ACLU Sues FBI And Other Agencies, Defending Privacy Rights Of Americans Against Facial Recognition

ACLU Sues FBI And Other Agencies, Defending Privacy Rights Of Americans Against Facial Recognition By Aaron Kesel The ACLU has sued the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other federal agencies, making claims that the government is improperly withholding information on how it uses a facial recognition database on millions of Americans. The civil rights organization also asks for a “federal court to intervene and order the FBI and related agencies to turn over all records concerning their use of face recognition technology,” according to a legal document. “Because of…

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With Little Fanfare, William Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program

With Little Fanfare, William Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program By Whitney Webb Last Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr issued a memorandum to all U.S. attorneys, law enforcement agencies and top ranking Justice Department officials announcing the imminent implementation of a new “national disruption and early engagement program” aimed at detecting potential mass shooters before they commit any crime. Per the memorandum, Barr has “directed the Department [of Justice] and the FBI to lead an effort to refine our ability to identify, assess and engage potential mass shooters before…

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The Silk Road Investigation: A “Pattern of Bad Behavior and Double Agents”

The Silk Road Investigation: A “Pattern of Bad Behavior and Double Agents” By Jamie Redman Kathryn Haun, a general partner at U.S. venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has revealed in recent interviews how she helped take down the Silk Road when she was working for the Attorney General’s office. According to her accounts, the U.S. government agency also asked her to help “start shutting down technology before it’s built.” Haun’s story also highlights how the U.S. government’s evidence against the Silk Road transpired because of double agents. Also read: FBI…

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The FBI And NSA Caught Spying On American Citizens ILLEGALLY AGAIN!

The FBI And NSA Caught Spying On American Citizens ILLEGALLY AGAIN! By Jason Bermas The news isn’t necessarily that they got caught; it’s that even a secret court has told them that it’s illegal. The fact is that these surveillance systems pre-date 9/11 and every major telecom company has special servers for federal access. Jason Bermas covers the many violations of our privacy and the apparent illusion that we have a 4th Amendment. We live in a national security state with little oversight and no checks and balances.  Subscribe…

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FBI Use Of Foreign-Surveillance Tool Violated Privacy Rights: FISA Court

FBI Use Of Foreign-Surveillance Tool Violated Privacy Rights: FISA Court By Tyler Durden The FBI’s use of electronic surveillance tools violated the constitutional privacy rights of Americans whose communications were swept up in a controversial foreign intelligence program, according to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The court concluded that the FBI had been improperly searching through a database of raw intelligence for information on Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal. The ruling, made last year, was disclosed on Tuesday. The intelligence community disclosed Tuesday that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court last year…

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Utah Committee Hold Hearing on Facial Recognition

Utah Committee Hold Hearing on Facial Recognition By Michael Maharrey Last week, a joint Utah legislative committee held a hearing on facial recognition technology, and legislators plan to consider at least two bills addressing the invasive surveillance technology during the upcoming legislative session. The interim Government Operations Committee hearing was prompted by a recent report by the Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology and reported by the Washington Post revealing that Utah was one of several states running facial recognition on its drivers’ license photos. According to the report,…

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Secret FBI Subpoenas For Personal Data Go Far Beyond Previously Known

Secret FBI Subpoenas For Personal Data Go Far Beyond Previously Known By Tyler Durden Secret subpoenas issued by the FBI for personal data go far deeper than previously known, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, according to the New York Times. The agency says the sweeping requests are crucial to counterterrorism efforts; however, the new records reveal that the FBI requests go far beyond Silicon Valley “encompassing scores of banks, credit agencies, cellphone carriers and even universities,” according to…

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Victory! Individuals Can Force Government to Purge Records of Their First Amendment Activity

Victory! Individuals Can Force Government to Purge Records of Their First Amendment Activity By Aaron Mackey The FBI must delete its memo documenting a journalist’s First Amendment activities, a federal appellate court ruled this week in a decision that vindicates the right to be free from government surveillance. In Garris v. FBI, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the FBI to expunge a 2004 memo it created that documented the political expression of news website www.antiwar.com and two journalists who founded and ran it. The…

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Fusion Centers, Citizen Spies and the Debasement of the American Character

Fusion Centers, Citizen Spies and the Debasement of the American Character By Karen Melton Stewart No matter if you are in the “Trump-resistance” or a QAnon Patriot, it is likely significant numbers of you have been successfully debased by your state Fusion Centers, despite political leanings. Only raw avarice and a total disregard for the Constitution is needed. For those who do not know what a Fusion Center is, it was decided after 9/11 that the Federal, State, and local authorities were failing to sufficiently communicate with each other in…

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Establishment Right and Left Call for COINTELPRO 2.0

Establishment Right and Left Call for COINTELPRO 2.0 Op-Ed by Kurt Nimmo Both heads of the two-headed establishment political hydra want to resurrect COINTELPRO, the FBI’s illegal subversion program, in response to speech they oppose and want outlawed. In August, The Verge (owned by liberal Vox Media and founded by former CIA asset Markos Moulitsas) and the National Review, the failing neocon journal edited by Rich Lowry, posted articles on how to best undermine the First Amendment right of millions of Americans. The Verge cites a recent paper by N.…

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