Thursday, May 23, 2019

Cities Are Adopting Real-Time Facial Surveillance Systems

by Gregory Barber and Tom Simonite, Technocracy News:

Because there is no Federal legislation preventing its use, cities are gobbling up China-style facial recognition systems. Individual cities can easily block this surveillance technology, but citizens are sound asleep and completely oblivious to the destruction of their own civil liberties. ⁃ TN Editor

Civil Liberties Activists trying to inspire alarm about the authoritarian potential of facial recognition technology often point to China, where some police departments use systems that can spot suspects who show their faces in public. A report from Georgetown researchers on Thursday suggests Americans should also focus their concern closer to home.

UK Pedestrian Fined $115 For Avoiding Facial Recognition Camera

by Mark Duell, Technocracy News:

Britain has privacy laws similar to the U.S, but that didn’t restrain police from stopping and fining a resident for trying to cover his face to avoid being photographed by an AI camera on a public street. Every pedestrian was being photo’d and compared to a master database of wanted persons. ⁃ TN Editor

Police fined a pedestrian £90 for disorderly behaviour after he tried to cover his face when he saw a controversial facial recognition camera on a street in London.

Officers set up the camera on a van in Romford, East London, which then cross-checked photos of faces of passers-by against a database of wanted criminals.

Candace Owens: Big Tech Trying to ‘Subvert a Mass Awakening’

by Allum Bokhari, Breitbart:

Pundit and black conservative activist Candace Owens blasted big tech bias after Breitbart News’ exclusive story that she has been placed on a list of “hate agents” maintained by Facebook.

Yesterday, a source at Facebook exclusively spoke to Breitbart News about the “hate agents” list, which includes a number of prominent recently-banned individuals including Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Alex Jones.

AI-Generated Joe Rogan Voice is a Warning From the Future

by John Vibes, Activist Post:

In 2017, a startup called “Lyrebird” made headlines with AI-generated replications of celebrity voices that were extremely convincing.

Tracks posted to SoundCloud featured the voices of Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton making a pitch for the Lyrebird’s new technology. In the video, a Fake President Trump voice says, “They can make us say anything now.”

Facebook Includes Conservative Star Candace Owens on “Hate Agents List” — Follows Platform’s Pattern of Eliminating Conservative Voices

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

Facebook suspended conservative star Candace Owens on for stating facts about liberal policies promote fatherless homes.

For this she was suspended by Facebook for 7 days.

Facebook later restored Candace’s account following the online outrage of Facebook’s latest conservative ban.

Canada now CRIMINALIZING Christianity; public demonstrations to be completely outlawed

from Government Slaves:

Not only is it becoming increasingly obvious that Western liberals are becoming anti-Christian, they are also becoming increasingly authoritarian when it comes to the practice of Christianity by others.

Most Americans have this image of Canada as some liberal utopia where health care is free (and good), there is no such thing as violence, and freedom rings. While our northern neighbor is certainly dominated by liberals, the country is a far cry from a utopia.

In fact, it’s getting to be a far cry from being free.

Gowdy: Emails Between Brennan and Comey Show One of Them Demanding that Dossier Be Put in Intel Assessment

by Debra Heine, PJ Media:

During his second appearance on Fox News in two days, former congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) explained why he said DOJ investigators need to zero in on emails between John Brennan and James Comey from December of 2016.

 The New York Times reported Monday evening that Attorney General William Barr has assigned John H. Durham, a U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to examine potential wrongdoing by the intelligence agencies during the 2016 election.

Gowdy told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum that there are two questions his investigators are going to want to focus on: whether the Steele dossier was unverified and uncorroborated when the FBI used it to obtain a FISA warrant, and when they began to corroborate it.


from InfoWars:

The censored man speaks out in this crucial interview

Investigative journalist Jon Rappoport had his blog banned by WordPress for being effective at exposing the dangers of tainted vaccines.

Jon joins Alex via Skype to discuss the banning and possible solutions for getting the truth out to people in spite of Big Tech’s persecution against patriots.

Jihadis Go Free – Tommy Robinson Faces Retrial For Reporting On Muslim Child Rape/Trafficking Gang Trial

by Pamella Geller, Freedom OutPost:

A High Court judges ruled today that Tommy Robinson will face retrial.  Tommy Robinson’s crime? Reporting on a Muslim child rape/trafficking gang trial.

Thousands of supporters booed and chanted “shame on you” after the decision  High Court ruling was announced.

The UK clownocracy is making a free speech martyr out of Robinson.

New film “You Can’t Watch This” chronicles the big tech censorship of conservatives like Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer

by JD Heyes, Natural News:

Concerned with the manner in which the social media tech giants are censoring, banning, and deplatforming conservative news organizations and political figures, a British filmmaker has produced a new movie exposing the blatant Left-wing bias of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, and others.

In an interview with Big League Politics, filmmaker George Llewellyn-John noted that he wants to inform as many people as possible that the social media behemoths have become Orwellian speech Nazis, even though their platforms have become an integrated part of modern life and exclusion from them can negatively impact people and businesses

San Francisco Poised to Make History With Law Banning Facial Recognition Technology

from The Mind Unleashed:

Civil liberties advocates on Monday eagerly awaited the results of a vote by San Francisco officials on the city’s use of facial recognition technology—hoping the city’s Board of Supervisors would vote to ban the surveillance tool.

The board is set to vote Tuesday on the Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, a law that advocates say would make history and potentially encourage other cities to ban the use of facial recognition technology, which is being used increasingly by police and private companies.