Mark of the Beast going live at Disneyworld

MSN Money Disney bets big on visitor-tracking technology. MyMagic+, a $1 billion experiment in crowd control, data collection and wearable technology, could change the way people play — and spend — at the Magic Kingdom. But not everyone is singing… Continue Reading

Confirmed: CIA, NSA, IRS collected and shared Americans’ personal information

RT.com On a mission to detect untrustworthy employees, nearly 30 government agencies collected and shared the personal information of thousands of Americans, many of whom had no ties to the federal government. A list of 4,904 people was created by… Continue Reading

DHS investigators to use DNA testing to identify suspects and determine family relationships

gsnmagazine.com The Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) unit of DHS is gathering information from prospective vendors who could perform deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests on samples collected from various individuals to help the agency identify family relationships, criminal suspects and more.

‘Health Care From the Pulpit’: Here’s How Some Churches Are Spreading the Word About Obamacare

TheBlaze.com Community organizers are joining pastors across the country to educate and help parishioners sign up for Obamacare. The coordinated initiative, called “Health Care from the Pulpit,” is being implemented by Enroll America, a non-profit with the goal of maximizing ”the number… Continue Reading

See what common core detractors have to say about Alabama’s new policy governing the use of student data

Evan Belanger AL.com MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Voting 5-2 today, the Alabama State Board of Education approved a new policy governing the use of student educational and personal data. Betty Peters of Dothan and Stephanie Bell of Montgomery opposed the measure.… Continue Reading

Obamacare Marketplace: Personal Data Can Be Used For ‘Law Enforcement and Audit Activities’

The Weekly Standard Maryland’s Health Connection, the state’s Obamacare marketplace, has been plagued by delays in the first days of open enrollment.  If users are able to endure long page-loading delays, they are presented with the website’s privacy policy, a ubiquitous fine-print feature on websites… Continue Reading

Take Action: What You Can Do to Nullify NSA Spying

Mike Maharrey Tenth Amendment Center Rosa Parks faced what likely seemed a hopeless situation at the time. Majority opinion, backed by the strong arm of government, relegated her to second-class citizenship. In that day, who imagined it would ever change?… Continue Reading

Obamacare, the Life Tax: Fines Seized from Bank Accounts, Drivers License Suspension, Tax Liens

Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com A man who attempted to sign up for Obamacare online was told that a fine of over $4,000 dollars a year for refusing to take out mandatory health insurance could be taken directly from his bank… Continue Reading

N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens

JAMES RISEN and LAURA POITRAS New York Times WASHINGTON — Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations… Continue Reading

Secret 3G Radio in Every Intel vPro CPU Could Steal Your Ideas at Any Time

Sebastian Pop Softpedia We wonder if anyone expected this, but we suppose Intel had to drop a bomb at some point. And what better way to secure your spot on the enterprise 2-in-1 laptop, tablet and mobile workstation market, than… Continue Reading

11 Million Users Abandon Facebook

Julie Wilson Infowars.com A new report by the Daily Mail reveals Facebook users are abandoning the social media giant at an unprecedented rate over privacy concerns. New research shows Facebook has lost a total of eleven million users, nine million… Continue Reading

NSA disguised itself as Google to spy, say reports

Edward Moyer CNET News Here’s one of the latest tidbits on the NSA surveillance scandal (which seems to be generating nearly as many blog items as there are phone numbers in the spy agency’s data banks). Earlier this week, Techdirt… Continue Reading

Drug Agents Use Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.S.A.’s

SCOTT SHANE and COLIN MOYNIHAN NY Times For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone… Continue Reading

Test ‘reveals Facebook, Twitter and Google snoop on emails’: Study of net giants spurs new privacy concerns

Martin Delgado dailymail.co.uk Facebook, Twitter and Google have been caught snooping on messages sent across their networks, new research claims, prompting campaigners to express concerns over privacy. The findings emerged from  an experiment conducted following revelations by US security contractor… Continue Reading