Somebody’s watching! When cameras are more than just ‘smart’

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Every year the number of smart devices grows. Coffee machines, bracelets, fridges, cars and loads of other useful gadgets have now gone smart. We are now seeing the emergence of smart streets, roads and even cities. Devices such as smart cameras have long been part of everyday life for many, as communication devices, components in security and video surveillance systems, to keep an eye…

Scientists claim ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba were likely caused by poorly engineered eavesdropping devices

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][ul_tc timing=’linear’ duration=’1100′ delay=’0′][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] US embassy workers in Cuba fell ill after hearing high-pitch sounds [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] The ‘sonic attacks’ were experienced in their homes and hotel rooms [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] It was thought that ‘sonic weapons’ might have been used against them [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] Scientists at the University of Michigan believe that poorly engineered eavesdropping devices might’ve produced the painful sound [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′]…

Stalker-assisting spy devices: Bugs & hacking software sold online for £20

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] USB charging cable with hidden eavesdropping GSM device (SIM card slot) ©Shapestones. [nbsp_tc] Technology has advanced so quickly that stalkers are now able to carry out digital surveillance on their targets – bugging their phones and accessing their locations with ease, victims’ groups warn.[br_tc]Everyday more and more people are engaging in stalking, using listening devices that cost as little as £20 ($28) some of…

This smartphone cuts off your camera and microphone so no spy agencies can watch you

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][ul_tc timing=’linear’ duration=’1100′ delay=’0′][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] Cybersecurity firm DarkMatter has unveiled its first smartphone [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] Katim is designed to stop spy agencies listening to you [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] It is an Android smartphone with a 5.2-inch display and strong encryption [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] One security feature called “shield mode” disconnects power from the microphone and camera on the device, so nobody can spy on your conversations [/li_tc][/ul_tc]…

Man facing sex charges accused of secretly videotaping child

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] NEWARK – A man already charged with multiple sexual offenses was charged Friday with allegedly videotaping a child without her knowledge using a hidden camera. Cole R. Collins, 21, of St. Louisville, was charged with illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented materials, a second-degree felony, Friday in Licking County Common Pleas Court. According to court records, Collins is suspected of hiding a…

Castel di Sangro players admit fix, confession came from an unnamed player who was caught on a hidden camera

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] There is a scandal brewing after two Castel di Sangro players confessed their 3-1 defeat to Bari in June 1997 was fixed “by the club.” The story of their surprise ascent into Serie B became the subject of a book, The Miracle of Castel di Sangro by American author Joe McGinniss, which had also hinted at shady goings-on in the team. Now La7 television…

Malawi Suspends Sim Card Registration Due To Eavesdropping Fears

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] The Malawian government has suspended a weeks-long mass registration of sim cards due to public concerns, Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi said in a statement, Xinhua reported here on Thursday[br_tc][nbsp_tc][br_tc]LILONGWE,(UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 15th Feb, 2018 )::The Malawian government has suspended a weeks-long mass registration of sim cards due to public concerns, Minister of Information and CommunicationsTechnology Nicholas Dausi…

China’s ZTE says is trusted partner after U.S. concern

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese telecoms equipment group ZTE Corp hit back on Thursday against concerns from U.S. lawmakers that it is a vehicle for Chinese espionage, saying it was a trusted partner of its U.S. customers, state news agency Xinhua reported. China is trying to gain access to sensitive U.S. technologies and intellectual properties through telecommunications companies, academia and joint business ventures, U.S. senators…

U.S. senators concerned about Chinese access to intellectual property

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China is trying to gain access to sensitive U.S. technologies and intellectual properties through telecommunications companies, academia and joint business ventures, U.S. senators and spy chiefs warned on Tuesday at a Senate hearing. Republican Senator Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he worried about the spread in the United States of what he called “counterintelligence and information security…

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