Category Archives: Big Brother

Researchers Predicted In 1971 that Debit Cards Would Become the Ultimate Spy Tool

Washington’s Blog | May 23, 2015

“They imagined an electronic funds transfer system, or EFTS—a system that looks strikingly similar to the debit card system we all use today.”

Should We Be Afraid of Facebook’s Expanding Artificial Intelligence Lab?

Esquire | June 2, 2015

By John Hendrickson

The company now plans to open an A.I. lab in Paris, its third such office around the world.

Facebook is more powerful today than it was yesterday. So, what does Facebook plan to do when it masters Artificial Intelligence?

Kerry: Internet ‘Needs Rules to Be Able to Flourish and Work Properly’

The Weekly Standard | May 18, 2015

By DANIEL HALPER

In a speech today in South Korea, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Internet “needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly.” This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for “a technology founded on freedom.”

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.

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.

Feds Hold Hearing On Whether They Should ‘Regulate’ Sites Like Drudge, Infowars And The Economic Collapse Blog

Economic Collapse | February 12, 2015

By Michael Snyder

The control freaks that run our government always seem to want to “regulate” things that they do not like.  And so it should be no surprise that there is a renewed push to regulate independent news websites. 

The British Army is Creating a Battalion of “Facebook Warriors” to Spread Disinformation

Gizmodo | February 2, 2015

By Darren Orf

Warfare is a constantly changing landscape, from the weapons that are used to the battlefields they’re fought on. Amidst mountains of Snowden leaks from the NSA and GCHQ, it’s no longer a mystery that the digital warfare is advancing quickly, and the British Army just upped its digital artillery.