Category: Top Stories

Anti-Media Shut Down by Facebook and Twitter

Caitlin Johnstone | The Antimedia | Source URL (CJ Opinion) — Facebook has purged more dissident political media pages today, this time under the pretense of protecting its users from “inauthentic activity”. In a statement co-authored by Facebook Head of Cybersecurity Nathaniel Gleicher (who also happens to be the former White House National Security Council Director of Cybersecurity Policy), […]

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 […]

The ‘Wild West’ of genetic privacy: New technology enables law enforcement to use DNA from sites like Ancestry.com to track down criminals by finding their relatives

Valerie Bauman | The Daily Mail | Source URL Scientists are expanding the methods by which law enforcement can use DNA information gathered through sites like Ancestry.com and 23andMe to solve crimes – and they’re raising ethical questions along the way. California detectives have already used DNA obtained through public databases […]

THE GOOD CENSOR: Tech Companies Should ‘Police Tone’, Give Users ‘Positive Guidelines’

Breitbart | Source URL A 85-page briefing entitled “The Good Censor,” exclusively leaked to Breitbart News from within Google, advises tech companies to “police tone rather than content” and to not “take sides” when censoring users. The document, which can be read in full here, acknowledges that tech platforms including Google […]

China Legalizes Detention Of “Religious Extremists” In “Re-Education Camps”

Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL China’s restive far-western Xinjiang region has revised its legislation to allow local governments to “educate and transform” people influenced by extremism at “vocational training centres” – a term used by the government to describe a network of internment facilities known as “concentration re-education camps”, […]

The Government Is Blacklisting People Based on Predictions of Future Crimes

Hina Shamsi | ACLU | Source URL Imagine: You’ve never been charged with any crime, yet the government blacklists you as a terrorism threat and bans you from flying indefinitely. You’re separated from family members, can’t get to weddings or funerals or religious obligations, and lose jobs because you can’t […]

Creating National Biometric System for Patient Matching Will Threaten Privacy and Security

Citizen’s Council For Health Freedom | Source URL Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Responds to New Pew Study on ‘Patient Matching’—Just Another Name for ‘National Patient ID’ ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Pew Research Center last week released a new public opinion report on “patient matching,” a term which is simply a less-offensive […]

Police-Grade Surveillance Technology Comes to the Playground

Sidney Fussel | The Atlantic | Source URL As other elementary schools across the country were preparing for the new school year by cleaning classrooms and training teachers, Hermosa Elementary in Artesia, New Mexico, was also installing a network of wireless microphonesthat could pick up the specific concussive audio signature of […]

Scientists Accuse DARPA of Genetically Modifying Insects for Bioweapon to Spread Agricultural Viruses

Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project | Source URL In a scathing report issued this week, researchers with the Science Policy Forum have accused the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of creating a technology—ostensibly used to genetically modify crops with insects—but that could be converted into a […]

Bizarre augmented reality app allows children to play in ‘smart playgrounds’ with virtual adventure games like hunting for dinosaur bones

Harry Petit | The Daily Mail | Source URL A series of ‘smart’ playgrounds that come packed with augmented reality adventures for children played via smartphone app have opened in New Jersey. The free app projects activities and games onto equipment within outdoor play areas in a bid to get […]

Privacy experts alarmed by Five Eyes demand for ‘backdoors’ on tech devices

Stuart Thompson | National Post | Source URL In late August, the intelligence alliance comprised of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S. issued a renewed call for ‘lawful access to information’ to keep its citizens safe OTTAWA — Canada joined its intelligence allies recently in demanding that […]

UK intelligence agencies acted ‘unlawfully’ when spying on NGO campaigning against them – court

RT | Source URL British intelligence services acted unlawfully when they spied on a UK-based NGO, Privacy International, the UK court that handles surveillance cases against the government has stated. The domestic security service MI5 attained and read various private communications data belonging to Privacy International. The revelations came at […]

Amazon Aims to Open 3,000 Cashierless Stores By 2021, Threatening Convenience Stores

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL Amazon is considering opening 3,000 cashierless Amazon Go stores by 2021, Bloomberg reported. A move into retail by the online giant would threaten convenience stores and fast-food chains across the U.S. by selling items to customers cheaper and faster. Current existing Amazon […]

Senators Join Activists, Shareholders, and Tech Workers in Demanding Answers About Face Surveillance

Privacy SOS | Source URL In recent months the ACLU, Amazon shareholders, Microsoft, activists, scholars, and legislators have raised concerns about the use of facial recognition technologies in the United States. Today, despite a total lack of regulation, law enforcement uses face surveillance to identify and track people, private companies use the technology to authenticate customers, and employers […]

New Mexico Suing Google & Twitter for Knowingly and Illegally Exploiting Children Online

Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project | Source URL As YouTube, Google, and Twitter crack down on peaceful channels, censor alternative media, and allow child exploitation videos to flourish, New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against them and several app developers for illegally collecting data from children under the age of 13 without parental […]

NSA Intelligence Analyst Addresses New York Times Schizophrenic Coverage of Energy Weapons

Karen Melton-Stewart This is an open letter to the media, but especially the New York Times.  I will be addressing your schizophrenic coverage of two issues you pretend are not related but are indeed intimately related. First issue:  In the summer of 2017 the media went crazy covering the assaults upon Diplomatic […]

‘Organized stalking’ ads on Vancouver transit a mental health concern, experts say

Liam Britten | CBC News | Source URL TransLink says, as a public body, it must accept a certain amount of ‘advocacy advertising’ Mental health experts are troubled that a “delusional” belief system — which leads believers to fear they are constantly being watched or harassed and has even been linked to […]

9/11/2018: Expose the Treason, Challenge & End Domestic US Fusion Center & Military Terrorism Masquerading as Surveillance

Ramola D | Medium | Source URL For those of us who have found ourselves wrongfully thrust under surveillance by too-well-budgeted and clearly corrupt fusion centers in the wake of 9/11, and wrongfully rolled into non-consensual neuro-experimentation programs being run by a treasonous US Military and Intelligence Community, the betrayals […]

IBM Used NYPD Surveillance Footage to Develop Technology That Let’s Police Search by Skin Color

The Intercept | Source URL IN THE DECADE after the 9/11 attacks, the New York City Police Department moved to put millions of New Yorkers under constant watch. Warning of terrorism threats, the department created a plan to carpetManhattan’s downtown streets with thousands of cameras and had, by 2008, centralized its video surveillance operations […]

Targeted-Individuals Protest Worldwide — From Chicago to Bangkok, to Warsaw to London, and Far Beyond

Medium | Source URL In 2018, those who’ve been thrust onto the front lines of the battle against the utterly fraudulent, post 9/11 surveillance state, have been taking to the streets in peaceful protest, in record numbers. This week, these worldwide protests culminated in “International Targeted-Individual Day”. From Chicago to […]