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US Government Installs Spy Equipment on Road Signs

The next time you drive past one of those road signs with a digital readout showing how fast you’re going, don’t simply assume it’s there to remind you not to speed. It may actually be capturing your license plate data.

According to recently released US federal contracting data, the Drug Enforcement Administration will be expanding the footprint of its nationwide surveillance network with the purchase of “multiple” trailer-mounted speed displays “to be retrofitted as mobile LPR [License Plate Reader] platforms.” The DEA is buying them from RU2 Systems Inc., a private Mesa, Arizona company. How much it’s spending on the signs has been redacted. Read more at

http://‪https://qz.com/1400791/ via @qz‬

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Citizen’s Privacy Manual: Communicating in Secret https://soldiersspiestraitors.com/product/citizens-privacy-manual-communicating-in-secret/ via @CiwarsWilliam

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US THREATENS RUSSIA

US Threatens To “Take Out Russia’s Nukes” If Needed https://southfront.org/us-threatens-to-take-out-russias-nukes-if-needed/ via @southfronteng

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Secret Service Warns of new ATM Skimming

From KrebsonSecurity 

The U.S. Secret Service is warning financial institutions about a recent uptick in a form of ATM skimming that involves cutting cupcake-sized holes in a cash machine and then using a combination of magnets and medical devices to siphon customer account data directly from the card reader inside the ATM.

According to a non-public alert distributed to banks this week and shared with KrebsOnSecurity by a financial industry source, the Secret Service has received multiple reports about a complex form of skimming that often takes thieves days to implement.

This type of attack, sometimes called ATM “wiretapping” or “eavesdropping,” starts when thieves use a drill to make a relatively large hole in the front of a cash machine. The hole is then concealed by a metal faceplate, or perhaps a decal featuring the bank’s logo or boilerplate instructions on how to use the ATM.