘Cyber Snitching’ In The Age of ‘Little Brother’

Cell phones and digital cameras, along with a sense of public duty, are propelling a new form of citizen “snitching” that some are calling “cyber snitching.” This troubles some privacy experts, who are concerned that a sense of civic duty could quickly degenerate into a loss of personal privacy. One example cited involves bystanders, who […]

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7 Tips For Fighting Identity Theft

Wired.com’s How-To Wiki has published the following tips for helping consumers fight identity theft: 1. You can opt out of pre-screened credit card mailings by calling 888-5OPTOUT ( 888-567-8688 ). This stops identity thieves from stealing your mail and getting credit lines in your name. 2. You should check your credit reports regularly. US federal […]

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