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  • Google's Got A New Face-Tracking Camera For Your Home

    09/09/2019 1:46:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/09/19 | Ry Crist
    It's no longer just always-listening microphones -- Google's new Nest Hub Max smart display adds a camera that's always scanning for faces.Google Home and Nest Hub gadgets already feature microphones that are always listening for the words that wake up the Assistant ("OK, Google" or "Hey, Google"). Now, the search giant's newest gadget for your home, the Nest Hub Max smart display, adds in a camera that's always watching for a familiar face.Google calls the feature Face Match, and it uses facial recognition technology to remember what you look like. After that, you can tap on the screen to see...
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot caught on mic calling police union leader a 'clown'

    07/25/2019 7:13:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 07/24/2019 | Fox 32 Chicago
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she is sorry she insulted a police union leader aloud on Wednesday. It's no secret that Mayor Lightfoot does not get along with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). However, it was still surprising when, during the City Council meeting, she was caught on a microphone insulting the group's second in command. As Patrick Murray got up to speak, Lightfoot could be heard saying, “oh, back again, this FOP clown."
  • The Military Industrial Complex

    05/30/2019 3:16:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    There are a lot of phrases that live on long after they were first uttered, and most lose their meaning or have it changed over time either through overuse or the necessity of politics. But one phrase remains as clear and important now as it was the day it was first spoken – the military industrial complex.President Dwight Eisenhower used the phrase in his farewell address to the nation, three days before the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex....
  • Google says the built-in microphone it never told Nest users about...

    02/20/2019 8:33:20 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 77 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/20/2019 | Nick Bastogne
    In early February, Google announced that its home security and alarm system Nest Secure would be getting an update. Users, the company said, could now enable its virtual-assistant technology, Google Assistant. The problem: Nest users didn't know a microphone existed on their security device to begin with. The existence of a microphone on the Nest Guard, which is the alarm, keypad, and motion-sensor component in the Nest Secure offering, was never disclosed in any of the product material for the device.
  • Air Force secretary calls for biggest buildup in squadrons since the Cold War.....

    09/17/2018 1:01:54 PM PDT · by caww · 42 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/17/2018 | Jamie McIntyre
    he proposed addition of 74 new combat squadrons to the Air Force would be the biggest increase in the service since the Cold War and is specifically intended to counter growing threats from Russia and China. “We must see the world as it is. … We must prepare,” Wilson said. “We have returned to an era of great power competition." Wilson acknowledges it will take time and additional funding to acquire the aircraft and recruit the pilots and additional personnel crews, but she called the planned expansion “an obligation to our countrymen. “We aren’t naive about how long it will...
  • House easily passes $717B defense authorization bill

    05/25/2018 12:01:54 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 05/24/18 | ELLEN MITCHELL
    The House on Thursday effortlessly passed its $717 billion defense policy bill for fiscal 2019, with more than 100 Democrats backing the measure alongside Republicans. The House’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed 351-66, with 131 Democrats siding with 220 Republicans to support the bill. Among those who voted against the bill were seven Republicans. “The best way to summarize this bill is that it takes the next steps,” Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said on the House floor before the vote. “The next steps to rebuilding our military and reforming the Pentagon, the next...
  • Syria Strike Puts Lockheed Martin's Stealthy New Missile to Test

    04/14/2018 5:39:31 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 123 replies
    Yahoo News linking to Bloomberg ^ | April 14, 2018 | Anthony Capaccio
    Direct Link to Bloomberg Article: New Lockheed Missile First Use
  • 105 cruise missiles is hardly a major event

    04/14/2018 8:41:05 AM PDT · by Mariner · 166 replies
    My Fetid Mind | April 14th, 2018 | Mariner
    For all those who are steamed up over the strike in Syria, just remember HHS loses that much money in accounting errors every month. $100 million for 105 cruise missiles. As for their actual impact, 105 cruise missiles are no more a deterrent for Assad, nor provocation for Russia, than the 59 cruise missiles last year. It's apparent Russia turned off their S400 systems and let the US have a fireworks display. Nobody believes it changes anything in Syria. Or the calculus employed in Iran or Norklandia.
  • UK Moves Submarines Next To Syria, Strikes May Begin As Soon As Thursday

    04/11/2018 2:03:52 PM PDT · by blam · 98 replies
    Stop NWO ^ | 4-11-2018
    Shortly after Theresa May declared that she could act in Syria without approval from Parliament, the Telegraph is reporting that the prime minister has ordered UK submarines to travel within striking range of Syria, and adds that strikes could begin as early as Thursday night. With the US's Truman carrier still a month away, the "coalition" will rely on UK and French ships. US air support will likely also be involved, suggesting that any attack on Syria may be based on a joint UK-French naval operation, with US air support. Meanwhile, as reported earlier, President Bashar al-Assad has already started...
  • Airspace Over Syria Cleared for Attack

    04/11/2018 5:11:06 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 152 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | April 11, 2018
    A HEAVY flight of US-led coalition warplanes have reportedly been seen flying over the Iraqi border as a nerve gas counter attack looms. Flight data shows planes being diverted from Syrian airspace as a 48 hour clearance was reportedly ordered by the US military
  • Trump Responds To Russia: Missiles Are Coming

    04/11/2018 4:03:53 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 179 replies
    Donald J Trump ^ | April 11, 2018
    Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!
  • Donald Trump Signs Military Funding Bill: Armed Forces Must Be ‘Perfecto’

    12/12/2017 12:19:38 PM PST · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump signed a military spending bill on Tuesday, promising a “strong military” with the best equipment during his presidency. “We need our military, its got to be ‘perfecto,’” Trump said, urging Congress to remove military sequester caps and pass a clean funding bill for the government next year. Trump called the military funding bill a “momentous“ occasion and a great step in funding the “greatest fighting force in the history of the world.” He said that the bill increased the size of the armed forces budget for the first time in seven years, and included the largest military...
  • A Private Military

    10/25/2017 4:58:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2017 | John Stossel
    We've fought in Afghanistan for 16 years now. Are we making progress? After 9/11, we invaded, overthrew the Taliban, killed Osama Bin Laden and -- stayed. Afghanistan is now America's longest war, ever. President Trump's solution? He'll send several thousand more soldiers. Erik Prince says he has a better idea -- fight terrorists with only 2,000 American Special Operations personnel, plus "a contractor force" of 6,000. Prince is the founder of Blackwater, the private military contractor. The military uses contractors to provide security, deliver mail, rescue soldiers and more. Private contractors often do jobs well, for much less than the...
  • Crony defense budget hands SpaceX a monopoly - why?

    09/12/2017 6:40:49 AM PDT · by 54fighting · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/12/17 | Ron Paul
    Behind the high-minded rhetoric surrounding many government programs, there often (or even usually) lies some grant of special privilege to a powerful business interest. The most well-known example, of course, is ObamaCare’s individual mandate creating a guaranteed market for insurance companies. However, the most common hiding place for corporate welfare is the Pentagon. Hawkish politicians love sticking gifts to big corporations in the yearly National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). So it is no surprise to find an example of cronyism in the Fiscal Year 2018 NDAA, which the Senate is expected to vote on this week.
  • U.S. Provides Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Hezbollah-Linked Lebanese Army

    08/17/2017 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 17 August 2017 | Edwin Mora
    The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon has announced that President Donald Trump’s administration has delivered military equipment to the Hezbollah-linked Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), namely Bradley Fighting Vehicles. “It will provide the Lebanese Armed Forces with new capabilities to protect Lebanon, to protect its borders, and to fight terrorists,” declared Elizabeth Richard, the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon, referring to the U.S.-supplied military vehicles. “Over the next several months, the Army will undergo intensive training on how to operate and maintain this new, very sophisticated combat system.” “I am pleased to once again demonstrate our long-term commitment to Lebanon, and our support...
  • A new hack can turn an Echo into a live microphone

    08/01/2017 8:10:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    the verge ^ | Aug 1, 2017, 4:54pm EDT | Russell Brandom
    Hackers have figured out how to turn an Amazon Echo into a live microphone. First reported by Wired, the attack requires physical access to the device, is limited to pre-2017 Echoes, and would be difficult to deploy at scale. But when successful, it would allow hackers to pull a live feed of all audio within range of the device, even if the wake word hasn’t been said. The method could also allow hackers to remotely retrieve authentication tokens and other sensitive data from the device. Researcher Mark Barnes laid out the attack in a blog post earlier today. In simple...
  • Government Spooks Can Use The Mic And Camera On Trump’s Phone Even When He Thinks It Is Turned Off

    After reading this article you might not ever view your electronic devices the same way again.  Last year, Hollywood released a biographical political thriller based on the life of Edward Snowden that had one particularly creepy scene.  In that scene, a government spook used a program to remotely activate the microphone and camera on a laptop, and by doing so he was able to watch a woman as she got undressed.  Sadly, as you will see below, this kind of thing is happening constantly.  Any digital device can potentially be accessed and used to spy on you even if it...
  • Donald Trump rips 'son of a b----' who set up faulty mic at campaign rally

    01/15/2016 6:47:43 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 110 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/13/16 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump blasted the unnamed "bastard" responsible for setting up a faulty sound system at a Wednesday-night campaign rally. "And by the way, I don't like this mic," Trump said after criticizing US trade policy with China during his speech in Pensacola, Florida. The Republican presidential front-runner then crudely instructed his staff to not pay the person responsible. "Whoever the hell brought this mic system, don't pay the son of a b----," he said. Trump added: "This mic is terrible. Stupid mic keeps popping. Do you hear that George? Don't pay him! Don't pay him. You know, I...
  • 'We're Screwed' Major Garrett open mic briefing U S response to Ebola Outbreak Oct 3 2014

    10/07/2014 5:07:31 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/07/14
    Did I just hear the woman say she's going to do 4-6%?
  • Al Gore's Mic Goes Silent During 'Hypocrite' Remark (while reading Bible verses)

    09/19/2014 2:48:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 9/18/14
    Eco-alarmism guru Al Gore experienced some technical difficulties during a speech on global warming, the timing of which could not have been more ironic. Shortly after Gore began quoting Jesus from the book of Luke, his mic went silent – just as he shouted the word “hypocrite.”