Feds Making Thousands of Augmented Reality Surveillance Flights Across US
Police State DailyApr 12
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security have been running thousands of surveillance missions employing cellphone tracking and augmented reality technologies over US cities. According to a new investigation by BuzzFeed News that collected flight data logged by planes registered with the two agencies from the public tracking service, Flig... (more)

Burr and Feinstein Anti-Encryption Bill "Makes Effective Cybersecurity Illegal"
TechdirtApr 08
They've been threatening this for months now, but Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein have finally released a "discussion draft" of their legislation to require backdoors in any encryption... and it's even more ridiculous than originally expected. Yesterday, we noted that the White House had decided to neither endorse nor ... (more)

TSA Spends $1.4M on Randomizer App to Choose Left or Right, YouTuber Recreates it in 10 Minutes
InformationLiberationApr 05
The TSA reportedly spent 1.4 million dollars on a project to create an app which randomly signals the direction left or right, now a YouTuber just recreated the app in 10 minutes.

Geek.com reported on the initial story yesterday:
If you've traveled through US airports in recent years then you're well aware of the TSA Pre-Check lanes. It is a fa... (more)

Renowned Violinist Accused of Raping a Former Pupil Has Case Against Him Dropped After Years of Hell
The Daily MailMar 30
A renowned music professor has been sensationally cleared of raping a former pupil after a three-year legal battle that has cost him £35,000, destroyed his career and almost saw his children taken from him.

Violinist Wen Zhou Li, 61, was due to stand trial later this year accused of raping and indecently assaulting a teenage girl he taught at Chetham's School of Music in the 1990s.

The Chinese-born musician was the last teacher facing charges after a four-year polic
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Black Univ. Student Assaults White Male For 'Appropriating Her Culture' By Having Dreadlocks
InformationLiberationMar 29
A video going viral on YouTube allegedly shows a black female student at San Francisco State University assaulting a young white man for "appropriating her culture" by having dreadlocks.

The video was shared on YouTube Monday by Nicholas Silvera, the description says the incident occurred the same day.
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FBI Cracks iPhone; Case Withdrawn
InformationLiberationMar 28
From the AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Monday it successfully used a mysterious technique without Apple Inc.'s help to hack into the iPhone used by a gunman in a mass shooting in California, effectively ending a pitched court battle between the Obama administration and one of the world's leading technology companies.

The gove
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Women's College Student President ALERTS POLICE to 'Trump 2016' Drawing, Calls It 'Racist Act'
The College FixMar 28
Scripps College's student president says she alerted campus police after "#trump2016" was found scrawled on a dorm room door, calling it "racist … violence," according to an email she sent to the campus community, a copy of which was circulated Saturday on social media.

"This morning, a Mexican-American Scripps student woke up to find her whiteboard vandalized with the phrase '#Trump 2016,'" Minjoo Kim, student body president, said in her March 26 email.

"This r
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Mysterious 'Third Party' Could Resolve Apple vs FBI Dispute
RTMar 21
The US government filed a motion on Monday to vacate Tuesday's hearing against Apple. According to the memorandum, "an outside party demonstrated to the FBI a possible method for unlocking Farook's iPhone." The third party and what the possible methods could be involved are both mysteries.

"On Sunday, March 20, 2016, an outside party demonstrated to the FBI a possible method for unlocking Farook’s iPhone," the filing read. "Testing is required to determine whether it is a
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Poll: 58% of "Liberals" Think People Should Be Prosecuted For Criticizing Religion
InfowarsMar 16
A new poll finds that 58% of Brits who consider themselves “liberals” would support prosecuting people for saying negative things about religion, a shocking insight into how leftists have abandoned support for free speech in favor of political correctness.

The poll, conducted by Populus, found that almost half of respondents (46%) think that there are “some things” you should “not be able to say about religion”. This is an increase of 6 per cent on a previous poll in 2011 which as
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We Read The DOJ's Latest Apple Filing to Highlight All of Its Misleading Claims
TechdirtMar 11


FBI Instructs High Schools to Inform On 'Anti-Government' Students
InfowarsMar 10
A new FBI initiative based on Britain's "anti-terror" mass surveillance program instructs high schools across America to inform on students who express "anti-government" and "anarchist" political beliefs.

"High school students are ideal targets for recruitment by violent extremists seeking support for their radical ideologies, foreign fighter networks, or conducting acts of targeted violence within our borders. High schools must remain vigilant in educating their students about ca
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Worried About Apple? California Has a Bill That Would Disable Encryption On All Phones
EFF.orgMar 10
Smartphone users in California take notice: a new CA State Assembly bill would ban default encryption features on all smartphones. Assembly Bill 1681, introduced in January by Assemblymember Jim Cooper, would require any smartphone sold in California "to be capable of being decrypted and unlocked by its manufacturer or its operating system provider." This is perhaps even more drastic than ... (more)

Documents Reveal US Army Indoctrinated Soldiers On Dangers of 'White Privilege'
Judicial WatchMar 09
Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained documents from the United States Department of the Army revealing that in April 2015, 400 soldiers in the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon, Georgia, were subjected to a "white privilege" briefing, including a PowerPoint presentation instructing the attendees: "Our society attaches privilege to being white and male and heterosexual ..."

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How Governments Force Silicon Valley to Censor You Online
BreitbartMar 09


Pentagon Admits It Has Deployed Military Spy Drones Over The U.S.
USA TodayMar 09


Snowden: FBI's Claim It Can't Unlock The San Bernardino iPhone Is 'Bullshit'
The GuardianMar 09


Social Justice Warriors Demand Their Own Indoctrination College, Power to Fire Cops For 'Microaggessions'
InfowarsMar 08
Safe space students at Western Washington University have issued an extensive list of demands which includes the construction of an entirely new college dedicated to "social justice" as well as the ability to fire police officers who commit microaggressions against them.

The Student Assembly for Power and Liberation (SAPL) has published a petition which calls for "the creation and full implementation of the College of Power and Liberation," an institution that will be devoted
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Hear The Joke That Might Cost Comedian Mike Ward $180,000 (If The Canadian Government Has Its Way)
Rebel.mediaMar 05


Montreal comedian Mike Ward was hauled before Canada's Human Rights Commission for making a joke.

(This isn't the first time this has happened, either; a few years ago, Vancouver comedian Guy Earle was also fined over ten thousand dollars for heckling back at some hecklers in a comedy club.)

We'll tell you the joke Mike made and w
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Judge in Different Apple Case Says That All Writs Act Doesn't Mean Apple Needs to Help Feds Break Into Phone
TechdirtMar 01
Everybody has obviously been focused on the DOJ's All Writs Act request on Apple in the case involving the San Bernardino attacker's work iPhone, but as we've been covering there are a other cases where the feds have made use of the All Writs Act as well, including a key one in NY in the court of Magistrate Judg... (more)

Court Says Cops Can't Testify in Case After Destroying Footage of DUI Arrest
TechdirtFeb 26
They like automatic cameras that record license plate and location data. They like surveillance cameras aimed at citizens around the clock. They even like dashcams and body cams, provided the released footage is limited to exonerating officers... (more)

School Calls Police After Student Looks At UKIP Website in Class
Daily ExpressFeb 26


DOJ Seeking to Force Apple to Unlock iPhones In Over Dozen Other Cases
ReutersFeb 24
Court records released on Tuesday show the U.S. Justice Department has in the last four months sought court orders to force Apple Inc to help investigators extract data from 15 iPhones in cases across the country.

The disclosure comes amid a heated dispute between Apple and federal investigators over access to a locked iPhone belonging to one of the killers in December's mass-shooting in San Bernardino, California.

In a letter unsealed on Tuesday addressed to a fede
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No, The FBI Does Not 'Need' The Info On Farook's iPhone; This Is Entirely About The Precedent
TechdirtFeb 23
Over and over again as people keep talking about the Apple / FBI encryption stuff, I keep seeing the same line pop up. It's something along the lines of "but the FBI needs to know what's on that phone, so if Apple can help, why shouldn't it." Let's debunk that myth. The FBI absolutely does not need to know what's on that phone. It might not even care very much about what's on that phone. As the Grugq ably explained last week, there's almost certainly nothing of interest ... (more)

Obama Appointed Federal Judge Rules Americans Have No First Amendment Right to Film Police
PINACFeb 23
In an embarrassing Constitutional setback for the American judicial system, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled on Friday that citizens do not have the First Amendment right to record police in public.

That is, unless those citizens are telling the cops to go fuck themselves.

Then it's protected speech.

That's the twisted logic coming from Judge Mark A. Kearney, a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsyl
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Creepy Picture Shows Zuck-Bots Plugged Into The Matrix
InformationLiberationFeb 22
From The Verge:
The image above looks like concept art for a new dystopian sci-fi film. A billionaire superman with a rictus grin, striding straight past human drones, tethered to machines and blinded to reality by blinking plastic masks. Golden light shines down on the man as he strides past his subjects, cast in gloom, toward a stage where he will accept their adulation. Later... (more)

Basically Every Single Presidential Candidate Is Totally Clueless as to What's At Stake in The Apple / FBI Fight
TechdirtFeb 22
I guess this isn't that surprising, but as the big legal fight heated up this week between Apple and the Justice Department over whether or not Apple can be forced to create a backdoor to let the FBI access the contents of Syed Farook's iPhone, all of the major Presidential candidates have weighed in... and they're all wrong. Donald Trump is getting the most attention. Starting earlier this week he kept saying that Apple should just do what the FBI wants, and then he kicked it up a no... (more)

Report: Apple Has Unlocked 70 iPhones For The Feds, Worry Latest Request Might 'Tarnish Their Brand'
InformationLiberationFeb 17
The truth is finally coming out about the highly suspicious case whereby Apple is now refusing to unlock a phone for the Feds in the San Bernardino mass shooting case.

From the Daily Beast:
A 2015 court case shows that the tech giant has been willing to play ball with the government before--and is only stopping now because it might "tarnish t... (more)

Tim Cook Refuses to Comply With 'Chilling' Government Demand to 'Build a Backdoor' Into iPhone
ZeroHedgeFeb 17
Following the December 2 horrific mass shooting in San Benardino, Judge Sheri Pym of U.S. District Court in Los Angeles said on Tuesday that Apple must provide "reasonable technical assistance" to investigators seeking to unlock data on - in other words hack - an iPhone 5C that had been owned by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters.

Tim Cook has refused to comply.

The Apple CEO said his company opposed the demand from the judge to help the FBI
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Trump: ‘We Have To’ Open Up San Bernardino Attacker’s Phone — Who Does Apple Think It Is?...
Snowden Backs Apple in Fight Over iPhone, Calls on Google to Speak Up...

DOJ Asks Judge to Toss Surveillance Suits
Courthouse News ServiceFeb 15
WASHINGTON (CN) - Rhetoric heated up Friday in the courtroom of the judge who blocked the government's bulk collection of cellphone metadata, as the government and a conservative activist argued over what to do with three cases against the National Security Agency while awaiting an appeals court ruling.

The D.C. Circuit is currently considering whether the passage of the USA Freedom Act in June renders moot the injunction Judge Richard Leon issued against the National Se
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Cox Refuses to Spy On Subscribers to Catch Pirates
TorrentFreakFeb 15
Last December a Virginia federal jury ruled that Internet provider Cox Communications was responsible for the copyright infringements of its subscribers.

The ISP was found guilty of willful contributory copyright infringement and must pay music publisher BMG Rights Management $25 million in damages.

The verdict was a massive victory for the music company a
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