Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tag: GPS

Privacy Scandal Haunts Pokemon Go’s CEO

Within two weeks of its release last month, Pokemon Go, the augmented reality gaming sensation, surpassed, by one estimate, Twitter, Facebook, and Netflix in its day-to-day popularity on Android phones. Over on Apple devices, the game was downloaded more times in its first week than any app that came before it. The suddenly vast scale...

This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

Every move you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay. They’ll be watching you. Forget telephoto lenses and fake mustaches: The most important tools for America’s 35,000 private investigators are database subscription services. For more than a decade, professional snoops have been able to...

The U.S. Wants To Design Safer Anti-Aircraft Missiles for Syria’s Rebels

It’s not going very well. With the Syrian cease-fire in tatters, the country’s battered rebels are clamoring for one thing as bombs again fall on their cities and markets: shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles to strike back at the warplanes of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad and his Russian allies. In recent days, U.S....

Argentina and Russia Ink $5B Worth of Energy Deals

President Cristina Fernandez says Argentina and Russia are “partners in energy.” Russia and Argentina agreed Thursday to consider stamping out the use of the U.S. dollar for bilateral trade, along with a slew of other high level deals. “We have agreed to carry out comprehensive consultations on the question of using...

How the CIA made Google

Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet. The origins of this ingenious strategy trace back to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites across the business, industry, finance, corporate, and media sectors....

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