NSA surveillance scandal: Major legal site shuts down over spying

A legal website used by attorneys to privately discuss case law is shutting down after 10 years because the owner no longer feels the site's users are protected from government spying. After federal threats led to the closure of several secure email providers, the publisher of Groklaw closed her own operation last… » 6/23/13 4:03pm 6/23/13 4:03pm

GM Will Let You Spy On Your Spouse For Just Pennies A Day

Suspicious spouses used to have to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars on private investigators to keep tabs on their significant other, but a new feature from General Motors' OnStar division can do it for just over a dime a day. » 3/29/12 10:30am 3/29/12 10:30am

X-37B Shuttle's Super Secret Mission to End Soon

The U.S. military's secret space shuttle/spy plane hybrid that was spotted by amateur astronomers earlier this year is set to land around January. Its success has reanimated the dusty X-34 but we still know next to nothing about it. » 11/29/10 7:21am 11/29/10 7:21am

The 140-Mph Chase Cars Of The U.S. Air Force

Fifty years ago, the United States Air Force discovered its top-secret Lockheed U-2 spy plane was nightmarishly tricky to fly. To keep aircraft from crashing, they began using high-speed chase/guide cars during take-offs and landings. Government-issue Camaro Z/28, anyone? » 5/13/10 12:00pm 5/13/10 12:00pm

My, What Pretty, Razor-Thin Wings You Have

Fifty years ago this month, Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the USSR in his Lockheed U-2. The legendary spy plane outlived its successor and is still flying today. To paraphrase Iceman, "We like you because you're dangerous." Amen. » 5/11/10 5:15pm 5/11/10 5:15pm

Helicopter Parents Rejoice: $200 Mini GPS Remote Tracking Device Now…

Stalkers » 9/02/08 3:40pm 9/02/08 3:40pm Parents have just gained a potent new weapon in their electronic babysitting arsenal, or at least a new outlet at which to purchase it. Your local NAPA auto parts store will soon be stocking the GPS Tracking Key, a cell-phone sized, battery-powered GPS tracking device with a built-in data recorder. Just use…

McLaren Boss Ron Dennis Denies Setting Up Max Mosley

Ron Dennis has denied allegations that he was responsible for setting up the Max Mosley sex video scandal. It has been suggested that McLaren may have facilitated the News of the World investigation in response to the $100 million fine they received from FIA last year. » 5/05/08 8:20am 5/05/08 8:20am

FIA's general assembly will meet on June 3rd…

The Smart Eyes Robot Spycam is Watching You

Who hasn't thought of pairing an off-the-shelf R/C Focus Rally Car with a camera phone? Designed for surveillance purposes, the R/C car uses a camera phone hooked up to the on-board electronics, allowing the user to pilot the vehicle from their very own phone. With this setup you could see what's going on in your… » 11/28/07 3:00pm 11/28/07 3:00pm

Renault F1 Accused of Spying, Paging Bill Belichick

Like they say, if you're not spying you're not trying. Renault is in hot water over apparently possessing some of McLaren's information (just layout, dimensions, fueling system data, gear assembly, suspension components and hydraulics) and will have to appear in front of the FIA next month. This is just a couple of… » 11/08/07 1:00pm 11/08/07 1:00pm