Weekend tech reading: Everything you need to know about PRISM, the NES turns 30

By Matthew ยท 7 replies
Jul 21, 2013
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  1. Since September 11th, 2001, the United States government has dramatically increased the ability of its intelligence agencies to collect and investigate information on both foreign subjects and US citizens. Some of these surveillance programs, including a secret program called PRISM...

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  2. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Guru Posts: 451   +34

    Always enjoyed the TS weekend tech read keep it coming.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    That PRISM article is great.
  4. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    If you're so worried about license plate cameras, use the photo blocker spray:
    Our town of Darien has no red light cameras whatsoever, but they seem to monitor more than those who do. I see police every day. I don't use any such spray. Got a red light camera intersection ticket once, from another town.
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,739   +3,757

    Mythbusters did an episode on this...Spray/shields do not work. When it comes to tracking LPNs with dash cams/stoplight cameras, there really aren't any reliable countermeasures other than not driving your car. Well, unless you live up north, only drive in the winter, and conveniently have a thick sheet of snow & ice frozen to the back of your car all the time.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,732   +3,703

    My advice would be to simply stop at a red light.
  7. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,739   +3,757

    But that messes up my lap times...
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,732   +3,703

    lol, mine to!

    I was once stopped for running a red light when I was watching the cop instead of the signal light. We were the only two on the highway, I think he should have been more lenient but I graciously accepted the fine.

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