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2018: The Rise of Spying Transit Police

Source: MassPrivateI September 20, 2018 by mapi Today’s Public Transit Police Departments offer a frightening glimpse into the future of commuter surveillance. Last year the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) was accused of creating an app that spied on commuters travel plans, texts and emails. At the same time the Los Angeles …

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First U.S. Airport “Biometric Terminal” Set For Rollout This Year

Source: Activist Post September 21, 2018 By Nicholas West Biometric identification at U.S. airports has quietly been rolling out at various locations around the world. In some cases, it has been sprung upon the general traveling public without warning, leaving some to question how optional all of this will be …

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New York City’s WiFi Hotspots Confirmed As Surveillance and Tracking Devices

Image: LinkNYC Source: Activist Post September 11, 2018 Kevin Samson Back in early 2016 I wrote about a plan for New York City to turn 7,500 payphones into WiFi hotspots.  The program was called LinkNYC and indeed has begun its rollout with more than 1,500 now online. At the time, …

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Google and Apple’s Systems to Track you in Person: What the Media Isn’t Telling You

Photo Source Tyler Merbler | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch September 6, 2018 by Michael Kwet Google is in the news (again) for creepy surveillance practices.  Google, AP reported, is tracking your physical whereabouts even after you tell them to shut Location History off.  Now Bloomberg reports they bought data …

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The future of mobile drivers licenses: Massive profits and loyalty rewards

image credit: NBC News Source: MassPrivateI August 30, 2018 by mapi For years the mainstream media (MSM) has been pushing Mobile Drivers Licenses (MDL) on the American public. But now things are about to take a strange turn. MDL companies want to encourage motorists to use digital drivers licenses by …

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Welcome To The Minority Report: Thousands Of Stores Plan Facial Recognition Use For Anti-Theft

Image credit Source: Activist Post August 23, 2018 By Aaron Kesel Hundreds of retail stores and soon thousands are investigating using biometric facial recognition software FaceFirst to build a database of shoplifters to aid in the fight against theft, Peter Trepp CEO of FaceFirst told BuzzFeed News. The software is …

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Survey Says 66% of Americans Don’t Want to Live in “Smart Cities” Due to Cybersecurity and Privacy Concerns.

Source: Activist Post August 19, 2018 By B.N. Frank According to an August 13, 2018 guest post on SmartCitiesDive.com, 66% of Americans don’t want to live in a “Smart City” because Americans like their communities Americans are worried about cyberattacks Americans are deeply concerned about the mass collection of personal …

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Did YOU fall for it? Privacy watchdogs warn selfie lovers that Google’s “art doppelganger” app isn’t just for fun – they are building facial recognition database

Source: Privacy Watch August 2, 2018 by David Williams People love taking pictures. Whether it’s of food, places, their pets, and especially themselves, most people just can’t help but press the shutter button on cameras and capture images that they’ll review once or twice later but inevitably forget about. The …

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Waldo Photos claims it is “fun to use facial recognition” at summer camps

Source: MassPrivateI August 2, 2018 by mapi There is nothing and I mean nothing that can justify using facial recognition to spy on kids at summer camps. But don’t take my word for it. Leave it to the great American police state and Waldo Photos to make it “fun to …

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The Spy Files: Trump, FISA Abuse, & STONEGHOST! PRIVACY IS DEAD!

Source: Climate Viewer News June 23, 2018 by Jim Lee Lawful Intercept, Wiretaps, Pre-crime, the NSA, and the 14 Eyes of the New World Order! This video (The Spy Files: Trump, FISA Abuse, & STONEGHOST! PRIVACY IS DEAD!) was originally created and published by Climate Viewer News and is published here under …