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  • All priests and bishops are to be required to wear the new high-tech colors (satire)

    06/13/2017 3:16:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT / DEEP CALLS TO DEEP ^ | June 12, 2017 | retired Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, TX
    ALL PRIESTS AND BISHOPS ARE TO BE REQUIRED TO WEAR THE NEW HIGH-TECH COLLARSPosted on June 12, 2017 by abyssum Monday, 12 June 2017 Pope Francis approves electronic tagging for clergy As reported by Rorate Caeli, the Vatican is taking steps to keep its cardinals under control; if one of them is absent from Rome he is asked to let the Secretariat know where he is. Sensors indicate that Cardinal Burke is hiding somewhere round here. In phase 2, it is planned to extend this to all clergy, with the introduction of electronic tagging using the TAGLETM: this is a white collar...
  • Appeals Court OKs Trump Ohio Poll Monitors, Overturns Lower Court Order

    11/06/2016 7:13:05 PM PST · by tekrat · 15 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/6/2016 | MARCY KREITER
    A federal appeals court in Cincinnati overturned a court order Sunday that would have prevented Republican Donald Trump’s supporters from monitoring election activities outside polling places. The decision by the three-judge 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel overturned Friday’s decision by U.S. District Judge James Gwin, whose order would have applied to both Democrats and Republicans equally. But unlike Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton has not exhorted her supporters to stand outside polling places to monitor voting. The decision was in response to a suit filed by Democrats last Sunday, arguing the presence of Trump supporters outside polling places could...
  • Mobile and PC Monitoring Software (Vanity)

    08/17/2016 12:42:03 PM PDT · by day10 · 26 replies
    today | day10
    FR has been a great resource before, so I'll give it a whirl here: Some friends of mine have a rather "adventurous" teenage daughter. As a result, they are looking for recommendations on the best options to STEALTHILY monitor her Windows 10 PC and IOS smartphone. While I am an IT type, I have zero experience or knowledge of this stuff as I never really needed it with my now adult sons.
  • Is the Government Now Monitoring “Right-wing” Conservatives?

    05/18/2016 1:08:18 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    “A U.S. Army training instructor listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania,” wrote Fox News’ Todd Starnes in 2013. It was reminiscent of how the British government banned radio host Michael Savage from entering the UK, placing him on a list with terrorists and criminals. It just seems as if Western statists must have had trouble with those primary school categorization questions and now, even as adults, could think that “bomb, cannon, mortar, rifle, pistol, and pen” all belong together....
  • Swiss intelligence monitoring online activity of 400 possible jihadists

    05/02/2016 2:39:29 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 5 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/2/16
    perhaps they need more refugees (satire) Swiss authorities were monitoring the social media activity of about 400 possible jihadists who might pose a security threat, the NDB federal intelligence service said on Monday. Switzerland is not a primary target for Islamist attacks because it is not part of the military campaign against groups such as Islamic State, but the security threat level has been elevated nonetheless, the NDB's annual report said. The report showed a photo of a Swiss passport next to an explosive belt posted online by a suspected Swiss jihadist who had traveled to the Middle East, and...
  • License Plate Readers Pit Privacy Against Police

    01/16/2015 4:34:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    kstp ^ | 1-15-15 | tom hauser
    It's a battle between privacy advocates and police. Two bills regarding the controversial license plate readers, also known as LPR's, received a hearing at the State Capitol Thursday afternoon. "The scanning and storage capabilities of these systems have increased exponentially since they were first implemented," testified Teresa Nelson of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an opponent of storing this data collected by law enforcement. "As this technology improves and costs go down we're going to see LPR systems reach a point where they're deployed on every street corner and capable of scanning every vehicle." Republican Senator Branden Petersen, R-Andover,...
  • With Phone Calls and Persistence, Tracking Travelers at Risk for Ebola

    11/11/2014 6:36:32 PM PST · by wtd · 1 replies
    The New York Times /MSN ^ | Anemona HARTOCOLLIS
    On the 12th floor of a glass tower at the city health department’s headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, workers huddle like telemarketers at banks of 30 computers, doggedly calling one telephone number after another. Darryl Wong, a French-speaking operator, was trying to reach a West African man who had left New York several days before and had not returned when he said he would. (Snip) Two-thirds of the 289 people being tracked recently came to New York City from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three hardest-hit countries; the rest are workers who have been involved in the care...
  • Ebola: Pa. monitoring caseload rises

    11/04/2014 4:34:44 AM PST · by wtd · 10 replies
    PennLive ^ | 11/03/2014 @ 3:22PM | David Wenner
    Ebola: Pa. monitoring caseload risesPennsylvania health officials as of Monday afternoon were monitoring 135 people for possible Ebola symptoms, an increase of 30 from last week. All have recently arrived in Pennsylvania after visiting one of the areas in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak. However, none are known to have had direct exposure to Ebola, or have shown symptoms. Pennsylvania receives between one and roughly 25 people daily who have returned from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone, where about 13,600 people have been stricken with Ebola, and nearly 5,000 have died as of the end of October.
  • MSM reports of individual States protocol & subsequent monitoring for Ebola:

    11/01/2014 5:18:40 PM PDT · by wtd · 19 replies
    multiple | 11/01/2014
    MSM reports of individual States protocol and subsequent monitoring of travelers from West Africa for Ebola ALABAMA MontgomeryAdvertiser: Alabama monitors 3 from Ebola outbreak areas October 30, 2014 Alabamas13: Gov. Bentley and State Health Officer address Alabama’s Ebola plan ALASKA BuffaloNews: A look at Ebola guidelines in some states October 31, 2014 State health officials in Alaska are finishing a plan that will outline the steps for when to put someone in quarantine or how to manage a patient who is off Alaska's limited road system, said Dr. Joe McLaughlin, the state's chief epidemiologist. Anyone who traveled to the hardest...
  • Pentagon civilians leaving Ebola zones may choose monitoring regimen

    10/31/2014 3:59:06 PM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Nov 1, 2014 2:35am IST
    Pentagon civilians leaving Ebola zones may choose monitoring regimen (Reuters) - Civilian U.S. defense employees returning from Ebola relief work in West Africa must undergo monitoring to ensure they are free of disease but can choose between following civil health guidelines or the stricter military regimen, the Pentagon said on Friday.
  • 100 N.J. residents with no Ebola symptoms being monitored at home, state says

    10/31/2014 6:08:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 10/30/14 | Susan K. Livio
    TRENTON — There are “approximately 100” people in New Jersey who are under “active monitoring” for Ebola, although no one has shown symptoms of having contracted the potentially deadly virus, a spokeswoman for the state Health Department confirmed tonight. Newark Liberty International Airport is one of five airports in the nation accepting travelers from the three West African countries hardest hit by the virus. Those countries are Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York is the second closest airport.
  • U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia monitored for Ebola in Italy

    10/27/2014 8:43:20 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/27/2014 | CBS staff
    U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia are being placed in isolation in Vicenza, Italy out of concern for the Ebola virus, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. The soldiers being monitored include Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams who was the commander of the U.S. Army in Africa but turned over duties to the 101st Airborne Division over the weekend, Martin reports. There are currently 11 soldiers in isolation. They apparently were met by Carabinieri in full hazmat suits. If the policy remains in effect, everyone returning from Liberia - several hundred - will be placed in isolation for 21 days....
  • Truthy Removes Part of Website That Monitored Conservative Hashtags

    10/24/2014 9:24:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) project designed to track “misinformation” on Twitter has removed portions of its website that monitored political users, including conservatives who used the “tcot” hashtag. “Truthy,” the nearly $1 million research project being conducted by the University of Indiana, has redesigned its website following the Washington Free Beacon’s initial report on the study. Truthy Removes Part of Website That Monitored Conservative Hashtags Free Beacon prohibited from asking further questions about project The service is intended to monitor “suspicious memes” and “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online. Truthy has received increased...
  • GM Will Make Cars With Motion Sensors to Keep Your Eyes on the Road

    09/02/2014 10:53:15 AM PDT · by shove_it · 51 replies
    TimeCom ^ | 2 Sep 2014 | Dan Kedmey
    Eye and head tracking sensors will make it harder to text while driving General Motors is reportedly installing sensors in its next generation of cars that will detect drivers’ eye and head motions and alert drivers to prolonged moments of distraction...
  • Pentagon studying protesters to prep for ‘mass civil breakdown’

    06/15/2014 5:01:13 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The Department of Defense has disbursed some funds to universities so that scientists might study the dynamics of civil unrest — and how the U.S. military might best respond. It’s called the “Minerva Research Initiative,” and it’s a program that was kicked off in 2008 to “improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S.,” The Guardian reported. ~snip~ Those individuals targeted for questioning include political activists and members of non-governmental organizations — something that The Guardian pointed to as potential for concern. ~end snip~
  • NSA Surveillance Van monitoring a Catholic Blog

    01/30/2014 10:32:39 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 29 replies
    La Salette JOurney ^ | January 30, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    It would appear that the NSA is using vans to engage in surveillance against private citizens. As explained here: October 20, 2013 in Technology by Betsy facebook twitter digg redditemail “NSA Surveillance Network #1492″ Appears on Wireless Networks During California Internet Outage "Saturday night, around 8:30 Pacific Standard Time, Time/Warner Cable was knocked out in 3/4 of the state of California according to Cox Cable in San Diego. Before I called Cox Cable to confirm there was an outage, I checked my Macintosh’s laptop’s wireless network to see who else in the area was affected. To my surprise almost everyone...
  • States Build Patient-Tracking Systems

    08/28/2013 2:36:29 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    There are nine key take-aways: 1. Many Americans are in at least one state government patient-tracking system, either as a patient or as a parent. 2. There are virtually no consent requirements and few dissent options. 3. Child Health Profiles are being created by linking various state databases together. 4. Federal funding drives the establishment and maintenance of state databases. 5. This is a violation of Fourth Amendment rights against search and seizure. 6. Disease- and condition-specific databases are increasing. 7. Patient trust in doctors and hospitals may be harmed once patients realize surveillance is taking place. 8. The HIPAA...
  • Glenn Greenwald: Low-Level NSA Analysts Have ‘Powerful and Invasive’ Search Tool

    07/28/2013 1:24:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 107 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 28, 2013 | Kari Rea
    Today on “This Week,” Glenn Greenwald – the reporter who broke the story about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs – claimed that those NSA programs allowed even low-level analysts to search the private emails and phone calls of Americans. “The NSA has trillions of telephone calls and emails in their databases that they’ve collected over the last several years,” Greenwald told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “And what these programs are, are very simple screens, like the ones that supermarket clerks or shipping and receiving clerks use, where all an analyst has to do is enter an email address or...
  • How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

    07/12/2013 7:52:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 July 2013 | Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras, Spencer Ackerman and Dominic Rushe
    Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company's own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian.
  • They've been listening for years

    06/08/2013 2:15:41 AM PDT · by chuckles · 23 replies
    vanity | 06-07-2013 | chuckles
    I'm retired from ATT for 12 years now. I worked as a tech installer and repair for digital circuits. During the Clinton administration, I was involved in installing fiber mux's that I was informed went to somewhere in Va. It was pretty common knowledge that it was the gubmint. The sheer size and speed of the circuits was what brought attention to it from most of us working on it. I don't want to spend 2 hours of typing about what it was, but just say it was part of a fiber ring, a very LARGE fiber ring. Let's consider...