Posted on 13/06/13, filed under News | No Comments
You would have to have been living under a rock these past few weeks to miss the current US spy saga unfold. After discovering that the US has an up-and-running electronic surveillance programme in place across the world, questions have been raised about what exactly has been recorded, and how this affects the everyday citizen.
US spy chief Keith Alexander has now said that their massive surveillance programme is vital and has managed to intercept dozens of terror plots across the globe. Alexander – along with President Barack Obama – have strongly defended their Internet and telephone data spying programmes, with the Secretary of State saying that they showed a “delicate but vital balance” between privacy and security.
The programmes were revealed a couple of weeks ago by Edward Snowden, who is a former CIA and NSA contract worker. Snowden fled his home in Hawaii and travelled onto Hong Kong shortly before the reports of the top secret spy programme was published by the Guardian and Washington Post newspapers. US officials then confirmed that the programmes do in fact exist, with President Obama stating that they were closely overseen by Congress and the courts.
Once the story was released, European leaders expressed their concerns over the enormous scale of the secretive programmes and demanded to know whether the rights of any EU citizens had been infringed. Alexander said that intelligence officials were “trying to be transparent” about the covert programme and would brief the Senate intelligence committee behind closed doors before any other information became public knowledge. They also said that some details would always remain as classified “because if we tell the terrorists every way that we’re going to track them, they will get through and Americans will die”.
For more information, take a look at the BBC News website, where parts of this article have originated.
Posted on 09/06/13, filed under News | No Comments
It’s been a bit of a busy week in the world of everything spy-related – take a look at our round-up of this past week’s latest spy stories…
From the US: American spy chief James Clapper has defended its government surveillance programmes after revelations of phone records being collected and Internet servers being tapped. Read more here from the BBC News Team.
From the UK: Meanwhile, British spy chiefs have promised to provide full disclosure detailing the links between GCHQ and a controversial US-led Internet spying programme. Read more here from the Daily Express.
From the Clubs: A nightclub which created global controversy after secretly fitting a two-way mirror to allow male guests to spy on the women’s toilets faces the prospect of being shut within the week. Read more here from Scotland’s Herald.
From a Lack of Privacy in New York: Space-starved New Yorkers might know better than to expect privacy in their glass-and-steel residential boxes. Yet, even by Manhattan standards, an exhibit by a photographer who used a zoom lens to secretly photograph his neighbors napping and eating has caused a citywide stir – and two legal actions, so far. Read more here from Reuters.
Posted on 07/06/13, filed under News | No Comments
Computers and the world wide web are now a major part of our everyday lives – and most of us use the Internet on a daily basis, whether at work or at home, through both computers and our mobile devices.
There’s no doubt that communication has been made much easier, but the Internet can also have it pitfalls. There are many circumstances in which you may feel that the Internet in your home or business could be being used in an appropriate way. But the question is, what can you do about it?
Monitoring software for your Android device, such as eBlaster Android, will allow you to monitor exactly what is happening – and will help you to confirm or dismiss any suspicions that you may have. Below are just a few reasons why this type of surveillance equipment can be useful:
Monitoring children’s phone usage
Unfortunately, the rise in popularity of social networking sites through a mobile device means that it is now easier than ever for undesirables or bullies to converse with your child, and if you have your suspicions, investing in our eBlaster surveillance equipment will help you to monitor these kinds of situations.
Inappropriate behaviour in the workplace
If you feel that inappropriate communications or Internet usage may be occurring in your workplace through the comapny’s mobile phones, this software could help you to nip the problem in the bud, before it gets out of hand..
Suspicions regarding a partner
If your other half is spending far too much time on their mobile phone, or secretly tapping ot texts and emails through their Android handset, use eBlaster to see exactly what they’re looking at and exactly who they’re talking to.
This is one type of surveillance equipment which will allow you to get the bigger picture and set your mind at ease.