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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

Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance

Crypto Radar Two decades ago, the US intelligence community worked closely with Silicon Valley in an effort to track citizens in cyberspace. And Google is at the heart of that origin story. Some of the research that led to Google’s ambitious creation was funded and coordinated by a research group established by the intelligence community … Continue reading

Hundreds of smartphone apps are monitoring users through their microphones

The Independent Hundreds of apps and games are monitoring smartphone users through their microphones. They feature a technology that can even recognise audio when the user puts their phone inside their pocket, or if the apps are running in the background. Advertisers can then use this information to learn more about consumers and target ads … 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

Defense contractor Raytheon brags about their role in capturing footage of UFO

“We might be the system that caught the first evidence of E.T. out there,” said Aaron Maestas, director of engineering and chief engineer for Surveillance and Targeting Systems at Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business. “But I’m not surprised we were able to see it. ATFLIR is designed to operate on targets that are traveling … 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

Apparent UFO with trailing orbs over Southern California

A large, iridescent light streaked through the southern California sky Friday evening, leaving a trail of orbs in its wake. Residents speculated that it was everything from a UFO to a nuclear attack. The phenomenon turned out to be a SpaceX satellite launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Year Zero: The First #Vault7 Leak

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Wikileaks Reveals Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tool Targeting Smart Phones, SmartTVs, Windows, iOS and Linux devices

Wikileaks Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency. The first full part of the series, “Year Zero”, comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network … Continue reading

Why robots, not trade, are behind so many factory job losses

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump blames Mexico and China for stealing millions of jobs from the United States. He might want to bash the robots instead. Despite the Republican presidential nominee’s charge that “we don’t make anything anymore,” manufacturing is still flourishing in America. Problem is, factories don’t need as many people as … Continue reading