#NSA : “High Court Agrees to Delve into Privacy and Technology to Test Whether Cellphones and Smartphones Can be Searched without Warrant”

#AceBreakingNews says WASHINGTON — Delving into the legal jungle of privacy and technology, the Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider two cases that test whether cellphones and smartphones can be searched without a warrant.

The cases, which could be heard by the court in April and decided by late June, involve searches performed by police that turned relatively minor traffic and drug infractions into major felony convictions. In both cases, the crucial information was found on the suspects’ mobile phones.

On one level, the cases represent an inevitable Supreme Court entry into the world of cellphones, owned by more than nine in 10 American adults. In the past few years, courts from California to Texas to Florida have split over the issue of cellphones and digital content.

For more on this story, go to http://usat.ly/1dYBqU3.

#california, #cellphones, #florida, #privacy, #smartphones, #supreme-court, #technology, #texas, #washington

Vladimir Putin: ” Implementation of `Geneva Nuclear Deal Between Tehran & Six World Powers` will `Guarantee Iran’s Right` to Use Peaceful Nuclear Technology”

#AceWorldNews says Russian President Vladimir Putin says the implementation of the Geneva nuclear deal between Tehran and the six world powers will guarantee Iran’s right to use peaceful nuclear technology.

Speaking during a ceremony held to receive credentials of a number of foreign envoys including new Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaee on Thursday, the Russian president said the nuclear accord, which was inked between Iran and the Sextet of world powers – Russia, China, Britain, the US, France and Germany – on November 24 last year, should not remain only on paper.

#britain, #china, #france, #geneva, #germany, #iranian, #nuclear, #russian-president-vladimir-putin, #technology, #tehran, #us

New Wi-Fi Technology Can Track You Through Walls

witrack-diagram-640x453Kevin Samson
Activist Post

One of the hallmarks of technology is dual-use capability. It is for this reason that we are softened up with all of the benefits, before being introduced to the darker side. Technology has always been a double-edged sword, but we are witnessing a closure in the gap between good and bad as technology is now advancing at a much higher rate of speed in tandem with a growing global police state.

As if on cue, we are presented with the enormous benefits of this low-cost technology, while being given none of the potential negatives. In the video, we see the convenience element that would fit into the various applications of smart homes and the Internet of Things. Secondly, are video games, which would take the somewhat cumbersome Wii to entirely new levels. And leave it to MIT to pimp the two most military-oriented games on the market that would benefit:

 

#internet-of-things, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #radio, #sword, #technology, #video-game, #wi-fi, #wii

“Eat or Heat as Keeping UK Homes Warm is Becoming a Bigger Problem”

UK energy-related grapic

UK energy-related grapic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

#AceNewsServices says the recent planned rise in the energy bills by the big six energy companies is becoming a bigger and more difficult problem, as the cold snaps of the last few days start to bite.

Then add in the fact as this video shows that “Energy Costs” have risen by just 1.7% whilst the costs of consumers bills have risen by 75% over the past two years.

Our UK Prime Minster and his Chancellor tells us they can do nothing other than to make bills even clearer and offer great choice to the consumer, with the added bonus of them taking away their “Green Levy” with of course replacing it with added back tax to people receiving the “Warm Front Incentive” of just £135.00 per annum.

The fact that the average “UK Energy Bill ” is over a £1,000 and some even more in some cases, with a planned 6% rise in the offing, it would mean families being worst off to the tune of another £60.00 per year.

Of course our illustrious Prime Minister has all the answers he says ” Just Put on Another Jumper ” but as one “Elderly Pensioner” retorted on the video – ” You Can only Wear So Many Jumpers” – she is quite right.

Maybe he could dip into his “Private Trust Fund ” and give all those that need it a helping hand, at least his hands will be warm not like so many more!  

 

#aceconsumernews, #aceconsumerviews, #aceenergynews, #conservation, #david-cameron, #department-of-energy-and-climate-change, #energy, #energy-in-the-united-kingdom, #energy-industry, #environment, #fuel-poverty, #government, #member-of-parliament, #national-energy-action, #scottish-power, #technology

NSA: Fear of a Black Van – ZDNet – We Fear What We Do Not Understand

Fear terror eye

Fear terror eye (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

As with these articles l have posted recently with regard to the NSA, this one from ZDNet caught my eye! As it relates to people who fear what might ,could happen and what they are told, will happen! If they are not protected from the ever-present danger of terrorism!

The part that was in my opinion most relevant has been copied, pasted ,highlighted and in bold below:

What pushes our buttons is fear. We’re afraid that something we do, something we say, or even that we know someone will cause the full might and power of the U.S. government to descend down upon us and ruin our lives.

Most of us are generally law-abiding. Oh, sure. We might speed up to 66 in a 65-mile zone to get out-of-the-way of a nutball driver. We might still have one or two MP3s from the early Napster days, but we’ve bought all our music like good consumers ever since. We pay our taxes and while H&R Block might make an error, we’ll pay any fees if we’re required to.

Most of us are good citizens. And yet. What if the government is listening in, or watching, or scanning, and some algorithm triggers an investigation and some quota-happy g-man decides to make one of us a pet project?

So how much of these so-called security measures does the public have to endure in the name of protecting our interests, and how much is fabricated to allow a public to fear, what might happen! My personal view is, if you have enough people who are lemmings, with the right tools and in this case words, you can get many to jump of the cliff!

By the way it is a great article to read in full and l highly recommend the writer!

NSA: fear of a black van | ZDNet.

#acenewsservices, #eye-photo, #fear, #federal-government-of-the-united-states, #good-citizens, #internet, #napster, #national-security-agency, #nsa, #security, #technology, #united-states, #us-government, #zdnet

No PRISM. No Surveillance. No Government Back Doors. You Have our Word on it.

Giant US government Internet spying scandal revealed

 

Ixquick

Ixquick (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

The Washington Post and The Guardian have revealed a US government mass Internet surveillance program code-named “PRISM”. They report that the NSA and the FBI have tapped directly into the servers of nine US service providers, including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Yahoo, YouTube, AOL and Skype, and began this surveillance program at least seven years ago. (clarifying slides)

 

These revelations are shaking up an international debate.

 

StartPage has always been very outspoken when it comes to protecting people’s Privacy and civil liberties. So it won’t surprise you that we are a strong opponent of overreaching, unaccountable spy programs like PRISM. In the past, even government surveillance programs that were begun with good intentions have become tools for abuse, such as tracking civil rights and anti-war protesters.

 

Programs like PRISM undermine our Privacy, disrupt faith in governments, and are a danger to the free Internet.

 

StartPage and its sister search engine Ixquick have in their 14-year history never provided a single byte of user data to the US government, or any other government or agency. Not under PRISM, nor under any other program in the US, nor under any program anywhere in the world.

 

Here’s how we are different:

 

  • StartPage does not store any user data. We make this perfectly clear to everyone, including any governmental agencies. We do not record the IP addresses of our users and we don’t use tracking cookies, so there is literally no data about you on our servers to access. Since we don’t even know who our customers are, we can’t share anything with Big Brother. In fact, we’ve never gotten even a single request from a governmental authority to supply user data in the fourteen years we’ve been in business.
  • StartPage uses encryption (HTTPS) by default. Encryption prevents snooping. Your searches are encrypted, so others can’t “tap” the Internet connection to snoop what you’re searching for. This combination of not storing data together with using strong encryption for the connections is key in protecting your Privacy.
  • Our company is based in The Netherlands, Europe. US jurisdiction does not apply to us, at least not directly. Any request or demand from ANY government (including the US) to deliver user data, will be thoroughly checked by our lawyers, and we will not comply unless the law which actually applies to us would undeniably require it from us. And even in that hypothetical situation, we refer to our first point; we don’t even have any user data to give. We will never cooperate with voluntary spying programs like PRISM.
  • StartPage cannot be forced to start spying. Given the strong protection of the Right to Privacy in Europe, European governments cannot just start forcing service providers like us to implement a blanket spying program on their users. And if that ever changed, we would fight this to the end.

 

Privacy. It’s not just our policy, it’s our mission.

 

Sincerely,

Robert E.G. Beens
CEO StartPage.com and Ixquick.com

 

 

#computer-surveillance, #google, #government-surveillance, #internet, #internet-surveillance, #ip-address, #ixquick, #startpage, #technology, #united-states, #washington-post, #youtube

Love Of Money And The Route Of All Evil Comes Home To Roost In 2013-2016

Are banks still too big to fail?

The worship of Mammon

The worship of Mammon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Of course they are, as the banks were allowed to build a system designed only to favour themselves! Based on the premise they will eventually not need us, as we and our debts created by them, will bring them down! It is true that we funded their corrupt system, but we are now their biggest liability, and not the cash cow we once were! So to stop that happening, we will become surplus to requirements and they will close their doors to us, and using their system control this world from their ivory towers!

There are three areas of control in this world that holds the very fabric of society together, these are food, clothing and our homes! By invading the privacy of our homes, with Smart TV’s and Google Glasses they begin to spy on us! By watching us like lab rats in our own environment the way we eat, what we eat and how we live our lives ,using smart fridges, smart meters and smarter computers , they will control our very existence!

Once they have amassed all this information in servers bigger than 10 story buildings, they will know how we think and using this information, sell it to the highest bidder! This will then allow those that buy it, to control our lives like never before, deciding not just what we eat, wear or what house we live in, but designing the environment around us, to fit their design, not ours!

If and when they control our food, clothes and homes ,they will control our lives and by controlling our lives ,will control all of us! Then if we step out of line refuse to toe the line or just disagree with their design, we will become surplus to their requirements! We become the pestilence that needs eradicating, that is using up all the “Earths” resources thus not leaving enough ,for the “Haves” our foraging turned into greed, to be stopped anyway they can!

This is when the “ Love Of Money Becomes The Root Of All Evil” and the world of man becomes the world of haves controlling the have-nots ,by their so-called “Power” thus eradicating “God” from our conscience and leaving “Evil” to rule the “Earth” in the name of “Mammon” !

Our news desk receives many such links to documents worth sharing one such can be found at this link:

Machines Begin Taking Social Out of Social Media https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IJX_gKqwpNhDvgv9lxjfhdiR81Dlp7aYLmrR8Z7gmKk/edit

#android, #cash-cow, #companies, #gadgets, #google, #google-tv, #internet, #lab-rats, #search-engines, #searching, #smart-meters, #smart-tv, #technology, #tools

” INTRODUCTION OF IPV6 ON THE WORLDWIDE WEB”

English: 6rd

English: 6rd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A few day’s ago thousands of Internet service providers and websites around the world permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services for the World IPv6 Launch, organised by the Internet Society.

Mike Sapien, enterprise telecoms analyst at Ovum considers why more customers are now starting to realise the importance of addressing support for IPv6:

“Although an obvious catalyst is the lack of IPv4 address space, we at Ovum have seen other factors in the migration or transition to IPv6. The proliferation of devices, mobile access to resources and B2C applications are driving customers to support IPv6. In addition, this isn’t really a complete migration – it is more of a dual-support capability that will be enabled for many years to come. Ovum research, for an upcoming IPv6 report, has revealed that B2C applications are one of the common drivers for customers, including service providers, moving to IPv6.

“Government regulations will also drive this support. We are increasingly seeing government promoting deployment of IPv6. This combined with mobile device support and mobile access to web resources are the main drivers for most businesses. Customers will need to take a good inventory of their IT resources that are now IPv4, have a phased plan for dual IPv4/IPv6 support and implement this plan. This planning also needs to include third-party partners, resources and links that can be easily overlooked. Now is the time for customers to go beyond planning and get to the test and implement phase.”

Elsewhere, David Krozier, network infrastructure analyst at Ovum believes the launch will mark the culmination of ISPs‘ efforts to turn up commercial IPv6 services:

 

“Verizon currently supports enterprise and government customers with native and tunneled IPv6 services. The Verizon LTE network is enabled for IPv6, and the company is testing IPv6 on its FiOS network. AT&T set a 2020 date for full IPv6 deployment and offers IPv6 commercial services on its U-verse network with 6rd tunnels. Comcast has turned up IPv6 services to more than 1% of its residential wireline subscribers, and Time Warner also offers IPv6 to residential subscribers. Around the globe, Internode (Australia) supports IPv6 services with a dual-stack network, and ISPs in Hong Kong as well as KDDI, XS4ALL, and Free Telecom are all offering IPv6 connectivity.”

But David believes the major equipment hurdle to IPv6 deployment is older CPE:

“Discussions with equipment vendors have convinced Ovum that implementing IPv6 is mainly a software or firmware issue for most network equipment, although older home residential gateways may require replacement. Most recent vintage computers and servers are IPv6 ready. Microsoft Vista, Windows 7, and MAC OSX 10.7 all have IPv6 enabled by default. Computer users can connect to a website (www.test-ipv6.com) to test the IPv6 readiness of their computer system. For mobile devices, the Android and Apple iOS operating systems enable IPv6 by default, so when IPv6 is enabled by carriers, in many cases user’s equipment will just automatically connect to the Internet using IPv6.”

 

#internet-service-provider, #internet-society, #ip, #ipv6, #technology, #world-ipv6-launch, #world-wide-web