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These Ex-Spies are Harvesting Facebook Photos for a Massive Facial Recognition Database

Surveillance & Spying |  | (FORTUNE)  When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, he tried to describe the difference between “surveillance and what we do.” “The difference is extremely clear,” a nervous-looking Zuckerberg said. “On Facebook, you have control over your information… the information we collect ...Read More »

Facebook's Facial Recognition Tool Faces Class Action Suit over Mishandling Biometric Data (VIDEO)

Surveillance & Spying |  | (RT) Facebook’s misuse of their users’ biometric information could potentially amount to billions of dollars in damages after a federal judge greenlighted an Illinois class action suit against the firm’s facial recognition feature. Facebook violated an Illinois state law by improperly using their photo-scanning and facial recognition technologies and storing biometric data without their users’ ...Read More »

Google's File on You Could be 10 Times Bigger than Facebook's - Here's How you Can Download it

Surveillance & Spying |  |   By Arjun Walia, Collective-Evolution |  The perception of Facebook is at an all time low, and they’re receiving a lot of bad press. Despite the fact that it’s probably well deserved, Facebook has still provided a great opportunity for free speech, the sharing of information we never really hear from the mainstream media, and ...Read More »

Zuckerberg Denies that Facebook Uses your Phone's Microphone to Spy on you...Hmm

Surveillance & Spying |  | Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress again today to finish off a second day of questioning on Capitol Hill. His appearance was voluntary and came as a result of the recent Cambridge Analytica data breach that saw the loss of 80 million plus Facebook users’ data. Zuckerberg was questioned on a number of issues challenging Facebook ...Read More »

5 Privacies You Didn't Know You Lost (VIDEO)

Surveillance & Spying |  | By James Corbett, The Corbett Report | We all know that privacy is a thing of the past, right? Pfff. The government spying on everyone? That’s yesterday’s news. But if you think you’ve heard it all when it comes to the obtrusive police state panopticon, you’ve got another thing coming. Here are five privacies you didn’t even realize you ...Read More »

Dept. of Homeland Security will now Track the Actions and Opinions of Journalists and Media Influencers

Surveillance & Spying |  | News has recently come that the US Department of Homeland Security is now looking to build a media monitoring database to track journalists and their ‘sentiment.’ Included in this list will be other media influencers as well. This announcement garnered objection from journalists and influencers, which of course led them to be labelled as ‘conspiracy theorists’  ...Read More »

Amazon Now Wants To Photograph Your Home Every Time They Make A Delivery

Surveillance & Spying |  | By Mac Slavo, SHTFplan |  Amazon has decided to offer a new service that seems innocent on the surface. The retailer has begun photographing packages left at homes and sending that picture to the customer’s email address to help them locate packages that may have been hidden. It all seems so innocent. But is it? According ...Read More »

NSA Has Been Tracking Bitcoin Users Since 2013, New Snowden Documents Reveal

Surveillance & Spying |  |   By Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge |  During his 2015 trial, Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht’s defense attorneys raised questions about the government’s case that, although they were ultimately disregarded by the jury, have continued to bother crypto users with an affinity for so-called “conspiracy theories.” They pointed out vagaries in the FBI’s account of ...Read More »

Silent Spy: Amazon's Alexa Can Listen for More than Just Its Name, Even While in Sleep Mode

Surveillance & Spying |  | By David Williams, Natural News |  During the last Super Bowl, Amazon had an ad spot for Alexa, its intelligent voice-based personal assistant. During the spot, Alexa’s name – usually the device’s trigger to go from Sleep mode to Wake mode and await a user’s commands – was uttered some 10 times. Surprisingly, these didn’t trigger the ...Read More »

Trump Administration To Test Biometric Program To Scan Faces Of Drivers

Surveillance & Spying |  | By Derrick Broze, Activist Post |  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is preparing to launch a pilot program to scan the faces of drivers and passengers at Anzalduas Port near McAllen, Texas. On Thursday the U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced plans for a new pilot program that will test out biometric facial recognition technology ...Read More »

Amazon Patents Bracelet to Control its Workers

Surveillance & Spying |  | Amazon will use the bracelet to monitor workers’ movement in its storage facilities. Amazon, bracelet and control are three words that when used in the same sentence can give goosbumps to any of its workers. The company of Jeff Bezos has reaped a little grateful fame for its policy of personnel management and recent news ...Read More »

Facial Recognition: Convenience vs Privacy

Surveillance & Spying |  | (The Real Agenda News) SÃO PAULO – Facial recognition technology comes loaded with comfort, yes, promises of greater security, okay. But it also comes loaded with a major, yet often ignored inconvenience: Violation of Privacy. In parallel, the expansion of an entire security industry revolves around it and slowly but surely society turns into the Orwellian ...Read More »

Arizona Citizens Tracked In Facial Recognition Database In First Step For REAL ID Implementation

Surveillance & Spying |  | By Aaron Kesel, Activist Post |  Arizona citizens are now in a government database that uses facial recognition technology to track them simply for getting a driver’s license. This allows federal and local law enforcement to use the “perpetual lineup” of suspects not accused of a crime to see if someone is wanted for a crime, Arizona Capitol ...Read More »

Secret Code Is Recording Every Keystroke You Make On More Than 400 Of The Most Popular Websites On The Internet

Surveillance & Spying |  | If someone secretly installed software on your computer that recorded every single keystroke that you made, would you be alarmed?  Of course you would be, and that is essentially what is taking place on more than 400 of the most popular websites on the entire Internet.  For a long time we have known that nothing ...Read More »

Why People Will Happily Line Up to be Microchipped Like Dogs (VIDEO)

Surveillance & Spying |  | So…some people actually want to be microchipped like a dog. They’re lining up for it. They’re having parties to get it done. It if isn’t available to them, they’re totally bummed out. I’m not even going to venture into the religious aspect of having a microchip inserted into a human being. Let’s just talk about the secular ramifications. ...Read More »

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