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  • When Big Brother Watches IT
    By on April 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    bdking writes “In an effort to protect sensitive data from internal security threats, some organizations are ‘using new technology to look at the language of their IT staff’s emails to determine whether their behavior or mind-set has changed,’ the Wall Street Journal reports. Is secretly spying on and linguistically interpreting employee emails going too far in the name of security? from the article: ‘I understand the need to be aware (more…)

  • Wanted: Super Mario and his brother Luigi for robbery
    By on November 18, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Cops are hunting for a group of robbers caught on camera assaulting a cabbie in Staten Island while wearing Halloween costumes of the popular video game characters.

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  • Crowdsourcing Big Brother In Lancaster, PA
    By on June 22, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    sehlat writes “From the Los Angeles Times comes word that in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 165 public surveillance cameras are being set up to be monitored by a ‘non profit coalition’ of volunteers. The usual suspects, including ‘the innocent have nothing to fear’ are being trotted out to justify this, and the following quote at the end of the article deserves mention: ‘But Jack Bauer, owner of the city’s largest beer and soft drink distributor, calls (more…)