Berkeley Becomes Fourth U.S. City To Ban Face Recognition In Unanimous Vote

By Tom McKay, Gizmodo.com -

Berkeley, California became the fourth U.S. city to pass a ban on all government use of facial recognition technology on Tuesday night following a unanimous yes vote by the City Council. Two [...]

Infrared Aerial Surveillance Used At Standing Rock To Monitor And Track Protesters

By Andrew Neef, Unicorn Riot -

For months, the North Dakota Highway Patrol flew daily surveillance flights over the protesters’ camps and used forward-looking infrared (FLIR) cameras to gather real-time geo-spatial [...]

TSA Is Testing Face Recognition At Airport Security Checkpoints In Las Vegas Now

By Catie Keck, Gizmodo.com By Sinéad Baker, Businessinsider.com -

American Airlines has started using facial recognition technology on passengers at boarding gates, part of a growing industry trend that airlines and airports say will make travelling faster and [...]

He Spent Years Infiltrating White Supremacist Groups. Here’s What He Has To Say About What’s Going On Now.

By Joe Sexton, Propublica.org -

Late in 2017, ProPublica began writing about a California white supremacist group called the Rise Above Movement. Its members had been involved in violent clashes at rallies in Charlottesville, [...]

Facial Recognition: Ten Reasons You Should Be Worried About The Technology

By Birgit Schippers, Theconversation.com -

Facial recognition technology is spreading fast. Already widespread in China, software that identifies people by comparing images of their faces against a database of records is now being adopted [...]

FBI’s Document: IRON FIST Focuses On ‘Black Identity Extremist’ Movement

By Ken Klippenstein, Tyt.com -

Under President Trump, the FBI’s official counterterrorism priorities have included “Black Identity Extremists,” “anti-authority” extremists, and “animal rights/environmental extremists,” [...]

AG Barr: “We Must Have Zero Tolerance For Resisting Police.”

By Thomas Neuburger, Downwithtyranny.blogspot.com -

I've been meaning to write for a while about the many scattered reports of the coming increased domestic surveillance and clampdown in the U.S. — a clampdown that stretches from private companies [...]

Emails Show FBI And Police Are Monitoring Oregon Anti-Pipeline Activists

By Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch -

The FBI and several other law enforcement agencies have been keeping tabs on pipeline opponents in southwest Oregon, according to documents obtained by the Guardian. Opponents of the natural [...]

Snowden Says Facebook, Instagram Spying On Customers, Wants To Help Combat Surveillance

By Aaron Kesel, Activist Post. -

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to fight back against corporate surveillance by Instagram and its parent company Facebook, as well as YouTube, which is owned by [...]

Detroit Police Commissioner Arrested For Questioning City’s Use Of Facial Recognition

By Staff, Fightforthefuture.org -

Last night, a police commissioner in Detroit was arrested for questioning the city’s use of facial recognition at a public hearing. Commissioner Willie Burton, who is black, was surrounded by [...]

Afro-Colombian Human Rights Defender Facing Assassination

By Amnesty International. -

Danelly Estupiñan defends the rights of the afro-descendent population in Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca as part of the organization Black Community Process (Proceso Comunitario Negro). For the [...]

Police Fusion Center Tied To Fake Social Media Accounts

By Andrew Neef, Unicornriot.ninja -

Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot filed a public records request to the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for information related to the occupation of the 4th Precinct in 2015 after Jamar [...]

Government Expands Social Media Surveillance With Little Evidence Of Effectiveness

By Staff, Brennancenter.org -

An analysis by the Brennan Center of the Department of Homeland Security’s harvesting and use of social media information shows that the agency is expanding collection and monitoring programs, [...]

New Documents Reveal DHS Asserting Broad, Unconstitutional Authority To Search Travelers’ Phones And Laptops

By Staff, Activistpost.com -

BOSTON — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the ACLU today asked a federal court to rule without trial that the Department of Homeland Security violates the First and Fourth Amendments [...]

​​​​​​​Freedom Rider: Pompeo’s Truth About Lies

By Margaret Kimberley, Blackagendareport.com -

It is rare for an enemy to give a gift the way Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did in a recent public speech. Pompeo said what anyone who has ever paid attention already knew. The intelligence [...]