Category Archives: Surveillance

‘A Dystopian Surveillance State Being Built in Plain Sight’: Pentagon Tests Radar-Equipped Balloons to Spy on Vehicles Across Midwest

From commondreams.org

“These programs are not about stopping violence, they’re about social control.”

Millions of Americans across the Midwest this summer are being subjected to surveillance from above as the Pentagon experiments with the use of surveillance radars attached to high-altitude balloons.

“Even in tests, they’re still collecting a lot of data on Americans: who’s driving to the union house, the church, the mosque, the Alzheimer’s clinic. We should not go down the road of allowing this to be used in the United States.”
—Jay Stanley, ACLU

As The Guardian reported Friday, the defense and aerospace contractor Sierra Nevada Corporation was authorized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to send up to 25 balloons across six states to track vehicles.

U.S. Southern Command commissioned the project for the stated purpose of creating a “persistence surveillance system” to deter drug traffickers and perceived “homeland security threats.”

Civil liberties advocates were distressed at the newly-reported project on Friday, which the Sierra Nevada Corporation obtained a license to begin on July 12 and end on September 1.

“The deployment of this kind of surveillance capability in the United States is incredibly alarming,” Mana Azarmi, policy counsel for the Center for Democracy and Technology, told Common Dreams. “Persistent government surveillance, such as that facilitated by this technology, raises many civil liberties concerns and should not be permitted in the absence of a warrant.”

“Mass surveillance doesn’t make us safer,” the digital rights group Fight for the Future tweeted.

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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/02/dystopian-surveillance-state-being-built-plain-sight-pentagon-tests-radar-equipped

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Hong Kong Protestors getting around internet censorship are using Mesh Messaging App China Can’t Block: Usage Up 3685%

From forbes.com

How do you communicate when the government censors the internet? With a peer-to-peer mesh broadcasting network that doesn’t use the internet.

That’s exactly what Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are doing now, thanks to San Fransisco startup Bridgefy’s Bluetooth-based messaging app. The protesters can communicate with each other — and the public — using no persistent managed network.

And it’s led to swift growth for Bridgefy: downloads are up almost 4,000% over the past 60 days, according to Apptopia estimates (Apptopia is an app metrics company).

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2019/09/02/hong-kong-protestors-using-mesh-messaging-app-china-cant-block-usage-up-3685/?fbclid=IwAR2YFvMwGadpsG7tI5TFBKLzD40Afv4HHUn1jjQDvtSamkFF9mX0FTjpNmg#792f3a7f135a

Photo: Image by Dariusz Sankowski from Pixabay

‘All of us are in danger’: John Pilger delivers warning from Julian Assange

Published on Sep 4, 2019
READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/a0zd Journalist John Pilger has delivered a stark warning from WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, who said that his persecution is intended to kill dissent. “Speak up now,” Pilger said, or face “the silence of a new kind of tyranny.” RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcq… Check out http://rt.com Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT Follow us on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/rttv #RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

The truth about smart cities

Amazing Polly shares her insights on not so smart cities, a bit like the dumb meters they try to foist on us.

Published on Jun 27, 2019

I expose the con games & sales pitches that the billionaires use to entice us into building SMART Cities & share inspiration from Taipei where the people are rejecting the SMART grid system. Also, I show you an odd similarity between SMART Cities and the “Hameau” — specially designed, fully functioning villages that were installed on the estates of the elites in France in the run up to the French Revolution. My paypal for $$ tips is here (THANK YOU!): https://paypal.me/PollyStGeorge Follow me on Bitchute! Please subscribe when you’re there: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/99Fr… References: Daily Mail The ARchers ruined small farms: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti… Quilette Tech Oligarchs: https://quillette.com/2019/06/19/what… waterfront toronto: https://business.financialpost.com/te… Future of Fintech: https://www.businessinsider.com/futur… Blockchain news: https://blockchainnews.report/?p=830 Dezeen SmartCity: https://www.dezeen.com/2018/11/06/blo… facebook france: https://news.sky.com/story/facebook-t… Dubai Smart City of the Future: https://interestingengineering.com/sm… Media Lab, Dubai smartphone penetration, 2018: https://www.themedialab.me/uae-digita… Interesting Engineering, Smart Cities: https://interestingengineering.com/th… Jim Balsillie: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opini… Taiwan Mobile Pay: https://technode.com/2018/03/26/expla… International Urban Development Association / Taipei: https://inta-aivn.org/en/news/inta-ne… Pleasure Dairy: https://harvardpress.typepad.com/hup_… Coindesk: https://www.coindesk.com/buried-in-fa…

Google is Taking Censorship of Health Websites to the Next Level

“Google has deliberately placed a systematic penalty on the vast majority of health sites to make sure that they don’t show up on the first page of search results. “

From greenmedinfo.com

Something interesting happened in the health world recently, and I haven’t seen any news stories about it.

Google is deliberately censoring all “non-mainstream” health websites that have gained any kind of serious traction, without exception.

They’re not showing information that users want to see, or respecting what they’re searching for. Instead, Google is taking it on themselves to decide what health information you’re allowed to see, and changing your search results from behind the scenes.

I know what you’re probably thinking: this sounds like a conspiracy theory.

But that’s exactly why I wrote this post. If you look at the evidence I present in this post, you’ll quickly see that this is no kooky conspiracy theory — it’s real, and barely even a secret.

Now, when I say “censor,” I mean that Google has deliberately placed a systematic penalty on the vast majority of health sites to make sure that they don’t show up on the first page of search results. SelfHacked and Examine are just two of the sites that have been caught up in Google’s latest “blacklist” — but we’re also far from the only ones.

You can easily see this in action for yourself. In order to find SelfHacked content on Google now, you have to add “SelfHacked” to your search term or else it won’t show up. This isn’t the case if you try the same searches on BingYahoo, or DuckDuckGo, where we still rank highly for many health-related search terms. (DuckDuckGo has additional benefits in that they don’t track you and serve much fewer ads, by the way.)

This isn’t just a change that affects service providers like us — these changes are also going to have a major effect on everyone’s ability to find accurate, scientific, and useful health information online.

Google as the Thought Police

Google has become the Thought Police for health content.

There’s been a lot of news about big tech companies de-platforming and censoring controversial figures.

We also know about Google firing James Damore and their ideological echo chamber.

There have been rumors that Google is working with China, even though they won’t work with the United States military. Peter Thiel recently wrote a piece in the NY Times describing their willingness to work for China, but not the US.

We also know that Google is moving away from their “don’t be evil” mantra, which is quite a low bar to begin with, if you ask me.

But what isn’t getting coverage is that Google has started censoring high-quality health content — even content that is backed up by research published in conventional medical and academic journals.

Some people have suggested that Google is in the hands of Big Pharma. They cite evidence of Google’s partnership with GSK, and their willingness to share their data and forge business partnerships with them.

Now, I’m not a conspiracy theorist, and I don’t subscribe to Google being bought out by big pharma — or at least, I don’t believe that’s their main influence.

I chalk it up to Google’s ideological echo chamber.

The question is, who gave Google the authority to say that SelfHacked and the hundreds of other sites they are censoring are not reliable websites?

For example, Google’s John Mueller keeps claiming that Google ranks sites that display “expertise,” “authoritativeness,” and “trustworthiness” (E-A-T). He has even suggested that website owners like me can improve our site’s rankings by asking other experts to weigh in on whether our site has these characteristics, and adjust it accordingly until relevant experts approve.

The thing is, no matter who I ask, they’ve all told me that SelfHacked is already authoritative, trustworthy, and displays expertise. You can look at any of our posts and judge for yourself.

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https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/google-taking-censorship-health-websites-next-level?fbclid=IwAR1GTMntDWA3hmYEMY3-hjm9p1XR0Hwiq85ZWBiSRu4lQja0fkfpM_HdZkc

‘They’ are saying Human RFID Chips Will Not Be Optional and They Will “Change The Very Essence of What It Is To Be Human”

Warming you to the idea of compulsory of course. First we heard of these it was all good, all optional, no probs, nothing to see here. As the years roll on it gets more ominous. Same as it is with the looming mandatory vaccines. All this too as folk are waking up to the previously undisclosed risks. We’re being very subtly roped into a corner with no choice. EWR

RELATED: DURING THE 1980S, THREE MYSTERIOUS ADS IN THE SYDNEY HERALD FORETOLD AUSTRALIA’S CURRENT MICRO CHIPPING OF ITS CITIZENS

From disclose.tv

Human Microchips To Be Forced on Society? Sociology Professor Noelle Chesley paints a disturbing image, claiming that Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) chips will be mandatory for everyone at some point in the future. It may eventually become standard practice to insert a chip into an infant along with the first vaccination.

Are RFID Chips the “Mark of the Beast”?

Already there are many concerns regarding the safety and possible downsides of using these chips. Some fear they will be used by the government or even by unwanted people to spy on one as they will be GPS active and a person’s movements can be monitored. Some believe as these chips could be used to make purchases that financial security is an issue. Other concerns include that private information might be compromised, infections (bacterial and of the computer variety) might occur and that people may already be tagged with these devices without their knowledge or consent. More extreme concerns include the religious notion that these chips are straight from revelation and could be considered “Mark of the Beast” or are part of the theory that the Illuminati, the secret body that governs the population, is using these chips to keep an eye on people and maintain control.

Gps Tracking Chip For Humans Radio-frequency Identification Microchip Implant

Whatever the downside, it does not negate the upside in the form of convenience towards having these chips installed. They can open doors, pay for things, unlock and start your car, give parents information about their children’s whereabouts, and send helpful medical data to healthcare professionals. This can prove useful in emergency situations when immediate care is required or in diagnosing a condition. Speaking for the positive side of these devices, Cybernetics Professor Mark Gasson points out that human beings are already in the position of using devices such as their phones and computers as a necessity a chip is the next step. He believes those who do not get one will be at a “disadvantage.”

https://www.disclose.tv/human-rfid-chips-will-not-be-optional-and-they-will-change-the-very-essence-of-what-it-is-to-be-329240?fbclid=IwAR0O3LpGpXJAmYNUYp4TaTlx68o6hMjwVJ6Moga7Ht6Fv967z3dcXUT8Ex0

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Spying on Earth: Rocket Lab’s payloads get more and more interesting

from thespinoff

The launch of satellites for private companies that sell data to spy agencies raises fresh concerns about New Zealand’s fledgling space industry, Ollie Neas writes. 

A satellite on board Rocket Lab’s most recent mission will collect data for US spy agencies, among other customers.

The satellite belongs to US private intelligence company BlackSky and raises “residual national interest risks”, the New Zealand Space Agency says. However these risks weren’t considered serious enough to decline approval for the launch.

This mission appears to be the first time the Space Agency has raised national interest concerns about the launch of a rocket payload from New Zealand.

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https://thespinoff.co.nz/business/01-08-2019/spying-on-earth-rocket-labs-payloads-get-more-and-more-interesting/?fbclid=IwAR2D7RxwWUvPBvGbDPxFetqnphVra4ZuQBTh9qfb3AE_xiQAaqogGWXFmIM


For other EWR articles & links on Rocket Lab search categories at left of page.

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Vimeo bans Project Veritas, Natural News on the same day as criminal tech giants collude to silence independent journalism

(Natural News) The video platform Vimeo has banned Project Veritas and Natural News on the same day, taking part in the criminal collusion among tech giants who are systematically silencing independent journalism that keeps exposing the criminality of the tech giants themselves.

Two days ago, Project Veritas released a bombshell video showing a Google executive named Gen Jennai who admitted on camera that Google is engaged in a massive criminal scheme to alter election outcomes and silence conservative speech. Google’s video platform YouTube, to the surprise of no one, banned that video in a desperate effort to silence the explosive revelations. (Yes, Google censored a video that exposed Google’s censorship, thus proving the video’s merits yet again.)

Despite being banned by YouTube, the video remained available on Vimeo, Bitchute and Brighteon.com, where it continued to gain huge viewership.

Yesterday, in an act of obvious criminal collusion with Google, Vimeo disabled the Project Veritas account, shutting off all its videos and taking down the particular video that revealed Google’s “massive criminal enterprise” which is now openly admitted to by one of its own executives.

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https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-06-27-vimeo-bans-project-veritas-natural-news-on-the-same-day-as-criminal-tech-giants-accelerate-the-silencing-of-independent-journalism.html

Google buries Mercola.com search results in escalating attack on all independent health, nutrition and vaccine information

(Natural News) Yet another wildly popular source of science-based news and information about natural health, Mercola.com, has been targeted for elimination by the corrupt, Big Tech deep state.

Google, which recently implemented another one of its “broad core” search engine updates, has decided to arbitrarily remove Mercola.com from its search results – for no other reason than the fact that Mercola.com bravely tells the politically-incorrect truth about things like genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and vaccines.

Similar to what Facebook recently did to Natural News, Google took it upon itself to punish Mercola.com for daring to challenge the status quo on important topics that affect the lives and liberty of all Americans.

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https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-06-26-google-buries-mercola-search-results-in-escalating-attack-on-all-independent-health-nutrition-vaccine-information.html