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MadMax - GLOBAL SIGNS &TRENDS - INTERNET, ALL MEDIA => What's Lurking in the Future => Topic started by: R.R. Book on March 25, 2018, 06:59:38 AM

Title: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on March 25, 2018, 06:59:38 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxC7wl10EtI&t=2115s  @ 33:25

Px researcher Igor Kostellac of Croatia shared correspondence this week from a friend of his in the Netherlands, saying that all Dutch citizens have received a set of registration cards that each household must fill out.  Furthermore, both residential neighborhoods and businesses were instructed to organize into small survival groups (Soc, could you please weigh in on this if you are able?).

Included in the mass mailing is a large card for filling out family information which must be placed in the doorway of each home, and smaller wallet cards which must be filled out and carried on the person of each member of the family.  The new ID must be shown upon demand to authorities.  Please see photo below.

Igor says that other countries in Europe are each receiving different types of emergency planning correspondence, staggered at differing times so that it is made to seem like a local concern rather than continental.  For example, citizens of Belgium may receive potassium iodide pills to keep in the event of a nuclear accident, while other nations send out earthquake survival information.

That seems reminiscent of a couple of years ago here in the States, when the U.S. Post Office sent out "continuity of mail" cards that everyone had to fill out if they wanted to continue receiving mail in an emergency. 
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: MadMax on March 26, 2018, 02:28:11 AM
UK Thought Police: Detaining Opponents "For The Public Good"

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-24/uk-thought-police-detaining-opponents

Would you want your government to decide who can and cannot enter your country based on how popular their political views?

Would you trust any individual to police on your behalf what speakers are “conducive to the public good?”

Like those of Lauren Southern, who on the 12th of March was “banned for life” from entering the United Kingdom, after being detained under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act (2000).

Southern was told that “by her own admission” she had distributed “racist material.” It is important to note that actually, Southern, however, did not at all admit to the material being distributed being “racist” in nature, she simply admitted to distributing it.

But she, of course, was forbidden to dispute whether her material was truly racist, the mere suggestion that Southern was racist proved ample enough for her right to speak freely being expunged.

What material led to Southern being banned from entering the United Kingdom? A UK Home Office official explained that Southern was “refused [entry] on policy grounds that their presence in the UK was not conducive to the public good.” It leaves anyone who believes in free discourse, without the trappings of state oversight with the question: Should the state really be the arbiter of what is “conducive” to the public good? No, is the answer most sensible individuals will conclude.

You may like the idea of a state you agree with having this power, but what happens when it becomes a state you disagree with?

Max.
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on March 26, 2018, 05:49:12 AM
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“by her own admission” she had distributed “racist material.”

The article is inexplicit about what she was circulating.

Here in the U.S., a certain explicitly racist organization continues to thrive in a county just north of here (its name has several "K's" in it)...
They openly have pep rallies and parades - pretty frightening in the 21st Century. 

Publicly aired racism can be equated with slander (under "group defamation"), not to mention possibly being an irritating use of the logical fallacies of Bandwagon Appeal, Hasty Generalization, Ad Hominem, and Ad Populum.  Group defamation can be either a civil or criminal offense under the laws of most jurisdictions, and addressable through the courts, as it can lead to defamation of individuals within the targeted group. 

However, if a segment of the population feels determined to air such speech, other libertarian means of addressing it might include insistence upon holding a public debate or simply walking away from it. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: ilinda on March 27, 2018, 06:44:18 PM
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“by her own admission” she had distributed “racist material.”

The article is inexplicit about what she was circulating.

Here in the U.S., a certain explicitly racist organization continues to thrive in a county just north of here (its name has several "K's" in it)...
They openly have pep rallies and parades - pretty frightening in the 21st Century. 

Publicly aired racism can be equated with slander (under "group defamation"), not to mention possibly being an irritating use of the logical fallacies of Bandwagon Appeal, Hasty Generalization, Ad Hominem, and Ad Populum.  Group defamation can be either a civil or criminal offense under the laws of most jurisdictions, and addressable through the courts, as it can lead to defamation of individuals within the targeted group. 

However, if a segment of the population feels determined to air such speech, other libertarian means of addressing it might include insistence upon holding a public debate or simply walking away from it. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies
A few years ago the KKK did hold a rally in the vicinity of Ironton, MO.  While I did not see the rally, I was told of it.

I did notice one of the employees at the gas station at the edge of town (where I gas up on the way home), was openly wearing a handgun on his person.  The employee being a Black man probably figured  he might need protection, and imagine the owners approved his wearing the gun.

Also, a relative living in Indiana told me about 5 years ago that she knew of the KKK operating in Noblesville, IN, and she even saw a bunch of the members in their white garb and hats out in a field once.  Not sure if they move around a lot or just have many different "headquarters".

Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: Yowbarb on March 27, 2018, 09:27:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxC7wl10EtI&t=2115s  @ 33:25

Px researcher Igor Kostellac of Croatia shared correspondence this week from a friend of his in the Netherlands, saying that all Dutch citizens have received a set of registration cards that each household must fill out.  Furthermore, both residential neighborhoods and businesses were instructed to organize into small survival groups (Soc, could you please weigh in on this if you are able?).

Included in the mass mailing is a large card for filling out family information which must be placed in the doorway of each home, and smaller wallet cards which must be filled out and carried on the person of each member of the family.  The new ID must be shown upon demand to authorities.  Please see photo below.

Igor says that other countries in Europe are each receiving different types of emergency planning correspondence, staggered at differing times so that it is made to seem like a local concern rather than continental.  For example, citizens of Belgium may receive potassium iodide pills to keep in the event of a nuclear accident, while other nations send out earthquake survival information.

That seems reminiscent of a couple of years ago here in the States, when the U.S. Post Office sent out "continuity of mail" cards that everyone had to fill out if they wanted to continue receiving mail in an emergency.

R.R. This is interesting...thank you for posting this.
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on March 28, 2018, 04:48:37 AM
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she even saw a bunch of the members in their white garb and hats out in a field once

I wonder if they realize how silly they look in all those white sheets?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/Trick_Or_Treat-boo.jpg)
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on October 02, 2018, 05:26:40 AM
Now China has gone too far with its social credit scheme...

Public toilets may now require facial recognition before dispensing a 60 cm section of toilet paper every 9 minutes.

Maybe citizens should start carrying their own?

http://fortune.com/2017/03/20/facial-recognition-china-toilet-paper-thieves/

(https://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffortunedotcom.files.wordpress.com%2F2017%2F03%2Fap_58647353419.jpg&w=800&q=85)
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: Socrates on October 03, 2018, 06:31:32 AM
Furthermore, both residential neighborhoods and businesses were instructed to organize into small survival groups (Soc, could you please weigh in on this if you are able?).
Sorry, not able. I am not registered with the city as resident. As far as they're concerned, i'm homeless.
This is pleasant and something i've consciously aimed for, for many years, since then they leave you alone as far as all kinds of crap are concerned. It also saves one a lot of money [when you're registered, you pay city taxes, have a mandatory healthcare insurance that's at least € 125/month and more].
I also don't listen to TV or radio. I doubt i'm missing out on anything, though...


Having followed the link and read the letter sent, this is an initiative by the (relatively small) town of Hoorn to its residents. In other words, this is not a 'Dutch' [i.e. national] initiative by any stretch of the imagination, for elected officials of cities have liberties to take such action, but it has no national [or even local, for that matter, legally speaking] consequence at all.
So, apparently, Igor lives in Hoorn and was freaked out... Understandable, but as we Dutch say: "Storm in een glas water": 'like a hurricane in a glass of water', i.e. ... no one cares.
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on October 03, 2018, 08:57:34 AM
Thanks for weighing in Socrates.

He actually lives in another European country, and if I remember the discussion, was concerned that other locales in Europe were implementing various FEMA-type strategies proactively, apparently in expectation of coming events.

Title: Re: FEMA strategies
Post by: Socrates on October 05, 2018, 12:16:09 AM
Understandable, if not applaudable. Accident waiting to happen, as far as i'm concerned.
"FEMA" = "Agency for the 'Emergency Management' of the Federation", or in other words not some supposed legal governmental aspect of elected officials, but rather a subversive 'martial law government' in place to take over what's commonly referred to as government.
I've said it before: FEMA is so bad at 'emergency management' because that is simply not their objective; it is their cover. So when FEMA messes up everything after Katrina, it's not because they're incompetent [which they are], but it's because 'emergency management' is what they're about. Katrina was just an exercise in taking control. Katrina was nothing more than a welcome [as far as FEMA's concerned] opportunity to train its troups for more serious situations to come.

When people read "FEMA" they read it as follows:
"F": federal, i.e. governmental, national or legal; that is pure hogwash; does the "federal" in "Federal Reserve Bank" imply as much? No! The Federal Reserve Bank is a privately owned and operated institution that loans money to the U.S. government [another entity people commonly understand nothing about].
"E": emergency; yes, but an emergency for whom...? 'The people'? The country? Government? It makes no sense until you combine it with the next word...
"M": management... So it's commonly assumed that "managing an emergency" is just about being expedient and all that. But what about "emergency management" [which is in the name/acronym: "federal emergency management agency"]? "Emergency Management" is just a eufemism for martial law or for a parallel or pseudo government.
"A": "agent" really has so many meanings. Is it a "management agency" or an agency for emergency management [i.e. martial law]? Makes a big difference, right? Agents are a kind of support staff, right? But supporting what? Legal government? Martial law? Some pseudo-governmental institution [like the FDA or federal reserve]? These agents, to whom do they kowtow? It might be comforting to assume they support your legally elected government [whatever the hell that really means...], but what if TPTB are really just shoving it in your face:
"F": federal; applies to the whole federation but is definitely not synonymous for "national"...
"E": emergency; see "emergency management"
"M": managent of emergencies; what kind?! Natural? Political? Management?
"A": agency; Wikipedia: "Agency is the capacity of an actor to act in a given environment"; Merriam-Webster: "the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power" or "a person or thing through which power is exerted or an end is achieved".


So let's just be clear: "federal emergency management agency" can mean all kinds of things.
Did they lie to you? Not really.
One must understand that there are theories about universal laws in place here; were you warned? is one of such laws. The people in charge of whatever the hell is going on ultimately have to answer for their actions, but if they can say: "Hey, we warned them...", then they're off the hook (and they know it). So the warnings are all over the place.
Like in the case of FEMA, they're gonna say: "Look, nowhere was it written [think contracts!] that "FEMA" meant (or even implied) something like "national, legally elected governmental agency for the management of natural emergencies"; what people read into "FEMA" is their problem, not ours."
And, in the end they would be kinda right; no one told you to be gullible.
In the end there's this idea that the insane, immature and/or enslaved have an inherently different status than those who are sane, mature and free. And that if you act like a slave, child or retard, you should get your wish [i.e. Law of Attraction]. "Who am i to deny an individual their right to experience insanity, immaturity or slavery if they so choose?!", one might say.
So TPTB consider the choices of the masses as an implicit consent to rule over them. They were warned but instead thought to react as children/retards/slave; more power to them!
And, ultimately and in a way, they're right. It's a heartless logic, but it's consistent...


In the end, however, there is empathy and there is fear; these are the yin and yang of life. And accepting that those who are ignorant, foolish or misled be thrown down some bottemless rabbit hole is a merciless, opportunistic and self-serving attitude on a parr with 'evil' itself.
FEMA, therefore, is evil. It's about a well-organized pseudo government already in place and ready to pounce once it's time has come. FEMA isn't about helping people, it's about controlling them even more than is possible today.
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on October 05, 2018, 03:29:04 AM
You speak the minds of many here Soc - not bad for a Dutchman!  ;)
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: ilinda on October 05, 2018, 11:54:26 AM
This chick agrees with both of you, but you know what?  I'd bet 95-99% of Americans, if asked about FEMA and its purposes, would recite the government-issued mantra about "helping the citizens in time of need" or something similar.

I have read, though, that in the earliest stages it did appear, or try to appear to be, about rescuing and helping rescue people during natural disasters, but that didn't last long.  Maybe it was never meant to last more than one "season".  Most of us, if in some dire situation, would run and hide if we saw FEMA trucks or FEMA personnel coming our way.  And with good reason.
Title: Re: "Dutchman"
Post by: Socrates on October 06, 2018, 12:24:16 AM
You speak the minds of many here Soc - not bad for a Dutchman!  ;)
FEMA may be an American institution, but ultimately it's the idea of FEMA that matters. I mean, it's not just the U.S. government that can imagine or call into existence an entity like FEMA. Therefore this (American) entity should be a concern to all of the world, for any government anywhere might just copy or originally initiate the kind of logistics, organisation and choices FEMA shows us all are possible.
I'm just sayin'; there is much good in the U.S.A. [i.e. not the "U.S." (i.e. government)...] but there is much bad, as well; any smart person enjoys the good and avoids the bad.  :-*
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on October 06, 2018, 05:19:37 AM
Understood, and well said!
Title: Re: "Your papers please": Identifying and tracking people by their cellphones
Post by: R.R. Book on November 01, 2018, 07:10:45 AM
Dahboo77 explains about new technology, courtesy of Purdue University, that treats cellphones like a digital fingerprint that can be scanned in every public location that has a camera equipped with the scanning device.  In turn, the cameras are able to communicate your whereabouts to other devices...

Might be best to leave the phone in the car now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUZxYqFLx-g

More here:

https://gizmodo.com/researchers-develop-tech-that-lets-surveillance-cameras-1826925391

This technology can be used to:

*Notice what artwork you view in a museum

*Alert Amazon which groceries you looked at in the grocery store so that Amazon can send you advertisements

*Fill protestors' phones with spam to prevent communication with each other

*surveil potential crime scenes (essentially everywhere)

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Purdue University's SIMBA Labs has developed a camera-to-human surveillance program called PHADE otherwise known as Private Human Addressing. The name of this new program, seems appropriate as everyone's privacy will soon phade fade away. (Pun intended.)

(https://simbalab.cs.purdue.edu/papers/img/phade_imwut18.jpg)

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-06/pu-sas061418.php

https://aws.amazon.com/rekognition/faqs/?tag=gizmodoamzn-20&ascsubtag=e99920755ac58747cbd1bad070fcef3a8fb96949

https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-reportedly-in-talks-with-walmart-to-build-che-1826826691
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on January 29, 2019, 03:57:28 PM
A bill in Arkansas that would ban forced microchipping of employees within the state has cleared the state House and is heading for the Senate. 

House Bill 1177 however is being interpreted two different ways by the public:

Positive: The bill requires written permission before microchipping, as well as written disclosure of how the numerous pieces of data generated by the chip will be used.  A microchipped individual's vital signs and constant whereabouts are monitored by the manufacturer of the chip, and ostensibly by the employer as well, for example.

Negative: The bill paves the way for microchipping of employees in Arkansas.  And though an employee can refuse to receive it, an employer can make the chip necessary in order to open the door to get in, essentially shutting refusers out of any of numerous corporate functions and hence, participation in the company at all.

https://wreg.com/2019/01/25/arkansas-house-votes-to-ban-forced-microchipping-of-workers/

https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/22/arkansas-takes-stab-at-regulating-human-microchipp/

(https://twt-thumbs.washtimes.com/media/image/2017/08/01/microchipped_employees_39666_c0-0-4753-2770_s561x327.jpg?6db2d38180fafcf626052e6b6007d7ee21675120)

Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on February 05, 2019, 07:55:50 AM
At around 37:00 into today's Marfoogle News telecast, a discussion took place about a phenomenon in which cell phone cameras in some instances automatically turn on and snap a photo of the owner when clicking on an emergency alert message.  The technology behind this is called "upstream surveillance," powered by a microchip in the phones.

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Basically the same system that can send things to everyone can receive things from everyone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHoC9PlK4C4

(https://petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2017/10/singlelens-800x722.jpg)
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: MadMax on February 14, 2019, 05:41:51 PM
Worldwide Effort To Restrict Everyone’s Right To Travel Is Close To A Reality

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/02/worldwide-effort-to-restrict-everyones-right-to-travel-is-close-to-a-reality.html

ccording to a recently published white paper there is a worldwide effort to restrict the right to travel of everyone. And you will not believe how the U.N. is involved.

A recent article at PapersPlease.org warns that the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) wants to check every airline passenger’s background and send airlines an “Authority to Carry” before a passenger is allowed to board a plane.

An iAPI system allows for a two-way communication in near real-time. The airlines transmit the API message on a per-person basis to the requesting authorities at the time of check-in, while law enforcement agencies have the opportunity to decide whether a certain person is allowed or not to board a plane by issuing a board/no-board message.

Think about what this means; the self-proclaimed “largest regional security organization in the world” the OSCE, wants to conduct background checks of every airline passenger in the world.

    The work of the OSCE spans the globe, encompassing three continents – North America, Europe and Asia – and more than a billion people.

Giving a private organization the ability to control the right to travel of nearly 8 billion people is horrifying.

The white paper warns that the OSCE and the International Air Transport Association are working together to track every airline passenger.

Thanks to the UN and its member states, the OSCE has been collecting close to 50% of airline passengers’ personal information since 2017.
UN helped create a worldwide airline tracking program

According to the white paper, the United Nations (UN) played an important role in creating a worldwide airline tracking program.

Has the UN become a worldwide spy agency?

The OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department (TNTD) is a repository of secret threat ratings of airline passengers.

The TNTD is comprised of four units — Action against Terrorism, Border Security and Management, Strategic Police Matters, and Co-ordination Cell, but also deals with cross-cutting topics such as cyber/ICT security and POLIS, OSCE’s online law enforcement information system.

What does this mean to Americans?  It means the the TSA, CBP and the OSCE are secretly giving threat assessments to every airline passenger. And anyone of them could put a person on the No-Fly list for any reason.

Imagine a worldwide OSCE police force that has the power to detain and stop people from traveling anywhere. Well imagine no more because the OSCE actually has a police force that could do just that.

Below is a list of some of the things OSCE police do.

    Building capacities of the law enforcement to address transnational threats;
    Developing and organizing sustainable police education programmes;
    Organizing leadership and management training for law enforcement and government officials, judges and prosecutors;
    Strengthening investigative and analytical skills;
    Enhancing competencies in conducting financial investigations, in addressing money laundering and in seizing criminal assets;
    Developing community policing initiatives and police-public partnership;
    Addressing domestic violence;
    Assisting in strategic planning and threat assessments;
    Supporting information exchange amongst border officials;
    Facilitating information sharing and the exchange of best practices;
    Analysing and assessing lessons learned to develop guidance;
    Advising on legislation reform and institution-building;
    Promoting intelligence-led policing;
    Monitoring police work for compliance with international human rights standards; and
    Supporting regional and international police co-operation.

FYI, the largest private security police force in the world could soon rival the UN’s police force.
Tracking every airline passenger in the world is close to a reality


Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on April 11, 2019, 09:48:18 AM
Marfoogle News earlier today discussed that Walmart has filed several very disturbing patents with the U.S. Patent Office.

They've already been granted a whopping 631 patents, with an additional 629 pending.
https://companyprofiles.justia.com/company/walmart 

Here are some disturbing ones:

*One patent aims to coat the store floors with a chemical dust that tracks shoppers' every move while in the store

https://newfoodeconomy.org/walmart-tracking-patents/

(https://newfoodeconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/walmart-patent-surveillance-2-954x1024.jpg)

*Another patent is for replacement of the old shopping carts with new ones that read shoppers' biometrics as soon as they place their hands on the handlebar, with the goal in mind of detecting stress in advance of shoplifting.  Any elevation in stress levels of customers will immediately be met with the appearance of a staff member to "improve their shopping experience."
https://www.cbronline.com/news/walmart-patents

(https://www.cbronline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/walmart.jpg)

*Another patent is for a listening device built into shopping carts for spying on both customer and employee conversations, as well as other noises in the store:

https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/21/18151738/walmart-eavesdrop-patent-customer-employee-privacy

(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XO_IAeA8ar5_UnGJ2N5V9rGGgL0=/0x0:762x483/1200x800/filters:focal(272x202:392x322)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/62723321/sub_buzz_9381_1531345211_2.0.jpg)

Referred by:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juhhiMuEjRg shortly before the half-way mark
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on April 23, 2019, 04:17:25 PM
A viewer of Jonxarmy announced that in lieu of boarding an international JetBlue flight recently using a boarding pass, she had to look into a facial recognition camera before proceeding.  Her story is also posted on the ZDNet link below:

https://zdnet3.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/2019/04/22/653c2119-336a-4ed0-a90f-6c116348f652/7b4ca371445ddda8eaeaead68e351e7c/blueface.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj5b2YtIi6g @ 17:00

More:
https://gizmodo.com/what-your-airline-wont-tell-you-about-those-creepy-airp-1834218228

(https://zdnet3.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/2019/04/22/653c2119-336a-4ed0-a90f-6c116348f652/7b4ca371445ddda8eaeaead68e351e7c/blueface.jpg)
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on July 12, 2019, 08:35:22 AM
This morning's edition of Marfoogle News reported that nearly half of all U.S. adults are already entered in the FBI's new facial recognition database -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XFJn1UyYvw @ around 11:00

https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/07/ice-and-ever-widening-surveillance-dragnet/158308/

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/10/half-of-american-adults-are-in-police-facial-recognition-databases/504560/

(https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/mt/2016/10/AP090924084479/lead_720_405.jpg?mod=1533691854)

This was made possible largely by states granting open federal access to department of motor vehicles databases without Congressional oversight, per an article in The Atlantic.
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/07/three-states-granted-ice-access-dmv-photos/593509/

The federal government claims to be working on a "need to know" basis, largely blaming 20 states for issuing driver's licenses to foreigners based upon unvetted documents that they produce from their home countries: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Vermont, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Washington.  New York is also considering relaxing its driver's license acquisition standards.

http://www.ncsl.org/research/immigration/states-offering-driver-s-licenses-to-immigrants.aspx

The Atlantic explains that most adults in the U.S. have driver's licenses, and granting open access to scan DMV database images enables FBI to circumvent 4th Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

In addition, Amazon has created a facial recognition database, eerily named with a Teutonic spelling: "REKOGNITION."

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/06/democrats-and-republicans-passing-soft-regulations/592558/
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on July 12, 2019, 09:11:47 AM
With Microsoft soon dropping support for all operating systems older than its newest versions of Windows 10, forcing everyone to be facial-recognition ready, here are instructions for disabling facial recognition log-in (Windows Hello) manually on a Microsoft operating system:

http://www.vantechnj.com/knowledge-base/disable-windows-10-facial-recognition-biometric-login/

How To Disable ‘Hello’ in Windows 10
Disabling Windows 10 Facial Recognition and Biometric Login
Manual Configuration
To turn off the Facial Recognition feature for Windows Hello, navigate to:

    All Settings
    Click Accounts
    Select Sign-in options
    Below Picture password, select Remove
    Turn off ‘Automatically unlock the screen if we recognize your face option’

(http://www.vantechnj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/hello.png)
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: ilinda on July 12, 2019, 09:17:17 PM
Good advice!  For those who don't want to go through that, just  wear a stocking mask every time you sit at computer. 
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on July 13, 2019, 04:59:27 AM
LOL!  :D
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: Yowbarb on July 13, 2019, 04:48:05 PM
Good advice!  For those who don't want to go through that, just  wear a stocking mask every time you sit at computer.

:)   ;)    :D    ;D  :o   8)  :)
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on September 16, 2019, 07:44:05 AM
Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge has reposted a blogged article warning that free technology has been given to law enforcement throughout the U.S. (and elsewhere?) allowing them to track our license plates in real time, regardless of whether we're suspected of a crime, and no matter where we go.

The article points out that police will now be able to know the habits of our family members, where they go in our vehicles, where we do or don't worship, where we shop, who we associate with, and more.

https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/youre-being-tracked-massive-30-state-real-time-license-plate-database-revealed

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Does the logo of the corporation contributing this spyware free of charge to law enforcement agencies resemble a camera shutter that looks a bit too much like the iris of an all-seeing eye?
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: ilinda on September 16, 2019, 09:11:02 AM
So before we leave home, maybe repeatedly drive through a bunch of deep mud puddles--really fast.  Then look at your license plate.  LOL
Title: Re: "Your papers please"
Post by: R.R. Book on September 16, 2019, 09:15:32 AM
 :D :D :D