Things Are Getting Worse, Not Better: Round Ups, Checkpoints and National ID Cards

Things Are Getting Worse, Not Better: Round Ups, Checkpoints and National ID Cards

H/t reader eric:

“Compulsory I/D cards for USA by 2020.

Land of the meak – home of the slave,

It’all part of the plan and it’s all coming together nicely. George Orwell & Aldo’s Huxley warned us this was the plan.
Even Brit hating James Cameron did it with Terminator, George Lucas with the Star Wars series, but nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.”

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Customs And Border Protection Clarifies: You Have No Rights While Traveling

Customs And Border Protection Clarifies: You Have No Rights While Traveling:

In 2015, the Customs and Border Protection searched 8,503 airline passengers’ electronic devices. In FY 2016 they searched 19,033. And in FY 2017 CBP searched the devices of 30,200 travelers.

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Surveillance Is Not About Fighting Terrorism

Surveillance Is Not About Fighting Terrorism:

Intelligence Community Says US Had Better Reauthorize Surveillance… Or Else

By Caitlin Johnstone

The editorial board of the Washington Post, whose sole owner is a CIA contractor, has published a predictably fact-challenged op-ed arguing that congress must reauthorize the Orwellian surveillance program known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is deliberately used to collect communications of US citizens.

WaPo, which to this day continues to violate universal journalistic protocol by refusing to disclose its $600 million conflict of interest when reporting on the US intelligence community, just so happens to once again find itself in full agreement with that same US intelligence community. In a new joint statement by the Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, FBI Director Christopher Wray, NSA Director Michael Rogers, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the US intelligence community warns that should congress fail to reauthorize Section 702, something very, very bad may happen to America.

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Snowden hosts Reddit AMA over Congress’ mass surveillance plan

Snowden hosts Reddit AMA over Congress’ mass surveillance plan:

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and the ACLU held a live Reddit Ask Me Anything session, which included 400 questions on congressional plans to sneak in a bill to expand mass surveillance measures.

Of the 440 questions asked Wednesday, about 20 garnered responses from the panelists, which included American Civil Liberties Union attorney Ashley Gorski, ACLU legislative counsel Neema Singh Guliani, and Snowden.

 

“How does calling the congress members help if the lawmakers are bought by lobbyists and do what they want anyway?”“What can be done about people that don’t care about mass surveillance and use arguments like ‘I have nothing to hide’ or ‘I already know the NSA and companies like Google or Facebook can read or hear through my messages and I accept it’” and “What if I like being watched?”

To which Snowden responded to by posting:

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Orwell’s Dystopian CCTV Surveillance State Comes to Life in China – Who’s Next?

Orwell’s Dystopian CCTV Surveillance State Comes to Life in China – Who’s Next?:

We are fast approaching the technological and political realization of George Orwell’s dystopian promise for humanity. In the classic work 1984, Orwell describes a tightly controlled future where technocratic elites have stamped out individualism with total information awareness and total surveillance from the home, to the office, to the street.

There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever the wanted to. You had to live – did live, from habit that became instinct – in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized. ~ George Orwell, 1984

As consumers sheepishly allow smart devices into their homes, real-time audio and video of personal space is being uploaded to the Web for use by corporations and government. The encroachment into the home with this two-way monitoring is unsettling, but for years new we have been witnessing the explosion of CCTV cameras on the streets of major cities around the world.

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INTERNET CRACKDOWN: The British government can now demand Facebook and Twitter REMOVE abusive posts in crackdown to stop internet giants turning a blind eye

INTERNET CRACKDOWN: The government can now demand Facebook and Twitter REMOVE abusive posts in crackdown to stop internet giants turning a blind eye:

Facebook and Twitter have come under fire for failing to crack down on abusive online trolls

THE British government has launched a crackdown on internet hate speech in a move that civil liberties campaigners have described as “a step closer to an Orwellian nightmare”.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced the mobilisation of a national police hub that will monitor social media posts, identify anonymous users and recommend the removal of hateful material to online platforms.

Run by a “small team of specialist officers”, the hub will assess whether complaints made about online posts amount to crime and, where it sees fit, put pressure on internet giants including Facebook and Twitter to delete the content.

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The Deep State’s Christmas Present To America: Surveillance That Never Ends

The Deep State’s Christmas Present To America: Surveillance That Never Ends:

Just in time for Christmas, the Deep State wants to give America the gift that keeps on giving: never-ending mass surveillance.

I’m not referring to the kind of surveillance carried out by that all-knowing and all-seeing Jolly Old St. Nick and his informant the Elf on the Shelf (although, to be fair, they have helped to acclimate us to a world in which we’re always being watched and judged by higher authorities).

No, this particular bit of Yuletide gift-giving comes courtesy of the Deep State (a.k.a. the Surveillance State, Police State, Shadow Government and black-ops spy agencies).

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Arizona Citizens Tracked In Facial Recognition Database In First Step For ‘REAL ID’ Implementation

Arizona Citizens Tracked In Facial Recognition Database In First Step For ‘REAL ID’ Implementation:

Arizona citizens are now in a government database that uses facial recognition technology to track them simply for getting a driver’s license.

This allows federal and local law enforcement to use the “perpetual lineup” of suspects not accused of a crime to see if someone is wanted for a crime, Arizona Capitol Times reported.

The state says that the program is to prevent identity theft and fraud. Here’s how it works according to Arizona Capitol Times.

After someone at the Motor Vehicle Division takes your photo, your face is scanned by a system based on a proprietary algorithm that analyzes facial features.

The system compares your face against the 19 million photos in the state’s driver’s license database to look for similarities. If an image is similar enough, the system will flag it for further review.

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The StingRay Spy Device Is Exactly Why The 4th Amendment Was Written

The StingRay Spy Device Is Exactly Why The 4th Amendment Was Written:

Imagine you are in the middle of your typical day-to-day activities. Maybe you are driving, spending time with family, or working. If you are like most people, your phone is at your side on a daily basis. Little do you know that, at any time, police and law enforcement could be looking at information stored on your phone.

You haven’t done anything wrong. You haven’t been asked for permission. You aren’t suspected of any crime.

The StingRay

Police have the power to collect your location along with the numbers of your incoming and outgoing calls and intercept the content of call and text communication. They can do all of this without you ever knowing about it.

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Former CIA agent Philip Giraldi Speaks Candidly With AFP

Phil Giraldi Speaks Candidly With AFP:

• Former CIA agent finds out there is a limit to free speech—even amongst “conservatives”

By Dave Gahary

George Orwell once said, “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” That ominous warning was clearly on display last month when Philip Giraldi— one of the heavyweights who has been able to cross the line between the alternative media and the established media—was banned from writing for The American Conservativemagazine, where he had been a contributor since its inception, because they didn’t like an article he wrote— not for them, but for another publication.

Giraldi, born in New Jersey and educated at the University of Chicago and the University of London, served in U.S. Army intelligence during the Vietnam War and was a CIA operations officer, i.e., agent, for 17 years.

Since his time with “the Agency,” Giraldi has been writing for several websites and magazines about national security issues and most particularly about the war on terror. He has also been the executive director for the past seven years of the 30-year-old Council for the National Interest (CNI), founded by former U.S. diplomats “outraged by the U.S. policy in the Middle East, which was favoring Israel very heavily and damaging our other interests in the region,” explained Giraldi in an exclusive interview with AMERICAN FREE PRESS.

CNI’s objective is to change “U.S. policy to make it more aligned with U.S. interests and less with Israeli interests,” he added. The hullaballoo over some words started Sept. 19 when Giraldi penned a 1,483-word piece entitled “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars: Shouldn’t they recuse themselves when dealing with the Middle East?”

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Soon People Will Line Up Like Sheep to Get Their Brains Hacked (Truthstream Media Video) – “The [AI] could speak and order all those who did not [interface with] it to be killed.” — Revelation 13:15 ERV

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Stephen Lendman: Britain To Criminalize Reading Online Extremist Content

Britain To Criminalize Reading Online Extremist Content:

By Stephen Lendman

Like America, Britain is unfit and unsafe to live in – both countries police states, serving privileged interests exclusively, allied in waging wars OF terror in multiple theaters, along with abolishing fundamental homeland freedoms.

The latest civil rights abuse came from hardline home secretary Amber Rudd.

She’s spearheading a Tory effort to criminalize readership of so-called extremist content online – punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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Britain Moves To Criminalize Reading Extremist Material On The Internet

Britain Moves To Criminalize Reading Extremist Material On The Internet:

For years, civil libertarians have warned that Great Britain has been in a free fall from the criminalization of speech to the expansion of the surveillance state.  Now the government is pursuing a law that would make the repeated viewing of extremist Internet sites a crime punishable to up to 15 years in prison.  It appears that the government is not satiated by their ever-expanding criminalization of speech. They now want to criminalize even viewing sites on the Internet.  As always, officials are basically telling the public to “trust us, we’re the government.”  UK home secretary Amber Rudd is pushing the criminalization of reading as part of her anti-radicalization campaign . . . which turns out to be an anti-civil liberties campaign.

We have previously discussed the alarming rollback on free speech rights in the West, particularly in France (here and here and here and here and here and here) and England ( here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here).  Even the Home Secretary has been accused of hate speech for criticizing immigrant workers.

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Hillary Clinton’s Alternative Take On What “1984” Was All About

Hillary Clinton’s Alternative Take On What “1984” Was All About:

Since the official release of Hillary’s new book “What Happened” yesterday, our sense of logic and rational thought has been under constant assault by a steady stream of ‘Hillary-isms’ which provide some rather dark insights into the bizarro world in which she lives.

That said, we’ve seen nothing that tops the following excerpt in which Hillary offers up her expert opinion on the key life lesson that should be learned from “1984”, namely that we should trust and rely on “our leaders, the press, and experts who seek to guide public policy.”

“Attempted to define reality is a core feature of authoritarianism.  This is what the Soviets did when they erased political dissidents from historical photos.  This is what happens in George Orwell’s classic novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” when a torturer holds up four fingers and delivers electric shocks until his prisoner see five fingers as ordered.  The goal is to make you question logic and reason and to sow mistrust toward exactly the people we need to rely on: our leaders, the press, experts who seek to guide public policy based on evidence, ourselves.”

Sorry, Hillary…but we’re pretty sure that the key takeway from ‘1984’ was not that we should all trust the government and media just a little more…

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Welcome to 1984: Big Brother Google now watching your every political move

Welcome to 1984: Big Brother Google now watching your every political move:

Google has taken the unprecedented step of burying material, mostly from websites on the political right, that it has deemed to be inappropriate. The problem, however, is that the world’s largest search engine is a left-leaning company with an ax to grind.

Let’s face it, deep down in our heart of hearts we knew the honeymoon wouldn’t last forever. Our willingness to place eternal faith in an earth-straddling company that oversees the largest collection of information ever assembled was doomed to end in a bitter divorce from the start. After all, each corporation, just like humans, has their own political proclivities, and Google is certainly no exception. But we aren’t talking about your average car company here.

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