Showing posts with label database. Show all posts
Showing posts with label database. Show all posts

Law Enforcement Now Snoops Private DNA Databases

by Jessica Chia.    A filmmaker in New Orleans became a suspect in the 1996 murder of an Idaho Falls teenager after his father donated his own DNA to a nonprofit organization conducting a hereditary study backed by the Mormon church. Idaho Falls Police Department had a warrant to seize the genetic information later sold to Ancestry.com in an attempt  ... MORE

FBI Demands High Schools Rat Out “Anti-Gov't” Students

by Kurt Nimmo. Constitutionalists figure prominently on the target list. A new FBI initiative based on Britain’s “anti-terror” mass surveillance program instructs high schools across America to inform on students who express “anti-government” and “anarchist” political beliefs. “High school students are ideal targets for recruitment by violent extremists   ... MORE

Daniel Gelernter: Liberals Want Your Car Keys

Can computerized cars drive better than we can?  The cover story of Time’s March 7 issue makes “the increasingly compelling case for why you shouldn’t be allowed to drive,” claiming that computerized cars are (or, it is hoped, will be) safer drivers than humans, and so the logical thing is to ban humans from driving altogether. The plan is    ... MORE

Robert Epstein: The New Mind Control

What you don't know can hurt you.    The internet has spawned subtle forms of influence that can flip elections and manipulate everything we say, think and do. Over the past century, more than a few great writers have expressed concern about humanity’s future. In The Iron Heel (1908), the American writer Jack London pictured a world in which a    ... MORE

UK Wants Authority To Serve Warrants In U.S.

by Kevin Johnson and Gregory Korte.   British and U.S. officials have been negotiating a plan that could allow British authorities to directly serve wiretap orders on U.S. communications companies in criminal and national security inquiries, U.S. officials confirmed Thursday. The talks are aimed at allowing British authorities access to a range of     ... MORE

New Way For Cops To Surveil You: Your Threat ‘Score’

by Justin Jouvenal.    While officers raced to a recent 911 call about a man threatening his ex-girlfriend, a police operator in headquarters consulted software that scored the suspect’s potential for violence the way a bank might run a credit report. The program scoured billions of data points, including arrest reports, property records, commercial    ... MORE

John W. Whitehead: Playing The Government's Game

When it comes to violence, we all lose.      Yes, the government is corrupt. Yes, the system is broken. By broken, I mean it’s “dysfunctional, gridlocked, and, in general, incapable of doing what needs to be done.” Yes, the government is out of control and overreaching on almost every front. Yes, the government’s excesses—pork barrel spending,   ... MORE

Conservatives Should Oppose Massive Collection Of DNA

by Bob Barr.   We all know that many citizens have become accustomed to surrendering all manner of personal information to whoever asks for it. Many have seen television ads with actors depicting individuals who gleefully send DNA samples to some corporation that will tell them whether their ancestors wore lederhosen, or kilts. In this        ... MORE

Paul Rosenberg: Why You Must Dump Microsoft NOW

"they redefined their operating system to be spyware."   I’ve written about dumping Microsoft before – and I stand by those comments – but the newest outrage from Redmond forces me to it again. I don’t care how “inconvenient” you think it may be, you have to stop enriching Microsoft. NOW. Yes, I have serious issues with Apple too, but   ... MORE

Feds Deploy Warrantless Database Fishing Expeditions

by Mark J. Fitzgibbons.   While focusing their resources and political energy on the NSA’s mass collection of metadata, privacy advocates have neglected the most dangerous institutionalized violations of the Fourth Amendment: administrative subpoenas. Now a United States District Court judge in Texas has ruled for the Drug Enforcement Agency        ... MORE

Leaked TISA Documents Reveal Another Privacy Threat

by Emma Woolacott.    Under the draft provisions of the latest trade deal to be leaked by Wikileaks, countries could be barred from trying to control where their citizens’ personal data is held or whether it’s accessible from outside the country. Wikileaks has released 17 documents relating to the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), currently    ... MORE

Farai Chideya: Your Data Is Showing -- Breaches Continue To Wreak Havoc While the Government Plays Catch-Up

Government's incentive is to infiltrate, not protect.      When Kansas City, Missouri, real estate appraiser Dave Markus learned he was one of about 80 million people whose personal data was exposed in the Anthem health insurance breach discovered at the end of January, he immediately signed up for an identity protection service. But   ... MORE

Police State Plan To Deploy A Vehicle-Tracking Database

from National Motorists Association.      We predicted it would happen. A year after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) scuttled plans to build its own nationwide database of vehicle license plate data, the agency is seeking bids from private contractors to provide the agency access to the same information. DHS canceled last year’s plan ... MORE

Healthcare.gov Shares Your Personal Data With Marketers

by Rob Hustle.    HealthCare.gov is sharing your private personal health data with over a dozen online marketing companies. These companies provide tools that allow HealthCare.gov to track, analyze and record anyone who visits the site. But, despite its promise that “no personally identifiable information is collected by these tools,” the     ... MORE

Tammy Bruce: Another Blow To ObamaCare Privacy

Personal medical info to be shared with 35 federal agencies. Get ready to fight back: Last week, the Health and Human Services Department announced a plan to share your medical records with over 35 federal agencies — all in the name of “health care,” of course. All in the name of “efficiency,” the favorite excuse used by fascists    ... MORE

Feds Creating Database To Track Hate Speech On Twitter

by Elizabeth Harrington.  The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major   ... MORE

Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

by Jeremy Scahill, Ryan Devereaux.    The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained  ... MORE