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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China’s Global Reach: Surveillance and Censorship Beyond the Great Firewall

China’s Global Reach: Surveillance and Censorship Beyond the Great Firewall By Danny O’Brien Those outside the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are accustomed to thinking of the Internet censorship practices of the Chinese state as primarily domestic, enacted through the so-called “Great Firewall”—a system of surveillance and blocking technology that prevents Chinese citizens from viewing websites outside the country. The Chinese government’s justification for that firewall is based on the concept of “Internet sovereignty.” The PRC has long declared that “within Chinese territory, the internet is under the jurisdiction of…

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The “Safe Drivers Act” Is A Real-Time National Driver Surveillance Program

The “Safe Drivers Act” Is A Real-Time National Driver Surveillance Program By MassPrivateI A new Senate bill would create a real-time national driver surveillance program that would allow law enforcement to know anything and everything about a driver at the click of a button. A recent article in WCVB Channel 5 revealed that the “Safe Drivers Act” is designed for one purpose and that is to share everything a motorist has ever done with law enforcement nationwide. Outside the Danvers branch of the Registry of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday, Congressman…

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Twitter “Unintentionally” Used Your Phone Number for Targeted Advertising

Twitter “Unintentionally” Used Your Phone Number for Targeted Advertising By Gennie Gebhart and Jacob Hoffman-Andrews Stop us if you’ve heard this before: you give a tech company your personal information in order to use two-factor authentication, and later find out that they were using that security information for targeted advertising. That’s exactly what Twitter fessed up to yesterday in an understated blog post: the company has been taking email addresses and phone numbers that users provided for “safety and security purposes” like two-factor authentication, and using them for its ad…

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News from The Constitution-Free Zone: Border Patrol Using Biometrics for “Citizenship Checks” in Maine

News from The Constitution-Free Zone: Border Patrol Using Biometrics for “Citizenship Checks” in Maine By Joe Wright For a number of years now, I have been chronicling the ever-widening use of “The Constitution-Free Zone” by Border Patrol agents in the name of immigration enforcement. Papers Please: “Daily Citizenship Checks” on Buses Across Maine Highlight Constitution-Free Zone New York’s Constitution-Free Zone Leading to Warrantless Bus Searches and Detentions Greyhound Bus Under Fire As More Reports Of Immigration Searches and Detentions Surface Citizenship Checkpoints Start to Spread Across The Constitution-Free Zone The…

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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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Forget Facial Recognition: DHS’ New Database, HART, Also Uses Scars, Tattoos, and Your VOICE to ID You. And Amazon Is Storing All the Data.

Forget Facial Recognition: DHS’ New Database, HART, Also Uses Scars, Tattoos, and Your VOICE to ID You. And Amazon Is Storing All the Data. By Daisy Luther These days, you can’t really go anywhere without encountering cameras.  Going into a store? Chances are there are security cameras. Getting money at an ATM? More cameras. Driving through the streets of a city? More cameras still. Your neighbors may have those doorbells from Amazon that are surveilling the entire neighborhood. And many of these cameras are tied into facial recognition databases, or…

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Chinese Citizens Will Be Required To Scan Their Faces To Use The Internet

Chinese Citizens Will Be Required To Scan Their Faces To Use The Internet By Aaron Kesel The Chinese government continues its Orwellian practices with the announcement that citizens will have to use facial recognition technology to access the internet (which is already highly fire-walled.) This is all a part of China’s social credit system that will take effect on Dec. 1st.  After the law is in effect, Chinese citizens who want to have the internet installed at their houses or on their smartphones will be required to undergo a facial…

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The Open Letter from the Governments of US, UK, and Australia to Facebook is An All-Out Attack on Encryption

The Open Letter from the Governments of US, UK, and Australia to Facebook is An All-Out Attack on Encryption By Andrew Crocker and Joe Mullin Top law enforcement officials in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia told Facebook today that they want backdoor access to all encrypted messages sent on all its platforms. In an open letter, these governments called on Mark Zuckerberg to stop Facebook’s plan to introduce end-to-end encryption on all of the company’s messaging products and instead promise that it will “enable law enforcement to obtain…

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FaceFirst and Amazon Want To Influence Facial Recognition Laws; Motorola Joins The Push For A Surveillance State

FaceFirst and Amazon Want To Influence Facial Recognition Laws; Motorola Joins The Push For A Surveillance State By Aaron Kesel FaceFirst is another company with something to lose if facial recognition regulation bans the technology. They have now entered the lobbying ring to attempt to influence laws for the Orwellian biometric technology. FaceFirst writes in a press release: FaceFirst is partnering with congressional lawmakers to influence future facial recognition privacy regulations.  (Los Angeles) FaceFirst, the leading U.S. computer vision company, announced today that they are working closely with D.C. lawmakers…

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