The ’six degrees of separation’ notion states that every person on the planet is only six contacts away from every other person on Earth. A new study from Microsoft’s Research Redmond Lab studied the six degrees of separation using instant messaging information gathered from Microsoft Messenger users. The information gathered from people who use Microsoft […]
RFID Wizards is reporting on a new system that allows the FBI to track people and assets secretly using Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. The Intelligent Perimeter Defense system is known as NOX and it allows the FBI to track people without their knowledge. The NOX system uses high-resolution video images and RFID identification, for tracking […]
Here is an interesting news clip, featuring an interview with RateMyCop.com founder Gino Sesto and police officer Kevin Martin from Fox News.
The Associated Press is reporting on an interesting public records story. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency has requested that The Advocate newspaper of Baton Rouge, Louisiana pay nearly $210,000 for a public records request that requires the agency to produce over 2 million pages of documents. The Advocate is investigating FEMA’s response to hurricanes […]
When criticism of public officials and law enforcement officials is silenced, what you effectively have is a police state. Wired.com’s Threat Level blog has posted a piece about web hosting provider GoDaddy.com’s removal of a police-watchdog website called RateMyCop.com. RateMyCop.com allows people to rate and post opinions on the uniformed police officers in their community. […]