Category: Government Corruption

Dick Cheney Wants To Restart Torture Program, Suggests He Doesn’t Consider Waterboarding Torture

Greg Price | Newsweek | Source URL The United States should bring back enhanced interrogation techniques and “go back and study them and learn,” according to former vice president Dick Cheney on Thursday. Cheney’s comments came as President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, faced questions over her […]

Secret FBI Program Now Jailing Activists for Speaking Out Against Police Brutality on Facebook

Jay Syrmopoulos | The Free Thought Project | Source URL Dallas, TX – When militarized FBI agents clad in tactical gear raided the home of Rakem Balogun in December 2017—forcing him and his 15-year-old son outside in their underwear on the cold and windy night as agents ransacked his residence—he thought […]

China Rapidly Building Advanced Arms for Use Against U.S.

Space weapons, drones using artificial intelligence priority in Beijing military buildup Bill Gertz | Washington Free Beacon | Source URL China is rapidly building space weapons and other advanced arms infused with artificial intelligence capabilities as part of Beijing’s bid for military dominance, according to a congressionally sponsored study. Anti-satellite […]

Local Cops Can Skirt State Limits on Surveillance By Joining Federal Task Forces

Michael Maharrey | The Foundation for Economic Education | Source URL By joining joint law enforcement task forces run by the federal government, local cops can often ignore stringent state and local laws governing surveillance and engage in warrantless spying. It’s well-known that a federal program known as “Equitable Sharing” […]

Tech firms have replaced government as biggest threat to privacy, ex-CIA director Michael Hayden says

CBS News | Source URL Former CIA and former NSA chief Michael Hayden said Tuesday that technology firms have replaced the government as the biggest threat to Americans’ privacy. “Our technology and our ambition have gotten ahead of law, policy and norms and now we’re struggling to catch up,” Hayden told CBSN’s […]