Scientists Getting Closer to “Smart Dust” Brain Implants That Communicate Via Wireless Network

Scientists Getting Closer to “Smart Dust” Brain Implants That Communicate Via Wireless Network By Nicholas West Neural Dust – “Smart Dust” – previously entered mainstream discussion via the 2016 Independent article: “Tiny implant could connect humans and machines like never before.” It was implied to be a new technology that can wirelessly link a human brain to a computer via the implantation of a device the size of a grain of sand. This invention, however, is much older and was officially supported by the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Strategic Plan.…

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Comcast Plans In-Home Health Surveillance and Medical Tracking Device

Comcast Plans In-Home Health Surveillance and Medical Tracking Device By Nicholas West “Comcast is already in talks with hospitals about taking on shared savings — if it can keep people from expensive emergency room visits.” — CNBC Note: portions of the following article appeared in our premium monthly newsletter Counter Markets. It is becoming clearer each day that new technologies are further highlighting the great expanse between intention and application. As with all technologies of value, medicine has pitted the powerful desire of human liberation from suffering and the pursuit…

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Local Police Receive DHS Grant for Drones to Use in Crime Search and Crowd Control

Local Police Receive DHS Grant for Drones to Use in Crime Search and Crowd Control By Nicholas West Police departments around the U.S. continue doing their best to acquire drones for a range of uses. This move is buoyed by the fact that Homeland Security is funding their arrival into local communities. Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the latest to receive federal funds to the tune of $75K for “one large drone, two medium drones and a few small drones,” according to a report from the Portsmouth Patch. As I’ve reported…

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Man Falsely Arrested at Direction of Apple’s Artificial Intelligence: $1 Billion Lawsuit

Man Falsely Arrested at Direction of Apple’s Artificial Intelligence: $1 Billion Lawsuit By Nicholas West As I’ve been covering for the last several months, we are beginning to see more examples of artificial intelligence being relied upon within the U.S. criminal justice system. If recent accusations are true, this trend in surveillance and pre-crime algorithmic analysis is even more dangerous than the intrusion upon our privacy — it can lead to false arrests. As reported by the BBC, a case of mistaken identity may have resulted from what would be…

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Key Strategies For Avoiding Online Censorship and Cybercrime

Key Strategies For Avoiding Online Censorship and Cybercrime By Nicholas West Internet censorship is ramping up across the globe in a myriad of ways. Whether it’s Facebook/Google/Amazon directing conversation by demonitizing views critical of official narratives; outright government censorship like Australia’s recent visa revocation of controversial speaker David Icke; system-wide restrictions on Internet access as seen in Chad, Africa; or the Great Firewall of China — access to information is becoming as much of a commodity as the information itself. Running in tandem with censorship is the rise of cybercrime…

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5 Legal Strategies To Reduce Your Tax Burden

5 Legal Strategies To Reduce Your Tax Burden By Nicholas West While people feel compelled to continue debating the government shutdown, the reality remains that tax collection is expected to continue uninterrupted. The old maxim that the two great inescapable realities are death and taxes should come as an affront to the liberty minded, however. The mandatory payment of taxes is as unnatural as death is natural, and is a human construct that is a historically recent phenomenon. The concept of raising tax revenue in the United States began with…

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Future A.I. Won’t Need Facial Recognition to Identify Individuals in a Crowd: Claim

Future A.I. Won’t Need Facial Recognition to Identify Individuals in a Crowd: Claim By Nicholas West People of the future will apparently be no more significant than zebrafish and flies, according to new studies in tracking and surveillance being conducted on those species. As Activist Post has reported many times, current artificial intelligence systems that are increasingly being added to CCTV cameras and other biometric sensors around the world to ID people’s faces are not performing nearly to the standard that should be required for police work.  It appears that…

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China Tracks Workers’ Brains; Now Tracking Children With “Smart” Tech Uniforms

China Tracks Workers’ Brains; Now Tracking Children With “Smart” Tech Uniforms By Nicholas West If there is any country on Earth that is most emblematic of the rising governance model that is Technocracy, it is China.  The many pieces to this structure have included much of what we see emerging in the U.S. with pervasive surveillance, biometrics and a notion of protecting the public by instituting pre-crime algorithms in police departments and travel. So, in many ways, China is the very large canary in the coal mine for anyone who…

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Latest Amazon Privacy Invasion Granted User Access to 1,700 Audio Files From Another Account

Latest Amazon Privacy Invasion Granted User Access to 1,700 Audio Files From Another Account By Nicholas West Artificial intelligence is not in full control just yet. Lurking behind the algorithms contained in Amazon’s smart home tech device, Alexa, are humans capable of making mistakes. One user in Germany found out the hard way according to a new report by Reuters. The customer had asked to listen back to recordings of his own activities made by Alexa but he was also able to access 1,700 audio files from a stranger when…

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London Begins Testing Facial Recognition In Public Despite Being “Staggeringly Inaccurate”

London Begins Testing Facial Recognition In Public Despite Being “Staggeringly Inaccurate” By Nicholas West It appears that London is ready to roll out the gift of surveillance to its citizens this holiday season.  The Met has announced that several areas around central London will be part of a field trial to be conducted today and tomorrow, despite previous reports that the tech is “staggeringly inaccurate.” In September 2017 I reported about results from a previous test of public facial recognition that was conducted in Britain’s Notting Hill area.  The results…

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