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  • Dallas School District Installs AI Surveillance to Monitor Student Behavior

    05/28/2023 9:26:15 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | May 28, 2023 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Here’s a chilling news item reported by the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity:Last week, the Dallas Independent School District was boasting about its new pilot project, undertaken along with the company Davista. The pilot project, the school district says, uses AI to extensively monitor each student and then sound the alarm if a student deviates from his “baseline” behavior.There are so many disturbing and dystopian aspects to this information.First, using AI — artificial intelligence — to monitor student behavior is allowing an incredibly complex and advanced algorithm (which is really all AI is at this point) to record...
  • 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...
  • DHS funds program that classifies Republican Party as "far right extremist" organization with links to Nazis

    05/25/2023 9:41:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/25/2023 | David Strom
    The DHS has a program that identifies groups involved in “violence and terrorism.” It makes grants to organizations to identify groups and monitor what they are doing. Makes sense. Part of their job is preventing terrorism, and you have to know your enemy and follow what they are doing. Among the groups identified by the University of Dayton involved in “far-right radicalization” are the Heritage Foundation, Fox News, and the Republican Party. Quillette and Dennis Prager’s “Prager U” are even more extreme, just shy of the Nazi Party according to their classification of an “extremism” pyramid. Breitbart, Turning Point USA,...
  • BREAKING: China Hacks Critical U.S. Infrastructure, Microsoft Says

    05/24/2023 1:17:52 PM PDT · by McGruff · 55 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | May 24, 2023
    Microsoft has uncovered stealthy and targeted malicious activity focused on post-compromise credential access and network system discovery aimed at critical infrastructure organizations in the United States. The attack is carried out by Volt Typhoon, a state-sponsored actor based in China that typically focuses on espionage and information gathering. Microsoft assesses with moderate confidence that this Volt Typhoon campaign is pursuing development of capabilities that could disrupt critical communications infrastructure between the United States and Asia region during future crises. Volt Typhoon has been active since mid-2021 and has targeted critical infrastructure organizations in Guam and elsewhere in the United States....
  • FBI abused spy law but only like 280,000 times in a year

    05/23/2023 3:36:46 AM PDT · by LuigiBonnafini · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | Mon 22 May 2023 | Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
    The FBI misused controversial surveillance powers more than 278,000 times between 2020 and early 2021 to conduct warrantless searches on George Floyd protesters, January 6 rioters who stormed the Capitol, and donors to a Congressional campaign, according to a newly unclassified court opinion.
  • John Durham Ignores Role of U.S., U.K., and Australian Intelligence Operatives in Setting the Stage for Crossfire Hurricane

    05/22/2023 7:43:23 AM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 5/22/2022 | larry johnson
    Failed Prosecutor John Durham’s report on the Hillary Clinton campaign plot to convince the American electorate and U.S. allies that Donald Trump was a stooge of Russia totally ignores the role that intelligence operatives from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Israel played in helping set the stage to provide the FBI with the pretext of predication for launching its now discredited Crossfire Hurricane investigation of the Trump Campaign. Let me take you back to an article I wrote in May 2019. John Durham and his team failed to address any of the issues and leads I raised:...
  • Is China out to spy on us through drones and other tech? Perhaps that's not the question we should be asking

    05/21/2023 9:32:47 AM PDT · by devane617 · 4 replies
    techxplore ^ | 05/21/2023
    Australian government agencies' use of Chinese-made technology has been making headlines again. This time, the potential threat comes from DJI drones produced by China-headquartered company Da Jiang Innovations. A cessation order signed earlier this month will see the Australian Defence Force (ADF) suspend its use of DJI products, pending a six-month security audit of the force's supply chain. DJI drones were being used for training and military exercises. DJI joins a growing list of Chinese technology producers spurring anxiety in Australia and among allies. But the disproportionate focus on Chinese-made technologies might not be doing Australia's national security much good....
  • FBI Misused Foreign Spy Database to Target 1/6 Participants, George Floyd Protesters

    05/20/2023 7:22:20 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 20, 2023 | AP
    FBI officials repeatedly violated their own standards when they searched a vast repository of foreign intelligence for information related to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U..S. Capitol and racial justice protests in 2020, according to a heavily blacked-out court order released Friday. FBI officials said the thousands of violations, which also include improper searches of donors to a congressional campaign, predated a series of corrective measures that started in the summer of 2021 and continued last year. But the problems could nonetheless complicate FBI and Justice Department efforts to receive congressional reauthorization of a warrantless surveillance program that...
  • FISA Court Report: FBI Continued to Abuse Surveillance Tool After Trump-Era Abuses

    05/20/2023 4:41:39 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 19 May, 2023 | Debra Heine
    The FBI continued to abuse a powerful digital surveillance tool even after the Bureau promised reforms following its Trump-era abuses, according to a newly-unsealed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court document. The FBI misused Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) more than 278,000 times, the Washington Post reported, “including against crime victims, January 6 riot suspects, and people arrested at protests in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in 2020.” In one particularly egregious case, they reportedly relied on Section 702 to spy on 19,000 donors to a congressional candidate. Section 702 is a provision of...
  • 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...
  • Elites manufacture fake “hate” crisis as pretext for mass spying, blacklists, and censorship

    05/14/2023 1:52:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Citizens News ^ | Sunday, May 14, 2023 | News Editors
    The public’s hatred of racial, sexual, and religious minorities is so out of control that it imperils our democracy. At least, that’s what influential leaders from Joe Biden and Barack Obama to former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden and California Governor Gavin Newsom want us to believe. (Article by Michael Shellenberger republished from week Newsom announced a state initiative for citizens to report disfavored speech (non-criminal “hate incidents”) they see online:California’s “Civil Rights Department” (CRD) invites citizens to speculate about the motive of the “perpetrator.”In a statement, Newsom’s office said the legislation was “in direct response to the...
  • FBI Contractor Created Fake Online IDs to Join Chatrooms Run by Groups Organizing Against Vaccine Mandates

    05/13/2023 11:52:58 AM PDT · by CFW · 64 replies
    Creative Destructive Media ^ | 5/13/23 | CDM Staff
    An FBI surveillance contractor infiltrated the chatrooms of two airline industry groups opposed to vaccine mandates to collect intelligence on the groups’ organizing activities, investigative journalist Lee Fang reported. The contractor, Flashpoint, which in the past infiltrated Islamic terror groups, now focuses on “anti-vaccine” groups and other domestic political organizations, according to Fang. In a webinar presentation for clients last year, which Fang analyzed on his Substack, Flashpoint analyst Vlad Cuiujuclu demonstrated his company’s methods for identifying and entering encrypted Telegram chat groups. He explained how the company attempted to join chatrooms of transportation workers resisting the COVID-19 vaccine mandates....
  • Biden Quietly Creates New ‘Disinformation Office’ To Arrest Americans For ‘Fake News’

    05/09/2023 11:43:24 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 89 replies ^ | 5/8/2023 |
    A new “disinformation office” has been quietly established by the Biden administration. This office will have the authority to arrest and prosecute citizens of the United States who publish content online that is deemed to be “false” by so-called fact checkers.According to the announcement made by Director Avril Haines on Thursday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has established a new office to oversee the efforts being made by the intelligence community to combat “disinformation” in the United States.Haines made the announcement during a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Foreign Malign Influence Center (FMIC)...
  • ‘Red Pill’ Dating Coach Gonzalo Lira, Accused of Shilling for Putin, Is Arrested in Ukraine

    05/05/2023 6:35:07 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 147 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 5, 2023 | Julia Davis
    Gonzalo Lira, a prolific online personality who became an outspoken supporter of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, had his home in Kharkiv raided by the security services.Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) has arrested Gonzalo Lira—a dual citizen of the United States and Chile, who has been living in Kharkiv—on charges of producing pro-Russian propaganda.Lira, a prolific and controversial online personality, is accused of creating and disseminating materials that justify Putin’s armed aggression against Ukraine. He is facing the possibility of being imprisoned for five to eight years.Lira, a former online dating coach, was arrested on May 1st at his residence in Kharkiv,...
  • 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...
  • ‘We won’t stop’ activist chopping Khan's cameras down breaks silence

    05/02/2023 11:30:45 PM PDT · by RandFan · 23 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | May 1 | By Barney Davis
    A masked man who has claimed to have ripped down the Mayor of London’s Ulez (Ultra Low Emission Zone) cameras has said his group will not stop until they have all been destroyed. Drivers will be asked to pay £12.50-a-day to travel in Greater London from August 29, if their vehicle doesn’t meet certain environmental standards causing some activists to take matters into their own hands. The balaclava-clad vandal, a father in his mid-40s, said he was part of a group called Blade Runners and told MailOnline he dismantled 34 himself. “We are going to take down every single one...
  • FISA 702 Reauthorization Scheduled for This Year – Here’s Why It Must Be Opposed

    05/02/2023 10:30:07 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1 May, 2023 | sundance
    Office of Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified April 27, 2023, that more than 3.4 million search queries into the NSA database took place between Dec. 1st, 2020 and Nov. 30th, 2021, by government officials and/or contractors working on behalf of the federal government. These search queries were based on authorizations related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Approximately 30% of those 3.4 million search queries were outside the rules and regulations that govern warrantless searches, what the politically correct government calls “non-compliant searches.” That means more than 1 million searches of private documents and communication of Americans were illegal...