U.S. Increasingly Like Orwell’s 1984

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Winston Smith would feel right at home. The latest from The Ministry of Truth Department of Homeland Security: Homeland Security ‘messages’ coming to Walmart, hotels, malls.

Shoppers at Walmart will soon have something other than glossy magazines and chewing gum to look at when in the checkout line: A “video message” from the Department of Homeland Security asking them to look out for “suspicious” activity and report it immediately…

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HOW TO Detect Hidden Video Cameras

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Great way to spot these little privacy invaders

Instructables has just posted its latest installment in its collection of HOWTOs inspired by my new novel Little Brother, a young adult book about hacker kids who use technology to win back their civil liberties from the Department of Homeland Security.

This week, it’s instructions for building a simple device that will let you spot hidden “pinhole” video cameras:

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