. In an effort to better serve advertisers, Verizon Wireless has been silently modifying its users’ web traffic on its network to inject a cookie-like tracker. It allows third-party advertisers and websites to assemble a deep, permanent profile of visitors’ web browsing habits without their consent.
The Pentagon has scaled back its plan to assemble an overseas spy service that could have rivaled the CIA in size, backing away from a project that faced opposition from lawmakers who questioned its purpose and cost.
People getting sent to debtors’ prisons, ,companies that people owe money usually sell off the debt to a collection agency, whichfiles a lawsuit against the debtor requiring a court appearance. A notice to appear in court is supposed to be given to the debtor. If they fail to show up, a warrant is issued for their arrest.”
According to figures released by the office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) (ODNI) and the Department of Defense, the United States Intelligence Community, a federation of 17 government spy agencies, gobbled up some $80 billion in 2011.
The FBI is attempting to persuade Washington to change its rules of engagement in order to seize significant new powers to hack into and carry out surveillance of computers throughout the US and around the world.
Snowden’s latest revelations were published on Glenn Greenwald’s site, The Intercept, on Monday, just one day after the German newsweekly Der Spiegel reported that Israeli intelligence spied on US Secretary of State John Kerry during recent Middle East peace talks.
The Spanish government recently passed an intellectual property law that will impose taxes on websites and blogs that "post a snippet of and/or link to" copyrighted material, includes taxing Google whose entire platform is based on linking to outside content. will tax any website that links to Spanish media stories.
Metropolitan Police uses secret surveillance technology to follow suspects and gather data from their mobile phones, The Times reports. The gathering is done to all active mobiles within a certain range – including those belonging to innocent people.
Brazil is building a cable across the Atlantic to escape the reach of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), one of many ways the Brazilian government is breaking ties with American technology companies. The 3,500-mile fiber-optic cable will stretch from Fortaleza to Portugal, estimated cost of $185 million.
A mother of a 15 year old could be facing jail time for using cannabis oil to help her son with the side effects of his brain injury. Her son was finally seeing relief from daily migraines, muscle spasms and uncontrollable outbursts.
A billboard challenging Amazon to fully disclose the terms of its $600 million contract to provide cloud computing services for the Central Intelligence Agency has been unveiled at a busy intersection near Amazon’s Seattle headquarters.
The latest encryption measures adopted by Google and Apple to beef up users’ security seem futile in light of firms like Hacking Team, which are offering software that allows authorities to bypass encryptions on personal devices,
In two speeches this month, US National Security Agency (NSA) Director Admiral Mike Rogers called for a further integration between the NSA and major technology and communications companies.
When organizers checked their database against the state’s they noticed that nearly 50,000 of those registrations had vanished-the majority of them being people of color in Democratic-leaning regions.
Federal case in Las Vegas now working its way through the courts question whether federal agents can disrupt service to a house then, masquerading as helpful technicians, gain entry to covertly search the premises in hopes of finding evidence that might later justify a search warrant.
Questions are being asked of the United States Postal Service after the release of an audit confirming that roughly 49,000 pieces of mail were monitored by the agency during the last fiscal year.
A dance party in St. George, Utah shut downbecause city will not allow people to dance without permits. Fairly common in these areas for the city to throw permit requirements on event organizers days before show, which sabotages event after months of planning, large sums of money invested.
The Internal Revenue Service seizing bank accounts belonging to small businesses and individuals who regularly made deposits of less than $10,000, but broke no laws, government refusing to return the money taken. Civil asset forfeiture allows IRS agents to seize property they suspect of being tied to a crime, even if no charges filed.
CIA and FBI used at least 1,000 ex-Nazis of all ranks and collaborators as anti-Soviet spies during the Cold War overlooking their war crimes and concealing it even from the US Justice Department, The New York Times reports citing newly disclosed files.
Furious with the government plan to impose tax on Internet data traffic, thousands of Hungarians rallied in front of the Economy Ministry in Budapest to protect the freedom of the internet from the “anti-democratic” measure.
Town of Stettin sued Hoeppner in 2008, saying use of his land where he restored antique tractors violated city ordinances, ordered to remove rubbish judge ruled he had not complied, fined Hoeppner $500-a-day. After losing appeal, ordered to pay $80,000. Hoeppner paid the $80,000 fine, spent his retirement fund, more than $200,000 fighting the city. Sheriff’s Department sent 24 armed officers and Marathon County Response Vehicle to collect fine.
Protesters in the US continue to demand justice for Michael Brown, a black teen killed by a police officer. His death brought attention to issues of race, inequality and police brutality. Rallies grow loud, but the government answers by pouring more heavily-armed cops against the activists.
14-year old Eric Martin bullied severely, one day he fought back, beat unconsciousness by classmates, spent two weeks in hospital. School is pressing charges against Eric. He is facing two charges of assault despite suffering a traumatic brain injury, multiple contusions, and a broken arm, his assailants were largely unharmed. If convicted, he could face jail time and fines.
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko endorsed a ban on unemployment, introducing measures against "social parasitism." Belarussian police proposal to punish people who "intentionally don't work," including by imposing forced labor. "We need to make these people work using any means we know.
The United States government has moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of five US citizens who say they were victims of a domestic surveillance program, which involves the collection of “suspicious activity reports” on individuals.
Over the past 20 years, prompted by changing police tactics and a zero-tolerance attitude toward small crimes, authorities have made more than a quarter of a billion arrests. Nearly one out of every three American adults are on file in the FBI’s master criminal database.
. City records show that Xui Lui has paid county and city tax every year. Certified letters notifying her of an outstanding balance were mailed to the home returned to the city because of an incomplete address. Her home being sold at auction due to overdue tax bill of $94.85; has to move out by Nov. 25,
Family members of Press TV’s American-Lebanese correspondent, Serena Shim, say they do not believe their daughter died in a normal accident in Turkey.
Operating out of South Africa during apartheid era in 1980s, Dr. Wouter Basson launched secret bioweapons project called Project Coast. The goal was to develop biological, chemical agents that would either kill or sterilize the black population, sassinate political enemies. Among the agents developed were Marburg and Ebola viruses.
Issuing tickets to motorists who drove through yellow lights that turned red fractions of a second shorter than the three-second city minimum. $100 tickets. Florida Department of Transportation secretly reduced its policy on the length of yellow lights, likely bringing millions of dollars in additional revenue to the state.
FBI: director attacking the companies and the idea of encryption, suggesting that Congress should pass a law banning the practice of default encryption.
Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson recently sent a letter to Congress alleging that Secret Service agents asked Nashville police to falsify a warrant so that the agents could search the home of a Nashville resident who had posted about President Obama on Facebook.
A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of the night, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head. Police raided both sides of a duplex, suspect only known to reside in one of them.
I believe that Americans should be deeply skeptical of government power. You cannot trust people in power. The founders knew that. That's why they divided power among three branches, to set interest against interest.
A federal magistrate judge awarded $50,000 to California man after a park ranger used a Taser on him during a confrontation over an unleashed dog.
In Los Angeles, foundation money has been used to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of license plate readers, upgrade “Stingray” devices, Palantir’s technology to track individuals with unprecedented reach.
Fox News contributor and former actress Stacey Dash on Monday called on the federal government to establish facilities in every U.S. city where suspected Ebola patients could be quarantined.
US citizens who profit off the Canadian medical marijuana market may eventually find themselves breaking US laws, DEA tracking potential money laundering and drug trafficking violators. Using banking system to transfer proceeds from investments into US could be a red flag for money laundering and distributing a Schedule 1 drug.
British author Nick Kollerstrom hands himself over to Scotland Yard, tells police he is a law-abiding British citizen who has doubts about 9/11 and 7/7 bombings. According to British prime minister Cameron means he is as dangerous as ISIS terrorists, should be arrested. Came to police station to comply with prime minister’s declaration.
Britain and America will hold 'war games' next week to test their response to the collapse of a major bank on either side of the Atlantic. Britain and America will hold 'war games' to test their response to the collapse of a major bank, like Lehman Brothers.
Obama signed into law amendment to Executive Order 13295, redefines who can be quarantined and why. any police officer or ‘health official’ can, without question, on suspicion alone, quarantine someone simply for showing any sign of ‘respiratory illness.
NSA has began sponsoring cybersecurity camps for middle and high school students, teach “low-level programming cybersecurity vulnerabilities are.” “Wireless scavenger hunt”; 10th graders dispatched to hunt down “rogue access points,” eliminate “threats on the Internet.”
The NYPD officer who used his gun to bludgeon an unarmed Brooklyn teenager in the face has been suspended without pay and might be indicted, after video footage of the violent August arrest went public this week.
Video has surfaced appearing to show a New York City police officer taking $1,300 from a man who says he was robbed and then pepper-sprayed by the cop during a stop-and-frisk last month that ended without arrest. Brooklyn district attorney’s office investigating allegations of wrongdoing.
The aggressive and mindless stance that Washington’s warmongers have taken toward Russia and China have shattered the accomplishment of Reagan and Gorbachev.
Louisiana police Chief Earl Theriot admits he committed sex acts with an unresponsive woman while responding to a 911 call and lying to the FBI about it, was sentenced to no jail time, but instead a $2,500 fine and 24 months probation.
As the United States charges once more into war, little debate has centered on the actual utility of war. Instead, policymakers and pundits have focused their comments on combating the latest danger to our nation and its interests as posed by Islamic State militants.
As Col. House outlines the plot to return the US to full “British” control, under the guise of the League of Nations, he describes a “system of thought control” that today is stronger than ever.
Major US corporate cartels are reportedly geared to become the main beneficiaries of the so-called US-led coalition against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. According the LA Times, giant military contractor Raytheon has won a new deal to provide the US military with more Tomahawk cruise missiles that could be fired into Iraq and Syria.
Women detained at an immigrant holding facility in southern Texas allege workers there have sexually abused them, including by removing them from their cells at night for sex as well as fondling them in front of others, lawyers wrote in a letter to federal officials this week.
A US political commentator has said that Americans should know the United States is not a democracy, but instead “a very firmly entrenched oligarchy” that cannot be simply changed through elections.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan defended his government’s efforts to control online speech, tells press freedom conference: ”Media should never been given liberty to insult, "expressed concern criminal and terrorist organisations go online to recruit followers.
Next generation of Google's Android operating system, due for release this month, will for first time encrypt data by default, thus putting up roadblock to stop police from getting at personal data on our mobile gadgets. US Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday urged tech companies not to lock police out of consumer gadgets.
A 9/11 British activist hands himself in to UK’s counter terrorism police following British Prime Ministers David Cameron’s speech at the UN General Assembly last week, Press TV reports.
10 and 11-year-olds inspect children's lunchboxes for crisps and chocolate.
Furious parents have launched a petition against the lunch police scheme.
Some children are not eating because they are afraid of being told off.
Theresa May, the current UK Home Secretary, has announced that, if re-elected, her party (the Conservatives) will push for "extremist disruption orders" which would effectively ban people declared "extremist" (using a very broad definition) from using social media or appearing on TV.
The new arrangement is part of a reorganization of political structures in the city to ensure the permanent exclusion of any opposition to the dictates of the corporate and financial elite.
A dark and sinister madness has descended upon the American government. It is madness because it is divorced from reality. It is madness because it is divorced from a desire to serve the human race (which is the ultimate expression of sanity). And it is madness because its promotion of violence is certain to cause more violence rather than ending it. It is dark and sinister because its underlying intention hides in the shadows from which it springs out at crucial moments to forward its dastardly purpose.
Various FBI divisions “are collaborating to develop and implement foundational efforts to streamline and automate law enforcement’s DNA collection processes” including at arrest, booking and conviction. DNA analysis can be performed by cops in less than two hours,
[The WJC president wrote: "I was horrified to see photographs of young Ukrainians wearing the dreaded SS uniform with swastikas clearly visible on their helmets as they carried the caskets of members of this Nazi unit."]
Vladimir Kozin is a Professor of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences and Head of the Group of Advisers to the Director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies.
One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas. The public fell for the lie that the Taliban in Afghanistan are terrorists allied with al Qaeda. Americans fought a war for 13 years that enriched Dick Cheney’s firm, Halliburton, and other private interests only to end in another Washington failure.
A Mississippi county has illegally held inmates in jail for as long as a year without appointing counsel or presenting cases to a grand jury, the American Civil Liberties Union argues in a lawsuit. “The county must set reasonable limits on the amount of time someone can remain in jail without a lawyer and without charges,” Brandon Buskey, staff attorney at the ACLU.’
Australia’s senate endorsed new anti-terror laws; grant its intelligence agency right to spy on citizens with a warrant, journalists and whistleblowers “recklessly” exposing special ops face 10 years in jail. Person may never know which investigation he allegedly obstructed, put on trial for because it is a secret.
The FBI director on Thursday criticized the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphones data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order. U.S. officials are in talks with the two companies.
Ukrainian Ministry of Social Policy announced official civilian slavery, via press release, headlined “The Government has extended the list of community service under martial law,”defines the term “labor service” to mean that the people [will be] involved without mandatory consent, subject to enforcement operations.
David Cameron told the U.N. that "non-violent extremism" is just as dangerous as terrorism must be eradicated using all means at the government's disposal. He references 9/11 and 7/7 Truthers as examples of the type of extremism that must be dealt in a similar fashion to ISIS.
Jordanian scientist created automated lip-reading system that can decipher speech with average success rate of 76 per cent, with advances in computer vision, pattern recognition, and signal processing, suggest computers will be able to read lips accurately enough to raise questions about privacy and security.
Buenos Aires tax agency used drones to identify 200 mansions, 100 swimming pools not declared by their owners. The unmanned aircraft flew over exclusive neighborhood near Buenos Aires, took images of luxury houses on lots registered as empty. Owners of the properties told to pay hefty fines on tax evasion.
Barack Obama was elected President of the United States on the strength of one fact. As a US Senator in Illinois, he voted against George W. Bush’s war against Iraq. Had Obama not done that, he would never have attracted the attention necessary to become a serious candidate for the presidency.
The Canadian government warns its citizens not to carry cash to the USA .Over $2.5 billion has been confiscated from Canadians traveling to the USA, funding the police who grab it.
surging internet-based alternative media has arisen to challenge the elite’s narratives. neoconservatives, panicked by alternative media’s success, have evidently a coordinated propaganda campaign,t rying to persuade the publicalternative media is not just foreign, but tied to “enemy” countries as Russia and Iran.
U.S. Secret Service is considering implementing pedestrian checkpoints and bag searches on sidewalks of the district outside the White House.These warrantless “screenings” could take place several blocks away from the White House grounds, law enforcement officials told the New York Times.
Sweeping new anti-terror laws to be introduced to Parliament on Wednesday will give ASIO the power to kill suspects in extreme circumstances, such as self-defence or to protect the lives of others. Preachers who incite “hate speech” can be jailed for up to five years.
Washington, DC is littered with surveillance devices designed to trick surrounding mobile phones into logging onto signal-lifting networks, thereby allowing for tracking or call-monitoring purposes.
Google announced on Thursday that its next-generation installment of Android – the world’s most popular mobile operating system, with roughly 1 billion users – will encrypt all user data on smartphones, preventing law enforcement from accessing personal data.
“Google makes 80 percent of its money collecting information about people, storing it, indexing it, building profiles of people to predict their interests and behavior, selling those profiles to advertisers, and others,”is almost identical to the National Security Agency or GCHQ,”Assange told BBC.
Australian police carried out largest “counter-terrorism” operation in country’s history based on vague allegations “random acts” of violence planned. 500 state police, Australian Secret Intelligence agents raided 15 homes. News outlets forewarned so they could have journalists and camera crews on the scene.
Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research, developed smart cameras for use at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. These cameras designed to recognize “suspicious behavior,” such as running, waving your arms, or sweating, things commonly found in the stressful environment of an international airport.
Michigan mother says that she is devastated because Kalamazoo County is foreclosing on her home after brain bruises from a car accident caused her to miss a single tax payment two years ago. Deborah Calley paid cash for her home in 2010. offered to pay her back taxes, county has said that it is now too late.
Snowden “I routinely came across the communications off New Zealanders. NSA plugged into undersea Southern Cross cable, which “carries majority of Internet traffic between New Zealand and rest of the world.” allow access to data from Australia, and via Australia to large parts of Asia.
The Center for Disease control is a rogue institution engaged in the destruction of the health of the American population . . .
Russell Pearce, the first vice-chair of the state’s Republican Party resigned from his statewide position after calling for the forced sterilization of women on welfare. “You put me in charge of Medicaid,first thing I’d do is get birth-control implants, or tubal ligations,” test recipients for drugs and alcohol.
Upland resident Fernand Bogman: "It's hard for me to pour bucketss of water to keep grass, green,"the city, disagrees, charged Bogman $1,238 in fines also faces a misdemeanor for failing to follow city code. Code enforcement cited Bogman for failing to maintain his lawn ordered him to take action.
Marijuana has become pretty normal in America. people still getting dragged off to jail for possession. According to FBI estimates, about 750,000 people were arrested for marijuana-related offenses in 2012. The vast majority of them were for simple possession.
Current U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in reference to spying and drones: We are in that brave new world, and we are capable of being in that Orwellian world, too. Two former Supreme Court Justices – Souter and O’Connor also warned of dictatorship.
Dressed in full combat camouflage fatigues, masked men, speculated to be working for Lear Asset Management, spotted repelling out of an unmarked black helicopter destroying medical marijuana crops on a legal farm. Local law enforcement is remaining pretty quiet about the raids .
The US government allegedly threatened Yahoo with daily fines of $250,000 if the company failed to hand out user information under NSA's PRISM surveillance program, Yahoo informed on its blog
Public e prepared to trade civil liberties for security because they have accepted the myth trading civil liberties they will be safer. We are less free. Every liberty guaranteed in the Bill of Rights violated by the Bush, Obama administration. Have come to the point to expect the government to spy on us.
Los Angeles, California police officers shot unarmed 24-year-old Ezell Ford six times in the back August 11, less than two weeks after August 2 killing of Omar Abrego. The autopsies of both Ford and Abrego have been placed on a “security hold” by the Los Angeles Police Department.
A company that makes tactical equipment for police to use in riots is manufacturing a new ‘non-lethal’ weapon designed to temporarily blind targets. The Z-RO non-lethal compliance weapon system will obstruct a person’s vision for 10 to 15 minutes.
Imagine an ID card that remembers all of your personal records. This one card serves as your driver’s license and a catch-all that includes information about your health insurance, tax payments, and bank accounts.it’s a MasterCard.
Swiss media reports indicate Switzerland would grant asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden if he agrees to testify about foreign espionage activities within Switzerland.
Spanish government spending nearly €1bn on riot gear for police units as protest groups prepare a string of demonstrations. Riot equipment ranging from shields to stab vests.truck-mounted water cannon, groups across Spain are predicting a season of protests.
Official statements from the Russian government indicate that the president and foreign minister continue to rely on the good will of “our Western partners” to work out a reasonable diplomatic solution to the trouble in Ukraine caused by Washington. Not only is there no evidence of this good will in Western capitals, the hostile measures against Russia are increasing. Moreover, hostile measures are on the rise even though their main effect is to disadvantage Europe.
Hitachi to produce a biometric banking authentication device which scans the vein patterns in customers' finger tips - the VeinID. infra-red lights scans the user's fingers and will allow to access online accounts and make payments without need for a PIN or password. Said more secure.
Some companies giving their employees free meals. IRS is questioning whether they should be taxed for the perk. has added company-provided meals to its list of top tax priorities for next year. If the meals are ruled taxable, the cost of the food would be considered income to the employee. Employers would owe payroll tax and the employee would have to pay up as well. IRS had no comment.
Television is a weapon of mass deception, social and cultural distortion, and mass mind control."Control the manner in which a man interprets his world," "and you have gone a long way toward controlling his behavior." That's exactly what television does. It controls and shapes our perception of the world.
I had just finished a conversation with a local reporter comparing the events in Ferguson, Missouri with the disproportionate arrests of black people in Shreveport, Louisiana, for nonviolent offenses, when I noticed the driver had taken an interest in my phone call.
According to the lawsuit, police approached Chaumtol Huq outside of Ruby Tuesday’s and instructed her to “move along.” She explained to the officers that her husband was escorting their children to the bathroom inside, and she was waiting for them to return. At that point, “without any legal basis, [one officer] grabbed Ms. Huq, turned her and pushed her against the wall and placed her under arrest.”
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