‘…Now we know that multiple intelligence agencies have looked at the Kinect as a possible way to collect information. Xbox One Kinect can see in the dark. It can keep a moving human being in focus without motors. It knows how to isolate voices from background noise. The privacy implications of having a device that originally couldn’t be removed pointed at your living room at all times was always kind of scary, and that fear has been at least partially justified.
‘”The government is going to get this information, no matter what we do with our gaming consoles”It’s not like there isn’t precedent for this use of Microsoft technology. There have been documents released that state Microsoft allowed the NSA to monitor Skype video calls, among other services…’
Bitcoin or Blogger Harassment?
TSA Detains Libertarian Blogger After ‘Seeing Bitcoin’ In His Bag
‘A man who was traveling through Manchester, New Hampshire was stopped and harassed by the TSA after he opted out of going through a body scanner. The official reason for further interrogation, according to the screeners, was “We saw Bitcoin in your bag and need to check.”
‘For anyone living under a rock, Bitcoin is a virtual currency. It does not exist in physical form. Saying you had seen bitcoin in a bag would be like saying you had seen email in a bag – it makes no sense.
‘Which is why Davi Barker, a Libertarian blogger who was returning from the New Hampshire Liberty Forum, was somewhat befuddled at the situation…’
How the Government Manipulates Your Thoughts Online
‘Abby Martin talks about journalist Glenn Greenwald’s report regarding the intelligence community’s use of subversive and manipulative online tactics to destroy the reputations of businesses and individuals.
‘”…no government should be able to engage in these tactics: what justification is there for having government agencies target people – who have been charged with no crime – for reputation-destruction, infiltrate online political communities, and develop techniques for manipulating online discourse? But to allow those actions with no public knowledge or accountability is particularly unjustifiable.” — Glenn Greenwald …’
– See more
Facebook Post Costs $80K Settlement
She violated confidentiality clause, told school to ‘SUCK IT’
‘The Third District Court of Appeal tossed out an $80,000 discrimination settlement Wednesday between Gulliver Preparatory School and its former headmaster Patrick Snay, ruling the ex-employee and his daughter breached the terms of a confidential agreement when she took to social media to brag about it.
‘“Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver,” Dana Snay posted days later to her 1,200 Facebook friends. “Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.”…’