Category Archives: Big Brother

DEA chief: US “abandoned” plan to track cars near gun shows

AP | January 28, 2015

By ERIC TUCKER

The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency’s chief said Wednesday.

Government Health Care Website Quietly Sharing Personal Data

AP | January 20, 2015

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JACK GILLUM

The government’s health insurance website is quietly sending consumers’ personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing, The Associated Press has learned.

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: “The Internet Will Disappear”

Hollywood Reporter | January 22, 2015

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of the Internet as we know it.

Facebook clamps down on fake news stories

Reuters | January 20, 2015

By Alexei Oreskovic

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on “hoaxes” and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire on its 1.35-billion member online social network.

FBI’s “Suicide Letter” to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance

EFF.org | January 20, 2014

The anonymous letter was the result of the FBI’s comprehensive surveillance and harassment strategy against Dr. King, which included bugging his hotel rooms, photographic surveillance, and physical observation of King’s movements by FBI agents. The agency also attempted to break up his marriage by sending selectively edited “personal moments he shared with friends and women” to his wife.

DEA secretly tracked Americans’ calls for over a decade, document reveals

Washington Times | January 17, 2015

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A new document reveals that the U.S. Department of Justice secretly kept track of Americans’ calls to foreign countries for more than a decade to track drug trafficking and other criminal activities.

1975 Video: CIA Admits to Congress the Agency Uses Mainstream Media to Distribute Disinfo

Truth Stream Media | January 14, 2015

By Melissa Melton

It has been verified by a source who claims she was there that then-CIA Director William Casey did in fact say the controversial and often-disputed line “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false,” reportedly in 1981.