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Robotic Security Forces On Patrol In NYC Prompt Privacy Concerns For Some

CBS New York | Source URL NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The security force of the future is already patrolling several neighborhoods in the Tri-State Area. The robotic protectors can see what you’re doing and even talk back to you, but the machines created by a New Yorker have prompted serious privacy […]

Police use electronic ticketing to fine more people and increase profits

Mass Private I | Source URL The opening seconds of the Saltus Technologies video says it all. Electronic tickets are about one thing, increasing productivity (profits). “The digiTICKET electronic ticketing solution is an innovative force multiplier for Public Safety – enabling officers to quickly create and submit tickets electronically. “ Enabling police […]

DARPA wants massive drone swarms

Next Big Future | Source URL DARPA OFFSET looks to empower dismounted units by transforming how humans and autonomous swarms interact in dynamic and complex urban operations. DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) envisions swarms of 250 collaborative autonomous systems providing critical insights to small ground military units in urban areas where […]

Fort Lauderdale airport is 26th airport in US to have Clear biometric security checks

ABC10 Ft. Lauderdale | Source URL FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is now the 26th airport in the country to have Clear biometric security checks. “They are using their fingerprints or their iris. Quick rapid scan, boarding pass pops down and is approved and they are done,” said Howard Kass, Clear Senior […]

Censorship crackdown? Top 10 alt-media pages newly banned by Facebook & Twitter

RT | Source URL Sites dealing with government transparency, pages dedicated to police brutality and alternative media – take a closer look at the top ten accounts with millions of followers that were recently suspended by Twitter and Facebook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s94FUX35UU PAGE:  The Free Thought Project NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS: 3.1mn  ABOUT: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Walmart patents ‘big brother’ internet-connected shopping cart that can measure your heart rate, stress levels and even how fast you are moving through the store

The Daily Mail | Source URL Walmart wants to track how its customers are feeling as they peruse the snack aisle. The retail giant filed a patent for a internet-connected shopping cart that can measure and track biometric data.  Not only can it keep track of your heart rate, but also […]

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 […]

Vietnam cyber law set for tough enforcement despite Google, Facebook pleas

Mai Nguyen | Reuters | Source URL HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam is preparing to strictly enforce a new cybersecurity law requiring global technology companies to set up local offices and store data locally despite pleas from Facebook, Google and other firms, a government document showed. Vietnamese lawmakers approved the new […]

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”, […]

Defense Intel Chief Worried About Chinese ‘Integration of Human and Machines’

Patrick Tucker | DefenseOne | SourceURL The future of human performance is a research race, and the U.S. shouldn’t take its lead for granted, the DIA director says. The U.S. military’s top intelligence officer is increasingly worried about China’s research into “human performance enhancement,” including efforts to merge human and machine intelligence. It’s […]

Groundbreaking Bill Proposal Prohibiting Organized Covert Torture Effected With Electronic Weapons & Organized Stalking Under Review By State Legislators In California; Support Needed

Ramola D | The Everyday Concerned Citizen | Source URL With information from Dr. Tomo Shibata and other linked sources Concerned residents of California are rallying behind a groundbreaking bill proposal on Organized Torture authored by Dr. Tomo Shibata, author, acclaimed human rights analyst and sociologist holding an interdisciplinary Ph.D with high […]

Google’s ‘horrifying’ Duplex AI bot set to come to Pixel 3 phones next month

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL When Google first introduced its phone-calling digital concierge Duplex in May, some thought it sounded too human, while others worried that it would secretly record calls with people. The AI’s first demonstration at a Google Developer conference prompted a massive backlash against the […]