With user permission, iPhone apps can take secret pictures and videos

With user permission, iPhone apps can take secret pictures and videos

From Technocracy News Whenever you give iPhone apps permission to access your camera, the app can surreptitiously take pictures and videos of you as long as the app is in the foreground, a security researcher warned on Wednesday. Felix Krause, who recently warned of the danger of malicious iPhone password popups, wrote a blog post as a […]

Best Buy’s Geek Squad tasked by FBI for secret public surveillance

Best Buy’s Geek Squad tasked by FBI for secret public surveillance

From Technocracy News The collaboration between the FBI and Best Buy is worse than anyone imagined and blatantly unconstitutional. Basically, what the FBI is prohibited from doing, spying without a warrant, it pawned it of on Best Buy.  Bottom line: don’t let the Geek Squad touch your computer, camera or other electronic devices.  ⁃ TN […]

Courts won’t stop data-hungry feds

Courts won’t stop data-hungry feds

By Philippe Gastonne / The Daily Bell The government doesn’t need a warrant to search cellphone tower location records, a federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled. In a potentially wide-ranging ruling, the court said that because cellphone owners technically “volunteer” their location to providers when they make phone calls, law enforcement agencies do not […]