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Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

By Against Crony Capitalism June 24, 2015   Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission       We’ve written about some smart TVs and their ability to essentially surveil your living room. But if you have Chromium installed on your laptop you may have to worry about your computer doing the same thing. (Not […]


Keeping Government Bureaucrats Off the Backs of the Citizenry: The Supreme Court Responds   Recently updated !

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute June 23, 2015   Keeping Government Bureaucrats Off the Backs of the Citizenry: The Supreme Court Responds   “No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that’s in the right and keeps on a-comin’.”—Texas Rangers In one swoop, on June 22, 2015, a divided U.S. […]

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UK police used facial recognition technology to scan the faces of 100,000 concertgoers in Leicestireshire over the weekend. (Photo: Tom Blackwell/flickr/cc)

Facial Recognition-Fest: UK Police Scan 100,000 Concertgoers

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams June 16, 2015   Facial Recognition-Fest: UK Police Scan 100,000 Concertgoers Leicestireshire police planted series of ‘strategically placed cameras’ at outdoor concert under guise of crime prevention   Just in time for facial recognition technology to lose its few privacy allies in the U.S., police in the U.K. demonstrated just […]


Civil forfeiture school for cops this August, $590 to learn everything a cop needs to to take people’s stuff

By Against Crony Capitalism June 16, 2015   Civil forfeiture school for cops this August, $590 to learn everything a cop needs to to take people’s stuff     Civil forfeiture – policing for profit, official highway robbery, highway robbery by officials, whatever. It’s when the cops take your car, your money, your boat, and […]

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Slave or Rebel? Ten Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny 2

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute June 8, 2015   Slave or Rebel? Ten Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny     “Until they become conscious, they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled, they cannot become conscious.”—George Orwell The more things change, the more they stay the same. […]

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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Mass Surveillance Will Continue Even Without PATRIOT Act Section 215 1

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute May 28, 2015   Judge Andrew Napolitano: Mass Surveillance Will Continue Even Without PATRIOT Act Section 215   Privacy advocates looking forward to an end of the Unites States government’s mass surveillance program due to the looming sunset of PATRIOT Act section 215 may do well to shelve their […]


The NSA’s Technotyranny: One Nation Under Surveillance

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute May 26, 2015   The NSA’s Technotyranny: One Nation Under Surveillance     “The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control.”—William Binney, NSA whistleblower We now have a fourth branch of government. As I document in my new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, […]

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Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles: It’s a Cultural Disease, Acclimating the Citizenry to Life in a Police State

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute May 19, 2015   Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles: It’s a Cultural Disease, Acclimating the Citizenry to Life in a Police State     “If we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up […]