FBI has started a $1 billion public facial recognition system project, planned for 2014

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The FBI has always been trying to track you statistically, whether psychically or virtually. However, the FBI has decided to step it up a notch, by putting cameras everywhere 24/7. These cameras will recognize criminals through a facial recognition system, and notify their location. The whole ordeal will probably spark some privacy concerns as they will be able to tell everything about you. But on the other hand, the street is a public space, and anyone can see you there.

Source: New Scientist

Apple’s statement claims that they didn’t give FBI any device IDs

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Just a couple days ago, Antisec claimed to have hacked 12 million Apple unique device IDs (UDID) from a FBI laptop. Antisec then decided to release 1 million UDIDs to the public, in the sake of internet security (ironic?). In result of the whole fiasco, Apple released a statement claiming that they never provided the FBI with any UDIDS. Included in the statement, they also reminded us that they are switching UDIDs to APIs in iOS 6. Now, how do we tell who’s bluffing?

Source: AllThingsD

AntiSec leaks 1 million Apple Device IDs obtained from a FBI laptop, and keeps a 11 million for later use

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Security has always been a problem for the American government, from Chinese hackers to WikiLeaks. This time around, AntiSec a hacking group has obtained over 12 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs). The hack was obtained through a Java exploit on a FBI Agent’s Dell Vostro notebook. At the end of the day, it shows how much governments secretly monitoring people, nevertheless this is probably illegal for both the hackers and the FBI.

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Court rules, that your allowed to share your friends Facebook page with the feds

 

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A gangster’s Facebook page in Bronx was accessed by the police, via one of his Facebook “Friends”. The defendants lawyers claimed that it violated his privacy, and was accessed with unrighteous means. Judge Pauley III ruled that it didn’t violate his privacy.  This changes future court cases, as from now on your allowed to help the feds take down one of your Facebook  “Friends”. Hopefully, though you won’t have any criminal friends to help prosecute.

Source: Gigaom