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Title: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: MadMax on April 07, 2018, 01:08:03 AM
Homeland Security to compile database of journalists and ‘media influencers’

https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/homeland-security-to-compile-database-of-journalists-and-media-influencers/

The Department of Homeland Security wants to track the comings and going of journalists, bloggers and other “media influencers” through a database.

The DHS’s “Media Monitoring” plan, which was first reported by FedBizOpps.gov, would give the contracting company “24/7 access to a password protected, media influencer database, including journalists, editors, correspondents, social media influencers, bloggers etc.” in order to “identify any and all media coverage related to the Department of Homeland Security or a particular event.”

The database would be designed to monitor the public activities of media members and influencers by “location, beat and influencers,” the document says.

The chosen contractor should be able to “present contact details and any other information that could be relevant including publications this influencer writes for, and an overview of the previous coverage published by the influencer.”

The request comes amid concerns regarding accuracy in media and the potential for U.S. elections and policy to be influenced via “fake news.”

The plan calls for the ability to track 290,000 news sources including online, print, broadcast and social media. Also, it would have the ability to track media coverage in over 100 languages, along with the “ability to create unlimited data tracking, statistical breakdown, and graphical analyses on ad-hoc basis.”

Max.
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on April 07, 2018, 05:41:24 AM
The slippery slope of elite rationalization on the road to totalitarianism is becoming steeper!  The Aware generally don't move in such circles though, either MSM or national politics.  Our sphere of influence is both smaller and larger than the national level, including our own locale, fellow-Aware via the WWW, and cosmic benevolence. :)
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: ilinda on April 07, 2018, 09:56:50 AM
Maybe it's time to re-read 1984....
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: MadMax on April 07, 2018, 11:23:40 AM
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Maybe it's time to re-read 1984....

I think we are WAY beyond 1984 now ...

Max
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: MadMax on April 07, 2018, 11:31:59 AM
As an example:

Coming soon to your local neighborhood pharmacy ..

India's Big Brother: Fingerprint and Eye Scans Required for Food and Medicine  :(

https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/65057/indias-big-brother-fingerprint-and-eye-scans-required-for-food-and.html

India collects biometric data on 1.3 billion residents for use in a nationwide identity system called Aadhaar.

The New York Times notes Big Brother has Arrived in India.

    Seeking to build an identification system of unprecedented scope, India is scanning the fingerprints, eyes and faces of its 1.3 billion residents and connecting the data to everything from welfare benefits to mobile phones.

    Civil libertarians are horrified, viewing the program, called Aadhaar, as Orwell’s Big Brother brought to life. To the government, it’s more like “big brother,” a term of endearment used by many Indians to address a stranger when asking for help.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other champions of the program say that Aadhaar is India’s ticket to the future, a universal, easy-to-use ID that will reduce this country’s endemic corruption and help bring even the most illiterate into the digital age.

    The poor must scan their fingerprints at the ration shop to get their government allocations of rice. Retirees must do the same to get their pensions. Middle-school students cannot enter the water department’s annual painting contest until they submit their identification.

    The Modi government has also ordered Indians to link their IDs to their cellphone and bank accounts.

    Although the system’s core fingerprint, iris and face database appears to have remained secure, at least 210 government websites have leaked other personal data — such as name, birth date, address, parents’ names, bank account number and Aadhaar number — for millions of Indians. Some of that data is still available with a simple Google search.

    As Aadhaar has become mandatory for government benefits, parts of rural India have struggled with the internet connections necessary to make Aadhaar work. After a lifetime of manual labor, many Indians also have no readable prints, making authentication difficult. One recent study found that 20 percent of the households in Jharkand state had failed to get their food rations under Aadhaar-based verification — five times the failure rate of ration cards.

Max.
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: MadMax on April 07, 2018, 11:37:33 AM
But wait there’s more!

California Bill Creates “Fact-Checkers” To Filter Your Online Content  ??? ::)

https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/65053/california-bill-creates-factcheckers-to-filter-your-online.html

Newly proposed California Senate Bill 1424 will create “fact-checkers to verify news stories” and aims to “mitigate the spread of false information through news stories.”

Full text here: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/fa…


TITLE 14.5. False Information Strategic Plans

 
3085.
 (a) Any person who operates a social media Internet Web site with physical presence in California shall develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Internet Web site.
(b) The strategic plan shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(1) A plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories.
(2) The utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories.
(3) Providing outreach to social media users regarding news stories containing false information.
(4) Placing a warning on a news story containing false information.
(c) As used in this section, “social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles or locations.

Max.
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on April 08, 2018, 07:07:22 AM
One of the biggest foreseeable problems with enforcement is that it would require knowing in absolute terms whether something is proven or not.  In actuality, there is very little in existence that is provable incontravertibly; to claim otherwise would shut the door to further learning.  Thus, much of what intelligent people discuss openly is based upon working hypotheses, without which we may never move forward to more concrete theses.  And even in just my lifetime many theses that had been taken for granted as being factual have had to be updated or discarded. 

Provision will need to be made to allow for the editorial opinions of everyone who participates in a civil manner in social media, which should help to contravene the frivolity of the proposed regulations, in the same manner that news periodicals have always operated in a free society. 

Depending upon the amount of time left before SHTF, I look forward to a First Amendment showdown, or several, on this one.
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on April 08, 2018, 07:18:09 AM
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The Modi government has also ordered Indians to link their IDs to their cellphone and bank accounts.

Might be a good rationale to have neither of those...




Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: ilinda on April 08, 2018, 04:15:11 PM
One of the biggest foreseeable problems with enforcement is that it would require knowing in absolute terms whether something is proven or not.  In actuality, there is very little in existence that is provable incontravertibly; to claim otherwise would shut the door to further learning.  Thus, much of what intelligent people discuss openly is based upon working hypotheses, without which we may never move forward to more concrete theses.  And even in just my lifetime many theses that had been taken for granted as being factual have had to be updated or discarded. 

Provision will need to be made to allow for the editorial opinions of everyone who participates in a civil manner in social media, which should help to contravene the frivolity of the proposed regulations, in the same manner that news periodicals have always operated in a free society. 

Depending upon the amount of time left before SHTF, I look forward to a First Amendment showdown, or several, on this one.
Well stated.  All governments will just keep nickel and diming our rights to death, till there's nothing left, or at least they'll die trying.
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on April 08, 2018, 06:21:56 PM
A good organization to keep abreast of litigation of such issues is the BORDC, Bill of Rights Defense Committee.  I haven't had time to read their material as much lately, am sorry to say, but they do important work.

https://rightsanddissent.org/
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: ilinda on April 09, 2018, 06:59:15 AM
A good organization to keep abreast of litigation of such issues is the BORDC, Bill of Rights Defense Committee.  I haven't had time to read their material as much lately, am sorry to say, but they do important work.

https://rightsanddissent.org/
A quick preview of that site shows it to be one to visit over and over!  Thanks for that!
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on April 09, 2018, 12:35:04 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on April 09, 2018, 05:59:39 PM
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    Maybe it's time to re-read 1984....

I think we are WAY beyond 1984 now ...

After half a dozen readings of that book, something that had receded into the background of the story begins to stand out: the Proles, or the non-Elite.  They mill around in the tale apparently off of the radar of PTB, who seem not to take an interest in them.  Possible moral: Don't seek to rise up the ladder too high?  Be innocuous?

One must take a stand sometimes though, and make a meaningful contribution.  Fortunately, Heaven seems to be increasing our awareness of PTB as fast as PTB is scrutinizing us...

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    As the Party slogan put it: 'Proles and animals are free.'
    — Part 1, Chapter 7
~ Wikipedia article on "Proles"
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: MadMax on September 25, 2018, 12:34:31 PM
September 25th is "National Panic Day" a day where Americans are encouraged to spy on each other  ??? ::)

https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/68484/september-25th-is-national-panic-day-a-day-where-americans-are-encouraged-to-spy-on-each.html

What is "National Panic Day"?

Officially, today is known as "National Awareness Day" not "National Panic Day." For the reasons stated below,  I am calling it "National Panic Day" which coincides with DHS reissuing their National Terrorism Bulletins this month.

DHS and law enforcement have created a national day that glorifies spying on your family, neighbors, coworkers, classmates and much more.

"Across the country, in our communities, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends.  We go to work or school, the grocery store, or the gas station.  It's easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day if you see something that doesn't seem quite right, say something.  By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement you can protect your family, neighbors, and community."

Because DHS and law enforcement don't do enough spying, they have created a National Awareness Day that encourages domestic spying.

If you think "recognizing the signs of terrorism-related suspicious activity" ended with just an infographic you would be mistaken.

DHS has also created an entire page of suspicious young Americans doing things like bicycle jumping, eating from food trucks and sitting in a school hallway. Besides trying to appeal to X Games fans, what purpose do these videos serve?

I'll give you a hint, DHS and law enforcement want young people to be afraid of everything.

Besides being blatantly hyperbolic, these videos play on young people's fear of terror and encourages them to report "harmless activities." This is what happens when you indoctrinate an entire generation of millennial's who have grown up living in fear.


Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on September 25, 2018, 12:57:02 PM
I imagine the local precinct will really appreciate being inundated with phone calls reporting suspicious bicycle jumping, public eating, and school hall sitting. 

Our neighbor who pesters the local police about seriously needing a speed bump or stop sign near her house is regarded by them as being a crazy little old lady with too much time on her hands.  I can just imagine them rolling their eyes at complaints of jumping, eating and sitting!  ::)
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: ilinda on September 25, 2018, 02:30:30 PM
One would hope that all the law enforcement agencies, large and small, will be inundated with such nonsensical calls, like "OH, my
God, there is someone sitting in the hall at so-and-so school!  Come Quick!!!"
, and the like, that maybe the perpetrators of such idiocy will become the laughing stock of us all, if they haven't already.

I do recall those asinine Red Flags, Orange Flags, and Yellow Flags, that were plastered all over the TV right after 9-11, and such colored flags were supposedly indicative of the "terrorist threat level" on a given day or given week.  After a while I even heard others mocking and ridiculing the feds, as some had been doing from day 1. 

The feds want the populace to LIVE IN FEAR and they certainly resort (stoop) to the most asinine antics to do so. 
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on September 26, 2018, 04:05:11 AM
Two more odd targets of the program:

Those who "acquire skills such as flying an aircraft" and those who "elicit information."

So learning and asking questions are now grounds for suspicion?

Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on September 26, 2018, 07:53:16 AM
https://www.rt.com/news/439315-invisible-clouds-exposome-humans/

Here's a new device with potential to spy. 
(Mentioned by Max here: https://planetxtownhall.com/index.php/topic,7022.msg107023.html#msg107023 ) 
It reads the unique mix of bacteria, viruses and fungi that each person is carrying, as well as any substances that they may have put on or in themselves. 

It was tested on 50 separate areas of San Francisco. 

This could possibly be a way for PTB to track emerging epidemics, as apparently the device is able to read the external biome of people, without need for medical exams, and could be used on passers-by in public potentially without their knowledge.

And if it were to become a standard Smart Phone app, it could mean the end of all courtship...

Will we now have health police in public places, who pull people aside for carrying too many microbes, or one that they don't like?

And if used in different spots around a municipality as was done on San Francisco, think of what sociologists and demographers could do with the information...or even realtors...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0Dmp5V1xqk

And this from the related link by Max:

https://www.wired.com/story/exposome-maps/

(https://nieuws.kuleuven.be/beelden/flex_images/Bacteria%20shutterstock_240259321.jpg)
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: MadMax on September 27, 2018, 04:13:08 AM
Chilling Article ..

A Chilling Look At China's New 'Digital Dictatorship' And 'Technological Tyranny' Gives Us A Peek At The 'Mark Of The Beast' System Coming To America

http://allnewspipeline.com/China_Social_Credit_A_Look_At_Whats_Coming_To_America.php

n this September 20th story over at Technocracy News & Trends which Steve Quayle linked to on his website days ago they reported that China's new dystopian 'social credit system' has been fully switched on and as we see in this must-read new story over at ABC News in Australia, China's new system is something straight from a science fiction movie or the 'fictional' TV show "Person Of Interest".

Featuring artificial intelligence within cameras using facial recognition technology following EVERYBODY, where ever they go, as we see in the gif images we've created from that story embedded above and below, 'social credit scores' are also updated in real time as the people of China shop and go about their daily business, with a bottle of alcohol or beer merely placed into one's shopping cart triggering an immediate lowering of one's score while purchases of 'healthy' items raises one's score in real time.

Also penalizing people for behaviors such as jaywalking, stealing or other crimes caught on camera, this recent story from News.com.au reported China's chilling new dictatorship has been constructed to quite literally control everyone there, with citizens in China now monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and scorecards ranking the Chinese people on ALL of their behaviors.

Also reporting that this 'digital dictatorship' being constructed all around China's 1.4 billion people will bring privileges and rewards to those who 'behave themselves' while 'punishing' others who may step out of line, they also warn that China's vast network of over 200 million CCTV cameras spread throughout the country will ensure that there are 'no dark corners in which to hide'.

And one could easily argue that we're witnessing the rollout in China of the 'mark of the beast system' as while the people there haven't all been voluntarily microchipped, the results of the social credit system there are largely the same. As Skywatch TV reported back in July in their story titled "MORE BETA TESTING FOR THE MARK OF THE BEAST? Welfare Recipients To Undergo FACE SCANNING In Order To Receive Payments—Complete “Digital Government” Within 7 Years", we too are rapidly going in that direction.

And while some might claim that such a system will be good as it will reward those who live their lives 'the right way' while punishing those who might step out of the box of what is considered 'normal' behavior, as the ABC story points out, China's system is already being abused with Chinese journalist Liu Hu one of more than 10 million Chinese citizens who've already been punished due to their 'crimes'. Hu's 'crime' being a 'speech crime' for exposing Communist party corruption.

Max
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on September 27, 2018, 04:31:27 AM
Posting a diagram from Max's link:

(http://allnewspipeline.com/images/tech_tyranny.png)

My sense is that we can get away from this, at least most of the time, if we are sufficiently separated from urban areas.
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: MadMax on September 27, 2018, 02:56:58 PM
George Orwell would be soooo envious ..

Next will be train stations, bus stops, shopping malls etc, etc ..

The Government Wants Airlines to Delay Your Flight So They Can Scan Your Face..  ??? :-\

https://theintercept.com/2018/09/26/airport-facial-recognition-flight-delay/

Omnipresent facial recognition has become a golden goose for law enforcement agencies around the world. In the United States, few are as eager as the Department of Homeland Security. American airports are currently being used as laboratories for a new tool that would automatically scan your face — and confirm your identity with U.S. Customs and Border Protection — as you prepare to board a flight, despite the near-unanimous objections from privacy advocates and civil libertarians, who call such scans invasive and pointless.

According to a new report on the Biometric Entry-Exit Program by DHS itself, we can add another objection: Your flight could be late.

Although the new report, published by Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General, is overwhelmingly supportive in its evaluation of airport-based biometric surveillance — the practice of a computer detecting your face and pairing it with everything else in the system — the agency notes some hurdles from a recent test code-named “Sprint 8.” Among them, the report notes with palpable frustration, was that airlines insist on letting their passengers depart on time, rather than subjecting them to a Homeland Security surveillance prototype plagued by technical issues and slowdowns:

As the success of biometric-reliant line-skipping services — like TSA Pre-Check and Clear — have shown, many flyers are happy to swap their irreplaceable biometrics in the name of convenience. The prospect of missing a connecting flight, however, could bring out the pitchforks.

Max.

Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on September 27, 2018, 04:03:10 PM
(https://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/902/2050/1600/tt060518.gif)
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: MadMax on September 27, 2018, 05:44:05 PM
LOL ...  ;)
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: ilinda on September 27, 2018, 08:01:24 PM
Chilling Article ..

A Chilling Look At China's New 'Digital Dictatorship' And 'Technological Tyranny' Gives Us A Peek At The 'Mark Of The Beast' System Coming To America

http://allnewspipeline.com/China_Social_Credit_A_Look_At_Whats_Coming_To_America.php

n this September 20th story over at Technocracy News & Trends which Steve Quayle linked to on his website days ago they reported that China's new dystopian 'social credit system' has been fully switched on and as we see in this must-read new story over at ABC News in Australia, China's new system is something straight from a science fiction movie or the 'fictional' TV show "Person Of Interest".

Featuring artificial intelligence within cameras using facial recognition technology following EVERYBODY, where ever they go, as we see in the gif images we've created from that story embedded above and below, 'social credit scores' are also updated in real time as the people of China shop and go about their daily business, with a bottle of alcohol or beer merely placed into one's shopping cart triggering an immediate lowering of one's score while purchases of 'healthy' items raises one's score in real time.

Also penalizing people for behaviors such as jaywalking, stealing or other crimes caught on camera, this recent story from News.com.au reported China's chilling new dictatorship has been constructed to quite literally control everyone there, with citizens in China now monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and scorecards ranking the Chinese people on ALL of their behaviors.

Also reporting that this 'digital dictatorship' being constructed all around China's 1.4 billion people will bring privileges and rewards to those who 'behave themselves' while 'punishing' others who may step out of line, they also warn that China's vast network of over 200 million CCTV cameras spread throughout the country will ensure that there are 'no dark corners in which to hide'.

And one could easily argue that we're witnessing the rollout in China of the 'mark of the beast system' as while the people there haven't all been voluntarily microchipped, the results of the social credit system there are largely the same. As Skywatch TV reported back in July in their story titled "MORE BETA TESTING FOR THE MARK OF THE BEAST? Welfare Recipients To Undergo FACE SCANNING In Order To Receive Payments—Complete “Digital Government” Within 7 Years", we too are rapidly going in that direction.

And while some might claim that such a system will be good as it will reward those who live their lives 'the right way' while punishing those who might step out of the box of what is considered 'normal' behavior, as the ABC story points out, China's system is already being abused with Chinese journalist Liu Hu one of more than 10 million Chinese citizens who've already been punished due to their 'crimes'. Hu's 'crime' being a 'speech crime' for exposing Communist party corruption.

Max
And Apple isn't wasting any time copying that system with their own way of rating users based on their phone call and emails:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/7303020/apple-trust-score-phone-calls-emails/

After Apple shows how "successful" it is, who else will adopt a similar system, and that's how it will spread through the globe.  But as RR points out, there are ways to defeat it to some extent, deflect it a bit, and avoid a lot of it.
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: MadMax on November 01, 2018, 04:52:14 PM

Ever wonder what that “shiny new cell phone” might be used for??

Feds Also Using 'Reverse Warrants' To Gather Location/Identifying Info On Thousands Of Non-Suspects

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20181027/08301740920/feds-also-using-reverse-warrants-to-gather-location-identifying-info-thousands-non-suspects.shtml

Because nearly everyone carries a tracking device on their person these days, it's become a whole lot easier for the government to find out where everybody's been. It's TinEye but for people, and it appears to be a new go-to tool for law enforcement. What used to be officers canvassing the area where a crime took place is now a warrant sent to Google to obtain location data and identifying info for all people and devices in the area.

These so-called "reverse warrants" first started coming to light earlier this year. The Raleigh Police Department (NC) was serving warrants to Google in hopes of figuring out who to suspect of committing crimes, rather than having a suspect in mind and working forward from there. The warrants were of the "general" variety, guaranteed to give the RPD location/identifying info of hundreds of non-suspects who just happened to be in the area. There's some evidence Google has pushed back against these warrants, but it hasn't been enough to deter law enforcement from continuing to use Google as one-stop shopping to bulk location/identifying info.

This practice isn't limited to the local boys. Thomas Brewster of Forbes has obtained a warrant [PDF] showing the FBI is doing the same thing.

    The most recent order on Google, unearthed by Forbes earlier this week, came from the FBI in Henrico, Virginia. They went to Google after four separate robberies in which unidentified, armed individuals entered and stole from the same Dollar Tree store between March and September this year. The manager of the Dollar Tree was also robbed at gunpoint while dropping off money at a Wells Fargo night-deposit box located just down the road from the store.

    The warrant asks for location histories held by Google for anyone within three separate areas—including regions around the Dollar Tree store and the Wells Fargo address—during the times and days the five robberies took place. The FBI also wanted identifying information of Google account holders in those areas, two of which had a 375-meter radius. The other had a 300-meter radius.

Since Dollar Tree stores are never found thousands of feet away from other businesses and residences, the information demanded of Google would include hundreds or thousands of innocent people who live or work near the targeted store.

This isn't the way warrants work. Or, at least, this isn't how they're supposed to work. Unfortunately, the FBI's stated probable cause for demanding this info isn't attached to the document Forbes obtained, so it's unclear how the FBI talked a judge into signing off on this. What the returned warrant does show is no records were returned, suggesting Google is pushing back against broad requests for data that appear to be unsupported by probable cause.

While this may be the digital equivalent of canvassing nearby businesses and residences to search for suspects, these orders make compliance compulsory by eliminating the citizenry. It appears the government believes the combination of warrants and third-party data makes gathering info on hundreds or thousands of non-suspects constitutional. The FBI's warrant also came with an indefinite gag order, so no one included in the search radius had any idea federal law enforcement wanted to know who they were or where they'd been.

This search tactic will continue to be deployed until a court puts an end to it. Without more data, it's hard to say how often magistrates approve or reject these reverse warrants. All we know is some warrants have been approved. And in some cases, Google has refused to provide the data. I'm sure law enforcement knows these demands for data aren't completely constitutional, which may be why we haven't seen any agency bring Google to court for refusing to comply. Additional judicial scrutiny isn't going to do these warrants any favors.

Max.
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: MadMax on November 01, 2018, 04:56:55 PM
I wonder if they will be armed??  ??? :-[

DARPA Seeks FAA Approval For Military Drones Over American Cities

https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/69055/darpa-seeks-faa-approval-for-military-drones-over-american.html

Just a little over 10 years after drone surveillance inside U.S. borders was declared a conspiracy theory, it is now an indisputable fact of life. So, too, are military grade drones along the “border,” which in reality constitutes a 100-mile-wide swath that encircles the continental United States and 2/3 of its population.


According to a new report from Defense One, this level of access is still seen as a restriction by the DARPA-directed military apparatus. As new forms of autonomous aircraft take to the skies such as the latest Blackhawk helicopter drones that could be ready by 2019, DARPA and aircraft developers want permission to fly over large cities as needed. Utilizing a new artificial intelligence system that is literally called MATRIX, developers see an opportunity for more flexibility in potential use. Of course, surveillance isn’t mentioned among those uses:

    After that, similar to Predator drone maker General Atomics, they have their eyes on FAA certification to fly large, unmanned aircraft within the continental United States, to help ferry people and supplies from the mainland to offshore oil rigs, among other potential jobs. Today, large drones likes Predators are forbidden to fly over the U.S. except in a handful of largely unpopulated areas along the U.S.Mexico border.

    The FAA is now figuring out how to change guidelines to allow unmanned planes and helicopters to fly over big cities. “We are working with the FAA on that. Our stated goal is 2030. It very much depends on rule making. We are certainly hoping for sooner, for the mid-2020s, to field it,” he said.

In that linked article sourced above, the long-range plans of converting military aircraft to dronesand incorporating them anywhere and everywhere inside America is also detailed and expanded upon as a potential replacement for the already controversial use of police drones.

    By 2025, enormous military-style drones – close relatives of the sort made famous by counterterrorism strikes in Afghanistan and Iraq – will be visible 2,000 feet above U.S. cities, streaming high-resolution video to police departments below. That is the bet that multiple defense contractors are placing, anyway, as they race to build unmanned aircraft that can pass evolving airworthiness certifications and replace police helicopters. And if that bet pays off, it will radically transform the way cities, citizens, and law enforcement interact.

We are now seeing various trends beginning to dovetail into what could become the ultimate in military presence over the United States. As I recently reported, new A.I. algorithms are being devised that look for emotional indicators in an attempt to predict crime and social unrest. The “Eye in the Sky” system, developed by Cambridge University, seeks to use small Parrot drones to identify “violent poses” in crowds. The system will be powered by biometric recognition and artificial intelligence.

Max
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on November 02, 2018, 05:42:49 AM
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DARPA and aircraft developers want permission to fly over large cities as needed.

Of course, "as needed" will morph into 24/7...

And of course, the drones will need to fly over the countryside en route to the cities...

(https://www.thebalancesmb.com/thmb/N_CrX3eiB5CV5tT6o7Ja9WecloY=/3644x2733/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/-no-drones-sign-at-porvaldseyri-farm-689421689-5887f9d15f9b58bdb3c12334.jpg)
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on November 02, 2018, 12:38:03 PM
Maybe more incentive not to carry a phone except on a road trip, or when driving at night?
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on December 12, 2018, 08:27:44 AM
More innovative ways Big Brother is spying on us:

1. cameras in vacuum sweepers

2. cameras in street lamps

3. cameras in traffic cones

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-08/dea-spy-cameras-vacuum-cleaners-surveillance-state

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUGl21L4LaU

Here's what the corporation creating the camera-vacs has to say about itself:
https://www.ssg-llc.org/

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We might sum up who we are in a single word from the Hawaiian language.  A simple word, yet sophisticated in its varied meanings and powerful in cultural and spiritual connotations.  That word is "Pono" which translates to "righteousness" 

A government contractor spy-gear company whose marketing slogan is a religious term seldom used in the common vernacular outside of churches?

"Righteousness" is a word that could be, and has been, subjected to lots of abuse when conscripted as a banner under which to hide any number of less altruistic motives.  Supposing those who deem themselves to be "The Righteous" are so certain of their position that everyone else is conveniently viewed as the opposite, guilty until proven innocent?  Deserving of warrantless searches, such as with the spy vac?
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: ilinda on December 12, 2018, 04:26:00 PM
Doesn't that really take the cake?  It's eveywhere.  Wherever a camera can be fit, it will be placed.  Eventually. 
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching: Oops, Big Brother just caught on fire...
Post by: R.R. Book on December 14, 2018, 10:02:23 AM
A little surveillance snag at Google's headquarters in China.  Accident, or grassroots protest?  Or ironically landing meteorite?

(https://media.giphy.com/media/cWoAKNNTjckKgZpGrx/giphy.gif)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0kzO0SiTcU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Sjk3soGug

https://www.brighteon.com/5978869740001

https://www.bitchute.com/video/ov6o2O6YHoH5/
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching: Big Brother Gets His Hands Slapped
Post by: R.R. Book on December 14, 2018, 10:24:21 AM
Thanks to leaks from Google's own staff about its Internet censorship in China, 60 NGO's have confronted Google and told the company to cease and desist.  This coincides with a grilling of Google CEO by Congress a few days ago.

(https://www.lifenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/google2.jpg)

http://firstthing.dailymaverick.co.za/article?id=157094

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/404710-google-must-scrap-censored-chinese-search-plans-ngos

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/16/17702464/google-search-censorship-china-protest-project-dragonfly

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/human-rights-groups-sundar-pichai-listen-your-employees-and-halt-project-dragonfly

https://www.libertynation.com/google-ceo-plants-himself-behind-a-wall-of-denial/

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/12/07/google-engineer-company-blacklisted-dissident-to-please-chinese-government/
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: MadMax on February 18, 2019, 04:28:31 AM
A data leak discovered by a Dutch internet expert has revealed over 2.5 million people who are under active surveillance by a Chinese government contractor, reports Reuters.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-17/chinese-data-leak-reveals-millions-people-actively-tracked-surveillance-network

An exposed database maintained by Shenzhen-based facial-recognition technology company SenseNets Technology revealed ID card numbers, birth dates and location data which went unprotected for months, according to Victor Gevers, co-founder of GDI.Foundation - a nonprofit organization which hunts for critical vulnerabilities around the internet.

    Exposed data also showed about 6.7 million location data points linked to the people which were gathered within 24 hours, tagged with descriptions such as “mosque”, “hotel,” “internet cafe” and other places where surveillance cameras were likely to be found. -Reuters

"It was fully open and anyone without authentication had full administrative rights. You could go in the database and create, read, update and delete anything," said Gevers.

SenseNets contracts with police departments across China, and is a subsidiary of Shenzhen-listed NetPosa Technologies Ltc, which has offices in several Chinese provinces and regions, including Xinjiang.

Gevers said GDI.Foundation immediately alerted SenseNets to the vulnerability. While they did not respond, they took steps to secure the database.

Beijing has been at the forefront of facial recognition technology, such as their "SkyNet" system deployed in over 16 provinces, cities and autonomous regions which can instantly scan faces and compare them to a database of criminal suspects at a speed of 3 billion times per second, according to People's Daily.

Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on February 18, 2019, 04:45:31 AM
I wonder why China is interested in that many people outside their borders?

There is some speculation circulating that someone in China - not necessarily an official - is interested in hacking into crypto-currencies, as evidenced by recent web tracking software.  Not sure if those are a good investment, and I will personally not participate in them, though some Youtubers are ecstatic about them...
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: Yowbarb on February 18, 2019, 05:35:38 AM
I wonder why China is interested in that many people outside their borders?

There is some speculation circulating that someone in China - not necessarily an official - is interested in hacking into crypto-currencies, as evidenced by recent web tracking software.  Not sure if those are a good investment, and I will personally not participate in them, though some Youtubers are ecstatic about them...

What I have read is that the Chinese are really into cyber hacking and stealing ideas, inventions, etc. money. Same can be said of Putin's regime in Russia and also the North Koreans.
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on August 07, 2019, 12:01:22 PM
Mary Greeley reports on a Guardian article describing a number of mass surveillance balloons lurking over small-town heartland America. 

Concerns include potential weaponization of the balloons, data storage, and military surveillance of civilian life.

On a creepy note, the on-board camera is called "Gorgon Stare." 

Using free on-line software from FlightRadar24.com, it is possible to click on "Filters", then type call-sign prefix "HBAL" and then hit the plus sign.  The map will eliminate all air traffic but the balloons, which are designated for "telecommunications and surveillance."  If animation is selected in Settings, you can actually click on the icon and see the flight paths of any tracking balloons, which can read individual license plates of cars from high up in the sky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEh6LKDdXgs

https://www.ravenaerostar.com/products/balloons-airships 

https://ravenaerostar.com/products/balloons-airships/thunderhead-balloons

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Surveillance balloon flight path over heartland America

Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: Jimfarmer on August 07, 2019, 01:35:34 PM
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Mary Greeley reports on a Guardian article describing a number of mass surveillance balloons lurking over small-town heartland America.

Concerns include potential weaponization of the balloons, data storage, and military surveillance of civilian life.

Yes, but also could be the Good Guys tracking the Bad Guys.  Remember, The Earth Alliance is in a fight to the death with the Dark Cabal.  It's "no holds barred" until Nibiru is gone and the Emancipation of Earth and Humanity is complete.  Think military strategy, which unfortunately includes misinforming the public so that the enemy doesn't know your plans.
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: Yowbarb on August 08, 2019, 12:13:01 AM
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Mary Greeley reports on a Guardian article describing a number of mass surveillance balloons lurking over small-town heartland America.

Concerns include potential weaponization of the balloons, data storage, and military surveillance of civilian life.

Yes, but also could be the Good Guys tracking the Bad Guys.  Remember, The Earth Alliance is in a fight to the death with the Dark Cabal.  It's "no holds barred" until Nibiru is gone and the Emancipation of Earth and Humanity is complete.  Think military strategy, which unfortunately includes misinforming the public so that the enemy doesn't know your plans.

Jimfarmer I tend to agree with you on this,
thks for your post,
Barb T.
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on August 08, 2019, 05:14:51 AM
More here:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/02/pentagon-balloons-surveillance-midwest

and here:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-03/pentagons-next-dystopian-surveillance-exercise-will-launch-spy-balloons-over-these
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: ilinda on August 08, 2019, 11:12:08 AM
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Mary Greeley reports on a Guardian article describing a number of mass surveillance balloons lurking over small-town heartland America.

Concerns include potential weaponization of the balloons, data storage, and military surveillance of civilian life.

Yes, but also could be the Good Guys tracking the Bad Guys.  Remember, The Earth Alliance is in a fight to the death with the Dark Cabal.  It's "no holds barred" until Nibiru is gone and the Emancipation of Earth and Humanity is complete.  Think military strategy, which unfortunately includes misinforming the public so that the enemy doesn't know your plans.

Jimfarmer I tend to agree with you on this,
thks for your post,
Barb T.
Am leaning that way as well.  Maybe it's wishful thinking, but there has to be some light at the end of the tunnel, and it might come from unexpected avenues.  Planning to watch the two new Corey Goode videos, from his recent appearance in ? CA?.  Saw first few minutes so it is intriguing, as he began to talk about all the dreams he's been having lately.  Hope to update on it on the TH.
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on August 08, 2019, 02:27:56 PM
Looking forward to it Ilinda!

Meanwhile, Dahboo77 is reporting on yet another AI eye in the sky called "Sentient:"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3JC3QVpH_A
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on October 21, 2019, 06:55:17 AM
A California resident called in to the most recent Marfoogle News broadcast and reported that PTB in that state are giving away free 5G "California Phones" and encouraging people to use them, ostensibly for tracking purposes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yENKVmXvEdc @ around 1:26:00

I  looked it up on the web and discovered the amount of information about themselves which Californians must trade off in order to get the free phones:

https://californiaphones.org/application

Full name

Address

Already existing phone number

Email address

Year of birth

Local phone company

Name on phone bill

Ethnicity

Next of kin

Their contact information

Legal signature

Physician's name and license number

Mandatory physical exam results (checking for sensory impairments, speech impediments, physical mobility, and cognitive deficits)

https://californiaphones.org/application

This program enables the state of California to immediately have knowledge of who in the state has any type of disability.  Another way of viewing what they are collating might be information on the whereabouts of people with physical imperfections...

My response to this breach of privacy would be "No thank you."

(https://californiaphones.org/images/About-Alto-Amplified-Telephone.jpg)
The California government is offering both free mobile phones and free home phones...
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on October 21, 2019, 08:35:49 AM
The housing authority for the City of Sacramento is spying on Sacramento neighborhoods using what appears to residents to be China-manufactured drones, according to a CBS Sacramento story reposted by ZeroHedge.

Even the U.S. military has expressed concern that the Chinese government could access information collected by these devices, according to the article.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-18/california-officials-are-spying-their-citizens-chinese-drones

https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/05/16/government-drones-neighborhood/

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According to Youtube channel APlaneTruth4u, such drones are now all over the skies of California.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yENKVmXvEdc
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on October 22, 2019, 05:26:43 AM
Dave Hodges has reported on The Common Sense Show that California is now clamping down on independent journalism.  Specifically, the state is limiting the number of articles that any free-lance journalist can publish per year to 35. 

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That's how many a lot of independent journalists publish in one week...

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The independent journalists that I know will battle this, because they'll come up with an address in another state. 

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How does this apply to school newspapers?

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This is a direct violation of First Amendment rights.

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California is not under attack - California has been taken over.

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The people perish for a lack of knowledge.

Once again, please ignore partisan comments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvkUgjKgMk8 (Common Sense Show edition)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Assembly_Bill_5_(2019) (Wiki article on the applicable California legislation)

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB5 (full text of the bill)
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on October 22, 2019, 06:17:00 AM
Per the 3% Report Youtube channel, The Economist magazine has just Tweeted that a global technology company based in Massachusetts named Humanzye has created a badge that will monitor workers' conversations, posture, and time spent on the toilet at work.  The badge, already worn by more than 10,000 employees around the world, has a microphone and motion sensors, and collects information from employees' emails and calendars:

https://twitter.com/TheEconomist/status/1186137814322307074/video/1 (Economist)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3mpsMrgO0w (3% Report)

More:
https://boingboing.net/2019/10/21/electronic-badge-monitors-work.html

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Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on October 28, 2019, 05:26:05 AM
A while back we discussed the non-tracking browser Duck-Duck-Go, and now there's a new option:
Brave.com, which promises to be secure, fast and private, complete with free ad-blocker.

https://brave.com/

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You are not a product

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Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: ilinda on October 28, 2019, 08:35:56 PM
It is always so enticing to use one of those browsers, but how do we really know it's not just another spy tool?  I really WANT to use something more sequre, but am never sure.

Here's something that has just begun in the past few days:  every single "secure" site now no longer has the green padlock indicating it's secure.  Instead the padlock is gray/black and actually looks quite suspicious.  I keep wondering--is it my Firefox browser?  Is it some virus someone hacked into my computer?  Is it the "new secure"?

A search about the change from green to other colors, ends up being complicated and there's no one short answer.

Does anyone else notice that they no longer see a green padlock indicating a secure site?
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on October 29, 2019, 04:23:06 AM
Ilinda, my understanding is that there is no longer such thing as a secure website, as quantum computers, which are becoming ubiquitous, can break any code...
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: ilinda on October 29, 2019, 12:04:33 PM
Do you think that has anything to do with the change from green to gray padlock color?  What color padlock do you see for so-called secure sites?

I know what you mean about security being an illusion.  Do people still place orders online and just HOPE their credit card# isn't stolen?
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on October 29, 2019, 01:17:13 PM
Am seeing a closed gray padlock right now as I type on TH.  There's also the "s" after "http," so secure sites can still be designated, but yes, that doesn't mean they can't be entered by someone with the right tools (i.e. a giant black cube)...
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: MadMax on October 29, 2019, 02:55:02 PM
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It is always so enticing to use one of those browsers, but how do we really know it's not just another spy tool?  I really WANT to use something more sequre, but am never sure.

Always free:

https://www.torproject.org/download/
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: ilinda on October 30, 2019, 09:51:27 AM
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It is always so enticing to use one of those browsers, but how do we really know it's not just another spy tool?  I really WANT to use something more sequre, but am never sure.

Always free:

https://www.torproject.org/download/
Thanks for the reminder of Tor.  That was a topic of discussion in a Linux user group I occasionally attend.  IIRC they said Edward Snowden uses it.
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on October 30, 2019, 10:54:33 AM
Is that on the dark Web?
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: MadMax on October 30, 2019, 04:14:56 PM
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What is the dark web?

 How to access it and what you'll find
The dark web is part of the internet that isn't visible to search engines and requires the use of an anonymizing browser called Tor to be accessed.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3249765/what-is-the-dark-web-how-to-access-it-and-what-youll-find.html

Dark web definition

The dark web is a part of the internet that isn't indexed by search engines. You've no doubt heard talk of the “dark web” as a hotbed of criminal activity — and it is. Researchers Daniel Moore and Thomas Rid of King's College in London classified the contents of 2,723 live dark web sites over a five-week period in 2015 and found that 57% host illicit material.

A 2019 study, Into the Web of Profit, conducted by Dr. Michael McGuires at the University of Surrey, shows that things have become worse. The number of dark web listings that could harm an enterprise has risen by 20% since 2016. Of all listings (excluding those selling drugs), 60% could potentially harm enterprises.

You can buy credit card numbers, all manner of drugs, guns, counterfeit money, stolen subscription credentials, hacked Netflix accounts and software that helps you break into other people’s computers. Buy login credentials to a $50,000 Bank of America account for $500. Get $3,000 in counterfeit $20 bills for $600. Buy seven prepaid debit cards, each with a $2,500 balance, for $500 (express shipping included). A “lifetime” Netflix premium account goes for $6. You can hire hackers to attack computers for you. You can buy usernames and passwords.

But not everything is illegal, the dark web also has a legitimate side. For example, you can join a chess club or BlackBook, a social network described as the “the Facebook of Tor.”

Dark web browser

All this activity, this vision of a bustling marketplace, might make you think that navigating the dark web is easy. It isn’t. The place is as messy and chaotic as you would expect when everyone is anonymous, and a substantial minority are out to scam others.

Accessing the dark web requires the use of an anonymizing browser called Tor. The Tor browser routes your web page requests through a series of proxy servers operated by thousands of volunteers around the globe, rendering your IP address unidentifiable and untraceable. Tor works like magic, but the result is an experience that’s like the dark web itself: unpredictable, unreliable and maddeningly slow.

Dark web search engine

Dark web search engines exist, but even the best are challenged to keep up with the constantly shifting landscape. The experience is reminiscent of searching the web in the late 1990s. Even one of the best search engines, called Grams, returns results that are repetitive and often irrelevant to the query.

The anonymous nature of the Tor network also makes it especially vulnerable to distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), said Patrick Tiquet, Director of Security & Architecture at Keeper Security, and the company’s resident expert on the topic. “Sites are constantly changing addresses to avoid DDoS, which makes for a very dynamic environment,” he said. As a result, “The quality of search varies widely, and a lot of material is outdated.”

Staying on top of the hacker underground

Keeper’s Patrick Tiquet checks in regularly because it’s important for him to be on top of what’s happening in the hacker underground. “I use the dark web for situational awareness, threat analysis and keeping an eye on what’s going on,” he said will. “I want to know what information is available and have an external lens into the digital assets that are being monetized – this gives us insight on what hackers are targeting.”

What is the dark web? How safe is it and how to access it? Your questions answered:

https://www.techradar.com/news/what-is-the-dark-web-how-safe-is-it-and-how-to-access-it-your-questions-answered

The dark web sounds foreboding. Why else would the police in Brazil, Germany, and the United States need to raid dark web eshops like the the “Wall Street Market” (WSM), charging the operators with a long grocery list of crimes ranging stolen data, drugs, and malware? These events do occur on the dark web, but they are just part of the story.

The internet is a huge and sometimes disorganized place, almost like a huge flea market or bazaar. With billions of sites and addresses, it is amazing that we can search – and find – anything.

There are three basic levels within this complex thing we call the World Wide Web – open, deep, and dark. Each have their place – and their drawbacks.

Going deeper into the web

The term "Deep Web" doesn’t mean anything nefarious, it simply refers to the unindexed web databases and other content that search engines can't crawl through and catalog – things like registration-required web forums or even your Gmail account. It includes the information about you that data brokers like LocalBlox might be storing in a public – but unlisted – Amazon server.

Just think of the deep web as an archive, containing an unsorted pile of websites and resources which are largely inaccessible. Deep sites include company intranets and governmental websites (i.e. the website of the European Union) where you can search for special topics or forms.

On such pages, you can use their own internal search function not a search engine like Bing or Yahoo or another external search engines. The deep web also includes most academic content handled directly by universities. Just think of this like searching for a library book using the facilities’ own index files – you might have to be in the library to search there. This deep web is estimated to make up about 95 percent of the entire web.

Step off into the Dark Web

The dark web – despite the media attention – is a small part of the deep web which is only accessible through a special TOR network. Tor stands for: The Onion Router” a reference to how it works; sending encrypted traffic through layers of relays around the globe as it hides content, the sender, and their location. Not only is it more secure, it also is more private as it effectively shuts out online trackers. While it is not flawless in protecting user privacy, it works well enough to give users much more privacy in where they go, the content accessed, and concealing their own identity. The multiple relays helps keep some distance and anonymity between the person visiting the website, the website itself, and any entity trying to eavesdrop on the communication between the two.

Tor is both a type of connection – with the extended relays – and a browser. There are other variants out there including I2P, GNU.net and Freenet. With your device running a TOR browser, you can go to TOR specific sites – with an .onion suffix --  or also visit the usual sites on the open web.

Yes, there are a number of TOR only sites for illicit drugs or materials. It allows surfers to stay anonymous and go to “members only” forums where they can use untraceable cryptocurrencies for their purchases. But, that’s not all of it. There are also popular services are offering their services here at facebookcorewwwi.onion and the German mail provider Mailbox.org is offering its services as well.



Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on January 03, 2020, 06:02:44 AM
A diagram of China's social credit system (can be clicked to enlarge):

(https://i.imgur.com/eWfjX20.jpg)
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on March 29, 2020, 02:01:53 PM
Two U.S. states have instituted hotlines on which neighbors may call if they hear one another coughing:
California and Kentucky.  Wonder what happens if someone sneezes?

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/covid19-hotline-snitches/

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Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: ilinda on March 29, 2020, 06:33:26 PM
That does seem a bit much, and a drain on resources of personnel to go investigate the source, intensity, quality, and duration of the cough!  There are so many different types of cough, that this does border on the ridiculous.
Title: Re: Big Brother IS Watching
Post by: R.R. Book on March 30, 2020, 09:36:14 AM
Maybe that's why they set up the hotline in the first place - to divert all the busybodies in another direction?