Image of A 'Black Mirror' Episode Is Coming to Life in China: (China's social Credit Score)
A 'Black Mirror' Episode Is Coming to Life in China: (China's social Credit Score)
In another indication that Back Mirror isn't just a sci-fi anthology series and instead a glimpse into our actual future, China is extending its "social credit" system to block accused wrongdoers from traveling on trains and planes.The social credit program has been around since 2014, and has been steadily expanding. According to Wired:    In 2014, the State Council, China’s governi... [Read More]
Image of China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system  --  here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you | Business Insider
China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system -- here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you | Business Insider
The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system system that will monitor the behaviour of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their “social credit.”The “social credit system,” first announced in 2014, aims to reinforce the idea that “keeping trust is glorious and breaking trust is disgraceful,” according to a government document.The program is due to be fully operational by 2... [Read More]
Image of David Icke | Welcome To The Minority Report: Thousands Of Stores Plan Facial Recognition Use For Anti-Theft
David Icke | Welcome To The Minority Report: Thousands Of Stores Plan Facial Recognition Use For Anti-Theft
'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 called FaceFirst and is designed to scan faces as far as 50 to 100 feet away. As customers walk through a store entrance, the video camera captures ... [Read More]
Tencent employs facial recognition to detect minors in top-grossing mobile game ‘Honour of Kings’ | South China Morning Post
Tencent’s stricter controls over underage gamers come amid Beijing’s call to protect children’s health, with the government blaming the country’s widespread myopia on the playing of video games.Tencent Holdings, the world’s top-grossing games publisher, will use facial recognition technology to detect minors amid tighter scrutiny by the Chinese government over concerns excessive video gaming is hu... [Read More]
Image of Facebook 'Portal' gadget will put microphones and cameras in homes | Metro News
Facebook 'Portal' gadget will put microphones and cameras in homes | Metro News
In George Orwell’s 1984, the oppressive rulers of Oceania use devices called telescreens to closely monitor and repress citizens.Now Facebook looks set to follow in the Party’s footsteps by putting its own firm’s microphones and cameras into people’s homes.The social network is planning to release its first ever piece of consumer hardware which will be called Portal and cost a whopping $499 (£368)... [Read More]
Image of Paul Manafort: Justice Department Should 'Immediately' Investigate Wiretapping by Obama Administration
Paul Manafort: Justice Department Should 'Immediately' Investigate Wiretapping by Obama Administration
Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman for President Trump, on Tuesday called for the Justice Department to immediately conduct an investigation into wiretapping by the Obama administration of the Trump campaign.“The U.S. Department of Justice’s Inspector General should immediately conduct an investigation into these leaks and to examine the motivations behind a previous Administration’s effort t... [Read More]
Image of Dutch Senate votes in favor of dragnet surveillance powers – Bits of Freedom
Dutch Senate votes in favor of dragnet surveillance powers – Bits of Freedom
Disastrous resultWe’re beyond disappointed that a bill has been passed that faced such overwhelming opposition from experts, civil society and citizens alike. Traditionally, Senate concerns itself with the quality of legislation, compliance with the constitution and international agreements, and the question whether citizens' rights are upheld. The dragnet surveillance bill fails on all counts.Wha... [Read More]
Image of With a single wiretap order, US authorities listened in on 3.3 million phone calls | ZDNet
With a single wiretap order, US authorities listened in on 3.3 million phone calls | ZDNet
NEW YORK, NY -- US authorities intercepted and recorded millions of phone calls last year under a single wiretap order, authorized as part of a narcotics investigation.The wiretap order authorized an unknown government agency to carry out real-time intercepts of 3.29 million cell phone conversations over a two-month period at some point during 2016, after the order was applied for in late 2015.The... [Read More]
Image of Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years
Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years
The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S.... [Read More]
Image of Workplace Surveillance Is The New Office ‘Perk’
Workplace Surveillance Is The New Office ‘Perk’
Americans are offering up more and more personal data at work — and it's about to get much harder to opt outThe snack machine wants to scan Alice’s fingerprints.Alice — not her real name — would prefer not to surrender her biometric data just to get a candy bar, but it’s the preferred option in the break room. She could input a personal code, instead, but either way everything she orders from the ... [Read More]
Image of WikiLeaks says CIA disguised hacking as Russian activity  | Daily Mail Online
WikiLeaks says CIA disguised hacking as Russian activity  | Daily Mail Online
WikiLeaks has published hundreds more files today which it claims show the CIA went to great lengths to disguise its own hacking attacks and point the finger at Russia, China, North Korea and Iran.The 676 files released today are part of WikiLeaks' Vault 7 tranche of files and they claim to give an insight into the CIA's Marble software, which can forensically disguise viruses, trojans and hacking... [Read More]
Image of Russia Threatens To Leak Things Obama Asked Moscow To "Keep Secret"
Russia Threatens To Leak Things Obama Asked Moscow To "Keep Secret"
The Western media missed an oh-so juicy nugget out Russia recently that should have set off alarm bells in Washington.Asked about the current state of U.S.-Russia relations, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova gave a long winded answer that can be read below. In her answer, Zakharova suggested Russia may “publish leaks” about “secrets” the Obama administration asked the Russian governmen... [Read More]
Image of UPDATE: President Obama’s Own Defense Deputy Admits Obama White House Spied on Candidate/President-Elect Trump
UPDATE: President Obama’s Own Defense Deputy Admits Obama White House Spied on Candidate/President-Elect Trump
This is stunningly interesting and hopefully will be picked up by MSM and congressional investigators.Sometimes when a person is deep inside an echo-chamber of like-minded ideologues, they  might not realize what they’re saying is rather revealing to those on the outside. That’s the set up for former Obama administration official Evelyn Farkas (Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense) appearing on ... [Read More]
Image of Facial Recognition In The Toilet: Asia’s Restrooms Are Going High Tech
Facial Recognition In The Toilet: Asia’s Restrooms Are Going High Tech
It seems everything is receiving a technology upgrade nowadays, and public restrooms might be the next target. Whether it’s to fight toilet paper thieves or show which stalls are occupied, the next time you go pee there may be technology watching over you.Authorities in China are adding facial recognition toilet paper dispensers in some public restrooms to stop visitors from stealing entire rolls ... [Read More]
Image of Hackers Threaten to Remotely Wipe 300 Million iPhones Unless Apple Pays Ransom
Hackers Threaten to Remotely Wipe 300 Million iPhones Unless Apple Pays Ransom
If you use iCloud to sync your Apple devices, your private data may be at risk of getting exposed or deleted by April 7th.It has been found that a mischievous group of hackers claiming to have access to over 300 million iCloud accounts is threatening Apple to remotely wipe data from those millions of Apple devices unless Apple pays it $75,000 in crypto-currency or $100,000 worth of iTunes gift car... [Read More]
Image of Nunes claims some Trump transition messages were intercepted – POLITICO
Nunes claims some Trump transition messages were intercepted – POLITICO
By Austin Wright    House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes declared Wednesday that members of Donald Trump’s transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under inadvertent surveillance following November’s presidential election.The White House and Trump’s allies immediately seized on the statement as vindication of the president’s much-maligned claim that former Presiden... [Read More]
Image of Wikileaks Releases "NightSkies 1.2": Proof CIA Bugs "Factory Fresh" iPhones  | Zero Hedge
Wikileaks Releases "NightSkies 1.2": Proof CIA Bugs "Factory Fresh" iPhones | Zero Hedge
The latest leaks from WikiLeaks' Vault 7 is titled “Dark Matter” and claims that the CIA has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008 through suppliers.  The full documents are expected to be released after a 10 a.m. EDT “press briefing” that WikiLeaks promoted on its Twitter.And here is the full press release from WikiLeaks:Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 "... [Read More]
Image of Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says | Fox News
Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says | Fox News
Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News.Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairm... [Read More]
Image of NSA Documents Prove Surveillance of Donald Trump & His Family » Alex Jones' Infowars
NSA Documents Prove Surveillance of Donald Trump & His Family » Alex Jones' Infowars
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Infowars.com have obtained credible information from law enforcement sources regarding individual records of U.S. citizens under National Security Agency (NSA) electronic surveillance in the years 2004 through 2010 – a database that suggests both Donald J. Trump and Alex Jones were under illegal, unauthorized government monitoring during those years.Michael Zullo, formerly the c... [Read More]
Image of House Intel Committee seeks names of Obama officials who requested 'unmasking' of Americans picked up on surveillance
House Intel Committee seeks names of Obama officials who requested 'unmasking' of Americans picked up on surveillance
(CNN)The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee asked the three leaders of the intelligence community Wednesday about any time during the last seven months of the Obama administration whenever any of its agents and officials improperly named, or "unmasked," and disseminated the identities of American citizens picked up in intelligence collection.Chairman Devin Nunes, R-California, and Ranking... [Read More]
Image of Russia urges US to explain CIA hacking exposed by WikiLeaks » Alex Jones' Infowars
Russia urges US to explain CIA hacking exposed by WikiLeaks » Alex Jones' Infowars
Moscow has urged US intelligence services to provide a detailed and open response to WikiLeaks’ accusations of CIA hacking activities as #Vault7 constitutes a serious threat to international security, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.“We’d really like the security services in Washington to respond fully and openly to the released documents with specific facts, and if this informat... [Read More]
Image of John McAfee: CIA Has Failed Its Mandate to Protect the American People » Alex Jones' Infowars
John McAfee: CIA Has Failed Its Mandate to Protect the American People » Alex Jones' Infowars
The alleged CIA practice of deliberately keeping software exploits unpatched for potential access is like not giving sick people penicillin, said John McAfee, the creator of McAfee antivirus, on the latest WikiLeaks data trove.The anti-secrecy website on Tuesday published a trove of classified documents related to the US arsenal of cyberweapons. Among other things, WikiLeaks alleged that the CIA f... [Read More]