Monday, January 20, 2020

The European Union May Ban Facial Recognition For 5-Year Review Of Tech

by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology which has raised massive privacy concerns over the years since its inception, risking us walking into George Orwell’s nightmare 1984.

The European Commission is considering a ban on all facial recognition technology in public places for three to five years, the BBC reported.

The Commission  hopes to examine the technology during these years with “a sound methodology for assessing the impacts of this technology and possible risk management measures could be identified and developed,” the EC’s 18-page white paper on facial recognition writes.

NRA to Ralph Northam: You Keep Your Platitudes, We’ll Keep Our Gun Rights

by Awr Hawkins, Breitbart:

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) praised the NRA while announcing a gun ban, and the NRA responded by letting him know they were interested in holding on to gun rights not platitudes.

On January 15, Breitbart News reported that Northam declared an “state of emergency,” temporarily banning the exercise of Second Amendment rights on Virginia Capitol grounds. The ban runs Friday, January 17, through Tuesday, January 21, effectively barring thousands of attendees to Monday’s pro-Second Amendment rally from being armed.

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by David Dees, DavidDees.com:

Soros-linked political pressure group Avaaz joins forces with MSM to purge climate skeptics from YouTube

by Sophia Narwitz, RT:

Independent mainstream media outlets are engaging in a politically-motivated campaign to force YouTube to demonetize and hide any video that denies climate change.

Published on Avaaz’s website, the left-leaning non-profit group released a report on January 16 that claims YouTube is profiting by broadcasting misinformation to millions of people by giving climate denial videos too much prominence. The report is an undisguised intimidation campaign, as not only does it list major advertizers who are running ads on videos that question the legitimacy of the threat climate change poses for humanity, but it explicitly calls for them to put pressure on the platform as a means of putting an end to the so-called disinformation.

Under US Pressure, Social Media Companies Suspend Venezuelan, Iranian & Syrian Accounts

by Ben Norton, Consortium News:

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are censoring content that conflicts with Washington’s pro-war narrative, Ben Norton reports.

The Donald Trump administration is ramping up its information war against Venezuela, Iran, and Syria. And it has enlisted social media platforms as weapons in its assault on these top regime-change targets.

In the first two weeks of January, Twitter suspended dozens of accounts run by real, live people — not bots — in Venezuela, Iran, and Syria. Those erased from the website included heads of state, numerous state institutions, media outlets, and many average people who do not work for their governments.

Virginia anti-gun rights Gov. Northam (D) declares state of emergency

from Fellowship Of The Minds:

Since last November 6’s election that gave control of Virginia’s entire state government to Democrats, led by pro-abort Gov. Ralph Northam (D), Democrats have been on a tear to impose gun control. See:

In response is a massive backlash by Virginia gun owners:

How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov’t’s Most Classified Networks

by Whitney Webb, MintPress News:

Through its main investors, SoftBank and Lockheed Martin, Cybereason not only has ties to the Trump administration but has its software running on some of the U.S. government’s most classified and secretive networks.

If the networks of the U.S. military, the U.S. intelligence community and a slew of other U.S. federal agencies were running the software of a company with deep ties, not only to foreign companies with a history of espionage against the U.S. but also foreign military intelligence, it would — at the very least — garner substantial media attention. Yet, no media reports to date have noted that such a scenario exists on a massive scale and that the company making such software recently simulated the cancellation of the 2020 election and the declaration of martial law in the United States.

Bernie Sanders Staffer Suggesting Gulags For Conservatives Gives Americans Another Reason To NEVER Give Up Their Guns With Democrats Drooling Like Pavlovian Dogs

by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:

While the left take their latest ‘self-congratulatory victory lap’ for having ‘impeached’ President Trump with ABC going so far as to report that Nancy Pelosi has ‘put the Republican party on warning’ with ‘crazy Nancy’ claiming that ‘a stain’ has been left upon President Trump ‘forever’, what happens over the next few weeks as this ‘charade’ moves from the House of Representatives to the Senate will help to define 2020, in one way or another.

US Clearing Anti-War Voices Off Social Media

by Darius Shahtahmasebi, The Anti Media:

Instagram and its parent company Facebook are removing posts that appear to be in support of the late Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in order to comply with U.S. sanctions, a company spokesperson recently told CNN.

We operate under U.S. sanctions laws, including those related to the U.S. government’s designation of the IRGC and its leadership,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

YouTube blocks links to texts of Virginia anti-gun Bills

by James G. Robertson, American Thinker:

YouTube is now blocking links to the State of Virginia Legislative Information System (LIS).  On Saturday, the YouTube channel Guns & Gadgets posted a video titled “Virginia Anti-Gun Bills To Be Heard Jan 13,” wherein the proprietor discussed the 10 bills that will come before the Virginia legislature beginning January 13.  In the video’s description, he listed LIS links to the text for each bill.  As of 1 a.m. Sunday morning, YouTube was blocking the links with the following warning: