Archive for the ‘surveillance’ Category

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Antiwar.com, a news organization featuring overseas war coverage and anti-war opinion news, discovered over the weekend they have been an FBI surveillance target after a blogger sent them a redacted PDF file in the course of a Freedom of Information Act or FOIA document request for research.

We interviewed Jason Ditz, news editor at Antiwar.com, for details on recent events.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION:

FOIA shows Bush admin. spied on Antiwar.com

BTC – The following video was produced in Tennessee of  Sen. Fred Nicely of Knoxville. Thanks to the Tennessee Sons Of Liberty.

BTC – Corporations… Government data surveillance; same difference. They both do it.

Here is second life for news that matters.

Mexico starts to use iris scans on ID cards

A National ID Card for Every American c/o Fellowship of The Minds

“In 1998 the Clinton Administration tested such a privately-funded card without the consent or knowledge of Congress. Their card was part of a special healthcare program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program was initated in five western States and entailed giving women with dependent children free healthcare in the pilot project that actually tested the effectiveness of the biometric cards, which electronically monitored the whereabouts of the cardholder 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by GPS. The test lasted one year. It was deemed to be a success. Our federal government does have the ability, and the desire, to track the whereabouts of its human capital while they work, when they play, and where they sleep. REAL ID, in other words, is REAL Intrusive.”

Trial Begins For Seattle Man Who Refused To Show ID At TSA Checkpoint In Albuquerque

Governor gives voter ID bill emergency status in legislative session

U.S. Cancels “Virtual Fence” with Mexico

USCIS e-Verify still flags eligible employees, says GAO

RE: Corporate Data Surveillance, Watch what you say and text

DIY Government: FTC Comment period on *PRIVACY PRACTICES* extended until 2-18-2011

OTHER RELATED NEWS:

Black Budget in the Red

Facebook suspends personal data-sharing feature

The Companies Who Support Censoring the Internet

How Big Brother is watching you from Israel

FILMS TO GO SEE:

Operation Endgame – Illuminates bureaucracy, comedic lunacy of the underground US Intelligence complex; straight to DVD, comes *highly recommended* for entertainment’s sake.

Smash His Camera –  Classic rivalry of privacy in the face of public living. Example here.

Here’s second life for op-ed news that matters:

WSJ: Watchdog Planned for Online Privacy

Surveillance State USA; Wholesale War on Dissent In America
— Rob Kall, Editor in chief at OpEd news dumps on “right wing” think tanks for playing an intelligence   role in PA activist surveillance.  I just wished he named names.

MORE Penn State drama: Big Brother caught surveilling tweets
[Ok. But is it still surveillance when your frenemies do it?]

POST MORTEM: Using RFID to honor the dead?
Whatever – if it’s really RFID and bluetooth it will track the living making visits to the gravesite.
It’s sad… so sad.

Operation Defuse featured on Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory on TruTV
*check your local listings!*

“Police State” – NEW!

Premieres Fri, November 12 at 10 PM

It’s been said the government has a plan to declare martial law and round up millions of United State citizens into concentration camps. Jesse may have found a conspiracy in plain sight as he investigates the proliferation of law enforcement Fusion Centers around the country. And they may be connected to hundreds of detention centers ready to accept prisoners at the stroke of a Presidential pen. TV-PG-L

HHS says patient database centered on “Public choice”