Ecuador Just Gave the Pentagon Permission to Use Galapagos Island as an Airstrip

Ecuador Just Gave the Pentagon Permission to Use Galapagos Island as an Airstrip By Eoin Higgins The Galapagos Islands archipelago in Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse regions in the entire world, home to a number of species found nowhere else on the planet, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. So, naturally, the U.S. military wants to use one of its islands as an airstrip. Ecuadorian defense minister Oswaldo Jarrín announced President Lenín Moreno’s administration’s decision to allow the Pentagon to expand an existing airfield on San Cristobal Island…

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Hackers Stole Facial Recognition Data of US Airport Travelers

Hackers Stole Facial Recognition Data of US Airport Travelers By Eoin Higgins One of the key fears that critics of mass surveillance and the proliferation of facial recognition technology have warned about has been realized with new reporting Monday that a “malicious cyber attack” has resulted in photos of airport passengers and other personal data harvested by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol being stolen by unknown actors. According to the Washington Post: Customs officials said in a statement Monday that the images, which included photos of people’s license plates, had been compromised as part of…

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“It Should Be Illegal”: Use of Facial Recognition at Airports Draws Anger

“It Should Be Illegal”: Use of Facial Recognition at Airports Draws Anger By Eoin Higgins A boarding technology for travelers using JetBlue is causing controversy due to a social media thread on the airline’s use of facial recognition. Last week, traveler MacKenzie Fegan described her experience with the biometric technology in a social media post that got the attention of JetBlue’s official Twitter account. Save Independent Media for as Little as $1 Per Month I just boarded an international @JetBlue flight. Instead of scanning my boarding pass or handing over…

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Attendees of Secret Meeting for “US Military Assault” on Venezuela Revealed

Attendees of Secret Meeting for “US Military Assault” on Venezuela Revealed By Eoin Higgins (CD) – A group dedicated to regime change in Venezuela held a secret meeting on overthrowing the country’s government last week, according to reporting from The Grayzone Project. Journalist Max Blumenthal on Sunday revealed a list of meeting attendees he obtained over the weekend from a source. Exclusive: DC’s @CSIS hosted a who’s who of Trump Latin America advisors for a private roundtable to discuss waging a US military assault on Venezuela. The meeting included the former head of SOUTHCOM, a…

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