San Francisco Takes a Historic Step Forward in the Fight for Privacy — First to Ban Gov’t Facial Recognition Tech

San Francisco Takes a Historic Step Forward in the Fight for Privacy — First to Ban Gov’t Facial Recognition Tech By Nathan Sheard The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted today by 8-to-1 to make San Francisco the first major city in the United States to ban government use of face surveillance technology. This historic measure applies to all city departments. The Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance also takes an important step toward ensuring a more informed and democratic process before the San Francisco Police Department and other city agencies may acquire…

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In the Land of the Free, Cops Raid a Journalist’s Home, Kidnap Him After He Refused to Name Source

In the Land of the Free, Cops Raid a Journalist’s Home, Kidnap Him After He Refused to Name Source By Matt Agorist In the land of the free, journalists are now being raided by SWAT teams in an effort to find out their sources; and this is in spite of the law protecting journalists from this very act. Freelance journalist Bryan Carmody just fell victim to the police state in California as multiple San Francisco cops with sledgehammers and weapons began breaking down his door last week in an effort…

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California Bill Proposes to Ban Smartphones in Schools

California Bill Proposes to Ban Smartphones in Schools By B.N. Frank If you weren’t aware, documentaries have already been released about kids being harmed by excessive screen use and exposure.  Action has also already been taken overseas to restrict and/or ban Smart Phone use in schools.  Now California elected officials have proposed to do the same with Assembly Bill 272 From CBS13 Sacramento: The bill’s author, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D- Torrance), said, “Cell phones can be a distraction in the classroom, and there are social and emotional consequences to too…

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San Diego Has Been Turned Into A Massive Chinese-Style Public Surveillance Network

San Diego Has Been Turned Into A Massive Chinese-Style Public Surveillance Network By MassPrivateI Can you imagine a city in the United States secretly creating a Chinese-style public surveillance network that can identify everyone? Can you imagine that same city secretly creating a Chinese-style public watchlisting network? Well imagine no more because it has already happened. When I wrote about “covert facial recognition streetlights coming to a city near you” last year, I never would have dreamt that my article would become a reality so quickly. A recent article in the…

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4th Child in 3 Years Develops Cancer after Small Cell Tower Installed on School Property

4th Child in 3 Years Develops Cancer after Small Cell Tower Installed on School Property By B.N. Frank Cell towers have been known to cause clusters of illnesses before.  This appears to be another one – now at a California school. From EHTrust.org, in regard to children and federal Safety Standards: … no “safe” level has been scientifically determined for children or pregnant women. Therefore, the claim that a device “meets government standards” or that radiation levels are “FCC compliant” gives a false impression of safety. The FCC guidelines rest…

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California Residents Stopped Verizon from Installing Small Cell Tower Near Homes!

California Residents Stopped Verizon from Installing Small Cell Tower Near Homes! By B.N. Frank Danville, CA residents aren’t the first Americans to stop harmful and unwanted cell tower infrastructure from being installed in their community.  Activist Post has reported about the many Americans who are fighting to stop this as well as some who have already been successful.  (See 1, 2) Kudos to the record number of Danville residents who attended their February and March council meetings which led to this victory against Verizon.  Americans all over the country…

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California Nightmare: Over Half Of The People Living In The State Wish They Could Leave

California Nightmare: Over Half Of The People Living In The State Wish They Could Leave By Michael Snyder This just shows what can happen when you let crazy people run a state for several decades.  In the 1960s and 1970s, the possibility of moving to the West Coast was “the California dream” for millions of young Americans, but now “the California dream” has turned into “the California nightmare”. According to a brand new survey, 53 percent of those living in California are considering leaving the state, and there are certainly…

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“WTF is Going on in Downtown LA?” — Army War Drills Continue Across Los Angeles

“WTF is Going on in Downtown LA?” — Army War Drills Continue Across Los Angeles By Tyler Durden Having started on Monday, the US Army continues its war drills across the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area through Saturday with the goal of enhancing Army Special Forces skills by “operating in urban environments,” Army Special Operations Command said in a statement. Residents around Los Angeles may hear sounds associated with the field training exercise, including helicopters and weapon simulations, according to the statement. “The local terrain and training facilities in Los Angeles provide the…

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New State Regulations Force a California Charity for the Homeless to Close Shop

New State Regulations Force a California Charity for the Homeless to Close Shop By Joseph Sunde For the past four years, Deliverance San Diego has been delivering hot meals to the city’s homeless population every Friday, averaging 200 donated meals on any given evening. Now, due to new guidelines passed by the State Legislature of California, the non-profit is ceasing operations and will dissolve by the end of the month. Through their existing model, hot meals were prepared in volunteer homes and distributed on the streets. “Volunteers from various churches…

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The Conceit Behind California’s Bad Idea to Tax Text Messages

The Conceit Behind California’s Bad Idea to Tax Text Messages By Carey Wedler California routinely makes national headlines for its big government policies. This week is no different, as bureaucrats move to impose a texting tax on state residents in the name of providing mobile services to the poor. In a November proposal by the California Public Utilities Commission, Commissioner Carla J. Peterman laid out the “proposed decision” exploring the potential effectiveness of the tax. According to that 52-page report, California’s budget continues to increase even as tax revenues fall:…

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