Category: Top Stories

Secret Court: FBI Warrantless Searches Were Illegal

Secret Court: FBI Warrantless Searches Were Illegal

Spencer Ackerman | The Daily Beast | Source URL A year ago, the U.S.’ surveillance court ruled that the FBI violated Americans’ privacy by broadly sifting through dragnets of intercepted communications. Some of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s warrantless searches through the National Security Agency’s enormous troves of communications data […]

U.S. Federal Judge Rules Terrorist Watchlist Is Unconstitutional

U.S. Federal Judge Rules Terrorist Watchlist Is Unconstitutional

Newsweek | Source URL U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga ruled Wednesday that the federal government’s watchlist of “known or suspected terrorists” is unconstitutional. The list, which contains over 1 million people, was challenged by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and 23 American citizens who said they were wrongly placed […]

Trump Admin Is Considering Using Amazon Echo And Apple Watch To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun

Trump Admin Is Considering Using Amazon Echo And Apple Watch To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun

The Daily Caller | Source URL The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The proposal is part of an initiative to […]

Amazon says its facial recognition tech can now detect fear

Amazon says its facial recognition tech can now detect fear

Ravie Lakshmanan | The Next Web | Source URL Amazon has announced that its facial recognition system can now detect “fear” by reading a person’s face. Dubbed Rekognition, the software offers a comprehensive range of tools for face detection, analysis, and recognition in images and videos. It’s one among several […]

Activist Post Applies For NewsGuard’s Coveted “Conspiracy” Blacklist

Activist Post Applies For NewsGuard’s Coveted “Conspiracy” Blacklist

Activist Post Response To NewsGuard’s Request About Editorial Practices By Activist Post Editors Activist Post is being considered for NewsGuard’s exclusive “conspiracy” news blacklist. They recently contacted us about our editorial practices to see if we qualify for this great honor. For those who don’t know, NewsGuard is creating warning […]

Deepfake evidence so realistic ‘innocent people will go to jail’ warns expert

Deepfake evidence so realistic ‘innocent people will go to jail’ warns expert

David Rivers | The Daily Star | Source URL Deepfake material including fabricated evidence will become so realistic it will land innocent people in jail, an expert has warned. Shamir Allibhai, CEO of video verification company Amber, believes content including CCTV and voice recordings will be subject to gross manipulation. […]

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 […]

Apple contractors ‘regularly hear confidential details’ on Siri recordings

Alex Herb | The Guardian | Source URL: Apple contractors regularly hear confidential medical information, drug deals, and recordings of couples having sex, as part of their job providing quality control, or “grading”, the company’s Siri voice assistant, the Guardian has learned. Although Apple does not explicitly disclose it in its […]

Elon Musk Announcement: Let’s Merge Human Brains To “Achieve A Symbiosis With AI”

Elon Musk Announcement: Let’s Merge Human Brains To “Achieve A Symbiosis With AI”

Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan | Source URL Elon Musk finally admitted late Tuesday that Neurolink’s (Musk’s brain-machine interface startup) official goal is to eventually merge human brains with artificial intelligence. The ultimate ending would be to “achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence.” Musk plans to begin human trials on an […]