The Unholy Alliance Between DNA Sites and Facial Recognition

The Unholy Alliance Between DNA Sites and Facial Recognition By Dagny Taggart Technology that was once only seen in dystopian science fiction is rapidly infecting real life. Two means of collecting personal data – DNA databases and facial recognition software – are forming an unholy alliance, and the privacy implications could be devastating. Privacy concerns surrounding DNA and facial recognition aren’t anything new. As the popularity of DNA genealogy websites like Ancestry DNA and 23andMe increase, so do questions over who has access to that data and how it will…

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DARPA Wants to Create Mind-Controlled Weapons of War

DARPA Wants to Create Mind-Controlled Weapons of War By Dagny Taggart Last year, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that it was seeking noninvasive ways “to achieve high levels of brain-system communications without surgery.” The techniques would “allow precise, high-quality connections to specific neurons or groups of neurons.” The agency wants to create mind-controlled weapons of war, as it (vaguely) explained in two recent press releases. To achieve this goal, DARPA recently formed a program called Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3). DARPA wants soldiers to be able to control…

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Recently, an Unprecedented “Malicious Cyber Event” Disrupted Grid Operations in the US

Recently, an Unprecedented “Malicious Cyber Event” Disrupted Grid Operations in the US By Dagny Taggart A “cyber event” interrupted grid operations in parts of the western United States in early March, but the hack was just disclosed to the public a few days ago. The attack marked a somber milestone for the US power sector: the unnamed utility company is the first to report a malicious event that disrupted grid operations. “According to a cryptic report posted by the Department of Energy, the March 5 incident lasted from 9 a.m.…

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Unconstitutional Searches of Electronic Devices at American Airports Have Quadrupled

Unconstitutional Searches of Electronic Devices at American Airports Have Quadrupled By Dagny Taggart “Go to any airport in this country and you’ll see how well our government is dealing with the terrible danger you’re in. TSA staffers are wanding 90-year-old ladies in wheelchairs, and burrowing through their suitcases. Toddlers are on the no-fly list. Lipsticks are confiscated. And it’s all done with the highest seriousness. It’s a show of protection and it stirs the fear pot, giving us over and over an image of being in grave personal peril, needing…

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Gun Control Advocates Want Banks to Refuse Service to Gun Companies

Gun Control Advocates Want Banks to Refuse Service to Gun Companies By Dagny Taggart Anti-gun activists and politicians are doing everything they can to effectively disarm the public. Already this year, extreme and unconstitutional gun control measures have been proposed at the state and federal levels. There has been a lot of pushback, thankfully: a growing number of counties (and even some states) have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries and are refusing to enforce gun-control laws that infringe on the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Sheriffs in Washington, Colorado,…

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Sheriffs in New Mexico Vow Not to Enforce 6 Absolutely Outrageous New Gun Control Bills

Sheriffs in New Mexico Vow Not to Enforce 6 Absolutely Outrageous New Gun Control Bills By Dagny Taggart New Mexico has a new governor, and she really doesn’t like guns. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, was sworn into office on January 1, replacing pro-gun Republican Susana Martinez. In early December, the National Rifle Association (NRA) warned the citizens of New Mexico to expect “unprecedented attacks” on their Constitutional rights. While the New Mexico Legislature will not convene for its 60-day Regular Session until January 15, lawmakers can start prefiling bills on December…

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Another State Wants EVERY Gun Owner to Hand Over Their Social Media Accounts and Internet Search History

Another State Wants EVERY Gun Owner to Hand Over Their Social Media Accounts and Internet Search History By Dagny Taggart Unconstitutional gun law ideas seem to spread from one state to another like some kind of insidious virus. Late last year, an Orwellian gun bill was presented in New York state. If signed into law, anyone who wants to buy a gun would have to turn over three years of their social media history and one year of their Internet search history. “A three-year review of a social media profile…

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Here’s How You Can Be Profiled Even If You’ve Never Used Social Media

Here’s How You Can Be Profiled Even If You’ve Never Used Social Media By Dagny Taggart The days of having a fully (or even mostly) private life are long gone, it seems, and social media is largely to blame. Even if you have deactivated all of your social media accounts – or never had any in the first place – your privacy is not guaranteed. That’s because your privacy on social media is not controlled by you, but by the people around you, according to an alarming new study that,…

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