Smile, You’re On Candid Camera: Cops Have Half Of All Americans On Facial Recognition Database

Smile, You’re On Candid Camera: Cops Have Half Of All Americans On Facial Recognition Database
But That’s Not Even My Good Side: Cops Have Half Of All Americans In Their Facial Recognition Database We read a lot about the intrusion of the surveillance state in a general sense, the fears we have about the ways our rights are being violated through 007-like activities that have become alarmingly routine. Activities like local, state and FBI use of Stingray devices to scoop up all cell phone activity in a particular area, or the Snowden revelations about the NSA doing the same greedy hoover routine only a much grander scale with our email and phone calls.… Read the rest

Far Too Many Americans Are Still Being Arrested Under Antiquated Marijuana Laws

Far Too Many Americans Are Still Being Arrested Under Antiquated Marijuana Laws
Marijuana Laws Still Causing Misery As A Stunning Number Of Americans Still Subject To Arrest The year 2016 will go down in the annals of drug law reform as a banner year. While already legal in 25 states for medical purposes, expanded marijuana legalization and decriminalization proposals are on the ballot in nearly a dozen states. And kratom users who rely on the southeast Asian plant to treat everything from PTSD to anxiety to seizures are sounding a note of cautious optimism as the U.S.… Read the rest

GOOGLE WARNS USERS OF GOVT ATTACKS

GOOGLE WARNS USERS OF GOVT ATTACKS
Google posts warning notice if they suspect government has attempted to breach users’ Gmail accounts. It looks like the squabbling between the FBI and Apple has reached a conclusion of sorts, with the news that the Feds are taking their ball and going home, claiming they have figured out another way around the encryption on the San Bernardino shooter’s phone. The battle may be over, with the agency declaring themselves the winner.… Read the rest