Category: Government Corruption

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 […]

Pick up poo or we take the dog: Chinese city rolls out ‘social credit’ system for pet owners

Pick up poo or we take the dog: Chinese city rolls out ‘social credit’ system for pet owners

Sophia Yan | The Telegraph | Source URL Chinese cities are launching a scoring system for dog owners where anyone found failing to care for their pets could be forced to pay a fine – or even have their dog confiscated. The credit system is already being enforced in the […]

Orlando cops have begun a secretive SECOND trial of Amazon’s controversial facial recognition system

TIC Note: This is one of the research items on the flyers of Strike Out Targeting for a reason.  You can look up more information on the capabilities of Amazon Rekognition here.  The average reader of this website, would well know that the OPD would not have gotten rid of […]

Evacuated after ‘health attacks’ in Cuba and China, diplomats face new ordeals in U.S.

WASHINGTON — Alone in her bed in a sprawling Chinese metropolis, Catherine Werner was jolted awake one night by a pulsing, humming sound. It seemed to be coming from a specific direction. Perhaps the A.C. unit in her upscale Guangzhou apartment was malfunctioning, the American diplomat thought. But at the […]

The Patriot Act’s 17th Anniversary  —  A Reminder of Why it Must Be Repealed

Thomas Fontanez McFarlan | Medium | Source URL On October 26th 2001, merely 45 days after 9/11, the “Patriot Act” was signed into law to grant vastly expanded powers to U.S. intelligence agencies, to supposedly help protect Americans from terrorists… Instead it has been used to operate a previously unimaginable […]

The US Marines want to mount powerful lasers on vehicles that can stun or attack out-of-control crowds

The US Marines want to mount powerful lasers on vehicles that can stun or attack out-of-control crowds

Jared Keller | Task & Purpose via Business Insider | Source URL The Marine Corps is on the hunt for a vehicle-mounted laser system that can produce “sustainable and controllable plasma at range” for the purposes of crowd control, according to a U.S. government solicitation. A Small Business Innovation Research […]

Google Is Aiding China’s War On Muslim Uighurs And Its Citizens

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL China has introduced what it calls “re-education camps” for Muslims and other dissident citizens, and Google is helping China to suppress freedom of speech, Business Insider reported. Google will more than likely have to facilitate speech suppression for Muslims within “Project Dragonfly.” This is […]

Police trial Fitbit-style tracker devices to monitor suspects’ health in custody after highest number of deaths in detention for 10 years

Tim Stickings | The Daily Mail | Source URL Police could start using fitness tracker-style devices to monitor suspects’ vital signs while in custody, following the highest number of deaths in police detention for 10 years. Two UK forces are considering using the technology, which has been trialled in the NHS and […]

No, Facebook is NOT “Private,” Their Censorship Arm is Government Funded

Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project | Source URL Facebook is not private. They are partnered with a NATO backed think tank to censor their platform that is funded by the US government. “Facebook is a private company and can delete any pages they want,” has been repeated ad […]

Police facial recognition body cams can be edited by law enforcement

Mass Private I | Source URL Soon nowhere will be safe from Big Brother’s prying eyes. Imagine walking down Main St., and seeing officer friendly approaching you. As the officer approaches you, he or she has already scanned your face against a 15 million person database and knows if you have any […]

NSA Whistleblower Karen Stewart says Intel Community Now Full of People More Dangerous to Freedom than ISIS

Ramola D | The Everyday Concerned Citizen via Medium | Source URL In a no-holds-barred radio interview with Rob McConnellof X Zone last week, Karen Stewart, whistleblower and former Intelligence Analyst with the NSA, in relaying her personal story of retaliation at the NSA, described a systematic program of stalking, COINTELPRO, and covert oppression […]