Kavanaugh: Warrantless Data Collection “is entirely consistent with the Fourth Amendment”

Kavanaugh: Warrantless Data Collection “is entirely consistent with the Fourth Amendment” By Phillip Schneider On July 9th, President Trump’s announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, and who has already begun facing intense scrutiny over issues such as Roe V. Wade, the Second Amendment, and Net Neutrality. However, Kavanaugh’s stance on the Fourth Amendment runs in opposition to what most Americans believe, that the government should not be collecting the personal information of American citizens without a warrant. Although a Pew…

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Facebook Purges Over 80 Accounts in Sweeping Attack on the Alternative Media

Facebook Purges Over 80 Accounts in Sweeping Attack on the Alternative Media By Phillip Schneider Starting in June of 2018, Facebook began deleting pages with up to 40 million followers in an unprecedented assault on independent media outlets using the platform.  Jake Passi, the founder of the popular Facebook page Collectively Conscious and victim of the purge called the effort a “deleting rampage” and “a crime against humanity.”  A website known as Swapd which allows for the buying and selling of Facebook pages issued a statement confirming that the pages…

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Smart Technology That Tracks People Through Walls Raises Privacy Concerns

Smart Technology That Tracks People Through Walls Raises Privacy Concerns By Phillip Schneider A team of researchers from MIT have developed and tested a technology called RF-Pose, which uses artificial intelligence to track and identify the postures and movements of individuals through solid walls.  By analyzing radio signals which are bounced off people’s bodies, the technology can create stick figure interpretations of the subject with an accuracy of about 83%.  The developers say that RF-Pose could be used by healthcare practitioners to monitor diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, muscular dystrophy,…

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