Surveillance State

Rental cars to use facial recognition to spy on your vacation

Image credit: IDEMIA Source: MassPrivateI March 1, 2018 by mapi Five days ago, IDEMIA announced their plan to install facial recognition cameras in rental vehicles. IDEMIA and Omoove are combining forces to spy on car renters everywhere. “You will never rent a car the same way thanks to EasyOpen solution that combines …

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Electric ride share scooters spy on your face and much more

Source: MassPrivateI February 23, 2018 by mapi A recent article in CNN reveals that Santa Monica, California became the first city in America to have an electric scooter-share system. A start-up company created by former Uber and Lyft executive Travis VanderZanden, called Bird allows residents to rent electric scooters. But …

Surveillance State

AnyVision’s facial recognition cameras are being installed in ‘smart cities’ everywhere

Source: MassPrivateI February 20, 2018 by mapi Everywhere you turn politicians and corporations are trying to convince the public we need to convert our cities into ‘smart cities’. Last week AnyVision and Nvidia announced that they are working together to put facial recognition cameras in cities across the globe. “Nvidia has partnered with AI …

Surveillance State

The Hypocrisy of The New York Times: America is a Surveillance State

Source: Activist Post February 20, 2018 by Derrick Brose The New York Times is more than willing to point out the surveillance state in China and other nations; however, they remain silent about America’s surveillance. In early February The New York Times ran a piece titled “What It’s Like to …

Surveillance State

Your mobile phone can give away your location, even if you tell it not to

Fitness trackers report their location and map the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. Screenshot of Strava Heat Map Source: The Conversation February 6, 2018 Guevara Noubir U.S. military officials were recently caught off guard by revelations that servicemembers’ digital fitness trackers were storing the locations of their workouts …

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Law enforcement uses smart meter parking apps to spy on everyone

Source: MassPrivateI February 6, 2018 by mapi As more and more cities and towns privatize everything, the use of Smart Meter Parking Apps (SMPA) continues to grow. Which is a good thing right? Wrong, cities and towns are using SMPA’s like ParkMobile, StreetLine, ParkMe, Park Smarter, ParkBud, MPay2Park and SmartParking to collect all …

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With the Shutdown Over, The Government Can Go Back to Suppressing Your Rights

Photo by Feral78 | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch February 2, 2018 by Brian Saady In a bipartisan manner, Congress recently passed the FISA Reauthorization Act of 2017. On January 19th, President Trump signed this bill into law. That bill extended the controversial Section 702 program that allows the NSA …

Artificial Intelligence

Robots Will Soon Be Punishing Humans: Ford Files Patent For Robotic Police Cars

Ford’s concept hybrid police car – credit Ford Motor Company Source: Activist Post January 31, 2018 By Nicholas West In October of last year, I reported on the network of autonomous police vehicles being deployed in Dubai that included hoverbikes and fleets of mini police surveillance vehicles that look like …

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A Conspiracy of Silence Assaults Privacy. “New Powers for the NSA-FBI to Spy on Americans”

Source: Global Research January 25, 2018 By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano During the past three weeks, Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law vast new powers for the NSA and the FBI to spy on innocent Americans and selectively to pass on to law enforcement the fruits of …

Police State

Things Are Getting Worse, Not Better: Round Ups, Checkpoints and National ID Cards

Source: The Rutherford Institute January 22, 2018 John W. Whitehead “The roundups are getting worse. The checkpoints are getting worse. The harassment is getting worse. The things we were worried would happen are happening.”—Angus Johnston, professor at the City University of New York No one is safe. No one is …