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  • Aadhaar: India top court upholds world's largest biometric scheme

    09/26/2018 3:40:17 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/26/18
    India's Supreme Court has ruled that the country's controversial biometric identity scheme is constitutional and does not violate the right to privacy. However the court limited the scope of the Aadhaar scheme, saying it could not be compulsory for bank accounts, mobile connections or school admissions. The world's largest biometric ID database covers welfare and tax payments and access to social services. More than a billion Indians have already been enrolled. Many don't have other forms of identification - only 65 million own a passport and 200 million have a driving licence. Those who enrolled in Aadhaar received a unique...
  • East Baton Rouge school bus tracking app could face delay (WheresTheBus)

    08/27/2018 3:45:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    WAFB ^ | 8/07/18 | Cheryl Mercedes
    EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Tech support at the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) is scrambling to get a school bus tracking app online in time for the start of school. Students return on Thursday. Leaders cannot confirm when the app will be ready. Some 600 bright yellow school buses are ready to roll across the parish. They were all updated last school year with GPS trackers. Chief of Student Support Services Gary Reese says it helps system leaders keep drivers on time and accountable. "The GPS is functioning. We see every bus," Reese said.
  • Google could be tracking your movements even when you tell it not to!

    08/17/2018 12:40:57 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 39 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Jeff Rossen
    How To Stop Facebook, Google And Amazon From Tracking You Just thought it would be good info to show how to turn off the tracking device on Google, Amazon and Facebook.
  • You Can Turn Off Tracking On Your Phone, But Google Is Still Tracking You

    08/14/2018 9:14:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    After people began getting a bit antsy about how their phones were tracking their every move for the past several years, Google felt a need to respond. After all, their former motto was something about not being evil and you need to give the customer what they want. (Within reason.) CNBC covered an announcement from the company back in May which explained how easy it was.It boiled down to a few basic bullet points: “Google has new tools that let you easily turn off everything it logs about you. You can turn off location history, Google Search results, YouTube...
  • AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

    08/13/2018 7:45:21 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 27 replies
    Associated Press / APNEWS ^ | 08/13/2018 | RYAN NAKASHIMA
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent it from doing so. Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP’s request.
  • CCleaner provokes fury over Active Monitoring, user data collection

    08/06/2018 4:31:14 AM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 14 replies
    ZDnet ^ | August 2, 2018 | Charlie Osborne
    CCleaner has promised a slew of changes to its software in response to user criticism of active monitoring processes which are almost impossible to disable. More security news Windows 10 patch expert begs Microsoft: 'Please fix uptick in botched updates' Facebook CSO Alex Stamos departing, won't be replaced Reddit says hackers breached its systems, some user data compromised ​Spam is getting smarter and we're still falling for it CCleaner, available in both free and premium versions, is software which performs all-around scrubbing and optimization of Windows, Mac, and mobile devices. The Avast-owned software, available under Piriform, was the target of...
  • Potential Spy Devices Which Track Cellphones, Intercept Calls Found All Over D.C., Md., Va

    05/19/2018 8:08:32 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    NBCwashington ^ | 5-17-18 | Jodie Fleischer, Rick Yarborough and Jeff Piper
    And the I-Team found them in high-profile areas like outside the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue and while driving across the 14th Street bridge into Crystal City. The I-Team got picked up twice while driving along K Street — the corridor popular with lobbyists. "It looks like they don't consider us to be interesting, so they've dropped us," Turner remarked looking down at one of his phones. Every cellphone has a unique identifying number. The phone catcher technology can harness thousands of them at a time. DHS has warned rogue devices could prevent connected phones from making 911 calls,...
  • A Burmese python with a tracking device led Florida officials to a record-breaking...

    04/16/2018 3:58:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 41 replies
    Photo via Ian Bartoszek/Conservancy of Southwest Florida An invasive Burmese python with a surgically implanted tracking device led Florida researchers to the largest python "aggregation" ever found in Collier County. A couple of days before Valentine's Day, a male python (or sentinel) nicknamed Argo was fitted with a tracking device and led researchers with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida to a 100-pound female python about to lay eggs. The female was captured, and Argo was then released to be tracked down again. Just three days later and about a half-mile away from the first location, they found the horny...
  • How Companies Scour Our Digital Lives for Clues to Our Health

    02/26/2018 12:23:02 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/25/18 | Erika Janik
    Your digital footprint — how often you post on social media, how quickly you scroll through your contacts, how frequently you check your phone late at night — could hold clues to your physical and mental health. That is the theory behind an emerging field, digital phenotyping, that is trying to assess people’s well-being based on their interactions with digital devices. Researchers and technology companies are tracking users’ social media posts and clicks in search of behavior changes that could correlate with disease symptoms. Some of these services are opt-in. At least one is not. People typically touch their phones...
  • Your Location Data Is Being Sold—Often Without Your Knowledge

    03/04/2018 7:26:37 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4 Mar 2018 | Christopher Mims
    ...Marketers spent $16 billion on location-targeted ads served to mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers in 2017... .The data required to serve you any single ad might pass through many companies’ systems in milliseconds—from data broker to ad marketplace to an agency’s custom system... There are plenty of ways to track you without getting your permission. Some of the most intrusive are the easiest to implement... The spy in your pocket... Your telco knows where you are at all times, because it knows which cell towers your phone is near. In the U.S., how much data service providers sell...
  • Rasmussen has Trump approval at 50% (vs. 48% disapproval) and nobody knows it.

    02/27/2018 9:49:18 AM PST · by DadOfFive · 16 replies
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove.
  • ICE has struck a deal to track license plates across the US

    01/26/2018 12:31:20 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 45 replies
    The Verge ^ | 1/26/2018 | Russell Brandom
    ICE has struck a deal to track license plates across the US https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/26/16932350/ice-immigration-customs-license-plate-recognition-contract-vigilant-solutions Exclusive: ICE is about to start tracking license plates across the US By Russell Brandom@russellbrandom  Jan 26, 2018, 8:04am EST SHAREMORE The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has officially gained agency-wide access to a nationwide license plate recognition database, according to a contract finalized earlier this month. The system gives the agency access to billions of license plate records and new powers of real-time location tracking, raising significant concerns from civil libertarians. The source of the data is not named in the contract, but an ICE representative said the...
  • Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too

    03/22/2017 7:53:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | MICHAEL LIEDTKE
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app - the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing. The location-monitoring feature will begin rolling out Wednesday in an update to the Google Maps mobile app, which is already installed on most of the world’s smartphones. It will also be available on personal computers. Google believes the new tool will be a more convenient way for people to let someone know where they are without having to text...
  • Prefecture in China's Xinjiang to track cars by satellite

    02/20/2017 10:00:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2017 12:52 AM EST | Gerry Shih
    A prefecture in China’s far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks. Traffic police in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture announced the regulation on Sunday, shortly after thousands of heavily armed police paraded in the Xinjiang capital and ruling Communist Party officials vowed to ramp up their campaign against separatists and Islamic militants. The vehicle-tracking program in Bayingolin will utilize China’s homegrown Beidou satellite system, launched in recent years to reduce China’s reliance on U.S.-based GPS providers for sensitive applications. Authorities said they will also track cars using...
  • 4-Year-Old Girl With Autism Saved by Two Boys After Almost Drowning in Creek

    02/20/2017 4:14:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2017 | KATRINA BUTCHER
    A 4-year-old with autism is back with her parents after she was saved from almost drowning in a creek. Officials say the little girl, Melody, had wandered away from home and accidentally fell into the creek. The mother told KDAF she had left for work, and her husband did not realize the little girl had left the home. "She went out on an adventure. She's likes to do that. She's got autism, and we just found out about it. She just likes to wander off and do her own thing sometimes," said Melody's mother. Thanks to the help of two...
  • Obama Administration Scraps Entry-Exit Tracking System for Migrants from Muslim Countries

    12/22/2016 9:29:17 AM PST · by detective · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2016
    The Obama administration is officially ending a post-9/11 era registration system for immigrant men from mostly Muslim countries. The decision to scrap the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System comes amid growing international terror fears and President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestions that he could ban Muslim immigrants from the United States.
  • Gohmert's Statement on House Passage of Bill to Track Those with Disabilities

    12/11/2016 5:39:30 PM PST · by blueyon · 29 replies
    http://gohmert.house.gov ^ | 12/08/16 | Congressman Gohmert
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his decision to vote against H.R. 4919, Kevin and Avonte's Law, which establishes a federal program to chip individuals with autism and developmental disabilities: “While this initiative may have noble intentions, ‘small and temporary’ programs in the name of safety and security often evolve into permanent and enlarged bureaucracies that infringe on the American people’s freedoms. That is exactly what we have here. A safety problem exists for people with Alzheimer’s, autism and other mental health issues, so the fix, we are told, is to have the Department...
  • Bill Would Allow Government to Locate People With Tracking Devices

    12/11/2016 4:45:41 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 45 replies
    Freebeacon.com ^ | December 11, 2016 | Ali Meyer
    Measure intended to protect people with disabilities who have wandered away A bill meant to help those with developmental disabilities would allow government agencies to locate people with tracking devices, which has some concerned the measure gives the federal government too much authority and power. In 2008, Kevin Curtis Wills, a 9-year-old boy with autism, jumped into a river near a park and drowned. In 2014, a 14-year-old boy with autism, Avonte Oquendo, left his school and drowned in a river. Rep. Chris Smith (R., N.J.), who chairs the Congressional Autism Caucus and the Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force, introduced a...
  • ABC News/Washington Post Tracking Poll: Ten Point Swing For Donald Trump In Four Days

    10/29/2016 9:05:11 AM PDT · by conservativepoet · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/29/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Trump is now at 45 percent with likely voters, up seven points from his low of 38 percent earlier in the month. Hillary Clinton is at 47 percent while Gary Johnson is at four percent and Jill Stein is at two percent. That marks a seven point jump for Trump in just four days. Trump’s opponent Hillary Clinton has seen her numbers drop three points in the same time period, making a 10 point swing in Trump’s favor.
  • LA Times Tracking Poll: Donald Trump Leading Hillary Clinton

    09/03/2016 7:56:16 PM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies
    Breitbart. ^ | 9/3/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    The latest L.A. Times political tracking poll shows Donald Trump now leading Hillary Clinton in the presidential race by three points. Trump now has 45.3 percent support while Hillary Clinton has 42.3 percent.