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Pentagon Worked with “Private-Sector Organizations” on Plan to Verify Identity with Mobile Phones

May 23rd, 2018

Via: Nextgov: The Defense Department is funding a project that officials say could revolutionize the way companies, federal agencies and the military itself verify that people are who they say they are and it could be available in most commercial smartphones within two years. The technology, which will be embedded in smartphones’ hardware, will analyze […]

Amazon Selling Face-Recognition Tech to Police

May 22nd, 2018

Amazon, a large CIA contractor, is selling face-recognition tech to police. Via: AP: The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to “easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of […]

U.S. Cell Carriers Are Selling Access to Real-Time Phone Location Data

May 17th, 2018

Via: zdnet: Four of the largest cell giants in the US are selling your real-time location data to a company that you’ve probably never heard about before. In case you missed it, a senator last week sent a letter demanding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigate why Securus, a prison technology company, can track any […]

The Future of Border Security: Lie-Detecting Computer Kiosks Equipped with Artificial Intelligence

May 15th, 2018

Magic 8-Ball says, “Orange jumpsuit for you.” Via: CNBC: International travelers could find themselves in the near future talking to a lie-detecting kiosk when they’re going through customs at an airport or border crossing. The same technology could be used to provide initial screening of refugees and asylum seekers at busy border crossings. The U.S. […]

South Wales Police Facial Recognition System Generated 92% False Positives at Soccer Match

May 7th, 2018

Via: Engadget: Ask critics of police face recognition why they’re so skeptical and they’ll likely cite unreliability as one factor. What if the technology flags an innocent person? Unfortunately, that caution appears to have been warranted to some degree. South Wales Police are facing a backlash after they released data showing that their face recognition […]

Palantir Using War on Terror Tools to Track American Citizens

April 19th, 2018

Via: Bloomberg: The LAPD uses Palantir’s Gotham product for Operation Laser, a program to identify and deter people likely to commit crimes. Information from rap sheets, parole reports, police interviews, and other sources is fed into the system to generate a list of people the department defines as chronic offenders, says Craig Uchida, whose consulting […]

Baltimore Police Robbed Homeless People and Resold Confiscated Heroin and Ecstasy Back on the Street

April 4th, 2018

Via: Daily Mail: It was a case that would rock Baltimore to its core. An elite police squad robbing its own citizens, stealing thousands of dollars and re-selling confiscated drugs. There were homeless men and construction workers who were robbed, prisoners who claimed they were framed, and a shed where ecstasy and heroin were stored. […]

U.S. to Seek Social Media Details From All Visa Applicants

March 29th, 2018

Via: Bloomberg: The State Department wants to require all U.S. visa applicants to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, vastly expanding the Trump administration’s enhanced vetting of potential immigrants and visitors. In documents to be published in Friday’s Federal Register, the department said it wants the public to comment on […]

Story of Why David Icke Met an ‘Anti-Terrorism Officer’ and a Council ‘Anti-Extremist Co-Ordinator’

March 18th, 2018

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TSA Laptop and Phone Searches on Domestic Flights

March 12th, 2018

Via: Guardian: There are a growing number of reports of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) searching the electronic devices of passengers on domestic flights in the US, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which has sued the federal agency for records. The ACLU Foundation of Northern California filed a lawsuit against the TSA […]

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