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  • Coming Soon: Computer Chip Implants For Human Tracking

    11/01/2011 2:12:41 PM PDT · by JDW11235 · 75 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | November 1st, 2011 | Mac Slavo
    ...What that basically means is that in an emergency situation, such as a declaration of martial law, chipping stations will be immediately deployed. It will be for you and your family, and will ensure that you’ll receive emergency rations and other services in the event of a serious catastrophe. Next, they’ll require all government healthcare recipients to be chipped in order to prevent rampant fraud. An off-shoot may be to implement nationwide chipping programs for those receiving any government benefits including social security, Medicaid, Medicare, and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance. Prisoners and even detainees will be part of the first adopter...
  • New Police Drone Near Houston Could Carry Weapons

    10/30/2011 10:06:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 77 replies
    KPRC ^ | October 29, 2011 | Stephen Dean
    CONROE, Texas -- A Houston area law enforcement agency is prepared to launch an unmanned drone that could someday carry weapons, Local 2 Investigates reported Friday. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Conroe paid $300,000 in federal homeland security grant money and Friday it received the ShadowHawk unmanned helicopter made by Vanguard Defense Industries of Spring. A laptop computer is used to control the 50-pound unmanned chopper, and a game-like console is used to aim and zoom a powerful camera and infrared heat-seeking device mounted on the front. "To be in on the ground floor of this is pretty exciting...
  • Government paws on our every tweet

    10/29/2011 4:59:10 AM PDT · by Pfesser · 3 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 28, 2011 | Steven Wyer
    ... If that's not enough to get your antenna up, here's another bit of news that most people missed. In April 2010 it was announced that every 140-character snippet you have ever posted on Twitter has been committed to the U.S. Library of Congress. The Library of Congress and our friends at Twitter have agreed to archive every single tweet since its inception on March 21, 2006, when the first tweet was launched. It is now estimated that together we send a billion tweets a week – and all of it is be preserved forever. ... In September of this...
  • “Big Brother is Listening To Phone Calls And Reading Text Messages”‏

    10/28/2011 6:02:49 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 23 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 10-28-11 | J.D. Longstreet
    On November 9th, 2011 Americans will get an up close and personal demonstration of the new powers the US government has given itself over America’s broadcast services. There will be a complete take over of the nation’s air waves, both television and radio – plus — cable television systems, wireless cable systems, satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) providers, and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) providers. The power to do this is now in the hands of the President. Only he has the authority to do this. On November 9th there will be a test of how effectively the system will...
  • Gov't cameras in your car? E-toll patent hints at Big Brotherish future

    10/14/2011 10:59:32 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 18 replies
    pmsnbc | 10/14/11 | Bob Sullivan
    Imagine that you couldn't drive on major highways without agreeing to put a camera in your car -- one that could film either the occupants or the vehicle’s surroundings and transmit the images back to a central office for inspection... It's hard to imagine Americans would tolerate such a direct, Big-Brotherish intrusion. But they might not notice if the all-seeing cameras were tucked inside another kind of government tracking technology that millions of Americans have already invited into their cars. Kapsch TrafficCom AG, an Austrian company that just signed a 10-year contract to provide in-car transponders such as the E-Z...
  • Government Aims to Build a ‘Data Eye in the Sky’

    10/11/2011 3:02:54 PM PDT · by anymouse · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 10, 2011 | JOHN MARKOFF
    (snip) The government is showing interest in the idea. This summer a little-known intelligence agency began seeking ideas from academic social scientists and corporations for ways to automatically scan the Internet in 21 Latin American countries for “big data,” according to a research proposal being circulated by the agency. The three-year experiment, to begin in April, is being financed by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, or Iarpa (pronounced eye-AR-puh), part of the office of the director of national intelligence. The automated data collection system is to focus on patterns of communication, consumption and movement of populations. It will use...
  • US Department of Homeland Security developing system to predict criminal intent

    10/09/2011 7:40:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    engadget.com ^ | Oct. 8, 2011 | Donald Melanson
    We're not exactly lacking in opportunities for Minority Report references these days, but sometimes they're just unavoidable. According to a new report from CNET based on documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the US Department of Homeland security is now working on a system dubbed FAST (or Future Attribute Screening Technology) that's designed to identify individuals who are most likely to commit a crime. That's not done with something as simple as facial recognition and background checks, however, but rather algorithms and an array of sensors and cameras that can detect both physiological and behavioral cues that are...
  • FBI to launch nationwide facial recognition service

    10/08/2011 8:01:46 PM PDT · by madison10 · 18 replies
    Nextgov ^ | October 7, 2011 | Aliya Sternstein
    The FBI by mid-January will activate a nationwide facial recognition service in select states that will allow local police to identify unknown subjects in photos, bureau officials told Nextgov. The federal government is embarking on a multiyear, $1 billion dollar overhaul of the FBI's existing fingerprint database to more quickly and accurately identify suspects, partly through applying other biometric markers, such as iris scans and voice recordings. Often law enforcement authorities will "have a photo of a person and for whatever reason they just don't know who it is [but they know] this is clearly the missing link to our...
  • Supremes Deciding How Close Government Can Watch You

    10/07/2011 8:41:55 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 20 replies
    wnd.com ^ | Bob Unruh
    <p>The Obama administration says that it has the right to attach a GPS unit to your vehicle and watch where you go, with whom you meet, where your children visit friends, whether you go to church or a bar or a bank – all in the hope that investigators could develop the "probable cause" they would need to get a formal court order to search you and your possessions.</p>
  • Get Big Brother out of my medical records

    10/07/2011 1:55:11 PM PDT · by rzman21 · 8 replies
    Conservative Home USA ^ | 10/7/2011 | Conservative Home USA
    Get Big Brother out of my medical records John Rossomando Follow John on Twitter According to Kansas GOP Congressman Tim Heulskamp, Big Brother could be peering into your health records and finding out everything about you – including things you would rather keep private. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, he says, wants a national database where every American’s health records could be warehoused, for states to have their own databases, and for federal bureaucrats to have access to these records. But this sets off the specter of political mischief using your most sensitive personal information. We’ve seen things like this done...
  • Get Big Brother out of my medical records

    10/07/2011 1:54:59 PM PDT · by rzman21
    Conservative Home USA ^ | 10/7/2011 | Conservative Home USA
    Get Big Brother out of my medical records John Rossomando Follow John on Twitter According to Kansas GOP Congressman Tim Heulskamp, Big Brother could be peering into your health records and finding out everything about you – including things you would rather keep private. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, he says, wants a national database where every American’s health records could be warehoused, for states to have their own databases, and for federal bureaucrats to have access to these records. But this sets off the specter of political mischief using your most sensitive personal information. We’ve seen things like this done...
  • Eye on the road (Progressive/AllState/State Farm Attaching Devices to Cars for coverage)

    10/04/2011 3:04:05 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 34 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 10/3/11 | Ameet Sachdev
    CHICAGO — A few months ago, Saman Jayasekara was shopping online for cheaper car insurance when he came across a new product from Progressive Corp. that offered him the chance to save as much as 30 percent. But there was a catch. He would have to install a device in his Hyundai Sonata that would monitor his driving habits, such as when he drove, miles driven and number of sudden stops. Progressive would analyze the data to determine whether he deserved a discount.
  • The Federal Reserve Plans To Identify “Key Bloggers” And Monitor Billions

    09/29/2011 9:31:55 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 33 replies
    The Federal Reserve Plans To Identify “Key Bloggers” And Monitor Billions Of Conversations About The Fed On Facebook, Twitter, Forums And Blogs The Federal Reserve wants to know what you are saying about it.  In fact, the Federal Reserve has announced plans to identify "key bloggers" and to monitor "billions of conversations" about the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, forums and blogs.  This is yet another sign that the alternative media is having a dramatic impact.  As first reported on Zero Hedge, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has issued a "Request for Proposal" to suppliers who may be interested...
  • OBAMA FACEBOOK PAGE REPRINTS ALL COMMENTS MADE ON FACEBOOK THAT HAS HIS NAME IN COMMENTS!!!

    09/28/2011 9:10:38 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 94 replies
    FACEBOOK ^ | 9/28/2011 | RACEBANNON
    THIS IS NOT A JOKE, I WAS TOLD THIS AND CHECKED IT OUT MYSELF, I MADE A COMMENT AND WENT TO THIS PAGE, RELOADED IT AND THERE WAS MY COMMENT!!
  • The 8 Ways Big Brother Facebook’s New Changes Alienate Its Users (Long Article)

    09/27/2011 12:51:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    PJ Livestyle ^ | September 26, 2011 | Michael van der Galien
    By Michael van der Galien Facebook is supposed to be one of the most innovative social networking websites on the Net. It is, at the very least, the biggest — by far.But for how long will Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard project remain number one? It’s a fair question to ask now that the changes Facebook announced Thursday at its f8 conference are being criticized by virtually everybody — except for Zuckerberg himself, that is.When Google+, the new social network of Google, was launched, many were critical. The criticism disappeared at the very moment people starting using it, however: all its new...
  • Scientists Reconstruct Brains’ Visions Into Digital Video In Historic Experiment

    09/23/2011 1:17:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 46 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | September 23, 2011 | Staff
    UC Berkeley scientists have developed a system to capture visual activity in human brains and reconstruct it as digital video clips. Eventually, this process will allow you to record and reconstruct your own dreams on a computer screen. I just can't believe this is happening for real, but according to Professor Jack Gallant—UC Berkeley neuroscientist and coauthor of the research published today in the journal Current Biology—"this is a major leap toward reconstructing internal imagery. We are opening a window into the movies in our minds." Indeed, it's mindblowing. I'm simultaneously excited and terrified. This is how it works: They...
  • Riders call HOT lane bike transponders a waste

    09/21/2011 9:47:32 AM PDT · by cc2k · 5 replies
    WSB TV (Local Disney Affiliate) ^ | Posted: 8:34 am EDT September 21, 2011Updated: 9:40 am EDT September 21, 2011
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Motorcyclists are allowed to use the new freeway HOT lanes toll-free so many are wondering why they have to register with The State Road and Tollway Authority. They also want to know who is paying for the thousands of transponder devices that are being sent to them if they’re not required to mount the Peachpass on their motorcycles.
  • Tea party, conservative groups call on Congress to reject E-Verify

    09/19/2011 2:04:14 PM PDT · by tedw · 103 replies
    The Michigan Messenger ^ | 9/19/2011 | Nicolas Mendoza
    With legislation pending both in the U.S. Congress and the Michigan House of Representatives to require employers to use a new federal immigration database, even conservative and Tea Party groups are speaking out against the idea.
  • City Demands Christians Get Permit For Bible Study

    09/18/2011 2:31:40 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 96 replies
    WND ^ | 9/18/2011
    Chuck and Stephanie Fromm already have been fined $300 for holding Bible studies for their friends at their home, and they face the potential for additional fines of $500 for each study held, according to a legal team taking their case to court. The newest conflict over Bible studies in homes in America arose in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., where city officials say city code section 9-3.301 prohibits religious organizations in residential neighborhoods without a conditional-use permit, a sometimes very expensive procedure. The code cites "churches, temples, synagogues, monasteries, religious retreats, and other places of religious worship and other fraternal...
  • AttackWatch! My Aunt Bessie’s Fanny!

    09/15/2011 7:59:57 AM PDT · by BUSHdude2000 · 34 replies
    US Daily Review ^ | September 15, 2011 | Candace Salima
    Barack Obama's "Obama for America" group has launched a website called AttackWatch. And what this site is supposed to do, ostensibly, it is to provide a place for Americans to snitch on their fellow Americans. Well, to be honest, if I report that Barack Obama is the worst president ever because of his economic, military, constitutional rights, energy, immigration, healthcare policies, then little Obamaites can run to AttackWatch.com and report me. AttackWatch will kindly then provide them all the facts and figures to counter my "attack." Because to Barack Obama, facts are not acceptable, they are ATTACKS! (His emphasis, not mine.)...