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Unmanned airship could be used for mass surveillance

Large, unmanned airships that can stay afloat for a day at a time may be the future of mass surveillance. The Eos, designed by Avalon Airships, is touted as a possible law enforcement tool to keep tabs on the civilians. The airship’s capabilities and uses include: Multiple, high resolution camera arrays Silent operation with remote … Continue reading

Mom investigated for letting 8-year-old walk dog around the block

Kate Thayer – Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune Just after returning home from a walk around the block with her dog, Marshmallow, an 8-year-old Wilmette girl expected a visit from a playmate. Instead, police officers arrived at the family’s door. An anonymous caller had contacted police after seeing the girl walking the dog alone, said her … Continue reading

Teacher Arrested For Asking Why The Superintendent Is Receiving A Raise When School Employees Haven’t Gotten One In Years

VERMILION PARISH, Louisiana – Teacher Deyshia Hargrave was asking the school board how they can vote to give the superintendent a raise when school employees have not received a raise in years. A security officer from the parish Marshal’s Office told her to leave the room. He arrested her in the hall and she was … Continue reading

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….

Boy, 6, killed when Texas deputies open fire after manhunt

CBS News SCHERTZ, Texas — A 6-year-old boy was killed when Texas sheriff’s deputies opened fire on a woman at a San Antonio-area mobile home park following a nearly two-hour manhunt. CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS-TV reports that the woman was also killed by the gunfire Thursday in Schertz. Authorities say the woman was a … Continue reading

FBI Used Best Buy’s Geek Squad to Increase Secret Public Surveillance

OC Weekly R. Scott Moxley WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 Recently unsealed records reveal a much more extensive secret relationship than previously known between the FBI and Best Buy’s Geek Squad, including evidence the agency trained company technicians on law-enforcement operational tactics, shared lists of targeted citizens and, to covertly increase surveillance of the public, encouraged … Continue reading

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

Yahoo Email Scanner Was Installed by Government — News from Antiwar.com

Yahoo Email Scanner Was Installed by Government | Software could’ve given NSA much more access than just emails Source: Yahoo Email Scanner Was Installed by Government — News from Antiwar.com Former employees of Yahoo have corroborated this week’s stories about the company scanning all emails coming into their servers on behalf of the NSA, saying … Continue reading