Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Top FBI Official Says Tech Companies Need To ‘Prevent Encryption Above All Else’

While testifying before Congress, Michael Steinbach, assistant director in the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, just went to the levels of pure insanity, in arguing that above all else companies should work … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

A map of human problems

I want something I can’t find on the net: a visual interactive map of human problems and where we are along the various paths to solutions. I want everyone to … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

LA Police: ALL Cars Under Criminal Investigation As Part Of License Plate Reader Surveillance

Police in LA have attempted to justify an Automatic License Plate Reader surveillance program by claiming that every single car in the city is part of a criminal investigation. The … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Edward Snowden: Here’s how we take back the Internet (video | TED talk)

Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Inventor of Web: A “Magna Carta” is needed

The inventor of the world wide web believes an online “Magna Carta” is needed to protect and enshrine the independence of the medium he created and the rights of its … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Glasses will identify faces in crowd

A company has developed glasses that will give users not only an interactive, virtual 3-D display, but also the ability to spot individual faces among a crowd of people, something … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Police Dept. Covers Up Its NSA-Style, Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking with Fake Cell Towers

Device captures private cell data from innocent third-parties not involved in investigation … Florida police used a cell phone tracking device at least 200 times without a warrant because they … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment
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