FBI to Ramp Up Surveillance of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

FBI to Ramp Up Surveillance of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram By Tyler Durden The FBI plans to step up its efforts to gather information from social media – issuing a call last week for a new tool to monitor Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other platforms “in a timely fashion.” Citing the use of social media by terrorist groups, domestic threats, criminal organizations and foreign intelligence services, the FBI “needs near real time access to a full range of social media exchanges in order to obtain the most current information available,” according to the request…

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CBP Claims Its Airport Facial Recognition Isn’t A Surveillance Program; FBI Has 640M Photos According To Watchdog; Congress Wants Rules

CBP Claims Its Airport Facial Recognition Isn’t A Surveillance Program; FBI Has 640M Photos According To Watchdog; Congress Wants Rules By Aaron Kesel The Customs And Border Protection (CBP) has hilariously claimed that its facial recognition in airports across the U.S. isn’t a surveillance program, Nextgov reported. Meanwhile, a government watchdog organization has made the horrifying claim that the FBI has 640 million photographs it can rummage through by utilizing facial recognition technology. It’s been two years since Customs and Border Protection began deploying facial recognition systems at U.S. airports;…

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Same Problem, Different Day: Government Accountability Office Updates Its Review of FBI’s Use of Face Recognition—and It’s Still Terrible

Same Problem, Different Day: Government Accountability Office Updates Its Review of FBI’s Use of Face Recognition—and It’s Still Terrible By Jennifer Lynch This week the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued an update to its 2016 report on the FBI’s use of face recognition. The takeaway, which they also shared during a Congressional House Oversight Committee hearing: the FBI now has access to 641 million photos—including driver’s license and ID photos—but it still refuses to assess the accuracy of its systems. According to the latest GAO Report, FBI’s Facial Analysis,…

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FBI Stages Fake Terrorist Plot After San Diego Synagogue Shooting

FBI Stages Fake Terrorist Plot After San Diego Synagogue Shooting By Kurt Nimmo Days after John Earnest’s alleged attack on a San Diego synagogue, the FBI announced it prevented a terror attack aimed at “white nationalists.” Army vet arrested after FBI thwarts Southern California terror plot. @mattgutmanABC has the latest. https://t.co/ensTb4AANb pic.twitter.com/d1TxxfboKN — Good Morning America (@GMA) April 30, 2019 According to Reuters: Mark Steven Domingo, 26, a U.S. Army infantryman who recently converted to Islam, was taken into custody on Friday after undercover FBI operatives furnished him with what…

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FBI Fails Privacy And Accuracy Tests On Its Facial Recognition Tools According To GAO Report, While A.I. Police State Advances

FBI Fails Privacy And Accuracy Tests On Its Facial Recognition Tools According To GAO Report, While A.I. Police State Advances By Aaron Kesel The FBI has failed to assuage concerns of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on its use of facial recognition technology according to a new report. Numerous issues were raised three years ago after the congressional watchdog urged the FBI to improve its practices in order to meet privacy and accuracy standards expected. Since 2015, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies have used the Next Generation Identification-Interstate…

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Multiple Government Websites Taken Down After Arrest Of Julian Assange

Multiple Government Websites Taken Down After Arrest Of Julian Assange By John Vibes Following this week’s arrest of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange in London, the hacktivist group Anonymous released a video calling for his captors to be held accountable. The video showed the classic Anonymous figure wearing a Guy Fawkes and speaking with a distorted voice. “Many powerful forces from all over the world have worked to make this possible. Influential people representing the governments of the UK, the United States, and Ecuador have all signed off on this unprecedented…

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Ancestry Websites Giving FBI Access to DNA Data; WikiLeaks Reveals CODIS Database Gifted To Other Countries; DHS Rolling Out Rapid DNA Nationwide

Ancestry Websites Giving FBI Access to DNA Data; WikiLeaks Reveals CODIS Database Gifted To Other Countries; DHS Rolling Out Rapid DNA Nationwide By Aaron Kesel The FBI is abusing ancestry genealogy websites by tapping into their DNA data. What’s worse, these companies are giving up users’ data under presumed consent that is buried in their terms and conditions, according to several reports. FamilyTreeDNA is the first company known to be cooperating directly with the FBI to give its agents access to its genealogy database, according to a BuzzFeed report. A…

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Bombshell Lawsuit Claims FBI Knowingly Hid Evidence from Congress of Explosives Used on 9/11

Bombshell Lawsuit Claims FBI Knowingly Hid Evidence from Congress of Explosives Used on 9/11 By Matt Agorist In yet another major move from the great folks over at the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and 9/11 victim family members Robert McIlvaine and Barbara Krukowski-Rastelli, a joint federal lawsuit has been filed to assess any evidence the FBI may have known about that contributed to the destruction of the towers on 9/11 which they may have kept from Congress. The complaint cites the failure of the…

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8 Historic Cases That Show the FBI and CIA Were Out of Control Long Before Russiagate

8 Historic Cases That Show the FBI and CIA Were Out of Control Long Before Russiagate By Jon Miltimore and Carey Wedler Conservatives tend to have two bad habits. First, they’re prone to viewing the past through a nostalgic lens. Second, they tend to instinctively give law enforcement the benefit of the doubt. These tendencies help explain why conservatives for decades have been able to overlook the many abuses—constitutional, legal, and moral—of US intelligence agencies. Unlike some more seasoned media, conservatives have appeared genuinely shocked by revelations of the Trump-Russia…

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Extensive Privacy Violation: An At-Home DNA Company Admits To Giving DNA To The FBI

Extensive Privacy Violation: An At-Home DNA Company Admits To Giving DNA To The FBI By Mac Slavo The at-home DNA testing company, FamilyTreeDNA has admitted to giving DNA samples to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation.) Although the company apologized for failing to disclose the fact that they were sharing DNA with the FBI, customers are still rightfully angry at the privacy violations and abuse. As the government attempts to track and treat every single citizen as a criminal, they use “the greater good” as an excuse to force at…

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