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  • Doug Casey on the Death of Privacy… and What Comes Next

    05/27/2023 4:06:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    International Man ^ | MAY 27, 2023 | Doug Casey
    International Man: In practically every country, the allowable limit for cash withdrawals and transactions continues to be lowered. Further, rampant currency debasement is lowering the real value of these ridiculous limits. Why are governments so intent on phasing out cash? What is really behind this coordinated effort? Doug Casey: Let me draw your attention to three truths that my friend Nick Giambruno has pointed out about money in bank accounts. #1. The money isn’t really yours. You’re just another unsecured creditor if the bank goes bust. #2. The money isn’t actually there. It’s been lent out to borrowers who are...
  • GOP Going After Bank of America, FBI for Troubling Violation of Americans' Rights Related to Jan. 6.

    05/26/2023 6:47:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/26/2023 | Nick Arama
    The House Weaponization Committee shone a big bright light on a concerning action by Bank of America that should concern all Americans. Now, the House GOP is taking action.On Thursday, the House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) said they would be investigating what they’d learned from whistleblower testimony — how Bank of America, without any legal process from the FBI, turned over to the FBI a list of all its customers who purchased anything within the neighborhood of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area between Jan. 5 and Jan. 7, 2021. That means they turned over...
  • FBI improperly used warrantless search powers more than 278,000 times in 2021, FISA court filing reveals

    05/19/2023 5:30:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2023 | Brooke Singman
    The queries targeted people involved in Jan. 6 and George Floyd protests, and donors to a failed congressional candidate ... The FBI improperly used warrantless search powers against U.S. citizens more than 278,000 times in the year ending November 2021, according to an unsealed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) filing. U.S. citizens covered in that improper effort included people involved in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021; George Floyd protesters during the summer of 2020; and donors to a failed congressional candidate, the filing said. ... The court filing, which spanned 127 pages, was unsealed Friday by the FISC,...
  • Horowitz: Republicans must say no to expanded Capitol Police role

    05/19/2023 10:56:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 18, 2023 | Daniel Horowitz
    The Capitol Police couldn’t even defend their own building, nor could they defend Pelosi’s San Francisco home from an illegal alien hammer man, but somehow, they have now established national offices to monitor U.S. citizens outside their jurisdiction? Now they want more money and authority. Are you kidding me? This week, House Republicans crafted the annual appropriations bill funding the legislative branch of government, typically the smallest and least controversial of the 12 annual spending bills. However, in that bill they plan to provide $780.9 million to the U.S. Capitol police, which is $46.3 million more than enacted fiscal year...
  • FBI obtained Americans bank records without subpoena: Whistleblowers

    05/18/2023 9:06:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 85 replies
    Just the News. ^ | May 18, 2023 - | Nicholas Ballasy
    The allegations from FBI whistleblowers is the subject of a hearing on Thursday.. The Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained the financial records of Americans from Bank of America "without any legal process" following the January 6, 2021 riot, according to an interim staff report from the House Judiciary Committee and Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. The report containing allegations from FBI whistleblowers is the subject of a select committee hearing on Thursday. "Just like FBI whistleblowers [Garret] O’Boyle and [Stephen] Friend, retired FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst George Hill provided the Committee with detailed allegations of FBI...
  • FBI Audit Reveals 8,000 Unjustified Searches Of Americans' Communications

    05/17/2023 9:01:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/17/2023 | Lawrence Wilson
    The FBI conducted thousands of queries on digital data collected on U.S. citizens in 2021 and 2022 despite having no warrant and no justification under the FBI’s own rules, according to an internal report released on May 10.The audit, conducted by the FBI Office of Internal Auditing (OIA), was intended to examine the agency’s compliance with rules for querying data the government routinely collects on U.S. citizens under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA).FISA allows the government to collect electronic data, including phone calls, text messages, and emails of foreigners overseas, even if the communications...
  • How Corrupt Is Our Current Situation? It’s Worse Than Most Can Fathom…

    05/05/2023 5:17:33 AM PDT · by Bratch · 17 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | March 4, 2023 | sundance
    How Corrupt Is Our Current Situation? It’s Worse Than Most Can Fathom…May 4, 2023 | Sundance | 309 CommentsThe football spiking by AG Merrick Garland today deserves some context, and I am going to take you through a story that will highlight just how bad the situation really is.Everything that preceded the 2020 federal election was a complex system of control by a network of ideologues, federal agencies, allies in the private sector, financial stakeholders and corrupt interests all working toward a common goal. There’s no need to go through the background of how the election was manipulated and how...
  • 11 Ways to Improve Your Privacy

    05/05/2023 5:32:58 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 65 replies
    It'sFOSS ^ | 30 April 2023 | Ankush Das
    Slowly, users are moving to privacy-focused solutions instead of convenient options.Why? Simply because many have realized the worth of their personal data.Of course, protecting your privacy does not mean staying anonymous. But, taking control of privacy means that you do not share essential information with unauthorized parties while keeping your sensitive data private from everyone.You can improve privacy on all kinds of devices you use. Here, I shall provide some proven methods to enhance privacy easily. 📋The tips mentioned can be followed for every type of device and OS, not just Linux. You don't necessarily need to follow each and...
  • King Charles and the Globalists set meeting for September at which they will plot how to accelerate goals of U.N. Agenda 2030 and the complete digitization of humanity

    05/04/2023 9:11:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Leo Hohmann ^ | May 2, 2023 | Leo Hohmann
    The World Economic Forum and United Nations are so concerned that the goals of Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development and the Great Reset (aka technocracy under a one-world beast system) are in jeopardy of not being fulfilled by the appointed date, that they have called for a summit in September to discuss how they can kickstart their stalled totalitarian agenda. The September 18-19 Summit in New York will “mark the beginning of a new phase of accelerated progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals,” according to the U.N. website. The WEF, founded in 1971 by German economist and engineer Klaus Schwab under...
  • The Cadre in the Code - How artificial intelligence could supplement and reinforce our emerging thought police

    05/02/2023 5:42:59 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring, 2023 | Robert Henderson
    By now, many are familiar with ChatGPT. Based on a machine learning algorithm, this new cutting-edge technology—the GPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer—is a language model trained to understand and generate human language. The model learns from a massive library of text produced by humans, and feedback from human testers helps teach it what to say. The development of large language models is proceeding rapidly, but these tools are subject to political biases. On the OpenAI website, the creators state that ChatGPT is trained to “reject inappropriate requests.” No doubt ChatGPT can be a useful technology, provided that one colors...
  • Supreme Court To Decide If IRS Can Secretly Comb Through Bank Records

    04/30/2023 9:16:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/20/23 | Nick Sibilla
    Fresh off a new injection of $45 billion to ramp up its enforcement efforts, the IRS is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to allow its agents to secretly obtain financial records, without ever notifying the account holders. Although the case, which will be argued in March, centers around an arcane statutory dispute, it will have massive implications for the Fourth Amendment rights of taxpayers nationwide. Now a broad coalition from all across the political spectrum, including the ACLU, the Cato Institute, the Center for Taxpayer Rights, the Institute for Justice, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is urging the...
  • 'Dehumanizing': Experts rip California pilot program testing COVID-sniffing dogs on schoolchildren

    04/28/2023 11:46:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Just the News ^ | Updated: April 28, 2023 - 11:48pm | Greg Piper
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) wants to bring airport screening procedures to public schools in the Golden State — not to search for weapons, narcotics or explosion-prone batteries, but for an endemic virus that poses little risk to children. Researchers affiliated with the department and Kaiser Permanente shared the results of their dog-sniffing pilot program to detect COVID-19 in 27 unnamed "volunteer schools" in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics Monday. The screenings may raise civil liberties and medical privacy concerns, according to California doctors who reviewed the research and questioned the tangible benefit of COVID...
  • Washington State House Passes Bill Requiring Clergy to Violate the Seal of Confession

    04/24/2023 6:22:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Crux ^ | 4/20/23 | John Lavenburg
    NEW YORK – After the Washington State House failed to pass an amendment to a bill that would require clergy to violate the seal of confession, Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane reminded legislators that throughout history “all” such attempts by “kings, queens, dictators, potentates, and legislators” have failed, and that even if it passed, clergy wouldn’t capitulate. “I want to assure you that your shepherds, bishop and priests, are committed to keeping the seal of confession – even to the point of going to jail,” Daly said in an April 19 statement. “The Sacrament of Penance is sacred and will...
  • Matt Walsh announces lawsuits against Wired after his Twitter account was hacked

    04/23/2023 6:03:29 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Walsh managed to regain control of his account. Meanwhile, several journalists contacted the hacker Doomed and reported on the hacking of Walsh's account. According to Walsh, several of these media outlets published private information obtained thanks to the Hacker. According to the conservative commentator, this constitutes a violation of his privacy and is a crime, so he will take legal action against the media and journalists involved in this matter.
  • CFPB data breach sends shock waves through the financial industry

    04/20/2023 4:28:20 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    American Banker ^ | 04/20/2023 | Kate Berry, Claire Williams
    A data breach by an employee at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sending shock waves through the financial services industry, raising far more questions than answers about how an employee was able to obtain information on more than 250,000 consumers and dozens of companies.The agency, whose mission is to go after bad behavior at financial institutions, said the employee is "no longer employed by the CFPB." Lawmakers were told of the data breach on March 21, according to the Wall Street Journal. The CFPB said it had identified "a confidential-information and privacy incident" in which a now-former CFPB employee...
  • Meet The Shadowy Group That Ran The Federal Government’s Censorship Scheme

    04/19/2023 10:53:40 AM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 4/19/2023 | margot cleveland
    The biggest concern is what GEC paid Park Advisors to do: fund and coordinate the censorship of Americans’ speech and our supposedly free press. The State Department’s Global Engagement Center used a cutout corporation headed by a former intelligence officer to fund and promote the blacklisting of conservative media outlets and other censorship endeavors, research by The Federalist reveals. When Elon Musk gave a group of independent journalists access to internal Twitter communications, the resulting “Twitter Files” quickly revealed the existence of a Censorship-Industrial Complex that included an array of federal agencies colluding with social media companies to censor disfavored...
  • Elon Musk reveals US intel agencies had 'full access' to private Twitter DMs, discloses new encryption feature

    04/18/2023 5:48:43 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 27 replies
    fox news ^ | April 17, 2023 | Yael Halon
    Billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk revealed in an exclusive interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson that the United States, along with foreign government agencies, was granted "full access" to direct messages of private citizens on Twitter prior to his takeover. Musk made the bombshell allegation in the Carlson sit-down, the first part of which aired Monday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." In a rare and unfiltered discussion, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO spoke candidly about his concerns about artificial intelligence (AI), his Twitter acquisition and his future plans for the social media platform that he bought last fall. In what has...
  • Document Leaks Indicate Extent of U.S. Electronic Snooping: Classified material shows U.S.A. eavesdrops on allies as well as enemies

    04/16/2023 5:39:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/16/2023 | Warren P. Strobel
    WASHINGTON—The classified documents that investigators say were leaked by a junior member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard indicate the extent to which U.S. spy agencies rely on clandestinely intercepted communications to keep tabs on their adversaries and allies alike. In vivid examples, the documents track foreign governments’ military movements, diplomatic efforts and clandestine weapons sales, as well as debates in friendly capitals and more. The powerful eavesdropping program that enables some of that intelligence gathering is due to lapse at the end of the year. To persuade Congress to renew the program, Biden administration officials had been debating whether...
  • Florida Bill Seeks to Add Privacy Protections for Genealogy Customers

    04/14/2023 3:33:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Forensic Magazine ^ | April 10, 2023 | Michelle Taylor
    A new bill in Florida that seeks to add privacy protections for people who share their DNA with third-parties unanimously passed the Senate committee late last week. It is now with the Rules committee. Senate Bill 1402 seeks to provide an exemption from public records requirements for investigative genetic genealogy (IGG) information and materials, including any “DNA record,” such as SNPs and whole genome sequencing data. Senator Jonathan Martin, sponsor of the bill, says it will protect people who become unwittingly involved in an IGG investigation. Although consumers need to “opt-in” to law enforcement searching when using sites like GEDmatch,...
  • Meghan Markle 'Highly Unlikely' To Attend A Royal Event Ever Again After Coronation Snub, Claims Author

    04/14/2023 8:21:28 AM PDT · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 113 replies
    msn ^ | 4/13/2023 | Jennifer Newton
    Meghan Markle is "highly unlikely" to be seen at a royal event ever again after deciding to skip King Charles' Coronation, a royal expert has claimed. After weeks of speculation, yesterday Buckingham Palace said it was pleased to announce that Harry will be there on May 6 for the historic event, but Meghan will stay in California with their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. [snip] It is said that Archie's fourth birthday - which falls on the same day - has been a factor in Meghan's decision to remain at home with her children. It is expected that Harry...