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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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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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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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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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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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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A Military Robotics Company Says Killer Robots Are a Bad Idea

Motherboard The battle against autonomous, robotic killing machines just got its first robotics company partner, as Canada-based Clearpath Robotics pledged its support to the international campaign calling for a ban on fully autonomous weaponized robots. In a press release, Clearpath CTO and cofounder Ryan Gariepy explains why his company signed on to the Campaign To…
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Military To Scan Soldier’s Brains For Signs Of Disloyalty?

Inquisitr Though instances of insider attacks are statistically low in the Military, new interest is being taken in evaluating potential extremist threats from within. Veritas Scientific markets the HandShake technology, which was developed by a former Army counterintelligence agent, as a solution to the problem. Using HandShake, a soldier would…
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Cyberwar

Almost everyone involved in developing Tor was (or is) funded by the US government

Pando Daily “The United States government can’t simply run an anonymity system for everybody and then use it themselves only. Because then every time a connection came from it people would say, “Oh, it’s another CIA agent.” If those are the only people using the network.” —Roger Dingledine, co-founder of…
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Data

New senate bill would allow free flow of data between private companies & DHS/NSA

Mass Private I A draft Senate bill aimed at making it easier for organizations to share cyberthreat information poses serious threats to personal privacy, several rights groups said in a letter to Congress. A discussion draft of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA) was released last week by…
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Cyberwar

Intel working on RFID-based ‘kill switch’ for laptops

ZDNet "Kill switches" — the ability to remotely render a device unusable to combat theft — are alreadymaking an impact in the smartphone world. Now Intel might be bringing the technology to other mobile devices using its SoCs. The chip giant is working on something call the Wireless Credential Exchange…
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Data

Airports, DHS and private companies want your iris & fingerprints

NBC Airports across the country are using 'Clear' fast-pass biometric technology which records your fingerprints & iris: Travelers willing to pay an annual fee could have an easier time making their way through security checkpoints beginning later this summer at McCarran International Airport. Clear, a New York-based technology business, announced today that…
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Data

Hidden spy software found in Chinese-made smartphones

By Joseph Fitsanakis, Intelnews A popular brand of Chinese-made smartphones, which are sold internationally by several major retailers, has been found to contain pre-installed monitoring software, according to a German security firm. The revelation was made on Tuesday by G Data Software, which is based in Bochum, Germany, and has…
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Policestate

NY AG Says Android, Windows Phones Will Have “Kill Switch”

Via Bloomberg Google and Microsoft will incorporate a “kill switch” into the next versions of their smartphone operating systems as evidence mounts that such security measures may be deterring theft, the New York attorney general’s office said. Mobile phone technology companies have faced pressure from public officials during the past…
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This drone shoots crowds with pepper spray paintballs

The Verge Crowds of protesters could soon come under attack from riot control drones outfitted with paintball guns, strobe lights, and ;The Skunk Riot Control Copter, built by South African company Desert Wolf, has a suite of cameras and four paintball guns strapped to its chassis to help its operators…
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Nanotech

Here come rice-grain-sized brain implants: Stanford discovers way of beaming power to microimplants deep inside your body

Extreme Tech Stanford electrical engineer and biological implant mastermind, Ada Poon, has discovered a way of wirelessly transmitting power to tiny, rice-grain-sized implants that are deep within the human body. This could well be the breakthrough that finally allows for the creation of smaller pacemakers, body-wide sensor networks, and a…
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LAPD moves closer to testing aerial drones for manhunts, standoffs, other ‘tactical events’

CBS LOS ANGELES Police may soon begin using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during manhunts, standoffs and other “tactical events”, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday. The LAPD obtained two UAVs – otherwise known as drones – from the Seattle Police Department last week at no cost to the city, according to officials.…
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Data

Facecrook: NSA storing your facial web images, millions intercepted daily

Infowars The National Security Agency is collecting millions of images of people through its international surveillance network to be implemented in a number of other facial recognition programs, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Read Snowden’s comments on 9/11 that NBC didn’t broadcast Thanks to rapid advances being made…
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Gun Bans

New Technology Could Allow Government To ‘Turn Off’ Your Gun

A new technology that could allow authorities and others to literally “turn off” guns by remote control has been patented. German arms maker Armatix GmbH has filed a patent for an improved smart pistol that can be shut down by a wireless signal. “Preferably, the apparatus of the invention can…
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Policestate

Facebook App Soon to Record All Sounds Entering User Smartphones

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, A recent “improvement” to the Facebook mobile app is being praised by tech bloggers, but it seems the bigger, more sinister side of the upgrade is being ignored. In the “coming weeks,” the social media behemoth will roll out a service that, according…
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6 New Biometric Accessories That Monitor Your Every Move

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel OMSignal (OMS) is the name of a new shirt designed to track the wearer and transmit data from a small black box attached to the clothing. Information is accessible via an app that provides statistics on the wearer’s health, fitness propensities and possible improvements. OMS…
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Europe

EU Mandates Tracking Devices on European Cars; Nations Powerless

The New American by Alex Newman Under the guise of improving “road safety,” unelected bosses at the European Union have decreed that all new cars across the bloc must be fitted with mandatory GPS tracking devices, which analysts say will be used by authorities to spy on citizens. As national…
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Anti-Surveillance Mask Can Hide You From Biometric Face Scanners: “An Alternative Identity When in Public”

SHTFplan by Mac Slavo The government is spending billions of dollars to ensure that they can monitor and track every single activity in which you engage, be it online of off. The latest attempt to infringe on the personal anonymity comes in the form of what has been referred to…
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Fascism in Action: EMAILS REVEAL CLOSE GOOGLE RELATIONSHIP WITH NSA

Aljazeera Email exchanges between National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander and Google executives Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt suggest a far cozier working relationship between some tech firms and the government than was implied by Silicon Valley brass after last year’s revelations about NSA spying. Disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward…
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LA County Sheriff Admits Big Brother Is Here “But We Kept It Pretty Hush Hush”

Zero Hedge "This is the future if nothing is done to stop it," is the ominous way The Atlantic describes the recent Big Brother tactics used by LA County Sheriffs to "police" areas such as Compton. Residents were unaware ("A lot of people do have a problem with the eye…
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Police depts sworn to secrecy are using license plate readers to spy on us

Mass Private Eye Vigilant Solutions, founded in 2009, claims to have the nation’s largest repository of license-plate images with nearly 2 billion records stored in its National Vehicle Location Service (NVLS). Despite the enormous implications of the database for the public, any law enforcement agency that signs up for the service is…
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The Mark: Scientist Claims Human Microchip Implants Will Become “Not Optional”

SHTFplan by Mac Slavo And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or…
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INTERNATIONAL

Israel: Remote-control gun installed atop wall near Bethlehem — Ma’an

Mondo Weiss Wall north of Bethlehem, from this site detail of photograph of wall north of Bethlehem Update: Since we posted the story below, doubts have been raised about the idea that the gun fires ammunition. Ryan Roderick Beiler has posted pictures on twitter suggesting that the gun is a…
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FBI Plans to Have 52 Million Photos in its NGI Face Recognition Database by Next Year

EFF New documents released by the FBI show that the Bureau is well on its way toward its goal of a fully operational face recognition database by this summer. EFF received these records in response to our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for information on Next Generation Identification (NGI)—the FBI’s…
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FBI Will Have Up To One Third Of Americans On Biometric Database By Next Year

By Steve Watson Infowars Privacy group warns “even if you have never been arrested you could be implicated as a criminal suspect” A leading privacy watchdog has warned that the FBI plans to have up to a third of all Americans on a facial recognition database by next year. The…
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Police Are Testing a “Live Google Earth” To Watch Crime As It Happens

Gizmodo In Compton last year, police began quietly testing a system that allowed them to do something incredible: Watch every car and person in real time as they ebbed and flowed around the city. Every assault, every purse snatched, every car speeding away was on record—all thanks to an Ohio…
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Missouri Department of Transportation Uses LRAD Sound Cannons Against Speeding Drivers

The Missouri Department of Transportation revealed two newly acquired LRAD sound cannons this week, which will reportedly be used to target vehicles that speed in work zones. Coming in at $25,000 a piece, the Long-Range Acoustic Device, a sonic weapon best know for its use against protesters and insurgents in…
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