Signed as Law: Utah Bans Warrantless Access to Information in the Cloud

Signed as Law: Utah Bans Warrantless Access to Information in the Cloud By Michael Maharrey Last week, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill into law that requires police to get a warrant before accessing data stored in the “cloud.” The new law will not only increase privacy protections in Utah; it will also hinder the federal surveillance state. Rep. Craig Hall (R-West Valley City) sponsored House Bill 57 (HB57). The new law prohibits law enforcement agencies from accessing electronic information or data transmitted to a “remote computing service” without a warrant…

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U.S. Rolling Out Biometric ID Exit Program In Top Airports Nationwide With Full Implementation Expected By 2021

U.S. Rolling Out Biometric ID Exit Program In Top Airports Nationwide With Full Implementation Expected By 2021 By Aaron Kesel Activist Post previously reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wanted to develop advanced facial recognition technology that scans the faces of travelers as they enter and leave the U.S. border checkpoints. Last year we saw those efforts have expanded to airports with numerous tests throughout the U.S.  However, now according to 346 pages of documents obtained by the nonprofit research organization Electronic Privacy Information Center, those efforts are expanding even more with plans of…

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Police Use DHS Machines To Create Private DNA Databases Of “Suspicious People”

Police Use DHS Machines To Create Private DNA Databases Of “Suspicious People” By MassPrivateI Four years ago, DHS created “Rapid DNA” whose sole mission was to create a database of everyone. Rapid DNA a newly commercialized technology developed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), addresses these challenges by greatly expediting the testing of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that is the only biometric that can accurately verify family relationships. This technology can be used on the scene of mass fatality events, in refugee camps around the…

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Homeland Security Creates Exclusive “Platinum” Spy On Your Neighbors Cam-Share Club

Homeland Security Creates Exclusive “Platinum” Spy On Your Neighbors Cam-Share Club By MassPrivateI Looking for that special gift for your family this holiday season? Why not sign up for Homeland Security’s “Platinum” spy on your neighbors cam-share club. According to an article in The Advocate, DHS and New Orleans law enforcement have just created a “platinum” spying program that encourages homeowners and business owners to spy on everyone in real-time. The New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation’s SafeCam NOLA program, which allows residents to register their cameras with NOPD, recently…

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Smile, Travelers! You’re on Candid DHS Cameras.

Smile, Travelers! You’re on Candid DHS Cameras. By Edward Hasbrouck The Department of Homeland Security has posted the latest update to a series of Privacy Impact Assessments attempting to whitewash the invasions of privacy and human rights inherent in a comprehensive system of automated facial identification of travelers. The latest PIA reveals more than the DHS has previously admitted about the nature and scope of its planned use of automated facial ID technology. The DHS plans to use image data aggregated from commercial surveillance systems operated by airlines and airports,…

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U.S. Silently Passes And Signs Bill To Create New Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

U.S. Silently Passes And Signs Bill To Create New Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency By Aaron Kesel A bill silently passed through Congress and to U.S. President Donald Trump’s desk that was signed right before Thanksgiving last week, which would re-designate the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) into a new agency called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA.) A statement from President Trump was issued on the White House website: Every day, America’s adversaries are testing our cyber defenses. They attempt to gain access to…

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Trump Signs Bill to Further Protect Critical Infrastructure, Including Pandemic Delivery System

Trump Signs Bill to Further Protect Critical Infrastructure, Including Pandemic Delivery System Op-Ed by Janet Phelan It’s a sad day when protection equals assault, and when events such as the President signing H.R. 3359, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017, is heralded as protecting the nation when in fact this legislation further protects a system which will devastate the nation. It has been a long standing modus operandi of the United States to disguise its most dangerous projects as protection. Following the events of September 11, 2001…

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DHS Wants To Let Police And Emergency Vehicles Talk To Your Car

DHS Wants To Let Police And Emergency Vehicles Talk To Your Car By MassPrivateI It seems like not a week goes by that I am not warning everyone about another government surveillance program. Sadly, this story is no different and this one might send shivers down your spine. (Happy Halloween.) Government spying on the public is out of control, and perhaps nothing says that more than the latest revelation about DHS’s plan to allow first responders to send digital alerts to every vehicle. All in the name of public safety…

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“Where are the Girls?” Child Trafficking Feared as DHS Can’t Say Where Immigrant Girls are Being Held

“Where are the Girls?” Child Trafficking Feared as DHS Can’t Say Where Immigrant Girls are Being Held By Matt Agorist As the debate swarms over illegal immigration, Americans on both the left and the right are at each other’s throats pointing fingers over who’s responsible. In the meantime, what was a “conspiracy theory” a month ago is now being confirmed by the very people accused of keeping people in cages. One question, however, has just been raised which gives one a dark and sickly feeling inside when thinking about the…

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HART: Homeland Security’s Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and People’s “Non-Obvious Relationships”

HART: Homeland Security’s Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and People’s “Non-Obvious Relationships” By Jennifer Lynch So why do we know so little about it? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database of biometric and biographic data on citizens and foreigners in the United States. The agency’s new Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will include multiple forms of biometrics—from face recognition to DNA, data from questionable sources, and highly personal data on innocent people. It will be…

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