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  • Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower: Facebook Able to Listen to You at Home and Work

    03/27/2018 6:19:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/27/2018 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christoper Wylie, appearing before a committee of British MPs on Tuesday, said that Facebook has the ability to spy on users in their homes and offices. The British parliament is investigating Cambridge Analytica's involvement in the Brexit election. MP Damian Collins, who chaired the committee, asked Wyle whether Facebook has the ability to listen to what people are talking about in order to better target them with ads. "There's been various speculation about the fact that Facebook can, through the Facebook app on your smartphone, listen in to what people are talking about and discussing and using...
  • Nurse who photographed patient's genitals surrenders license

    03/30/2016 1:13:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    CNY Central ^ | March 29, 2016 | CNY Central
    FULTON, N.Y. -- A Fulton nurse convicted of taking a photo of an unconscious patient's penis with her iPhone last year surrendered her license, according to the New York State Education Department. Kristen Johnson was forced to give up her license as part of a plea deal where she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disseminating of unlawful surveillance photos. Her conviction came after a nine-month investigation by the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office into complaints from her Upstate University Hospital co-workers that she sent pictures of two patients via text message. She was originally charged with two counts of second-degree unlawful...
  • Drone owner files federal lawsuit after neighbor downs aircraft with a shotgun (KY)

    01/06/2016 11:56:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 6, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    A Kentucky man who had his $1,500 hobbyist drone shot out of the sky last year by an agitated neighbor has filed a federal lawsuit in hope of having the courts define the rights of aircraft operators versus property owners with respect to unmanned aerial vehicles. Attorneys for the drone owner, David Boggs, filed a complaint for declaratory judgment and damages in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on Monday, nearly six months after the man’s camera-equipped, remote-controlled aircraft was brought down by a shotgun-wielding neighbor, William Merideth. Police initially cited Mr. Merideth with charges of criminal...
  • Feds Interrogate Man Wearing Google Glass in Movie Theater

    01/21/2014 10:26:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 100 replies ^ | 1/21/14 9:35am | By Jordyn Taylor
    As if you needed another reason not to wear your dumb Google Glass in public—or ever, actually—an Ohio man claims he was yanked out of a movie theater and interrogated by federal agents, who believed he was illegally filming the movie with his face computer. The man’s full account is posted on The Gadgeteer, but we’ll summarize it here so you can get the gist of it before you’re engulfed forever in this ghastly winter storm. Last Saturday, our Glass-wearing protagonist and his wife went to a showing of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at an AMC in Columbus, Ohio. About...
  • Resisting the Surveillance State

    07/28/2013 7:44:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | July 28, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    George W. Bush and Dick Cheney spent eight years choking personal privacy to within an inch of its life. After they were done, Barack Obama showed up, expressed heartfelt sympathy and stood on its throat. But despite their efforts, it isn't quite dead. Last week, it showed definite signs of life. That happened thanks to the combined efforts of people in Congress on the right and the left who assembled under a figurative banner reading, "They're liars and we don't trust them." Appalled by the mass collection of phone records by the National Security Agency, they proposed that such surveillance...
  • Obama's Scandals Driving Down His Job Approval

    06/14/2013 3:20:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | June 14, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    President Obama's job approval polls are declining, proving Abraham Lincoln's admonition that you can't fool all the people all the time. The Gallup Poll reported Thursday that Obama's job approval grade has fallen to an embarrassing 46 percent and that 47 percent of those polled disapprove of his second term performance, up by three points. To add insult to injury, Obama has to swallow the news that his Republican predecessor, on whom he has blamed all of his problems, is now much more popular -- in fact, he's more popular than Obama right now. A separate Gallup survey finds that...
  • IRS Checking Out Your Facebook and Twitter to Help Keep You Honest

    04/06/2013 9:38:07 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies ^ | April 3, 2013 | Jesse Knutson
    IRS checking out your Facebook and Twitter to help keep you honest You have less than two weeks to file your taxes and your Facebook or Twitter accounts could end up getting you in big trouble with the IRS. They're looking for tax cheaters. The IRS has been known to check car records, employment documents and other public records. Now, your social media page is on that list too. “I think that’s a little bit ridiculous,” replied one person we talked to. Some of the people we talked to were surprised. “I think it’s still an invasion of privacy,” commented...
  • Presumed Guilty in the Name of Fighting Terrorism

    12/29/2012 6:48:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | December 29, 2012 | Bob Barr
    The legal principle placing the burden of proof on accusers rather than the accused can be traced back to Second and Third Century Roman jurist, Julius Paulus Prudentissimus. Yet, this ancient concept, which forms the legal and moral cornerstone of the American judicial system, is quickly being undermined in the name of “national security.” In August 2004, President George W. Bush created the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) via Executive Order 13354. The organization was then codified in December of that year in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA). The primary purpose of this secretive government agency...
  • Code Enforcement Officer Walks Into Home (Yells at Sleeping Woman to Mow Her Lawn)

    07/10/2012 9:04:18 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 65 replies ^ | July 02, 2012 | Michael Miller
    Code Enforcement Officer Walks Into Home Monday morning, Erica Masters was sleeping in her bed when Columbia County Code Compliance Officer Jimmy Vowell came to serve a violation notice for her grass being too long. Erica caught the whole incident on tape. "He let himself in and actually came through the house and into my bedroom. And yelled at me to wake me up, to let me know that I needed to come back outside and sign the violation notice." Erica says she was freaked out seeing a stranger in her doorway. "I woke up, I didn't have my glasses...
  • Our Smart Meter Battle Has Started

    07/07/2012 1:12:52 PM PDT · by Windflier · 84 replies
    Email | 6 July 2012 | Unknown Patriot
    Subject: Our Smart Meter battle has started in the Dallas, TX area... Hello, Last week, we received a Smart Meter installation notification letter from Oncor, and today I refused to allow an Oncor contractor access to our meter. I made many copies of the below letter and hand walked them to all my neighbors. If you have Smart Meter information available that will assist us with this battle, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You, Rachel Copy of letter below: Hello neighbor, On June 29th, 2012, we received a Smart Meter installation letter from Oncor at our home. We...
  • Shatner drops pants at L.A. airport

    06/29/2012 10:53:41 AM PDT · by PT57A · 87 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 28, 2012
    Star Trek legend William Shatner was left nursing a bruised ego when his trousers fell down during an airport security check in front of dozens of fellow travellers.

    09/02/2011 6:41:06 PM PDT · by yorkie · 71 replies
    Liberty News ^ | September 2, 2011 | Staff
    “The electromagnetic field is the perfect secret agent: you cannot see it, you cannot smell it, you cannot hear it, and its effects are slow but relentless.” -By Volter Hertenstein, MP Bavarian Parliament I ask NWVs to post this column on a Friday because it does require many hours of reading to fully understand the issue. By necessity, this new column is two parts as I'm trying, as I did in my first column, to put as much credible information all together in one place to make it easier for everyone fighting this new silent killer. We're all pressed for...
  • Dying Woman Undergoes Additional TSA Security Screening, Says Family

    06/26/2011 3:26:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 130 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2011
    An elderly woman in the late-stages of leukemia was forced to undergo 45 minutes of additional screenings last Saturday when she tried to board a flight out of Northwest Florida Regional Airport, her daughter told Lena Reppert, 95, was to say her final goodbyes to her daughter before she made what would most likely be her last flight to her native Michigan. After eight years of battling leukemia, doctors say she doesn’t have much time to live. “She said she wanted to be closer to her grave,” Jean Weber, her daughter, told “I knew it would probably...
  • 2 Rutgers Freshmen Charged Making Sex Tape Of Student (The young man killed himself)

    09/29/2010 11:19:14 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 522 replies · 1+ views
    PIX Channel 11 NJ ^ | 9-29-2010 | ARTHUR CHI'EN and SHELLEY NG
    NEW JERSEY (WPIX) — A freshman at Rutgers University is believed to have committed suicide after he was secretly taped by two other students during a sexual encounter, police said. The video was allegedly broadcast on the internet.
  • Scanner Vans Allow Drive-By Snooping

    09/27/2010 8:29:34 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 19 replies ^ | 09.27.10, 12:00 AM ET | Andy Greenberg
    Privacy-conscious travelers may cringe to think of the full-body scanners finding their way into dozens of airport checkpoints around the country. Most likely aren't aware that the same technology, capable of seeing through walls and clothes, has also been rolling out on U.S. streets. American Science & Engineering, a company based in Billerica, Mass., has sold U.S. and foreign government agencies more than 500 backscatter X-ray scanners mounted in vans that can be driven past neighboring vehicles or cargo containers to snoop into their contents. And while the biggest buyer of AS&E's machines over the last seven years has been...
  • Are Bank Safe Deposit Boxes Safe? No

    11/02/2009 7:31:28 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,991+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 11-2-2009 | David Vaughn
    Are Bank Safe Deposit Boxes Safe? No Commodities / Gold & Silver 2009 Nov 02, 2009 - 06:02 PM By: David_Vaughn Got a lot of email when I suggested that safe deposit boxes are not safe from bank or government intrusion. In most minds the “safe deposit box” is the “holy grail.” Our comfort will always be OK as long as our safe deposit box remains safe from others ill intent. Noticed the last few years how the Swiss Banks are no longer confidential places for one to store anything of value? The US government has applied pressure on Switzerland...
  • Former Hollywood private eye ordered to trial (Clinton Goon Caused Reporter To Fear For Life)

    08/05/2009 1:12:58 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 2 replies · 443+ views
    Google news ^ | 8-06-09 | Staff
    SNIP: Prosecutors allege Pellicano hired Alexander Proctor between April and June 2002 to intimidate then-Los Angeles Times reporter Anita Busch "to cause her to fear for her life." The criminal complaint alleges Proctor went to Busch's Los Angeles County home and placed a dead fish with a rose in its mouth on the windshield of her car.
  • Strickland puts director on leave in fund-raising probe (Joe the Plumber snooper busted!)

    11/07/2008 4:32:21 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 30 replies · 1,875+ views
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH ^ | Friday, November 7, 2008 | Randy Ludlow
    Gov. Ted Strickland has placed the director of the Department of Job and Family Services on paid leave for possibly using a state computer and e-mail account for political fund raising. The governor took the action against Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the state agency, late this afternoon. Strickland said he asked Inspector General Thomas P. Charles to investigate the matter. He named Jan Allen, secretary of his cabinet, to serve as acting director of Job and Family Services. The Dispatch filed a public-records request last week that requested any Jones-Kelley e-mails that mentioned Democrat Barack Obama, who won election as...
  • Toledo police clerk charged in Joe The Plumber snooping case (Police Clerk is an ACORN worker?)

    10/28/2008 3:14:32 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 120 replies · 6,404+ views
    Michelle Malkin via Ace HQ ^ | 10/27/2008 | Michelle MAlkin
    Just in: The Toledo Police Department confirms that one of its records clerks has been charged with performing an unlawful search of Joe The Plumber’s records. That makes two Ohio government employees identified in the snooping case. (Obama donor Helen Jones-Kelly, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, approved a separate search. More are being investigated.) snip...
  • Inspector general investigating access to Joe the Plumber's personal information

    10/27/2008 9:52:55 AM PDT · by randita · 23 replies · 1,577+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 10/27/08 | Randy Ludlow
    Inspector general investigating access to Joe the Plumber's personal information Monday, October 27, 2008 11:33 AM By Randy Ludlow The Columbus Dispatch Personal information on "Joe the Plumber" was sought through the state's child-support computer in a check run from the main offices of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio Inspector General Thomas P. Charles confirmed today that he is investigating the incident. He declined to provide details. The inquiry on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher was run through the Support Enforcement Tracking System from the state department's offices in downtown Columbus. The use of a state computer system...