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India Launching Massive Surveillance Operations: NETRA and NATGRID

Exclusive details of India’s surveillance system ‘NETRA’   Two news developments in last few days have been significant with regard to India’s cyber warfare capabilities. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde…

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DARPA’s mirror-killing membrane could change astronomy, allow total global surveillance

When it launches in 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope will let us see deeper into the universe than ever before. Its enormous eye is centered around 18 octagonal mirrors…

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Silicon Valley Doesn’t Just Help the Surveillance State—It Built It

More than a decade ago, CIA Director Michael Hayden began enlisting the private sector to build the NSA’s data ops.   Some of America’s biggest social media and tech companies…

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Snooping states: NSA not alone in spying on citizens

From Canada to India, democracies worldwide employ new technology to monitor their citizens. Confidential documents leaked to the press by Edward Snowden revealing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) PRISM – a program which scoops…

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New Paper Technology Could Put Undetectable ID Chips In Cash

Scientists have developed paper containing ultra-thin, undetectable Radio Frequency Identification Chips (RFID), and in doing so may have taken a huge step towards ending “dark money” cash transfers. “The technique…

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Nokia’s magnetic tattoo: Why your arm may be ringing someday soon

[Editor’s Comment: Among all the latest “mark of the beast” technologies, this must be the most ridiculous one.] Imagine your parents or boss calling you, and instead of your phone…

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Pentagon’s Mad Scientists Want a Tattoo That Tracks Troops’ Vitals

In its ongoing quest to measure every aspect of U.S. troops’ physiology, the Pentagon’s esoteric research enclave wants to develop a durable, unobtrusive device that can track the body’s physical…

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‘Under the skin’ microchip blood-testing device developed

Scientists say they have developed a tiny blood-testing device that sits under the skin and gives instant results via a mobile phone. The Swiss team say the wireless prototype –…

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DARPA’s new TERN program aims for eyes in the sky from the sea

Effective 21st-century warfare requires the ability to conduct airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike mobile targets anywhere, around the clock. Current technologies, however, have their limitations. Helicopters are…

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Space race under way to create quantum satellite

In this month’s special edition of Physics World, focusing on quantum physics, Thomas Jennewein and Brendon Higgins from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada, describe…

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India’s Spies Want Data on Every BlackBerry Customer Worldwide

  There are about 79 million BlackBerry subscribers worldwide—and India’s government wants to hand its spy agency data on every one of them. In late 2012, back when it was still…

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Will Americans Soon Not Be Able To Buy, Sell Or Get A Job Without A Global ID Card?

  A plan being pushed in Congress right now by senators from both major political parties would force all Americans to get a biometric national ID card.  It is being…

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‘US can spy on Cloud documents without a warrant’

  All personal information stored by British internet users on major “cloud” computing services including Google Drive can be spied upon routinely without their knowledge by US authorities under newly-approved…

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Meet ARGUS: The World’s Highest Resolution Video Surveillance Platform

DARPA shows off 1.8-gigapixel surveillance drone, can spot a terrorist from 20,000 feet DARPA and the US Army have taken the wraps off ARGUS-IS, a 1.8-gigapixel video surveillance platform that…

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North Korea steps up surveillance of citizens with 16,000 CCTV cameras

  North Korea purchased 16,420 closed-circuit surveillance cameras from China in the first 11 months of last year as the regime stepped up the monitoring of its own people. That…