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Le PRISM: French Government Monitors Citizen Phone and Internet Too

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Unsurprisingly, the United States government is not the only one putting on the Big Brother act, because the French government appears to be doing much the same.

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Director of National Intelligence Defends PRISM and NSA

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An official statement has been issued by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper regarding the "surveillance activities" performed by the NSA and the United States government.

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Boeing’s Phantom Eye Hydrogen UAV Will Stay Airborne for Ten Days

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Boeing's thrown the typical sleek, streamlined, design out the window with their Phantom Eye UAV. The Unmanned drone is bulbous in shape, almost like a gigantic bomb with a couple flimsy wings slapped on to it.

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Robot Jumps 30 Feet (Video)

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A robot on wheels isn't exactly the most exciting thing in the world, but the Sand Flea by Boston Dynamics has a very neat trick up its mechanical sleeve: it is capable of jumping a full thirty feet in the air from an absolute standstill.

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36 Million Faces In Just One Second, Enough Said

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So what makes this system so unique and advanced? It can take a photograph or video feed image of a suspect, or other person of interest, and find them quickly with the ability to go through data of 36 million faces in just a second.

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iRobot’s 710 Warrior To Save The World Johnny 5 Style

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The heavy weight 710 warrior is just like its predecessors, just more versatile.  It's more capable of performing a wide range of missions including EOD (explosive ordnance disposal), reconnaissance and surveillance.

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ARGUS-IS Military Drone Tracks 64 Targets Simultaneously, Snaps 1.8 Gigapixel Photos @10FPS

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The A160 Hummingbird was recently unveiled with a new imaging system. Remember that 1.8 gigapixels is 100x more detail than what you'd get with your 18MP digital camera, and it's usually only with multiple shots that we regular folk can stitch together a gigapixel photo. The kicker is that this hovering aircraft can send back real-time video streams at 10 frames a second too.

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Wikileaks Spy Files: WiFi Snooping, Skype Monitoring All In A Days Work

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On Thursday, December 1st, 2011 WikiLeaks began publishing The Spy Files, thousands of pages and other materials exposing the global mass surveillance industry. Sure it's a stale news, the whole Wikileaks story is slowly getting under radar of media these days.

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Groundbot 3D Surveillance Robot Rolls Along Sand, Water And Mud

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Rotundus Groundbot, a dual-camera security bot which provides a 3D video feed is a new easy to manipulate automated surveillance tool presently being tested by government. Its interface is kept free from clutter to make the operation less complicated and this bot will roll around the ground spying on everything around it.

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Upgrade from Parrot AR Drone to Datron Scout Quadricopter

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By now, you've surely seen the AR Drone from Parrot. It's that remote-controlled quadricopter that comes with a built-in camera. Well, for people who want something a little more serious, the Datron Scout might be a better fit.

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iRobot 110 FirstLook Throwable Sentry Bot

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When I hear the name iRobot, the first thing that comes to mind is that silly Roomba. Yeah, it's pretty clever how they can get a vacuum to roam around a room on its own, but the iRobot 110 FirstLook looks like it could be infinitely more useful.

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