Category: Government Corruption

U.S. Diplomats With Mysterious Illness in Cuba Had Inner-Ear Damage, Doctors Say

Frances Robles | The New York Times | Source URL MIAMI — The American government employees in Cuba who suffered mystifying symptoms — dizziness, insomnia, difficulty concentrating — after hearing a strange high-pitched sound all had one thing in common: damage to the part of the inner ear responsible for […]

Lawsuit: Boston PD’s ‘Gang Database’ Says People Who Wear Nikes And Have Been Beat Up By Gang Members Are ‘Gang Associates’

Lawsuit: Boston PD’s ‘Gang Database’ Says People Who Wear Nikes And Have Been Beat Up By Gang Members Are ‘Gang Associates’

Tim Cushing | Techdirt | Source URL The Chinese government uses a number of measures to keep tabs on citizens. One is what’s known as a “citizen score” — a compilation of all the good/bad habits the government can track that determines whether a person should be viewed as a […]

Microsoft will give the U.S. military access to ‘all the technology we create’

Microsoft will give the U.S. military access to ‘all the technology we create’

Samantha Masunaga | Los Angeles Times | Source URL As tech companies such as Google wrestle with employee objections to working with the U.S. military, Microsoft Corp.’s president is throwing his company’s support behind the Pentagon. Microsoft is “going to provide the U.S. military with access to the best technology […]

U.S. Silently Passes And Signs Bill To Create New Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL A bill silently passed through Congress and to U.S. President Donald Trump’s desk that was signed right before Thanksgiving last week, which would re-designate the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) into a new agency called the Cybersecurity and […]

Pentagon’s ‘lost’ trillions went to people connected to US military-industrial complex: Ron Paul

Press TV | Source URL Former Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has said that “the Pentagon’s lost trillions have nothing to do with defense, adding that the “money propping up the high lifestyles of those connected to the military-industrial complex.” Dr. Paul, a three-time American presidential candidate and […]

New Documents Reveal CIA Spied on Congress, Whistleblowers

New Documents Reveal CIA Spied on Congress, Whistleblowers

Sharyl Atkinson | The Epoch Times | Source URL Newly declassified documents reveal the CIA—which is supposed to be strictly limited in the types of surveillance and other secret operations it conducts on U.S. soil—routinely monitors U.S. government computer systems. That information is contained in two formerly secret letters of […]

New Documents Reveal CIA Considered Reviving MK Ultra-like Programs

Derrick Broze | The Conscious Resistance | Source URL Documents released to the American Civil Liberties Union detail how the CIA considered using a controversial psychotropic drug as a ‘truth serum’. The American Civil Liberties Union has released documents from the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Medical Services detailing a […]

China’s brightest children are being recruited to develop AI ‘killer bots’

Stephen Chen | South China Morning Post | Source URL The 27 boys and four girls, all aged 18 and under, were selected for the four-year “experimental programme for intelligent weapons systems” at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) from more than 5,000 candidates, the school said on its website. […]

SOPA.au: Australia is the Testbed for the World’s Most Extreme Copyright Blocks

SOPA.au: Australia is the Testbed for the World’s Most Extreme Copyright Blocks

Cory Doctorow | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Source URL It’s been three years since Australia adopted a national copyright blocking system, despite widespread public outcry over the abusive, far-reaching potential of the system, and the warnings that it would not achieve its stated goal of preventing copyright infringement. Three years […]