Michele Catalano was looking for information online about pressure cookers. Her husband, in the same time frame, was Googling backpacks. Wednesday morning, six men from a joint terrorism task force showed up at their house to see if they were terrorists. Which prompts the question: How'd the government know what they were Googling? More here
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Fleetstreet Fox offers a thoughtful insight into appropriate standards of decency and respect online.
'Drones have a lot of uses, but spreading peace and distributing drugs are typically not among them. Imagine then, if all of a sudden an unmanned flying vehicle appeared above your head, its goofy clown face smiling down at you as it unloads a cloud of Oxycontin. You'd feel pretty confused, right? You'd also probably feel very very good, which is the whole point behind Axel Brechensbuaer's Peace Drone, a conceptual machine that the industrial designer created as an anti-violence alternative to predator drones. "This is an art object that strives to underline the insanity of killing," Brechensbuaer explains, "and to raise questions about the morality of using deadly force without trial."' More
Intel; 'Perhaps they are the only good guys in the entire Orwellian mess.' Read more here.
An internet troll who sparked a security crackdown when he threatened on Facebook to kill 200 US schoolchildren is jailed for two years and four months. Read the full account here.
You would expect the Prism spying software scanning the world's email for terrorism to be cutting-edge, but experts say it is not much smarter than a search engine. But how does it work? Read the full article on Channel 4 News website