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