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Tag: Electronic Privacy Information Center

Civil Rights Group Gets Access to Phone Secret Surveillance Unit Information

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

New documents reveal more about the FBI’s cell phone surveillance group, which has the technology to listen to anyone’s calls, Slate reports.

The surveillance method was revealed in new documents received by the civil rights group, Electronic Privacy Information Center, using the Freedom of Information Act.

The technology, most commonly referred to as “Stingrays” are portable surveillance transceivers that trick phones into transferring onto a fake network, Slate wrote.

The FBI maintains it uses the phones to track information of individual suspects, but the group believes the surveillance may violate the federal Communications Act because it interferes with the cellphone signals.

Privacy Group Sues FBI for Details on Sophisticated Biometric System

Courtesy of RecognitionSource.net

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A group of privacy advocates is suing the FBI for refusing to release details about its Next Generation Identification system, which will be one of the largest biometric databases in the world, WND reports.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed the suit, demanding information about technical specifications and private companies that are working on the system, according to WND.

The NGI system will include fingerprints, iris scans, face and voice recognition, DNA profiles, palm prints and photographs.

“The FBI will use facial recognition to match images in the database against facial images obtained from CCTV and elsewhere,” the organization said, arguing there already are an estimated 30 million spy cameras across the United States.