French intelligence and government officials will be able to spy on internet users in real time and without authorisation, under a law passed on Wednesday. The legislation, which was approved almost unnoticed, will enable a wide range of public officials including police, gendarmes, intelligence and anti-terrorist agencies as well as several government ministries to monitor computer, tablet and smartphone use directly.
Palantir, the big data company that started off with clients like the FBI and CIA before building up a large private-sector roster of customers, just added more funding to its coffers. Last week, the company filed that it was raising $57 million with the SEC.
A doctor and former programmer is using bitcoin's revolutionary payment system as a new way to protect his patients' privacy. Earlier this year, Dr Paul Abramson's private practice, My Doctor Medical Group in San Francisco, began allowing patients to pay for their care with bitcoin.
Les professionnels jugent " inopportune " la modification de la loi qui doit être votée demain par le Sénat. Même tardivement, et probablement en vain, les industriels ont fini par se révolter contre la loi de programmation militaire, qui sera discutée demain au Sénat.