“Archiving the Rise of Big Brother and the Fall of the Republic”
Colorado’s total pot sales next fiscal year were estimated to be about $610 million.
More than 8.57 million guns were produced in 2012, up 31 percent from 6.54 million in 2011.
The NSA isn’t the only one capable of tapping phone calls anymore thanks to a new smartphone app called ‘Crowdpilot,’ which could potentially let anyone listen in on your calls without your knowledge.
Just the latest example of the growing U.S. Police State…
Under proposed plan, FCC researchers would pressure the press on what to cover.
The Medical Innovation Bill, a bill to legalize Cannabis in South Africa for medical, economic and industrial purposes, was introduced in parliament yesterday.
New EPA restrictions would ban the production and sale of the kinds of wood-burning stoves that compose 80 percent of those currently in use in the United States.
New Snowden leak reveals covert surveillance and pressure tactics aimed at WikiLeaks and its supporters.
“Your phone is your user ID and your palm is your password.”
One monkey could control the body of another monkey using thought alone by connecting the brain of the puppet-master monkey to the spine of the other through a prosthesis.
America is unraveling at an increasingly dizzying pace.
“The crucial ingredients for nearly all antibiotics, steroids and many other lifesaving drugs are now made exclusively in China.”
The U.S. army has built an entire fake city including a school, a mosque and a football stadium.
Europeans look to devise network to avoid emails and other data passing through the United States.
Saudi Arabia plans to shut down websites that are deemed “offensive” to Islam or that “insult community traditions.”
The federal government doesn’t just want the ability to track down your car; it wants to be able to track down your body as well.
Gunman used boat to access Tennessee nuclear facility.
Paul Craig Roberts asks if the American people will ever wake up?
Sign the petition to grant Snowden clemency before his amnesty in Russia expires on July 31, 2014.
UK version of spy system was used to target political activists.
Founder of the innovative technology is warning that it is more vulnerable to sabotage or disruption than ever before.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has delivered a sabre-rattling speech to Iranian university students calling them to prepare for cyber war.
Documents from an Ohio National Guard training drill conducted last January reveal the details of a mock disaster where Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” opinions were portrayed as domestic terrorists.
The United States’ new press freedom ranking comes on the heels of a new and dangerous campaign against Glenn Greenwald and other journalists who have reported on the documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Sophisticated new 360-degree lenses embedded in the ceilings and walls of the buses will now capture everything.
‘Zombie Hunter’ bullets designed for deadly long range capability.
With a chip under your skin, you can do everything from unlocking doors to starting motorbikes, says Frank Swain, who has been trying to get his own implant.
Amazon drones may make quick deliveries to your house in the future, but the United Arab Emirates government is looking to add similar technology to its skies much sooner — within a year.
[VIDEO] Congressman Gets Furious When The Deputy Director Of Drug Policy Can’t Give A Straight Answer
Rep. Earl Blumenauer grows frustrated with witnesses’ “inability to answer” direct questions about the real health risks of pot.
This is the first test for Obama’s new policies on drones, which raised the standards required to approve the death of an American citizen with a drone strike — and without due process.
Edward Snowden and Jeremy Scahill lift the veil on one of America’s most controversial top secret operations.
Switzerland’s surprise decision in favor of curbing EU immigration, was greeted by UKIP’s Nigel Farage as “wonderful news for national sovereignty and freedom lovers throughout Europe.”
America is a great land and lures immigrants worldwide, yet record numbers of U.S. citizens and permanent residents are giving up their citizenship or residency.
“The official currency of the Russian Federation is the ruble. Introduction of other monetary units and money substitutes is prohibited.”
The new plan will supposedly be used to clamp down on large-scale tax evasion.
Signs of a coming European “bail-in?”
Instead of searching for actual criminals, Kentucky State Police will be on the lookout for people who eat while they drive as part of Operation RAID, which will include checkpoints targeting “distracted drivers.”
It wasn’t only Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone that was on the NSA’s target list. New German media reports claim the US spy agency also tapped Gerhard Schröder’s phone calls in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war.
Here are 11 sure signs you’ve been hacked and what to do in the event of compromise.
The Obama administration is reportedly in negotiations with Moscow right now to share financial information of American citizens with the Russian government.
A new report from NBC News – based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden – document that Britain’s GCHQ spy agency has carried out cyber false flag attacks.
“I don’t understand how a reasonable person would think that this behavior is acceptable.”
Orwell would be proud…
Post Office joins other federal agencies stockpiling over two billion rounds of ammo.
Just when you thought Google Glass couldn’t get any creepier…
As Americans have grown increasingly comfortable with traditional surveillance cameras, a new, far more powerful generation is being quietly deployed that can track every vehicle and person across an area the size of a small city, for several hours at a time.
Former wrestler and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has gone “off the grid” in Mexico to avoid drones knowing where he is.
The Obama administration’s Treasury Department and former IRS official Lois Lerner conspired to draft new 501(c)(4) regulations to restrict the activity of conservative groups in a way that would not be disclosed publicly, according to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Richard Engel reported last night on NBC that all visitors to the Sochi Olympics are getting hacked as soon as their electronic devices connect to any Russian network:
When critics (like me) warn about the dangers of police militarization, this is what we’re talking about.
Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Christians in the West should stand up for those in the East out of regard for all they have given us over these thousands of years.
Tens of thousands of accounts associated with customers of Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Yahoo have their data turned over to US government authorities every six months as the result of secret court orders, the tech giants disclosed for the first time on Monday.
Major court battle could determine the future of the NSA’s data collection methods.
The feds think vehicle-to-vehicle communication is a great idea and want to make sure every new car has it.
And yes, we were laughing. Confessions of an ex-TSA agent.
The bizarre episode in the basement of the Guardian’s London HQ was the climax of Downing Street’s fraught interactions with the Guardian in the wake of Snowden’s leak – the biggest in the history of western intelligence.
The law states that any act that “undermines” the state or society, including calls for regime change in Saudi Arabia, can be tried as an act of terrorism.
Still no word on how the attack occurred…
China has forced another foreign correspondent to leave the country, the latest in a series of expulsions that have heightened tensions between western media companies and the Communist Party.
Adm. Michael S. Rogers set to replace General Keith B. Alexander.
The European Union is secretly developing a “remote stopping” device to be fitted to all cars that would allow the police to disable vehicles at the flick of a switch from a control room.
The U.S. government is quietly funding research to prevent eavesdroppers from seeing whom the U.S. is spying on…
The rise of the cashless society…
“The end result is not more security but less.”
New information made public by Edward Snowden reveals that the governments of the United States and United Kingdom are trawling data from cellphone “apps” to accumulate dossiers on the “political alignments” of millions of smartphone users worldwide.
Officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are conducting a massive, NSA-esque data-mining project collecting account information on an estimated 991 million American credit card accounts.
US and UK spy agencies target user data from smartphone apps including age, location and sexual orientation.
Claims U.S. government officials want to assassinate him for leaking secret documents about the NSA’s collection of telephone records and emails.
Former CIA officers claim the agency paid $15 million to Polish intelligence back in 2003 for use of the ‘black site,’ handing over the cash in two cardboard boxes.
Growing protests in Thailand threaten to erupt into greater violence and bloodshed.
Privacy advocates concerned that the blimps can be outfitted with radars and cameras capable of tracking American citizens as they go about their daily lives.
Alternate headline: GOP Calls for End to GOP-Inspired Program
Read the full transcript of Snowden’s live Q&A chat online.
We didn’t see this one coming…
The United States’ habit of arresting criminals has not only resulted in the world’s largest prison population, but also this: more than 40% of all men in the country are arrested by their early twenties.
The U.S. Army is studying whether robots could take the place of thousands of soldiers.
Latest Gallup poll shows 66% of Americans are “unhappy with the size and power of the federal government.”
Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said he acted alone in leaking U.S. government secrets and calls rumors that he obtained “help” from Russia as utterly “absurd”
Close relatives of China’s top leaders have held secretive offshore companies in tax havens that helped shroud the Communist elite’s wealth, a leaked cache of documents reveals.
Security expert hacks Obamacare website, accessing 70,000 “secure” records in just four minutes.
Germany and the U.S. appear to be edging closer to political confrontation.
But adds that smoking marijuana is “not something I encourage, and I’ve told my daughters I think it’s a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy.”
The hypocrisy of the role that banks play in the drug trade is disgraceful.
The next time you think about vacationing in China, Turkey, Russia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Morocco, or Syria, plan on leaving Facebook and Twitter at home.
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether police can search an arrested criminal suspect’s cell phone without a warrant.
Authorities in Hidalgo County, N.M., have settled a lawsuit for $1.6 million with a man who was subjected to unusual punishment after rolling through a stop sign.
Google unveiled Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab their fingers to draw their own blood as many as 10 times a day.
President Obama picked an interesting date on which to give his speech about government surveillance powers — Friday Jan. 17 — which also marks the 53rd anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower’s famous warning about the growing power of “the military-industrial complex.”
“Judges have asked us to remove information that’s critical of them, police departments want us to take down videos or blogs that shine a light on their conduct, and local institutions like town councils don’t want people to be able to find information about their decision-making processes.”
Sounds like there’s growing trouble in Kim Jong Un’s “paradise.”
The U.S. National Security Agency has put software in almost 100,000 computers around the world allowing it to carry out surveillance on those devices and could provide a digital highway for cyberattacks.
Members of a House panel threatened Tuesday to privatize more airport screening unless the Transportation Security Administration improves its treatment of travelers.
Arm yourself with knowledge of your Constitutional rights.
“Our investigation found that bulk collection of American phone metadata has had no discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism and only the most marginal of impacts on preventing terrorist-related activity, such as fundraising for a terrorist group.”
Kelly Thomas, schizophrenic and homeless, cried for his dad and pleads for his life as he was beaten and tased to death. It was all caught on surveillance video and still his assaulters were found not guilty.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security bullies Montana over their “unsafe” drivers licenses.
Places where people didn’t think they were being watched are now repositories for collecting information.
Announcement to come in a speech before the NSA on January 17.
Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments over whether President Obama violated the Constitution during his first term.
If the networks succeed, there could be a broad, chilling effect on what video can be recorded and uploaded to the Internet.
Turkey made 1,673 requests for Google to remove material from the web in the first six months of last year alone – more than three times any other country.
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Proponent: “Replacing marijuana prohibition with a system of taxation and sensible regulation will bolster Alaska’s economy by creating jobs and generating revenue for the state.”
New EU civil liberties committee report condemns mass surveillance in the “strongest possible terms.”
Marijuana may be legal in Colorado in 2014, but there are still hundreds of marijuana convicts sitting in Colorado state jails.
Obama has yet to decide which NSA and FBI authorities to restrict and which to ratify, but a decision is expected to be announced before the Jan. 28 State of the Union address.
The first week of legal pot sales in Colorado is over, and now some Colorado pot shops are already running out of product.
The annual list ranks the 50 countries where persecution of Christians for religious reasons is worst.
Senior citizens, Republicans, and Southerners remain the only major demographic groups who still oppose the legal use of pot.
The proposal would allow residents to legally grow up to six marijuana plants per household and possess and transfer up to an ounce of the drug without penalty.
Christianity faces restrictions and hostility in 111 countries compared to just 90 countries that limit or harass the second-largest faith, Islam.
Lawmakers seek to cut NSA’s utilities, ban research at state schools and impose sanctions on contractors.
Outrage grows over the collection of blood and saliva samples at random checkpoints in the U.S. police state.
“2013 was the best year for firearm sales (commercial, domestic) in history — period!”
Similar requests for monuments have been made by a Hindu leader in Nevada, an animal rights group and the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
More than 300,000 Americans have already indicated they will sign up for the suit when it is officially filed in D.C. District court. Americans can join the lawsuit here.
It’s time to lock up the lying criminals at the NSA…
Under the NSA program, the agency collects the time, duration and parties involved in most calls placed within the U.S. and then stores it for at least five years.
Roscoe Bartlett spent 20 years on Capitol Hill. Now he lives in a remote cabin in the woods, prepping for doomsday.
The U.S. Department of Defense has released its ‘roadmap’ for bringing new and ever-more-terrifying robots to the battlefield.
New York is set to become the 21st U.S. state to allow medical marijuana use amid expanding liberalization of cannabis laws across the country.
Big Brother’s got mouse ears…
Similar efforts are underway in Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada and Oregon.
It is really easy to buy marijuana in Colorado these days, and a reddit user has detailed what a customer of recreational marijuana receives.
The National Security Agency is racing to build a computer that could break nearly every kind of encryption used to protect banking, medical, business and government records around the world.
“When someone reveals that government officials have routinely and deliberately broken the law, that person should not face life in prison at the hands of the same government.”
“Apple has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone. Additionally, we have been unaware of this alleged NSA program targeting our products.”
Beijing’s near-total isolation of Tibet makes it extremely difficult for the outside world to see or understand what’s happening there.
Colorado projects $578.1 million a year in combined wholesale and retail marijuana sales to yield $67 million in tax revenue.
Some countries are testing new fingerprint readers and eye scanners at airports.
They also have the ability to hack your WiFi devices from eight miles away…
Demand likely to outstrip supply at first as Colorado opens legal marijuana boutiques.
The NSA’s TAO hacking unit is considered to be the intelligence agency’s top secret weapon and their task was always clear from the beginning — to work around the clock to find ways to hack into global communications traffic.
The NSA’s TAO group is able to divert shipping deliveries to its own “secret workshops” in a method called interdiction, where agents load malware onto the electronics or install malicious hardware that can give U.S. intelligence agencies remote access.
A newly released scientific paper reveals that the Soviets engaged in “psychotronics” research which shares interesting similarities to the controversial program MKUltra in the U.S.
The hacked credit card numbers are being sold for as little as $39 each…
Greenwald: “When it’s no longer we in fear of them, but they in fear of us, that’s when these policies will change.”
Over 80% of America’s daily antibiotic consumption is used in the food supply…
China overtook the United Kingdom last year as the country that received the most scrutiny of its US investments, according to the US government.
Your Fourth Amendment rights are becoming increasingly worthless in the American Police State.
It’s not science fiction… Metamaterials are being developed to bend sound waves, deflect tsunamis, and create invisible armies.
“We are going to see more sensors everywhere. It’s only a matter of time before those migrate under our skin into our bodies.”
To the untrained eye, it looks like almost any other New York Police Department cruiser combing the city’s streets—but this squad car has just as much brains as it does brawn.
In unusual video, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden slams the government surveillance state; reminds bankrupt U.S. government that “asking is always cheaper than spying.”
But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu downplays the threat posed by the American spy machine…
The Obama administration moved late Friday to prevent a federal judge in California from ruling on the constitutionality of warrantless surveillance programs authorized during the Bush administration, telling a court that recent disclosures about National Security Agency spying were not enough to undermine its claim that litigating the case would jeopardize state secrets.
Federal intelligence officials are declassifying eight documents about the origins of controversial surveillance systems created under former President George W. Bush.
“Eventually you’ll have an implant, where if you think about a fact, it will just tell you the answer.”
Canada’s Chief Justice: ‘It is not a crime in Canada to sell sex for money.’
A federal judge in Utah has struck down a key portion of that state’s marriage law that makes polygamy illegal, raising concerns among pro-family leaders that the nation may be entering a new phase in an all-out attack on marriage.
Negotiators in Washington, D.C. are working on a trade pact this week, and it isn’t the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
As shoppers swiped or punched in their numbers on the checkout keypad, the hackers copied every single number.
Learn how to protect yourself.
New York State Assemblyman Steve Katz sure has had a change of heart since he was busted for possession.
Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor.
Facebook spokesman: “This is something we looked at to understand to what extent people self censor…”
Thanks to a legal precedent from 1979…
German chancellor furious after revelations US intelligence agency listened in on her personal mobile phone.
An Indian diplomat said she faced repeated “handcuffing, stripping and cavity searches” following her arrest in New York City on visa fraud charges in a case that has infuriated the government in New Delhi.
“If Snowden was in Brazil, it is possible that he could do more to help the world understand how the NSA and its allies are invading the privacy of people around the world, and how we can protect ourselves. He cannot do it in Russia.”
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon: “I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying it and analyzing it without judicial approval…”
Government transparency, Obama-style…
Google’s recent buy-out of robot-maker Boston Dynamics puts the search engine giant in direct business with the Pentagon.
Like the infamous NAFTA trade agreement passed in the ’90s, the TPP would usher in another wave of outsourcing, as the remaining manufacturing and technology bases would be given incentives to move to Pacific Rim countries, resulting in millions more American job losses.
If you look closely enough on Google Maps, some places are blanked out, hidden from public view. Many of those places disguise secret or sensitive American military facilities.
A growing number of stores are using discrete and sophisticated technology — including mannequins with facial-recognition cameras hidden in their eyes — to track shopper demographics in an effort to boost sales.
Traces of prescription drugs have been found in far greater quantities in U.S. drinking water supplies than previously thought, a study has claimed.
Neither the Air Force nor the drone’s manufacturer, Northrop Grumman, are talking publicly about the classified airplane.
Would you pay less for Internet access if it meant being tracked more closely online and seeing advertising based on your behavior?
Is the corrupt UN worried that legal marijuana will eat into their international drug smuggling profits?
Legalizing and taxing pot would generate $431 million in New York City alone.
Google has already begun research which will enable it to send information and data directly to microchips implanted into its user’s brains.
Uruguay has just become the first nation in the world to allow its citizens to grow, buy and smoke marijuana.
Latest Snowden leak reveals the NSA is targeting online gaming communities as a ‘target-rich network’ where potential terrorists could ‘hide in plain sight.’
“A person under surveillance is no longer free; a society under surveillance is no longer a democracy.”
Can the EPA run your property better than you? They think so.
One team has already made a cat ‘disappear’ with a device that has huge military potential.
In addition to using freely available aerial and street photographs to survey property, agents are also encouraged to use search engines to research background information on suspected tax cheats.
The National Security Agency isn’t the only government entity secretly collecting data from people’s cellphones. Local police are increasingly scooping it up, too.
The Washington Post reports that the FBI has had the ability to secretly activate a computer’s camera “without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording” for years now.
Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the original author of the Patriot Act, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should be prosecuted for lying to Congress.
“We’re now able to eavesdrop on the brain in real life…”
In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including Satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument outside the statehouse.
GRAPHIC: Female detainees are reportedly being raped, forced to dig their own graves and then killed with hammer blows to their necks.
The U.S. military says it will no longer release reports of hunger strikes staged at its notorious Guantanamo Bay prison to the public since disclosing such news is not in its interest.
The most popular password that was stolen is “123456,” followed by “123456789,” “1234” and “password.”
“There will be alternatives to the dollar, and this might be one of them.”
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger on Tuesday vigorously defended his decision to publish a series of articles based on the secret files leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, telling a parliamentary committee that the right to continue pursuing the story goes to the heart of press freedoms and democracy in Britain.
New wearable Smart Locator and Phone for kids designed to keep parents and their young children in touch through GPS tracking.
Reporter Bob Franken: “Let’s use the ‘P’ word here: it’s propaganda. Every administration tries to manipulate the press, but this is the most hostile to the media that has been in United States history… The reason I say most hostile is because of the Justice Department moves that they’ve made against the press. Obviously, they have a contempt for the journalistic process.”
The unusual visits follow a controversy about an investigative article involving a Chinese billionaire.
A stunning new report compiles extensive evidence showing how some of the world’s largest corporations have partnered with private intelligence firms and government intelligence agencies to spy on activist and nonprofit groups.
The baby girl, now 15 months old, is still in the care of social services, who are refusing to give her back to the mother, even though she claims to have made a full recovery from a mental breakdown.
Is the rise of Bitcoin a measure of the collapse of money?
Google was hit by privacy complaints in 14 E.U. countries Tuesday over its new terms of service that allow user photos and comments in advertising.
Soon, you could pay for goods simply by showing your face to a scanner
Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has called on Barack Obama to rein in the National Security Agency as he described the whistleblower Edward Snowden as “a hero” whom history will judge “very favorably”.
The latest gun-control scheme that starts on Jan. 1 will force every legal firearm owner in the nation’s capital to go in person to police headquarters to renew their registration certificates.
Latest Snowden leak reveals that NSA infected more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malicious software designed to steal sensitive information.
The federal government is making it increasingly difficult, and prohibitively expensive, for journalists to get files that agencies want to keep secret, despite President Obama’s pledge of transparency.
Coming soon to your local sheriff: 18-ton, armor-protected military fighting vehicles with gun turrets and bulletproof glass that were once the U.S. answer to roadside bombs during the Iraq war.
Social Security numbers compromised…
The Washington Times and one of its former journalists on Thursday sued the Department of Homeland Security, accusing federal agents of illegally seizing the newspaper’s reporting materials during the execution of a search warrant in an unrelated case.
Indonesia has suspended military and intelligence cooperation with Australia in an escalating diplomatic row sparked by reports that Australia spied on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
“Our conversations and communication structure have to be safer.”
Incredibly, Mish was fined 8,000 euros for quoting a French blogger’s analysis of Societe Generale’s leverage ratio.
“If not resistance, shouldn’t there at least be outrage?”
The United States and its key intelligence allies are quietly working behind the scenes to kneecap a mounting movement in the United Nations to promote a universal human right to online privacy.
The phone, internet and email records of UK citizens not suspected of any wrongdoing have been analysed and stored by America’s National Security Agency under a secret deal that was approved by British intelligence officials, according to documents from the whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Many people report seeing lots of helicopters flying around over central Phoenix and surrounding areas.
Nordstrom, Family Dollar and Home Depot have admitted to using the controversial technology that’s raising concerns among privacy experts.
Top Regulator: If true, this “would be a crime under Norwegian law.”
The request was part of a “government research study” aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers.
“There is no need to be tolerant to the intolerant.”
Here’s the latest move by the Feds to gather more of your personal data to sell to the highest corporate bidder.
The prison inmate feel of the devices compliments numerous other TSA policies which critics have charged serve little other purpose than making travelers feel like they are under constant suspicion.
Puyallup School District says by the end of the year, every lunchroom will have palm scanning devices that will allow students to pay for their lunch with a wave of a hand.
“The corpses were so riddled by machine-gun fire that they were hard to identify afterwards…”
Secret documents revealed by Edward Snowden show Australia tried to monitor the mobile calls of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife
“He said, ‘If we run the story, we’ll be kicked out of China.'”
The inventor of the Google Glass Sunshade says his motivation was to make it easier to see the Glass graphics when in sunshine. Coincidentally, it also covers up the light that tells others the glasses are in use.
The Central Intelligence Agency is secretly collecting bulk records of international money transfers handled by companies like Western Union — including transactions into and out of the United States — under the same law that the National Security Agency uses for its huge database of Americans’ phone records, according to current and former government officials.
“There are no safe neighborhoods. All of us are neighbors [online].”
“The reality is that the U.S. tax system gives dual citizens a good reason to walk away from their U.S. citizenship or permanent-resident status.”
“This is increasingly happening – data is being collected by the federal government for one use and then being entirely repurposed for other uses and shared…”
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the agency’s arguments that its protocols surrounding an Internet kill switch were exempt from public disclosure and ordered the agency to release the records in 30 days.
Cisco’s disastrous quarter shows how NSA spying could freeze US companies out of a trillion-dollar opportunity
Cisco has seen a huge drop-off in demand for its hardware in emerging markets, which the company blames on fears about the NSA using American hardware to spy on the rest of the world.
Author Of The PATRIOT Act Goes To EU Parliament To Admit Congress Failed, And The NSA Is Out Of Control
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner told the EU parliamentarians that “Congress knew the country needed new tools and broader authorities to combat those who meant to harm us, but we never intended to allow the National Security Agency to peer indiscriminately into the lives of innocent people all over the world.”
Human Rights Watch noted that five of the new council members — China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Algeria — have refused to let U.N. investigators visit to check alleged abuses.
WikiLeaks has exposed details of secret trade negotiations that could leave Australians paying more for drugs and medicines, movies, computer games and software, and be placed under surveillance as part of a US-led crackdown on internet piracy.
Americans agree: The NSA should tell the truth and not trample all over the Constitution.
There’s a a growing frustration in Colorado’s conservative prairie towns…
Coupled with the rapidly increasing number of surveillance cameras around the country, facial recognition software “represents a quantum leap in the amount of surveillance taking place in public places.”
America’s NSA and Britain’s GCHQ are both spying on the OPEC oil cartel, documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal.
America has become a gigantic gulag over the past few decades and most of its citizens don’t know, or just don’t care.
“China has been a massive source of food poisoning here in America for years…”
A poll of 6,000 Jewish people in eight EU member states finds three-quarters say problem has escalated over last five years.
The Central Bank of Nigeria has contracted Dermalog Identification Systems to deploy a biometric technology throughout the country’s banking system.
“Voluntary tracking devices will help our teachers and parents in the event that the child runs away and, God forbid, goes missing.”
The inventor of the world wide web has criticised America’s National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ for weakening online security by breaking the encryptions that guard data privacy for millions of computer users around the world. (No, it’s not Al Gore.)
“Courage is contagious…”
The C.I.A. is paying AT&T more than $10 million a year to assist with overseas counterterrorism investigations by exploiting the company’s vast database of phone records, which includes Americans’ international calls, according to government officials.
Doctors were asked to torture detainees for intelligence gathering, and unethical practices continue, review concludes.
Big brother will be on full alert this Christmas season…
A breakthrough in genetics – described as “jaw-dropping” by one Nobel scientist – has created intense excitement among DNA experts around the world who believe the discovery will transform their ability to edit the genomes of all living organisms, including humans.
This mindblowing chart shows how just ten corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to pet food to jeans.
Microsoft has declared war on Google in a series of high profile criticisms about the way the firm scans the contents of every email its users send to target ads at them.
“People would never accept the police keeping a real-time log of which shops we go in, but this technology can do just that. It is a surveillance state by the shop door.
Residents of 11 Colorado counties will vote Tuesday on whether to secede and form the nation’s 51st state.
Senior military officials are leaning toward removing the National Security Agency director’s authority over U.S. Cyber Command, according to a former high-ranking administration official familiar with internal discussions.
Next time you absent-mindedly watch the ads as you’re waiting to pay for a tank of gas, they might be watching you back.
The union representing airport screeners for the Transportation Security Administration says Friday’s fatal shooting of an agent at Los Angeles International Airport highlights the need for armed security officers at every airport checkpoint.
The spying saga of the U.S. has laid bare the country’s other addiction besides borrowing — bugging.
Today, America’s food stamp program is due for a substantial haircut. So what happens next?
Chinese state-run media revealed for the first time this week that Beijing’s nuclear submarines can attack American cities as a means to counterbalance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific.
Latest report claims that the National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world.
The parents of four homeschooled children forcibly removed from their home by police armed with a battering ram have now been threatened by a judge with criminal sanctions if they move forward on a plan to move out of Germany.
RARE images have given a glimpse inside the “Doomsday” vault which holds seeds for all the agriculture the world needs in case of a catastrophic disaster.
Homeland Security to purchase “riot expansion kits” & 240,000 pepper spray projectiles as agency prepares for domestic unrest
Russian investigators claim to have found household appliances imported from China which contain hidden microchips that pump spam data and malware into wi-fi networks and “that send some data to a foreign server.’
“Waterboarding is a war crime, unwarranted surveillance… all of which are crimes. I don’t care whether the president authorized him to do it or not, they are crimes.”
Alexander goes before House committee and claims reports of NSA collecting millions of phone calls were ‘absolutely false’
There are also suspicions that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who would later be chosen as Pope Francis, was under surveillance for a number of years.
NSA and other U.S. intelligence agency staff members are said to be angry at President Obama for denying knowledge of the spying.
“Is Angela Merkel a terrorist? Are sixty or seventy million Spanish or French citizens terrorists? Are there terrorists at Petrobras? This is clearly about political power and economic espionage, and the claim that this is all about terrorism is seen around the world as what it is, which is pure deceit.”
But many in Europe say that “business is business” and that the NSA scandal has little impact on them.
The White House and NSA are coming under intense pressure to reveal the extent to which Obama and senior administration officials knew about U.S. surveillance operations targeting the leaders of allied countries.
As Europe expresses outrage over numerous privacy violations by the U.S., Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) says that Europe should be “grateful” that America is wiretapping their phones and sifting through their emails.
Former Washington Times reporter reveals pre-dawn raid of her personal residence by the Department of Homeland Security and Maryland State Police to confiscate
The blowback is already beginning… (This is what to expect when you mess with people’s basic rights to freedom…)
Google, Facebook and other US tech giants have won an important victory against EU efforts to restrict the sharing of customer data after UK Prime Minister David Cameron persuaded the bloc to postpone the introduction of tougher privacy rules by at least a year.
On October 26th, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the USA Patriot Act, protesters will gather in Washington D.C. for the largest rally yet against NSA surveillance.
The damage to core American relationships continues to mount.
Despite repeatedly denouncing the CIA’s drone campaign, top officials in Pakistan’s government have for years secretly endorsed the program and routinely received classified briefings on strikes and casualty counts.
“We now need big European rules to counter big fears of surveillance.”
Much of the information recorded by the NSA appears to have originated in the greater Middle East.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel phoned United States President Barack Obama on Wednesday to discuss suspicions that she may have been targeted by US intelligence agencies for years.
The Transportation Security Administration is now using a wide variety of government and private databases to screen passengers before they even arrive at the airport.
“Explosive internal TSA documents prove that airport body scanners and pat downs are “not” designed to stop terrorists and admit that “there have been no attempted domestic hijackings of any kind in the 12 years since 9/11.”
“The highest court says there’s not enough evidence to warrant taking a second look at marijuana’s Schedule I status.”
“Fake petition to “Support an Orwellian Police State in America” get lots of support by California citizens.”
“Latest leaked documents reveal the NSA secretly monitored tens of millions of phone calls in France and hacked into former Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s email account.”
“New report by global human rights watchdog reveals “arbitrary arrests and detention, unfair trials, torture and other ill-treatment” over the past four years.”
“Depending on how the litigation plays out, and whether it becomes a trade issue, this latest development may actually increase U.S. corn exports to Mexico.”
“During his tenure at the Defense Department, Mr. Johnson shaped the Obama administration’s policies on the detention of terrorism suspects and on targeted drone strikes in Yemen and Somalia.”
“TSA agent is arrested and accused of taking cellphone photographs underneath women’s skirts as they boarded a plane at Nashville International Airport.”
“UN official says that the U.S. has created “an almost insurmountable obstacle to transparency.”
“The NSA is much more involved in America’s drone attacks than originally thought….”
“A new Global Slavery Index has estimated that 30 million people worldwide are living in modern-day slavery.”
“They wanted me to falsify my findings and when I wouldn’t, they fired me.”
“Ongoing secret negotiations regulate food, medicine, financial markers, Internet freedom…”
“The decision to leave was not an easy one, but I was presented with a once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity that no journalist could possibly decline.”
“No, NSA surveillance wouldn’t have prevented 9/11 and it hasn’t foiled a single terror plot to date.”
“Rather than targeting individual users, the NSA is gathering contact lists in large numbers that amount to a sizable fraction of the world’s e-mail and instant messaging accounts.”
“Corporations want “to build a database of basic information about grocery store customers like age and sex,” to better market their products.”
“A foreigner can qualify for Antiguan citizenship with a $250,000 donation or with a real estate investment of $400,000.”
“The NSA has gone far beyond the intent of the Patriot Act,” says Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner”
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“Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced Sunday that her government was creating a secure email system to try and shield official communications from spying by the United States and other countries.”
“Janet Yellen, like Bernanke, Summers, and everyone else within the Fed’s orbit, believes in Keynesian economics.”
“The NSA is basically using so much power in its spying efforts that it is poetically killing its data centers.”
“The U.S. government should ensure that each detainee is either given a fair trial in federal court, or released to a country that will respect his human rights.”
“Those who love where they live but not those who rule them are seeking to secede.”
Warning: Enrolling in Obamacare allows government to link your IP address with your name, social security number, bank accounts and web surfing habits
“The government has all but openly declared war on the People and is actively using tricks like Healthcare.gov to coerce people into incriminating themselves.”
“Closing down a major highway surrounding the nation’s capital seems a step too far, even for the Obama administration.”
Parents: “Our belief is the natural stuff will do just as much as that stuff if it’s God’s will.”
New revelations surface regarding the “IRS-Gate” scandal that show the Obama administration is using tactics employed by third-world dictatorships.
It’s time to ask: Who are the real “welfare queens” in America? Perhaps they all work in Washington.
Can the federal government confiscate all the deposits in an American citizen’s FDIC-insured bank account? The answer is “Yes.”
A little-known Pentagon program has been quietly militarizing American police forces for years.
“One day this unjust world will have to change…”
Get ready for the contentious court hearings and decisions to hit headlines in the coming months…
But 49% admit Founding Fathers would see U.S. today as a failure…
Does the hubris of Washington know no bounds?
Insane new law allows Turkish police to detain citizens for up to 24 hours without a lawyer without probable cause.[/private]