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  • Almost 4,000 London Passengers Fined for Breaking COVID-19 Mask Rule

    05/26/2022 1:00:26 PM PDT · by lightman · 8 replies
    epoch times ^ | 26 May A.D. 2022 | Lily Zhou
    Almost 4,000 passengers were fined for breaking COVID-19 mask rules on London’s public transport, Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed on Monday. Khan, who also chairs Transport for London (TfL)—a local government body responsible for most aspects of London’s transport system—said more than 7,000 people were denied service for not wearing face coverings. During the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic, face coverings were twice made mandatory on England’s public transport, first for around a year between July 4, 2020 and July 18, 2021; then for eight weeks between Nov. 30, 2021 and Jan. 26, 2022. Rule-breakers would be issued a Fixed...
  • Report Shows FBI Spied on 3.3 Million Americans Without a Warrant, GOP Demands Answers

    05/26/2022 7:41:45 AM PDT · by Basket_of_Deplorables · 79 replies
    The Epoch Times (paywalled) ^ | 5-25-2022 | Joseph Lord
    Top House Republicans are demanding answers from the FBI after court-ordered information came to light showing that the federal agency had collected the information of over 3 million Americans without a warrant. In a May 25 letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mike Turner (R-Ohio) asked Wray to explain why his agency had wiretapped and gathered personal information on over 3.3 million Americans without a warrant (pdf). Limited authority to gather foreign intelligence information is granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Specifically, section 702 of the bill says: “the Attorney General (AG) and...
  • China Adds Geolocation Tracking to Social Media for 'Healthy Online Environment'

    05/03/2022 11:55:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 2022/05/03 | Liam Gibson
    Weibo showed Bill Gates as being in Henan, Messi in ShanghaiChinese social media platforms began rolling out geolocation features in late April, triggering heated discussion among the country’s netizens. Using their IP address, Weibo started displaying the location of users from Thursday, April 28, for the sake of creating a “healthy online environment,” according to WhatsonWeibo. In the days that followed, Douyin, Toutiao, Xiaohongshu and Zhihu all followed. The user’s location is not only visible on account pages, but also alongside any comments or posts they make. The function cannot be turned off in the settings section. The new...
  • Rabdom questions about EMPs, cars, and location privacy

    04/27/2022 8:30:38 AM PDT · by Chicory · 56 replies
    I have been wondering about a couple of things. First, Faraday cages protect electronics within them from EMPs, right? So would the metal body of a car act as a Faraday cage and protect the electronics within the car? And I was also wondering... there is a foil-lined envelope I can keep my credit card in to prevent a passerby with a special machine from stealing the info... I wondered if a similar envelope could protect my phone from being located all the time? And maybe that would also protect the phone from EMPs? Note: I am not going anywhere...
  • Worldwide Social Credit Industry - Infrastructure to Support Social Credit Systems Represents a $16.1 Billion Opportunity by 2026

    03/12/2022 8:12:26 AM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 25 replies
    Business Wire ^ | 12/23/21 | Staff
    …to accessibility within public places such as concerts, sporting events, and other assemblies. High social scoring individuals within the social credit market will be granted preferred access to both real and digital assets.
  • BOOM, Trudeau Emergency Act Reversal Motive Surfaces – Canadian Banking Association Was Approved by World Economic Forum To Lead the Digital ID Creation

    02/23/2022 9:29:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 02/23/2022 | Sundance
    Sunlight is the best disinfectant. A promotional video from the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) helps to neatly connect all the dots about why the Canadian government made such a quick reversal in their bank asset seizures in the last 24 hours {Go Deep}. And yes, as we suspected, it was almost certainly contact from the World Economic Forum to Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland that triggered the change in position.When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced they would use the Emergency Act declaration to target the financial support systems, banks and accounts of the people...
  • DHS Says COVID Misinformation Is Inspiring Terrorism, But It Won’t Provide Any Evidence

    02/12/2022 6:23:59 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 2/11/2022 1954 hrs et | Ailan Evans
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) refused to provide evidence to support its claims that COVID-19 “misinformation” and “false or misleading narratives” inspired violent terrorism during 2021. DHS issued a terrorism advisory bulletin Monday warning that of the dangers of online misinformation, which the agency said has been exploited by “threat actors” and to inspire acts of terrorism. “The United States remains in a heightened threat environment fueled by several factors, including an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic...
  • You can add your COVID vaccination certificate to the Apple Wallet… but should you?

    02/02/2022 2:01:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    TNW ^ | 2/2 | Callum Booth
    Spoiler: Yeah, why not?The modern world hurts my brain. Let’s take the news that Apple enables users to store their COVID vaccination certificates in the Wallet and Health apps as an example. When I first heard about it, I was pumped. Flashing my QR code to enter a restaurant or grab a coffee would be far simpler if it sat in my Apple Wallet. Friends, the time I’d save! But, of course, the world had something to say about that. We talked to 4 successful entrepreneurs This is what they wish they knew before getting started While putting my digital...
  • Banned: Books on race and sexuality are disappearing from Texas schools in record numbers (NBC "news")

    02/01/2022 10:37:30 AM PST · by MAGA2017 · 47 replies
    NBC News (cough) ^ | 2/1/22 | Mike Hixenbaugh
    KATY, Texas — From a secluded spot in her high school library, a 17-year-old girl spoke softly into her cellphone, worried that someone might overhear her say the things she’d hidden from her parents for years. They don’t know she’s queer, the student told a reporter, and given their past comments about homosexuality’s being a sin, she’s long feared they would learn her secret if they saw what she reads in the library. That space, with its endless rows of books about characters from all sorts of backgrounds, has been her “safe haven,” she said — one of the few...
  • ATF Keeping 920+ Million Firearm Records with Almost All Digitized

    01/31/2022 4:14:01 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 74 replies
    Ammoland ^ | January 31, 2022 | John Crump
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -( Congressional Representative Michael Cloud (R-TX) and 51 other Republican Congress members recently sent a letter (embedded below), to ATF questioning the Bureau’s growing database of personal information about American’s gun purchases.“We are concerned that this Administration is leveraging its power in a way to establish a federal gun registry. Moreover, we are opposed to a recent(sic) proposed regulation that would require federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to facilitate the creation of a federal gun registry.”.According to a response letter (embedded below), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) acknowledged it has over 920 million firearms records,...
  • The IRS Will Make You Scan Your Face To Access Your Taxes Online

    01/21/2022 8:01:39 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 1/20/2022 1611 hrs et | Ailan Evans
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will soon require taxpayers to submit a scan of their face in order to access certain features and tax records. The change, first reported on by Krebs on Security, will force users to sign into the IRS website through an account with third-party firm, and provide a government identification document with their photo alongside a selfie to verify their identity, according to the IRS website. The IRS first announced its partnership with in November, arguing the arrangement would “improve accessibility” and security for users.
  • NextDoor - "Misinformation" and snitching on your neighbors

    12/31/2021 12:31:56 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 105 replies
    me | 12/31/2021 | me
    So I find out today I've been cancelled by "neighborly" NextDoor. This is absurd - and perhaps I was "reported" (snitched) by the last jerk I replied to last week. He was telling everyone how there aren't many of us (around here - indeed) and we're just posting alot (not true) and WE SHOULD REPORT THEM AND GET THEM BANNED. I gave him a piece of my mind in public. That goes for ND - and FB, and YT also.

    10/29/2021 7:57:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    USAID ^ | 10/5/2021
    For Immediate ReleaseTuesday, October 5, 2021Office of Press Relationspress@usaid.govToday, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching an ambitious new project that will work with partner countries and the global community to build better preparedness for future global health threats. Discovery & Exploration of Emerging Pathogens - Viral Zoonoses (DEEP VZN), a five-year, approximately $125 million project (pending availability of funds), will strengthen global capacity to detect and understand the risks of viral spillover from wildlife to humans that could cause another pandemic.The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how infectious diseases threaten all of society, up-ending people’s lives and...
  • New Zealand to ban smoking for next generation in bid to outlaw habit by 2025

    12/10/2021 3:22:59 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 91 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 12/9/2021 | Tess McClure
    People currently aged 14 and under will never be able to legally purchase tobacco. New Zealand has announced it will outlaw smoking for the next generation, so that those who are aged 14 and under today will never be legally able to buy tobacco. New legislation means the legal smoking age will increase every year, to create a smoke-free generation of New Zealanders, associate health minister Dr Ayesha Verrall said on Thursday. “This is a historic day for the health of our people,” she said. ...
  • '1984' Prequel Released Where People Beg Big Brother To Take Away Their Rights To Protect Them From Virus

    12/07/2021 12:06:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | December 6, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S.—Harvill Secker Publishing Company has announced the release of a brand-new prequel to George Orwell's classic, 1984. The new novel will describe the events leading up to 1984, where people beg Big Brother to take away their rights to protect them from a virus. "1984: The Beginning describes how Oceana came to exist after the entire world got freaked out by a cold virus, causing them to completely give up all their individual rights and surrender to an evil globalist agenda that disguises itself as 'science'," said the anonymous author who writes under the pseudonym Pand Raul. The New York...
  • TECH Apple is sticking taxpayers with part of the bill for rollout of tech giant’s digital ID card

    11/14/2021 6:24:34 PM PST · by blueplum · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 November 2021 | Hugh Son; Kif Leswing
    Apple is making U.S. states foot part of the bill and provide customer support for its plan to turn iPhones into digital identification cards, according to confidential documents obtained by CNBC. The company requires states to maintain the systems needed to issue and service credentials, hire project managers to respond to Apple inquiries, prominently market the new feature and push for its adoption with other government agencies, all at taxpayer expense, according to contracts signed by four states. Apple announced in June that its users could soon store state-issued identification cards in the iPhone’s Wallet app, billing it as a...
  • Whistleblowers to Play Key Role in Enforcing Vaccine Mandate

    11/09/2021 12:38:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/9 | Paul Wiseman
    To enforce President Joe Biden’s forthcoming COVID-19 mandate, the U.S. Labor Department is going to need a lot of help. Its Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn’t have nearly enough workplace safety inspectors to do the job. So the government will rely upon a corps of informers to identify violations of the order: Employees who will presumably be concerned enough to turn in their own employers if their co-workers go unvaccinated or fail to undergo weekly tests to show they’re virus-free. What's not known is just how many employees will be willing to accept some risk to themselves — or...
  • Congress approves alcohol monitors in ALL new cars to stop drunk driving in Biden's new $1.2T in infrastructure package

    11/09/2021 2:50:29 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 141 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9 November 2021 | KATELYN CARALLE
    Congress is requiring in its $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that automakers install monitoring systems in their cars to stop drivers from operating their vehicles while intoxicated. Monitoring systems to stop drunk drivers would roll out in all new vehicles as early as 2026, according to the new legislation. Some convicted drunk drivers already have to use breathalyzer devices attached to their vehicles' ignition interlock. By blowing into a tube, the system will disable the vehicle if the individual's blood alcohol level is above the legal threshold. The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) program is a public-private partnership partially...
  • Reagan's Warning About The Fragility of Freedom Has Always Been Relevant -- But Never More Urgent

    10/23/2021 6:29:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | October 23, 2021 | David Krayden
    It seems more than apropos to assess the legacy and words of President Ronald Reagan at this juncture in our history; it is an absolute necessity. Reagan not only understood the political reality of the world in front of him, he had a prescience of the political world that might be coming if Americans did not demonstrate the same resolve that won the revolution. The insouciance of the Biden administration is unrelenting as it watches inflation rise, spends trillions on phony infrastructure bills and blithely observes the southern border evaporate. What would Reagan have done? And what would Reagan have...
  • Teacher allegedly threatened to shoot school officials after janitors removed plastic COVID barrier

    10/14/2021 9:25:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/14/2021 | Greg Norman Fox News
    A Pennsylvania elementary school teacher has been arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot district officials because janitors removed a plastic barrier he set up in his classroom to protect against the spread of COVID-19, reports say. Chad Gerrick, an educator at Sinking Springs Elementary School in York, is now charged with one misdemeanor count of terroristic threats, according to Fox43. Last Friday, a cafeteria worker said she heard Gerrick threaten to “shoot all them f—–s” at the district’s administrative offices, the station reported, citing a criminal complaint affidavit filed by Northern York County Regional Police.