Image of London now more dangerous than New York City, crime stats suggest
London now more dangerous than New York City, crime stats suggest
London is now more crime ridden and dangerous than New York City, with rape, robbery and violent offences far higher on this side of the Atlantic.The latest statistics, published earlier this week, revealed that crime across the UK was up by 13 per cent, with a surge in violence in the capital blamed for much of the increase.Seizing on the figures, US President, Donald Trump, claimed the rise coul... [Read More]
Image of Why China censors banned Winnie the Pooh - BBC News
Why China censors banned Winnie the Pooh - BBC News
The blocking of Winnie the Pooh might seem like a bizarre move by the Chinese authorities but it is part of a struggle to restrict clever bloggers from getting around their country's censorship.When is a set of wrist watches not just a set of wrist watches? When is a river crab not just a river crab? Inside the Great Firewall of China of course.Winnie the Pooh has joined a line of crazy, funny int... [Read More]
Image of New fears Drudge, InfoWars, Breitbart could face Dem FEC 'inquisition'
New fears Drudge, InfoWars, Breitbart could face Dem FEC 'inquisition'
A revived bid by a top Federal Election Commission Democrat could lead to an "inquisition" against conservative media outlets like the Drudge Report, InfoWars and Breitbart that take political advertising and are overseen by right-leaning owners or editors, according to critics.The plan, set for discussion at Thursday's FEC meeting, could open the door to political subpoenas targeting the websites... [Read More]
Image of UC-Berkeley readies police as Ann Coulter plans to speak in public plaza on campus - The Washington Post
UC-Berkeley readies police as Ann Coulter plans to speak in public plaza on campus - The Washington Post
The University of California at Berkeley is bracing for massive protests in a public plaza on campus after learning that conservative commentator Ann Coulter plans to give a speech there Thursday afternoon.Sproul Plaza, site of the iconic Free Speech Movement protests in the 1960s, is both symbolic and logistically challenging for the university. On an open campus, anyone can flock to the plaza.“I... [Read More]
Image of Connecticut considering weaponizing drones - Story | WNYW
Connecticut considering weaponizing drones - Story | WNYW
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons, a proposal immediately met with concern by civil rights and liberties advocates.The bill would ban the use of weaponized drones, but exempt police. Details on how law enforcement could use drones with weapons would be spe... [Read More]
Image of AI-Powered Body Cams Give Cops The Power To Google Everything They See
AI-Powered Body Cams Give Cops The Power To Google Everything They See
The police body camera industry is the latest to jump on the artificial intelligence bandwagon, bringing new powers and privacy concerns to a controversial technology bolstered by the need to hold police accountable after numerous high-profile killings of unarmed black citizens. Now, that tech is about to get smarter.Last week, Taser, the stun gun company that has recently become an industry leade... [Read More]
Image of Security fears prompt police to ban far-right's New Year's Eve protest in Cologne to mark 12 months since wave of sex attacks in the city
Security fears prompt police to ban far-right's New Year's Eve protest in Cologne to mark 12 months since wave of sex attacks in the city
A far-right protest planned for New Year’s Eve in Cologne has been banned amid security fears – 12 months after a wave of sex attacks on women in the city.Police in Cologne have already announced plans to deploy more than 1,500 officers – over 10 times more than last year when officers failed to prevent a string of assaults and robberies blamed largely on foreign men.But authorities have now refus... [Read More]
Image of Obama has Prosecuted More Whistleblowers than All Other Presidents COMBINED
Obama has Prosecuted More Whistleblowers than All Other Presidents COMBINED
Obama Aggressively Prosecutes Whistleblowers … But Refuses to Go After White Collar CriminalsRonald Reagan, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton each prosecuted financial crime more aggressively than Barack Obama.But that doesn’t mean that Obama is failing to prosecute. He is just aiming at a different type of target.The New York Times reported last year:    In Presiden... [Read More]
US Government Can Legally Access Your Facebook Data (And Now We Know How) | Zero Hedge
Submitted by Alice Salles via TheAntiMedia.org,The end of the year is approaching, and data concerning government abuses of power has begun pouring in.According to Facebook’s Global Government Requests Report, government’s requests for Facebook account data rose 27 percent in the first half of 2016.Facebook’s official announcement explained that requests for user data went from 46,710 in the last ... [Read More]
Image of House Oversight: DOJ, DHS have more than 400 cell-site simulators - Washington Times
House Oversight: DOJ, DHS have more than 400 cell-site simulators - Washington Times
The Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department have spent collectively more than $95 million on secret cellphone tracking technology and own more than 400 cell-site simulators that can be used to zero in covertly on the locations of cellphones, according to a congressional report.A report released Monday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reveals a tally of how many... [Read More]
Image of Next Generation Identification (NGI) — FBI: Today, the term “biometrics” is not limited to fingerprints
Next Generation Identification (NGI) — FBI: Today, the term “biometrics” is not limited to fingerprints
Today, the term “biometrics” is not limited to fingerprints. It also includes palm prints, irises, and facial recognition. In an effort to harness new technologies, and to improve the application of tenprint and latent fingerprint searches, the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division developed and incrementally integrated a new system to replace the Integrated Automated Fingerp... [Read More]
Image of Criminal History Record Checks; Police; Permits to Acquire Firearms; Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center; Database Management
Criminal History Record Checks; Police; Permits to Acquire Firearms; Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center; Database Management
Authorizes county police departments to enroll firearms applicants and individuals who are registering their firearms into a criminal record monitoring service used to alert police when an owner of a firearm is arrested for a criminal offense anywhere in the country. Authorizes the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center to access firearm registration data. (SB2954 HD1) [Read More]
Image of Police Scan 117 Million Driving Licence Photos for Face Recognition Database
Police Scan 117 Million Driving Licence Photos for Face Recognition Database
Your driver's license photo could be scarier than it actually looks — Well, here's why:With the help of state driver's license data, U.S. law enforcement agencies have created a huge a face-recognition database of more than 117 Million American adults that are regularly scanned in the course of police investigations.What's even worse? Most of those people who are scanned by police without prior kn... [Read More]
Image of Hidden video: Feingold says Clinton might issue gun control executive orders - Watchdog.org
Hidden video: Feingold says Clinton might issue gun control executive orders - Watchdog.org
MADISON, Wis. – U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold once declared that he was “one of the true leaders in fighting for a greater right to bear arms.”But in a new undercover video released Thursday, the Middleton liberal seems to relish in the idea that a President Hillary Clinton would issue executive orders eroding the Second Amendment.“Well, there might be an executive order,” Feingold tells a d... [Read More]
Image of Wikileaks Release: Hillary Clinton Press Sec Says Gun Control to Be Implemented by Executive Order
Wikileaks Release: Hillary Clinton Press Sec Says Gun Control to Be Implemented by Executive Order
The batch of emails released by Wikileaks on October 7 includes one in which Hillary Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon explained that Clinton “would support…closing the gun show loophole by executive order.”Fallon also highlighted Clinton’s support of universal background checks–which have already failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris–and her support for a scenario wherein... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Muslims worried as France mulls 33 new jails
PressTV-Muslims worried as France mulls 33 new jails
France has announced a controversial plan to build 33 new prisons, arguing that current overcrowded jails were radicalizing prisoners kept together with terrorists.Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday nine new institutions and other extra facilities will be constructed to add more than 5,000 cells to the prison system in the first phase of the expansion plan. “The situation is critical, es... [Read More]
Image of Yahoo Built a Secret Tool to Scan Your Email Content for US Spy Agency
Yahoo Built a Secret Tool to Scan Your Email Content for US Spy Agency
Users are still dealing with the Yahoo's massive data breach that exposed over 1 Billion Yahoo accounts and there’s another shocking news about the company that, I bet, will blow your mind.Yahoo might have provided your personal data to United States intelligence agency when required.Yahoo reportedly built a custom software programmed to secretly scan all of its users' emails for specific informat... [Read More]
Image of Exclusive: Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence - sources| Reuters
Exclusive: Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence - sources| Reuters
By Joseph Menn | SAN FRANCISCOYahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter.The company complied with a classified U.S. government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Secu... [Read More]
Image of Police Killed 5 White People The Same Day As Keith Scott » Alex Jones' Infowars
Police Killed 5 White People The Same Day As Keith Scott » Alex Jones' Infowars
Not a single word was heard from the mainstream media about any of these deaths.5 white people were killed September 20, 2016, the same day Keith Scott was killed. There has been non-stop media coverage since this day, only one thing was missing, the “5” other deaths by the hands of police officers on that day. September 20, 2016 should go down in history as the day reality sunk in for the America... [Read More]
Image of Mobile Phone Use While Driving Set For 'Radical' Increased Punishments As Fines And Points Double
Mobile Phone Use While Driving Set For 'Radical' Increased Punishments As Fines And Points Double
AA president Edmund King said: “This is radical. One text and you’re out. But if we are to change the attitudes of young drivers maybe it has to be that harsh.“They are going to have to turn off their phones at the wheel otherwise they will be taken off the road.”New drivers who are disqualified have to pay for a new provisional licence and pass the theory and practical tests again to re... [Read More]
Chicago Resident, Dissatisfied With Police, Hires Private Cops « CBS Chicago
De Mudd has spent thousands for patrols by off-duty police officers in his Gold Coast neighborhood. It's something that can't be avoided anymore, he says.(CBS) – A Chicago man, fed up and frustrated with what he says is the rising crime in his neighborhood, takes matters into his own pocketbook — shelling out thousands to pay for private street security.CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.Security firm ow... [Read More]
Image of 5 Craziest Laws Passed by GOP Legislators, Just This Month | Alternet - May 2016
5 Craziest Laws Passed by GOP Legislators, Just This Month | Alternet - May 2016
By Evan McMurry / AlterNetOnly in D.C. does the Republican Party drop like an anvil on any improvements to the country that could conceivably pass through our bicameral legislature. In our various state houses, the GOP is busy passing laws rather than squashing them.And what laws they pass: divining menaces to the Republic in everything from high-speed buses to homeless people’s knapsacks to solar... [Read More]