Leaked Document Reveals Upcoming Biometric Experiments at US Customs

Motherboard | March 18, 2015

“The public should take notice,” Sethi, of the ACLU, told Motherboard. “These programs may be coming to a theater near you.”

The ​facial recognition pilot program launched last week by US Customs and Border Protection, which civil liberties advocates say could lead to new potentially privacy-invading programs, is just the first of three biometric experiments that the feds are getting ready to launch.

Human to superhuman: Time to upgrade yourself

City AM | March 17, 2015

In two weeks the Science Museum is hosting You Have Been Upgraded, a festival exploring the future of human enhancement. The four day event will cover everything from brain hacking to digital implants, and will transport visitors to a future where a mysterious super-corporation, Unlimited Enhancement Technologies (UNET), has elevated biotechnologists to rock-star status. 

McDonald’s Assaults Reporter for Asking About McNugget Ingredients at SXSW

Infowars | March 17, 2015

By Anthony Gucciardi

McDonald’s is admittedly losing money fast each and every month as consumers reject their GMO-laden ‘food’ products. In an effort to become ‘more hip’ to the emerging trends in the marketplace, McDonald’s is ‘going natural’ — but watch as they assault a reporter after he asks what’s in their McNuggets.

America to lose one-third of its fresh produce when California runs out of water

Natural News | March 16, 2015

By Mike Adams

As Michael Snyder points out in a timely article at The Economic Collapse Blog, California is rapidly reverting back to the desert it was once.

Vladimir Putin says Russia was preparing to use nuclear weapons ‘if necessary’

The Independent | March 15, 2015

By Adam Withnall

Vladimir Putin has said Russia was so fearful of attack at the height of the Ukraine crisis that it was preparing to arm its nuclear weapons, in extraordinary claims aired on state TV on Sunday night.

A Police Gadget Tracks Phones? Shhh! It’s Secret

New York Times | March 15, 2015

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A powerful new surveillance tool being adopted by police departments across the country comes with an unusual requirement: To buy it, law enforcement officials must sign a nondisclosure agreement preventing them from saying almost anything about the technology.

Two police officers shot during Ferguson, Missouri, protest

Reuters | March 11, 2015

By Kate Munsch

Two police officers were shot and wounded during a protest rally in Ferguson, Missouri, early on Thursday, hours after the city’s police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing U.S. Justice Department report finding his force was rife with racial bias.