Mon, 17 Dec 2018

Articles Posted by the Author: Sam Richards

  • DEFCON 25 – Spies in the Skies

    Editor’s Note: The slides we presented at DEFCON 25 are at the bottom of this story which details what we spoke about and more.

    The Spies in the Skies

    Law enforcement agencies have used aircraft for decades to conduct surveillance, but modern radio, camera, and electronics technology has dramatically expanded the power and scope of police surveillance capabilities.

    The Iraq War and other conflicts have spurred the development of mass surveillance technologies and techniques that are now widely available to domestic police.

    The FBI, DEA and other agencies flew powerful surveillance aircraft over cities for years in relative secrecy before …


  • Welcome to the new home of NSP!

    Here you will find a newly improved and more secure web home for North Star Post!

    Our team has changed several navigational components of the website in order for you to find the types of stories and content you’re looking for much easier. Take advantage of our new article tags (at the bottom of every news item, podcast and video) to find topic specific content.

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    Thank you for being patient while we moved and …









  • Fourth of July & the Beginnings of the United States

    Today is the Fourth of July, a day marked with celebrations featuring fireworks, barbecues and beer. The day commemorates the signing of a document that informed Britain that the American colonies no longer recognized the rule of the Crown and were declaring their sovereignty. What lead the Founding Fathers to declare independence needs to be understood by modern Americans.