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

Just Because You’re Paranoid: ACLU Doc Dump Reveals Cops Disturbingly Routine Surveillance

Just Because You’re Paranoid: ACLU Doc Dump Reveals Cops Disturbingly Routine Surveillance
Kalifornia Kops Surveillance Secrets Revealed: ACLU Exposes Routine Police Harassment And Observation So you say that, as an American citizen and/or a freedom-loving person you are apprehensive about how much of our data is being scooped up by Big Brother? Especially since the high water mark of the Snowden revelations has rolled back leaving the law virtually unchanged and the same bent law enforcement types running things?… Read the rest

“Online Persona Management Services” to Allow CIA, etc., to Control Social Media Conversations

“Online Persona Management Services” to Allow CIA, etc.,  to Control Social Media Conversations
CENTCOM responded to the news with its typical openness and candor: “The technology supports classified blogging activities on foreign-language websites to enable CENTCOM to counter violent extremist and enemy propaganda outside the US,” said spokesman Bill Speaks (how’s that for a sock puppet name, huh?) But of course the internet is international in nature. The contract calls for the sock puppet controllers to employ something called “traffic mixing,” which intends to blend the online presence of the false persona with that of people outside of the operation, in a way that will provide, “...excellent cover and deniability.”