Category: Government Corruption

Alarm as Trump Requests Permanent Reauthorization of NSA Mass Spying Program Exposed by Snowden

Alarm as Trump Requests Permanent Reauthorization of NSA Mass Spying Program Exposed by Snowden

“The White House is calling for reauthorization of a program that security agencies have used to spy on innocent people, violate their privacy, and chill free speech.” Jake Johnston | Common Dreams | Source URL Civil liberties groups and privacy advocates raised alarm Thursday after the Trump administration called on […]

The U.S. Army Is Creating Artillery Rounds Guided By AI

The U.S. Army Is Creating Artillery Rounds Guided By AI

C-DAEM will allow artillery units dozens of miles away to destroy moving tanks. Kyle Mizokami | Popular Mechanics | Source URL The U.S. Army is working on a new artillery shell capable of locating enemy targets, including moving tanks and armored vehicles. The shell, called Cannon-Delivered Area Effects Munition (C-DAEM), […]

Exclusive: Google Insider Turns Over 950 Pages Of Docs And Laptop To DOJ

Exclusive: Google Insider Turns Over 950 Pages Of Docs And Laptop To DOJ

Sara Carter | Source URL A former Google insider claiming the company created algorithms to hide its political bias within artificial intelligence platforms – in effect targeting particular words, phrases and contexts to promote, alter, reference or manipulate perceptions of Internet content – delivered roughly 950 pages of documents to the […]

How Did Yahoo News Scoop An FBI Document That Turns Conspiracy Theories Into Domestic Terrorism Threats?

How Did Yahoo News Scoop An FBI Document That Turns Conspiracy Theories Into Domestic Terrorism Threats?

Richard Enos | Collective Evolution | Source URL By now the concept of ‘perception-building’ should be familiar to those who have read some of my commentaries on the mainstream media. But for those who haven’t, I am referring to a process by which information is presented to us that attempts to make us see […]

Exclusive: FBI document warns conspiracy theories are a new domestic terrorism threat

Exclusive: FBI document warns conspiracy theories are a new domestic terrorism threat

Jana Winter | Yahoo News | Source URL The FBI for the first time has identified fringe conspiracy theories as a domestic terrorist threat, according to a previously unpublicized document obtained by Yahoo News. (Read the document below.) The FBI intelligence bulletin from the bureau’s Phoenix field office, dated May […]

FBI Wants Tech to Track Social Media for Criminals and Terrorists Before They Act

FBI Wants Tech to Track Social Media for Criminals and Terrorists Before They Act

Proposals from interested vendors are due later this month. Brandi Vincent | NextGov | Source URL The Federal Bureau of Investigations aims to acquire access to a “social media early alerting tool” that will help insiders proactively and reactively monitor how terrorist groups, foreign intelligence services, criminal organizations and other […]

ICE Used Facial Recognition to Mine State Driver’s License Databases

ICE Used Facial Recognition to Mine State Driver’s License Databases

Catie Edmondson | The New York Times | Source URL WASHINGTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have mined state driver’s license databases using facial recognition technology, analyzing millions of motorists’ photos without their knowledge. In at least three states that offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, ICE officials have […]

In Guantánamo Case, U.S. Government Says It Can Indefinitely Detain Anyone — Even U.S. Citizens

In Guantánamo Case, U.S. Government Says It Can Indefinitely Detain Anyone — Even U.S. Citizens

Murtaza Hussain | The Intercept | Source URL For over 17 years, Moath al-Alwi has been held at Guantánamo Bay without charge. A Yemeni citizen, al-Alwi is one of Guantánamo’s “forever prisoners,” those whom the U.S. government has not charged with a crime but is unwilling to release. On June […]