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Surveillance

Surveillance

The Government Can Search Your iPhone Apps, Might Know Your Level in Candy Crush

CLASSIFIED (Photo: Candy Crush)

Looks like that busybody peering over your shoulder on the subway isn’t the only one keeping tabs on your Candy Crush progress. The government could also be watching as you play — and stealing your location, age, sex and other information.

Yes, new shit has come to light regarding NSA surveillance. The New York Times and ProPublica have learned in their continued perusal of Edward Snowden-leaked documents that the government is spying not only on our calls, texts and metadata, but also on our very apps. Read More

Surveillance

Russian Voice ID Company Would Like to Record You for American Authorities

How VoiceGrid works (SpeechPro-USA)

In case Orwellian surveillance systems like TrapWire weren’t creepy enough, we learn today that SpeechPro, a Russian-owned company, has helpfully invented a voice identification tool for law enforcement use called VoiceGrid Nation. American authorities are looking into using the software at 911 call centers and in police precincts. As Slate reports, it’s already in place and working out pretty well in some other countries: Read More