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June 18, 2013 by

Don’t let NSA paranoia destroy your productivity

There's an awful lot of paranoia going around these days. But the biggest threats to your privacy don't come from the NSA or the FBI. They come from private companies building massive databases to track your movements. Here's a sensible set of strategies to minimize privacy risks.

March 5, 2010 by

FBI director stresses cooperation with private enterprise

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, FBI Director Robert Mueller highlights the importance of a coordinated response to cybercrime, encouraging businesses to work more closely with the government. Mueller assures companies that reporting breaches of security and going through the investigative process can be done with minimal disruption, safeguarding privacy, data, and confidentiality.

June 30, 2008 by

Big Brother Getting Bigger Part 1: USA

Eek, from Slashdot today:The FBI has confirmed to Popular Mechanics that it's not only adding palm prints to its criminal records, but preparing to balloon its repository of photos, which an agency official says 'could be the basis for our facial recognition.' It's all part of a new biometric software system that could store millions of iris scans within 10 years and has privacy advocates crying foul.

July 8, 2006 by

FBI Drafts Legislation????

According to CNET the FBI has drafted legislation to legalize their desired invasions of privacy which includes requiring router manufacturers to include back doors and by the way, remove the requirement of the justice department to report such "wire taps".   What is going on here?

December 1, 2000 by

Rights groups want Carnivore muzzled

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Privacy Information Center on Friday called for the Clinton administration to suspend the FBI's use of the Carnivore Internet surveillance system until it can be further reviewed. "Despite FBI claims that the review has vindicated Carnivore, it has actually validated many of the privacy concerns that have been voiced by the public and members of Congress.


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