2009: NSA Building “HAL” A.I. System, Facebook Now Developing Brain-Machine Interface

2009: NSA Building “HAL” A.I. System, Facebook Now Developing Brain-Machine Interface By Daniel Taylor Think of 2001: A Space Odyssey and the most memorable character, HAL 9000, having a conversation with David. We are essentially building this system. We are building HAL.” – NSA researcher In a little-noticed bombshell report by James Bamford in 2009, it was revealed that the NSA’s massive database of information, including social media, was being used to create an artificial intelligence system that would “…one day be possible to know not just where people are…

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Google Tracks Your Location and Shares It With Police, Even When Your Phone is Off

Google Tracks Your Location and Shares It With Police, Even When Your Phone is Off By Derrick Broze Even if you disable GPS, deactivate phone location tracking, and turn off your phone, it’s still possible for Google and the NSA to monitor your every move. Over the last two decades, cellphone use has become an everyday part of life for the vast majority of people around the planet. Nearly without question, consumers have chosen to carry these increasingly smart devices with them everywhere they go. Despite surveillance revelations from whistleblowers…

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Judge Dodges Legality of NSA Mass Spying, Citing Secrecy Claims

Judge Dodges Legality of NSA Mass Spying, Citing Secrecy Claims By Aaron Mackey EFF’s case challenging NSA spying, Jewel v. NSA, has come further than any case trying to end the government’s mass surveillance programs. Our clients have survived multiple efforts by the government to end the case, and they continue to push for their day in court. As a result, we’re no stranger to overcoming legal obstacles thrown our way. The latest obstacle came Thursday, when the court hearing our long-running case challenging NSA spying ruled that the lawsuit…

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