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US Military Prepares Drastic Escalation of Global Drone Program

By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams August 18, 2015   US Military Prepares Drastic Escalation of Global Drone Program New reporting reveals plans to expand drone program by 50 percent, including broader use of mercenaries     The U.S. Pentagon is poised to dramatically increase the deployment of surveillance drones over “global hot spots” such as […]

According to officials, the Pentagon hopes to expand the use of lethal drone strikes in the years ahead. (Photo: US Air Force)

The NSA documents cite AT&T's "extreme willingness to help." (Mike Mozart/flickr/cc)

Exposed: Big Brother’s ‘Unique and Productive’ Relationship with AT&T

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams August 16, 2015   Exposed: Big Brother’s ‘Unique and Productive’ Relationship with AT&T “The NSA’s top-secret budget in 2013 for the AT&T partnership was more than twice that of the next-largest such program,” a New York Times and ProPublica investigation has revealed.     Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents show that […]


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Transhumanist Candidate Wants “Brain Implants to Manage Violent Actions of Prisoners”… And Society

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com July 27, 2015   Transhumanist Candidate Wants “Brain Implants to Manage Violent Actions of Prisoners”… And Society     Maybe the solution to all crime is more surveillance and direct control over the minds of all prisoners, anyone marked with violent tendencies and ultimately everyone in society. That’s what one futurist […]


Former NSA Director Michael Hayden: It’s ‘Cool!’ That Congress Has Not Restrained Mass Surveillance

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute June 17, 2015   Former NSA Director Michael Hayden: It’s ‘Cool!’ That Congress Has Not Restrained Mass Surveillance     Almost four months after ludicrously claiming to be an “unrelenting libertarian” while on stage with Ron Paul Institute Board Member Andrew Napolitano, Michael Hayden — whose rotation through high-level […]

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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 […]