Living In Oceania: Forget About Privacy In Your Own Driveway

Once again, we're told, intrusive government ends justify the means. Adam Cohen, Time, reported today on a ruling by the (infamous) 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, San Francisco, that there is no right to the expectation of privacy in your own driveway. That is, unless you're rich enough to have a private gate, wall or other barrier to entry. The 2007 case began in Oregon, when Drug Enforcement (DEA) agents decided to … [Read more...]

Pentagon Spy Agency Awards No Bid Contract To Google

James Rosen, FoxNews, announced that the NGA/The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has awarded a no bid contract to Google. Using a beefed-up version of Google Earth, it will be supplying 16 spy agencies which serve the Pentagon. U.S. Military officers will then be able to use Google Earth, on a classified server, to mine specific addresses for information—including wi-fi, phones or other connections, … [Read more...]