Category Archives: Big Brother

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.

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.