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Guns don’t kill people

Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments

Glenn Greenwald The Intercept IN SEPTEMBER OF last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constituted “incitement.” The meetings — called for and presided over by one of the most extremist and authoritarian Israeli officials, … Continue reading

Self-driving car technology allows facial recognition & fingerprint scanning from afar

A breakthrough in Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology has troubling implications for the government’s ability to track and surveil its citizens. In an MIT video, researchers explain how this new technology can be used to scan faces and even detect fingerprints from afar. Using the technology you can “see the fine wrinkles in his … Continue reading

Now you’re safe from terrorist attacks….

Local Police Using CIA-funded Software to Track All Citizens’ Social Media Posts

The New American Local police departments are using software developed by a CIA-funded company to monitor citizens’ social media posts and their physical locations in real time 24 hours a day. Stories from across the country have revealed that several local law enforcement agencies — in Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Oakland among others — and … Continue reading

Cash Strapped New Jersey Town Proposes Traffic Ticket Blitz to Raise Money

Plenty of cities and towns operate speed traps as thinly disguised revenue generating schemes. But few cities come right out and say it. Paterson, New Jersey, with a population of about 146,000, has proposed a plan to generate $3 million in new annual revenue by increasing the number of traffic tickets it’s police department issues … Continue reading

Sales of Riot Control Gear Predicted to Soar Globally

Sputnik News A new report details that the market for the manufacture and sale of riot control systems worldwide is growing at an alarming rate, as increasingly authoritarian governments prepare for ethnic unrest, religious riots, political disputes, and violence against corrupt officials and organizations. Over the next five years, the market for crowd control tools … Continue reading

The Government’s Insane War On Tiny Homes and Humanity

My Tiny House Project LA

The FBI has collected 430,000 iris scans in a so-called ‘pilot program’

The FBI has partnered with US Border Patrol, the Pentagon and local law enforcement agencies to collect hundreds of thousands of iris scans, which can be captured in a fraction of a second. The Verge By Colin Lecher and Russell Brandom As a modestly sized department — policing 2 million citizens with just over 1,800 … Continue reading

South Dakota Police Use Forced Catheterization to Collect Urine Samples

An attorney has filed a motion to quash a search warrant and evidence gathered in a forced catheterization in South Dakota. According to the motion, law enforcement “strapped the defendant to a bed, and conducted a forced catheterization on the Defendant’s urine.” The Argus Leader reports: Dirk Landon Sparks was arrested March 14 after a … Continue reading