UPDATED- Hacktivists Release Info On Cheating Husbands and Wives in AshleyMadison Database Hack

ARS Technica The massive leak attributed to the hackers who rooted to the Ashley Madison dating website for cheaters has been confirmed to be genuine. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the 10 gigabytes of data—compressed, no less—is far more… Continue Reading

Feds consider mandating new cars to broadcast speed, location

RT.com The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently considering whether to require all new cars to include communication technology that constantly broadcasts a vehicle’s location, speed, and perhaps even the number of passengers inside. This new technology, dubbed “vehicle-to-vehicle”… 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

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

Advanced Optical Systems makes touchless fingerprint identification a reality for smart phones, national defense

Kimberly Ballard al.com HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — What do you get when you cross facial structure, eyeballs, voice and fingerprints with body odor? The answer is a new science focused on personal identification verification (PIV) techniques called biometric identification. Fans of… Continue Reading

New Utah NSA center requires 1.7M gallons of water daily to operate

ksl.com Andrew Adams More secrets, more water? The NSA data center in Bluffdale could require as many as 1.7 million gallons of water per day to operate and keep computers cool. Initial reported estimates suggested the center would use 1,200… Continue Reading

Android 4.3’s New ‘Always-On’ Wi-Fi Feature Buried in Settings

David Murphy pcmag.com It might be a bit much to say that one of the new features packed into Android’s 4.3 upgrade is controversial, but it’s definitely one worth knowing a little bit more about. As those who have taken… Continue Reading

Warrantless Cellphone Tracking Is Upheld: 2 Votes Trump All Americans 4th Amendment

SOMINI SENGUPTA New York Times In a significant victory for law enforcement, a federal appeals court on Tuesday said that government authorities could extract historical location data directly from telecommunications carriers without a search warrant. The closely watched case, in… Continue Reading

Cable Box Spying On You? Behavior-Detecting Devices Worry Privacy Advocates

Christopher Zara International Business Times News that Google Inc. may be developing a television set-top box with a motion sensor and video camera has rekindled the debate over technology that can record so-called ambient action. Should a TV-mounted box have… Continue Reading

House Votes to Continue Spying on Americans

David Alexander Reuters A U.S. spy program that sweeps up vast amounts of electronic communications survived a legislative challenge in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, the first attempt to curb the data gathering since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden… Continue Reading

What’s next for Google? Implanting chips in our brain?!

Ian Burrell independent.co.uk The power of computing, and the thrill of its apparently infinite possibilities, has also long been a source of fear. Going into a San Francisco second-hand book shop, shortly before a visit to Google’s headquarters in California,… Continue Reading

Feds to Map Every Neighborhood in Effort to ‘Eliminate Segregation’…

Susan Jones cnsnews.com (CNSNews.com) – To ensure that “every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of,” HUD has published a new fair-housing regulation intended to give people access to better neighborhoods than the… Continue Reading

German spies made use of U.S. surveillance data: paper

reuters.com (Reuters) – Germany’s foreign intelligence agency (BND) has known about U.S. surveillance and storage of German data for years and used it in cases of Germans kidnapped abroad, the mass-circulation daily Bild reported on Monday. Questions over how much… Continue Reading