Artist Creates Portraits From DNA Found on Gum, Cigarette Butts & Hair To Bring Awareness To Biological Surveillance

shockwebpic_streetdnaArtist Heather Dewey-Hagborg created 3D portraits of complete strangers by harvesting DNA found on the street, like that in the form of saliva residue on gum or cigarette butts, fingernail fragments and hair. She calls this series ‘Stranger Visions’ and it is meant to bring attention to DNA surveillance databases and genetic surveillance issues – a subject that will be increasingly on our minds in the very near future.

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The End Of Privacy

shockwebpic_theendofprivacyWhen criminals, businesses, and governments monitor you, what does privacy mean anymore? Edward Snowden, Marc Goodman and Vint Cerf on privacy in a digital age. Watch this video, the first on a series on privacy from innovation engine XPRIZE.

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10 Steps You Can Take Right Now Against Internet Surveillance

shockleewebpic_10stepsagainstsurveillanceThe following post comes courtesy of the team over at EFF and is filled with some helpful information on ways you can safeguard yourself from prying eyes on the internet.

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How The Government Tracks You: A Must See Video On NSA Surveillance + DC Rally Info

shockleewebpic_nsasurveillancevideoFight for the Future and Demand Progress have just released a video explaining what’s going on with the recent U.S. government surveillance that has come to light. Watch this for an overview on why this is a very dangerous thing that not only violates the rights of U.S. citizens but also affects everyone else worldwide.

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PRSM: The New Sharing Network Is Here

shockleewebpic_prsmPRSM is a new sharing network with unlimited storage. Ad-free and using super fast servers, it follows you in the cloud wherever you are and connects with all your social networks and web services.

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TAKE ACTION: Restore The Fourth – Restore Our Freedom. Defend Our Privacy.

shockleestorypic_restorethefourthbrown Join the largest online protest since SOPA to stop NSA spying. The facts are clear: the NSA has turned the Internet into a massive surveillance system. They’re using the websites we love to track our every move. On July 4th, people are protesting in more than 100 cities across the U.S. The Internet Defense League and more than 30,000 websites will join the protest. Will you?

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US Gets New Copyright Alert System: ‘Six Strikes’ And Your Internet May Be Affected

Starting today, a new copyright alert system is being implemented in the US to prevent piracy. It seems this system has been designed to catch the most casual of pirates, as Computerworld, TorrentFreak and a host of others point out, the system is easy to circumvent and is focuses on monitoring torrent users who don’t take privacy precautions while downloading illegally acquired copyrighted material.

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Your Every Move Will Soon Be Tracked: Biometric Surveillance On The Rise

The U.S. is quickly turning into a surveillance nation as information on millions of Americans is being gathered and stored in huge biometric databases.

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Surveillance Nation: Your Phone Is Being Tapped Without You Even Realizing It

We are now finding out that in 2011, U.S. Law Enforcement made over 1.3 Million information requests to the nations mobile carriers including the big four; AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon. These requests for personal subscriber information often end up in the carriers turning over information consisting of data dumps that reveal location information, call logs and more.

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