Military

Meet Atlas: Boston Dynamics Humanoid Robot Walks, Finds Objects Autonomously – VIDEO

WTF News Meet Atlas, the recently updated humanoid robot which can now operate autonomously. It can find and pick up objects by itself. Welcome to the robot "revolution", don't make the robots upset. BOSTON DYNAMICS A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is electrically…
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INTERNATIONAL

Nadine, the world’s most human-like robot – VIDEO

TELEGRAPH The world's most human-like robot has begun work as a university receptionist as scientists predict the new technology will eventually provide childcare and offer friendship to lonely elderly people. With her soft skin and flowing brunette hair, Nadine does not only meet and greet visitors, smile, make eye contact…
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Military

DARPA’s next-gen drones will launch and land on other airplanes

WASHINGTON POST The Pentagon says it's going to bring together the best minds in aerospace design this fall to help build a fleet of small, robotic airplanes. These won't be your ordinary unmanned drones, though. Instead, the idea is to launch a veritable swarm of these tiny planes from the…
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INTERNATIONAL

Conspiracy theorists? Call of Duty previews Black Ops 3 featuring bionic humans, robot warfare

| WTF News | A preview of the latest edition in the video game series Call of Duty was released Thursday and it features many elements commonly described as "conspiracy theory" by media, as it unveils the story to come in the game likely based around the year 2065. The…
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US News

DARPA develops “Terminator” vision implant, plugs directly into a person’s DNA, visual cortex

For now, the technology is in “crude” form undergoing R&D through animal testing, specifically with the neural connections of a zebrafish. In the longer term, DARPA researchers (the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) believes the gene modifying optical technology will be able to restore vision to the blind and…
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Putin Sends Nuclear Bombers Over English Channel: “Transponders Turned Off… Invisible to Air Traffic Control”

Shtfplan Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn’t been one to back down in response to sanctions against his country and attacks on his economy. Rather, he has stepped up not only his rhetoric, but his military activities as well. His latest move is yet another show of force to let the West know Russia is…
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Body Cameras Won’t Stop Police Brutality But Here’s What They Will Do

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel There is a growing concern by experts that “just because we put cameras on officers, doesn’t mean we’re going to capture everything” that happens during an arrest or confrontation between suspects and law enforcement. Shaun King, a digital activist, explained : “Wearable police cameras are…
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The Environmentally Friendly Drone That Could ‘Disappear’ on the Battlefield

Defense One by Shirley Li Drones are, largely, military tools—hardened, efficient machines of war. They’re sturdy, not fuzzy. Strong, not brittle. And they should definitely not start breaking down upon impact. But breaking down is exactly what the bio-drone is supposed to do. Created—or rather, grown—by a team of 15 students…
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Secret Justice Dept. Interceptor Flights Scoop Up Cell Data From U.S. Cities

The Daily Sheeple Remember when President Obama told Jay Leno (and the world) with a smiling face that “there is no spying on Americans”? Not only was that untrue, but it is now clear that it was blatantly false on so very many levels. The cell phone interceptor scandal has…
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Police Deny Responsibility After Stingray Cell Phone Tracker Discovered in Idaho

InfoWars by MIKAEL THALEN FBI say Stingray is a "sensitive technique," won't discuss how it's used Image Credit: Youtube State and federal law enforcement groups throughout Idaho are remaining tight-lipped after a local mobile security advocate uncovered what appears to be an IMSI catcher, commonly referred to as a Stingray…
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White House is Planning to Conquer Cyberspace with its “Plan X”

New Eastern Outlook by Vladimir Platov In recent years, the White House has intensified its efforts to ensure its global domination trough various means, like waging cyber warfare against its political opponents. In the Middle East, Central Asia, and Ukraine, Washington is carrying out offensive cyber operations to infiltrate the…
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Amazon-CIA $600 Million Deal Facing Scrutiny: ‘What’s the CIA Doing on Amazon’s Cloud?’

Antiwar From the Institute for Public Accuracy: A billboard challenging Amazon to fully disclose the terms of its $600 million contract to provide cloud computing services for the Central Intelligence Agency has been unveiled at a busy intersection near Amazon’s Seattle headquarters. The billboard’s launch — asking “the $600 million…
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Data

Facebook to mine, sell user data on political issues to ABC, clickbait distraction site Buzzfeed

| WTF News | Facebook has again decided to mine and sell user data as part of a new deal which will surely infuriate members. This time, the company is selling data analyzing the political sentiments of American users to ABC News and the "clickbait" website Buzzfeed which typically publishes…
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Did You Hear? Texas Plans to Fingerprint EVERYONE within the Next 12 Years

Activist Post By Daisy Luther (In case you missed it…) The Texas Department of Public Safety might as well be called the Texas Department of Public Invasiveness. They’ve launched a plan to fingerprint every single person of driving age in the state, after which they will add the person’s prints…
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Obama Calls for Pause In Offensive Bioweapons Research

Washington's Blog Accidents at Germ Labs Have Occurred Worldwide Nations such as Russia, South Africa and the have long conducted research into how to make deadly germs even more deadly. And accidents at these research facilities have caused germs to escape, killing people and animals near the facilities. For example,…
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Why is the Pentagon making Ebola ‘therapeutic’ and CDC Patenting Ebola strains?

New Eastern Outlook by F. William Engdahl The growing Ebola panic, being deliberately fanned by the criminally-irresponsible Dr Margaret Chan, the notorious “Swine Flu Pandemic” Director General of WHO in Geneva, and by the criminally irresponsible officials of the US Government Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is getting more and…
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Interpol facial recognition experts meet to develop global guidelines

BiometricUpdate Biometric experts recently gathered at the first meeting of the Interpol Facial Expert Working Group to begin development on international facial recognition standards, according to a report by Eurasia Review. Held October 14-15, the meeting saw the participation of 24 technical and biometrics experts along with examiners from 16…
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Was Ebola Accidentally Released from a Bioweapons Lab In West Africa?

Washington's Blog Accidents at Germ Labs Have Occurred Worldwide Nations such as Russia, South Africa and the have long conducted research into how to make deadly germs even more deadly. And accidents at these research facilities have caused germs to escape, killing people and animals near the facilities. For example,…
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Obama Chip to PIN Exec Order Brought to You By Visa & MasterCard

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel President Obama has taken the reins in signing an executive order to implement the BuySecure Initiative (BSI) to “provide consumers with more tools to secure their financial future by assisting victims of identity theft, improving the Government’s payment security as a customer and a provider,…
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Space

NASA tests hibernation tech for future Mars mission

To dramatically cut the cost of its future manned missions to Mars, NASA is testing a sci-fi sounding technique of placing the crew in stasis. The deep sleep conditions would also reduce psychological challenges for the astronauts during the 180-day trip. Adopting a technique commonly used in hospitals to bring…
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Big Brother

FBI launches national facial recognition system

MyFoxNY The Federal Bureau of Investigation has fully rolled out a new biometric identification system that includes facial recognition technology. The FBI, working with the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, says the Next Generation Identification System is now fully operational. The system is designed to expand biometric identification capabilities across…
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‘Genetically Modified Micro Humans’ to be ‘Farmed’ for Drug Testing by 2017

Natural Society Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ are hoping to release their technology on the market by 2017. No this isn’t a sci-fi joke. Scientists are developing artificial humans in the same vein as GM plants with the hope that these creations will replace the need for…
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Policestate

The New Terahertz Night Vision Can See Through Walls, Skin

Motherboard In the unfiltered world there are no secrets. A wall or cloak blocks observation only by virtue of the limitations of vision, whether it's those of the naked human eye or mechanical seeing devices designed around the parameters of a naked eye. If somehow humans could see light waves…
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At Least 17 Fake Cellphone Towers Capable Of Invasive Spying Have Been Discovered Across America

Zero Hedge When Lee Goldsmith drives by one of the many fake cellphone towers being discovered throughout the , his $3,500 CryptoPhone 500 will immediately display the warning message in the image below. When you drive by the same fake towers, known as “interceptors,” your run of the mill iPhone or Samsung…
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INTERNATIONAL

Google working on super-fast ‘quantum’ computer chip

AFP Google said it is working on a super-fast "quantum" computer chip as part a vision to one day have machines think like humans. The Internet titan on Tuesday added renowned researcher John Martinis and his team at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to the Quantum Artificial Intelligence team…
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Data

Tech firms halted spread of beheading video: Silicon Valley insider

Japan Times Tech companies drafted plans to scrub the Web after a grisly video showing the beheading of an American journalist by Islamic State militants — and implemented them this week after a second killing, a Silicon Valley insider said Wednesday. Video showing the death of James Foley last month…
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Data

Nigeria Launches New Biometric ID Card – Brought to You by Mastercard

ZDnet 13 million person pilot of national identity card combines both biometric verification for state services and a prepayment wallet aimed at bringing financial services to the poorest. … Civil liberties NGO Privacy International, which has raised concerns about misuse of surveillance data in Nigeria in the past — including…
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Big Brother

‘Brave New World’: Fox News writer asks “Is there a microchip in your future?”

| WTF News | Fox News plays the conservative, Republican end of the American two-party system very well, but occasionally it showcases the real purpose of mainstream media. MSM seeks to effectively manage the debate on future issues while subversively desensitizing people to the coming New World Order, which Henry…
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Maine Sec. of State: Real ID “You might as well just repeal the Fourth Amendment”

Mass Private I Maine & Massachusetts residents may not be able to board a plane using their driver’s licenses starting in 2016 if the state does not start complying with the federal Real ID program. In 2007, Maine became the first state to reject the federal regulations adopted in response…
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Big Brother

Propaganda Alert: Without National ID card, you may be banned from boarding airplanes in 2016

InfoWarsSerious push for a national ID card There is a serious push for a national ID card right now. It is an issue that I think more folks should pay attention to. I know it’s hard with all the mud they are slinging right now, but read this propaganda piece…
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DOT Proposes Mandating Cars Broadcast Location, Direction and Speed

CNSNews The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week an “advanced notice of proposed rulemaking” on “vehicle-to-vehicle communications.” What NHTSA is proposing could begin a transformation in the American transportation system that makes our lives better and freer — or gives government more…
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Davis City Council Tells Police To Have Plan For Getting Rid Of MRAP Military Vehicle In Next 60 Days

CBS The Davis City Council has told the police department it must get rid of a military vehicle it received in the next 60 days. The controversy over the mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle attracted a large crowd on Tuesday that was largely against it. The council adopted the resolution to…
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ICREACH: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google

The Intercept The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept. The documents provide the…
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Data

China Is Building a National Operating System to Cut Out Microsoft and Google

Motherboard A Chinese-developed operating system may be ready for distribution by October, according to the state-run press agency Xinhua. Likely designed to help reduce the country's reliance on foreign-made operating systems—especially Windows XP, which remains popular despite no longer being supported by Microsoft—the new OS will first be rolled out for desktops,…
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Frontpage

One of NSA’s Biggest Contractors Will Now Be Recording Your License Plate Numbers

Alternet A unit of the company’s Integrated Defense Systems business will install the system over the next year and a half. By replacing manual and electronic toll-collection booths with a system that will automatically charge vehicles, cars will be able to maintain highway speeds as they pass through the station,…
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Big Brother

By 2020 Only Cars That Speak to Each Other Will Be Allowed on the Road

Occupy Corporatism The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Department of Transportation (DoT) will be changing rules based on a “comprehensive research report on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology.” By 2020, all cars should speak to each other with ease after all the retrofitting is completed at an estimated…
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Big Brother

The VMT Tax: Big Brother Will Be Watching You Drive

The New American For years, even decades, the federal government has been urging motorists to drive fuel-efficient vehicles. In President Obama’s first term, there was even a “Cash for Clunkers” program, offering drivers a financial reward if they traded in an old car for a more fuel-efficient new vehicle. And…
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Rapiscan Airport Scanners Useless: Failed to detect guns, knives, explosives

A Marketwatch report reveals: Rapiscan Secure 1000, the full-body scanner deployed at airports between 2009 and 2013, was so unreliable that a team of researchers with no terrorist training were able to smuggle guns, knives and explosives past the machine without detection. The researchers from the University of California, San…
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Database Shows What Military Equipment Your Local Police Department Has Been Stockpiling

SHTFplan There’s no doubt that domestic law enforcement agencies on every level have been ramping up their militarization efforts in recent years. In fact, it’s gotten so bad that it has prompted Senator Rand Paul to call for a demilitarization of domestic police departments. “The images and scenes we continue…
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Policestate

BOTS ON PATROL: MOBILE SECURITY ROBOT TO BE MASS PRODUCED

Factor Tech In a move that will rock the job security of night watchmen everywhere, the world’s first commercially available security robot is set for mass production in the US. Designed by Denver-based Gamma 2 Robotics, the robot will now be manufactured entirely in the States, with a process that…
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Policestate

Boston Police Used Facial Recognition Software To Grab Photos Of Every Person Attending Local Music Festivals

Techdirt Once again, the government is experimenting on the public with new surveillance technology and not bothering to inform them until forced to do so. Boston's police department apparently performed a dry run of its facial recognition software on attendees of a local music festival
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Robotics

Burger-flipping robot could ‘completely obviate’ the need for human employees

Raw Story A robot that can make 360 burgers an hour could put many fast-food workers out of a job – exactly as its designers intended. Silicon Valley-based Momentum Machines developed the device, which is more like an assembly line than a humanoid robot, reported Singularity Hub. “Our device isn’t meant…
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