VICTORY! Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional

VICTORY! Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional In a major victory for privacy rights at the border, a federal court in Boston ruled today that suspicionless searches of travelers’ electronic devices by federal agents at airports and other U.S. ports of entry are unconstitutional. The ruling came in a lawsuit, Alasaad v. McAleenan, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and ACLU of Massachusetts, on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without individualized suspicion at U.S.…

Read More

New Home “Amazon Experience Centers” Are Really Amazon Home Surveillance Centers

New Home “Amazon Experience Centers” Are Really Amazon Home Surveillance Centers By MassPrivateI For those of you who miss the good old days when government spies used to bug people’s homes, I give you “Amazon Experience Centers”: new homes pre-equipped with a mind-boggling array of listening devices. Amazon’s ‘Experience Centers’ tagline, “Try smart home devices in person and see how Amazon can simplify your everyday” is less about simplification and more about home surveillance. As NPR notes, builders like Lennar Homes have pre-installed Amazon smart devices in at least 45,000 new…

Read More

More Smartphone Lawsuits Expected. RF Radiation Exceeds Outdated Federal Safety Levels Up to 500%

More Smartphone Lawsuits Expected. RF Radiation Exceeds Outdated Federal Safety Levels Up to 500% By B.N. Frank An article published in the Chicago Tribune in August revealed that 11 smartphone models exceed very outdated federal RadioFrequency (RF) exposure safety limits. How outdated?  No “safe” levels of RF radiation have even been scientifically determined for children or pregnant women.  Health experts including the American Academy of Pediatrics have warned that children are more susceptible to harm from all sources of wireless radiation and have encouraged reducing their exposure everywhere including in…

Read More

Amazon Alexa Could Be Used To Prosecute Case In Florida — But Is There Probable Cause?

Amazon Alexa Could Be Used To Prosecute Case In Florida — But Is There Probable Cause? By Aaron Kesel Police in Florida are investigating whether Alexa can be a witness to a possible murder and are attempting to use the smart device for its knowledge on the death. In July, Sylvia Galva Crespo, 32, was killed by a spear to the chest at home in her Hallandale Beach, Florida, north of Miami, in which her husband, Adam Crespo, 43, stated was a mysterious accident. Police believe that the smart device…

Read More

Fondleslabs, Pedophile Island and Other Halloween Horrors

Fondleslabs, Pedophile Island and Other Halloween Horrors By corbettreport Welcome back to #NewWorldNextWeek – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: Story #1: Skin-On Interfaces Welcomes Human-Like Gestures to Control Your Smartphone Video: ’eXistenZ’ Trailer Mass Cellphone Surveillance Experiment In Spain Story #2: Someone Finally Stormed Epstein’s Private Island and Caught It All on Film Sketchy Expert Says Epstein’s Injuries Look More Like Murder EXCLUSIVE: First-Ever Look Inside Epstein’s Private Island TOP 5…

Read More

Samsung Space Craft Crashes into Family’s Yard

Samsung Space Craft Crashes into Family’s Yard By B.N. Frank Earlier this year, Scientific American warned there is too much space junk already and it’s creating a dangerous situation on Earth as well as in space. Regardless, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) keeps allowing more satellites and similar devices to be launched into the sky and space to blast harmful WiFi and 5G at us on Earth (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). Samsung got in on the action for another different reason. From WWMT: SAGINAW…

Read More

People Worldwide Are Getting Sick From Utility “Smart” Meters — Californians Took PG&E to Court

People Worldwide Are Getting Sick From Utility “Smart” Meters — Californians Took PG&E to Court By B.N. Frank Whether you know it or not, you probably have utility “Smart” Meters on your home and throughout your community.  Tens of millions have been installed worldwide and there are countless reports of people getting sick after they have been installed.  Sometimes this happens immediately and sometimes it’s gradual.  Regardless, most cases aren’t validated or resolved like they were in France a few months ago when a court ruled that some residents did…

Read More

U.S. Military Seeks A.I. “Quarterback” to Call Plays for The Internet of Battlefield Things

U.S. Military Seeks A.I. “Quarterback” to Call Plays for The Internet of Battlefield Things By Nicholas West Similar to its civilian counterpart, The Internet of Things, the military has been trying to increase the integration between physical objects, data collection, data analysis and autonomous decision making into The Internet of Battlefield Things. Several years ago, the Army issued a solicitation that summarized what they were seeking: The ability of the Army to understand, predict, adapt, and exploit the vast array of internetworked things that will be present of the future…

Read More

Facial Recognition Smart Streetlights Raise Concerns

Facial Recognition Smart Streetlights Raise Concerns By Sean Walton What began as a way to increase public safety has turned into a civil rights concern. Some residents of San Diego, California are demanding the removal of some 4,000 ‘Smart Streetlights’ which they claim are an invasion of privacy. The devices use sensor nodes to gather a range of information, such as weather and parking counts, but also uses facial recognition technology to count pedestrians. The San Diego City Council approved the installation of the Smart StreetLights in December 2016 –…

Read More

American Families Are Rejecting Hi-Tech School Curriculums and Their Zombifying Effect

American Families Are Rejecting Hi-Tech School Curriculums and Their Zombifying Effect By B.N. Frank For many years, Silicon Valley parents (aka tech inventors) have been sending their kids to private low-tech schools and limiting their use of tech, whereas other American families are being told that providing “high tech” educations is what’s best for their kids.  An increasing number of experts and studies continue to warn that this is definitely NOT best for kids (see 1, 2, 3), and it’s not just about eye damage (see 1, 2) from excessive…

Read More