NSA figured out how to hide spying, sabotage software in hard drives, found personal computers in 30 countries infected with spying programs. Most infections in Iran, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Mali, Syria, Yemen, Increased year Obama elected, run on computers even when not connected to Internet, launches every time a computer is turned on.
The NSA has figured out “how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers,” reports Joe Menn at Reuters, which gives the agency “the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers.”
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher blasted San Francisco’s local U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag Sunday, saying she was “breaking the law” in her attempts to seize major Bay Area dispensaries Harborside Health Center and Berkeley Patients Group.
Bill amends the Ukrainian criminal code to make “public denial or justification of the Russian military aggression against Ukraine in 2014-2015” a felony. The ‘crime’ would carry a penalty ranging from a heavy fine and up to a five-year jail term
Executive Orders signed by President Obama, if successful, would make M855 .223 rounds illegal and classified as “armor-piercing.”
By 2016, there will likely be a 6-foot tall police robot patrolling the streets and handing out parking tickets. The Telebot, developed by Florida International University’s Discovery Lab, has been field-tested and is undergoing final tune up.
Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes, schools have folded e-cigarettes into their anti-tobacco policies, which typically punish students with detention, a letter home and sometimes a tobacco education class.
IRS Commissioner Apologizes For Seizing Small Business Bank Accounts
In the South Carolina prison system, accessing Facebook is an offense on par with murder, rape, rioting, escape and hostage-taking.
FBI denies any epidemic of racism among American law enforcement, but admits to cynicism and unconscious bias by the nation’s cops. FBI Director James Comey made the remarks Thursday at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, at a discussion about “the relationship between law enforcement and the diverse communities we serve.”
Alabama policeman has been charged with assault after a man recently arrived from India said he was left partially paralyzed when an officer threw him to the ground during a morning walk, alleging race factored into his treatment. FBI investigating. Police officials in Madison, Alabama, apologized to Patel and his family. One of the officers involved arrested on an assault charge,officials recommended he be fired.
University of Michigan launched $16,000 campaign, warning students not to use “unacceptable words” that might be “offensive” and not “inclusive,” include “crazy,” “insane,” “retarded,” “gay,” “tranny,” “gypped,” “illegal alien,” “fag,” “ghetto” and “raghead. Not far of a leap to warnings not to deviate from “allowed” political opinions.
More than a dozen small towns reap more from traffic-court fees and fines than from sales or property taxes, each with large black populations. In Ferguson, population 21,000, such revenue was the second-largest source of income, $2.6 million of $20 million collected. Overall, city issued three arrest warrants per household, traffic-fine revenue increasing 44 percent since 2011.
Lawmaker in Oklahoma has introduced a bill to officially give most lawmakers, judges, appointees and holders of high office immunity from prosecution. The bill proposes to strip away the ability of a local level prosecutor, such as a district attorney, from being able to bring charges against anyone holding a government position.
Americans bought SBB, largest cable television network in Serbia, exercise control over “Prva TV”, founded CNN outlet “TV N1″, bought shares of internet portal Serbian daily “Blic”, bought one Belgrade daily. Control flow of information in Serbia, in a position to create public opinion in Serbia.
Net neutrality activists bodyslammed, dragged from Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai’s press conference for holding up this banner: “85% of Republican Voters Support Net Neutrality”
To keep them alive young minority males should not be allowed to possess firearms; former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, maintained that 95 percent of murders in the US involved a minority male aged between 15 and 25.
Deep Face ability to read features in a variety of lighting conditions and angles the way human eyes are able to, uses an algorithmic technique called “Deep Learning”. By drawing on constants from an existing image data, program is able to learn to recognize pixel patterns in new faces and become more accurate in identifying people’s faces, able to analyze faces as eyes, mouths, and ears instead of pixels.
Are you, your family or your community at risk of turning to violent extremism? That’s the premise behind a rating system devised by the National Counterterrorism Center, according to a document marked For Official Use Only and obtained by The Intercept. The document–and the rating system–is part of a strategy for Countering Violent Extremism, calls for local community and religious leaders to work together with law enforcement, other government agencies. The White House has made this approach a centerpiece of its response to terrorist attacks around the world.
Samsung New “SmartTV” collects users’ speech as part of its voice command interface, may pass it on to third parties, even if it’s “personal” or “sensitive.” Policy informs users the company will “collect, use, share, and store information” gathered by the device, Samsung warns customers to watch what they say around the TV. “Please be aware if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among data captured and transmitted to a third party through Voice Recognition.
themselves to expired foodstuffs discarded by a supermarket guilty of theft. The convicts claim to be 'freegans' trying to live outside of a consumerist society.
Brandon Duncan, who raps as Tiny Doo, spent eight months in jail on "gang conspiracy" charges from several shootings in San Diego . Prosecutors admit he wasn't at the scene of the crimes,they have no evidence linking him to the shootings , has no criminal record, says he had no knowledge of the crimes. But the district attorney charged him because he raps about shootings.
Norwegian lawmakers are working on a bill to introduce a national ban on begging in the streets and even want to extend it by proposing jail for helping the homeless with money, food or shelter.
Jonathan Hardin, 31, Louisville police officer, suspended without pay following his arrest on charges of first- and fourth-degree assault, official misconduct, wanton endangerment and false swearing, accused of pushing and striking a boy across the fac at middle school cafeteria "without justification," The officer charged the juvenile with menacing and resisting arrest, despite having no probable cause, believed the child to have cut the lunch line.
Killed By Police has logged at least 91 people killed by police in the month of January alone. At least 1,106 killed in 2014. FBI collects their statistics only from reports voluntarily given to them by law enforcement agencies. 750 agencies, or 4 percent, out of 17,000 law enforcement entities across the United States offered this data to the FBI.
Commissioner Bill Bratton: The SRG (Strategic Response Group) will be tasked with handling certain situations, designed for dealing with events like protests, or incidents like Mumbai or Paris,” responding to protests and terrorist attacks require "overlapping skills." “They’ll be equipped with all the extra heavy protective gear, long rifles and machine guns.
Police in Groveland, Florida responding to a burglary alarm that was accidentally tripped upon Jean Guirand’s return home with his family, entered the house without announcing themselves, and upon seeing the 11-year-old held her down at gun point, pressed their knees down onto her back and yelled at her threateningly, as though she could somehow be a burglar.
Teachers once graded students [only] on traditional math or English skills, they now judge attributes such as grit, gratitude or being sensitive to others. Districts are changing their report cards to reflect the new Common Core State Standards.”
San Francisco deputy public defender Jami Tillotson was arrested on Tuesday outside a courtroom in the city’s Hall of Justice after officers say she resisted arrest and interfered with a police investigation. Tillotson says she was just doing her job and advising her client of his right not to be questioned without an attorney present.
A New York cop was caught on camera drawing his gun at a group of teenagers playing in the snow and holding them on their knees, after responding to calls of disturbance. Police deny that the officer acted inappropriately. While admitting that "the video looks terrible," New Rochelle Police Department claims it's taken "out of context."
Law is a weapon in the hands of the government for use against the American people. The Barrett Brown case proves that despite all facts, the government can convict whomever it wants of whatever it wants. This power is now being used to shut down independent journalism. Those who “have nothing to hide” have much to fear.
Towels, robes, and bed sheets, are now being tracked by a number of hotels with a small embeddable R.F.I.D. microchip thereby identifying when any inventory ends up missing.
Surveillance footage from Vanguard Middle School in Baltimore shows a school police officer beating a 13-year-old girl with a baton during a scuffle involving two other students in October. All three girls were hospitalized with injuries they sustained from the officer,
Sheriff Ric Bradshaw Palm Beach County: If you see protesters, and you can’t back up, stopping will make you an easy target for violence. If you are driving it is up to them to move, so sit as low as possible in your car and accelerate forward. If you run over protesters, your safety comes first, they shouldn’t have been there in the first place, important not to stop. If they are injured, they brought it on themselves.”
Beginning in 2016, passengers attempting to pass through a federal TSA checkpoint will be subject to requirements of the REAL ID Act. TSA will put higher scrutiny on travelers’ identities, and will only accept a federal passport or a “REAL-ID” card, which is issued by the states to meet federal requirements. Passengers will not be allowed to fly through an American airport without submitting to the advanced federal specifications.
French government producing a poster that is supposed to help identify potential jihadists , one suggestion that giving up baguettes is a telltale sign, claim that someone is being radicalised by Islamist fanatics include alarm bells such as losing interest in sports, rejecting members of their family and changing eating habits.
Provisions of the legislation would expand Canadian Security Intelligence Servicepowers to "disrupt terrorism offenses and terrorist activity;" make it easier for law enforcement agencies to carry out preventive detentions, allow them for longer time, make it easier to federal agencies to share information, give law enforcement agencies power "to disrupt terrorism offenses and terrorist activity.
Spain's Council of Ministers has developed a new strategic plan to combat radicalization, extremism and the spread of jihadism, a statement from the country's Internal Ministry said Friday. will target three areas Spain, outside of Spain, as well as internet. The plan would have three points of action before, during and after the process of radicalization,
Police Commissioner Bratton: new 350 cop unit, Strategic Response Group, dedicated to "disorder control and counterterrorism protection capabilities" against attacks like hostage situation in Sydney, NYPD's Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence John Miller said was an inevitability in NYC. dealing with events like recent protests, equipped with extra heavy protective gear, long rifles and machine guns, sometimes necessary in these instances."
Federal, state and local governments can take your belongings, whether or not you have done anything wrong. Attorney General Eric Holder announced earlier this month that he was “suspending” federal government participation in certain forms of asset forfeiture, did nothing to address state forfeiture laws, which account for greatest amount of forfeiture activity.
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