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U.S. Government Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Computers Up Sharply

January 6th, 2018

Via: cnet: US Customs and Border Patrol searched more phones and laptops at the border in 2017 — 30,200 devices total. The agency released those numbers Friday along with updated guidelines on how to conduct the searches, which have become a hot button issue under the administration of President Donald Trump. A lawsuit from the […]

Iran Flashback: Seven Countries in Five Years

December 31st, 2017

Via: New York Magazine: Anti-government protests continued across multiple cities in Iran for a fourth day on Sunday, the most widespread unrest in the country since the pro-democracy Green Movement in 2009 — though nowhere near the same scale thus far. Two protesters were killed overnight Saturday, the first deaths attributed to the unrest. On […]

Absurd Limited Hangout: Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

December 16th, 2017

$22 million. *snort* Trillions of dollars missing, and Tom Delonge, the New York Times and the DoD present to you… Via: New York Times: In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find. Which was how the Pentagon wanted it. […]

France to Ban Use of Mobile Phones in Schools from September

December 13th, 2017

Via: Guardian: The French government is to ban students from using mobile phones in the country’s primary, junior and middle schools. Children will be allowed to bring their phones to school, but not allowed to get them out at any time until they leave, even during breaks. A proposed ban was included in Emmanuel Macron’s […]

Screenshots from YouTube’s Video Demonitization Console

December 11th, 2017

Via: TwitLonger: Google, some months ago, put out a job posting which required a number of different people to work on one project. Google claimed in the posting that they needed a third party company to work as “web search evaluators.” My contact worked for the unnamed company that put in for the job and […]

Botched Pipe Bomb Attack in Manhattan Subway Station

December 11th, 2017

Via: Daily Mail: A Bangladeshi national in his 20s has been taken into custody with serious injuries after a suspected pipe bomb he was carrying malfunctioned and exploded prematurely inside a Midtown Manhattan subway station Monday morning. The explosion happened around 7:20am, in an underground tunnel linking the Port Authority Bus Terminal to Times Square. […]

Lincoln Partners with CLEAR for Biometric Security Service

December 8th, 2017

Via: The News Wheel: Lincoln announced a new collaboration with CLEAR, provider of a means to bypass long lines for airport security by way of biometric information. The partnership will see Lincoln customers on the receiving end of complimentary CLEAR membership, which will enable them to skip the line at more than 30 airports and […]

Facial Recognition Is Tracking Customers as They Shop in Stores

November 24th, 2017

Via: CNBC: Retailers are using facial recognition to collect data about customers as they shop in stores, according to an IT company with insight into the space. “One of the big things brick-and-mortar retailers are getting into now is knowing their customers … tracking who’s entering their mall and how they’re behaving,” said Mark Lunt, […]

Big Data Meets Big Brother as China Moves to Rate Its Citizens

November 8th, 2017

Behold, the biggest Magic 8 Ball ever. Via: Wired: On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called “Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit System”. In the way of Chinese policy documents, it was a lengthy and rather dry affair, but it contained a radical idea. What […]

Eight Dead in Truck Attack on Manhattan Bike Path; Suspect Arrested

October 31st, 2017

Update: Feds Interviewed Accused NYC Truck Attacker in 2015 About Possible Terror Ties You might have noticed that I included this post in COINTELPRO from the start. Via: ABC: Sayfullo Saipov, who has been charged with killing eight people in a vehicle attack on the West Side of Manhattan on Tuesday, was interviewed in 2015 […]

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