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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

Baltimore Police Secretly Running Aerial Mass Surveillance Eye in the Sky

ACLU by Jay Stanley Bloomberg Businessweek reported late Tuesday that the Baltimore police have been subjecting that city to a vast and powerful aerial surveillance system since January, without telling, let alone asking, the public that they serve. This is a big deal. This system, known as “wide-area surveillance” and run by an Ohio company … Continue reading

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

NEW LAW MAKES POLICE CAM FOOTAGE OFF LIMITS TO PUBLIC

The war between the police and the people continues. Widespread ownership of camera phones and body cameras have revealed the brutality, absurdity, and sometimes lethality of everyday interactions with the police. This is making the police and the government uncomfortable, so a state law limiting access to police camera footage comes as no surprise. ABC11.com … Continue reading

Teen Created a Robot Lawyer App That Just Overturned 160,000 Parking Tickets

June 29, 2016 | Jake Anderson (ANTIMEDIA) Got a bullshit parking ticket? Now you can appeal it in less than a minute. The new chatbot tool, DoNotPay, uses previously successful appeal letters to draw up a customized template, allowing users to avoid courts, legal fees, stress, and having to use a lawyer. So far, the … Continue reading

US Customs wants to know about your social media accounts – Tell them how you feel!

US Customs has proposed changes to the information it collects from travellers to the US. In a notice posted at the Federal Register it states that collecting “social media identifiers” will be used for vetting travellers and investigating possible nefarious activities. The proposed change would add an optional data field with the instructions “Please enter … Continue reading

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt picked to run the Pentagon’s surveillance programs

The rising technocratic elite is getting cozy with beltway bureaucratic power. This is in spite of high profile showdowns between the government and technology companies over encryption. Silicon Valley, much like Wall Street, will become an important part of maintaining the system’s control over us all. For further reading on Google’s relationship with the government, … Continue reading