CIA Head: We Will Spy On Americans Through Electrical Appliances

Global information surveillance grid being constructed; willing Americans embrace gadgets used to spy on them

Steve Watson
, March 16, 2012

CIA director David Petraeus has said that the rise of new “smart” gadgets means that Americans are effectively bugging their own homes, saving US spy agencies a job when it identifies any “persons of interest”.

Jake Reilly's 'Amish Project:' 90 Days Without a Cell Phone, Email and Social Media

College Student Drops Social Media, Reconnects with Romance

By Brad Sylvester | Yahoo! Contributor Network –  Tue, Jan 31, 2012

Could you live without daily electronic conveniences -- Twitter, Facebook, email, texting and more -- for 90 days? Jake P. Reilly, a 24-year-old copywriting student at the Chicago Portfolio School, did just that…

Too Bright, the Night: New Film Tackles City Light Pollution

By Clara Moskowitz,, Wed, Jan 18, 2012. NEW YORK — Of all Earth's dwindling natural resources, a beautiful view of the night sky might not be on the top of everyone's list. But a new documentary highlights just what we stand to lose when we can no longer see the stars at night.

Light pollution has serious health and environmental consequences, and it just might wreak some philosophical havoc as well. These issues are explored in entertaining and insightful fashion in the new documentary "The City Dark," opening in New York Jan. 18.

Spray-on antennas could replace traditional towers

Consider what would happen if humans, animals and insects breathed and otherwise absorbed internally antenna-forming nanocapacitors.

U. S. Navy Poised to Launch Giant “Cell Phone Tower” Into Space

US military can penetrate jungle foliage, inclement weather and “unban canyon” terrain with its UHF (Ultra High Frequency) microwave radiation space-based “cell tower”.

By Craig Covault  Feb. 15, 2012. A powerful new U. S. Navy communications satellite with huge antennas that will act as a giant military cell phone tower in space is poised for launch from Cape Canaveral Feb. 16 on board a 206 ft. tall 2.2 million lb. thrust Atlas V 551 rocket...

How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public’s Expense

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Heads They Win, Tails We Lose, shows how corporations influence the use of science in federal decision making to serve their own interests.

Post Danmark Boosts Mail-Collection Efficiency

The operator is using two-way 2.4 GHz RFID technology to track postal vehicles and mail pickup, in order to optimize routes, improve efficiency and reduce its vehicle fleet.
By Claire Swedberg

Feb. 27, 2012—Danish postal operator Post Danmark—a branch of PostNord, which provides national postal services to Denmark and Sweden—is employing an RFID system that tracks the movements of postal vehicles and the emptying of mailboxes throughout the entire country, via transponders that both transmit and receive data upon coming within read range of each other.

Israel parliament backs bill requiring cell phones to bear health hazard warning

By Ronny Linder-Ganz.

A bill requiring that all cellphones sold in Israel bear a health-hazard warning label, has passed its first of three readings into law.

The labels will read, 'Warning - the Health Ministry cautions that heavy use and carrying the device (cellphone) next to the body may increase the risk of cancer, especially among children.'

The bill, sponsored by MK Dov Khenin of Hadash and Yulia Shamalov Berkovich of Kadima, won blanket approval in parliament. It also requires that all advertisements of mobile phones bear the warning.


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