05/20/2014 - The overarching message of Eavesdropping Surveillance & Espionage is that security professionals must “grasp the serious nature of these threats and understand available counter-measures.”
02/18/2014 - DHS plans to build a national database that stores information from license-plate readers that scan every car that traverses their path; the Wall Street Journal reports that healthcare information could be at risk through a file-sharing site used by hackers, and leaked documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show an American law firm was under surveillance by the agency.
01/30/2014 - The author of Introduction to Surveillance Studies offers a look at the history of surveillance, its tools and technologies, the reasons for using those tools, and the social issues surrounding the increasing use of cameras.
03/26/2013 - Installations that use the sun as a camera’s power source are growing as technological advances make those solar systems more feasible, but many issues need to be addressed for the solutions to work well.
11/27/2012 - The NYPD has been collecting cell phone call logs. The Supreme Court declines to hear an appeal of a ruling by lower court that found Illinois’s eavesdropping law violates the First Amendment. Authorities release surveillance video of Anders Behring Breivik. And More.