Thursday, August 22, 2019

Government Cracking Down on Tech Firms and Cryptos

by Jeff Brown, Casey Research:

Chris’ note: Chris Reilly here, managing editor of Casey Daily Dispatch.

Yesterday, we brought you a special insight from Silicon Valley insider Jeff Brown, who showed you an amazing opportunity in the tech space that everyday investors can take advantage of. (Jeff went into more detail at his investing summit last night. You can watch a replay of it here.)

Today, Jeff returns to explain how the government is cracking down on the tech and crypto sectors… and gives his advice for how you can protect yourself…

Military Will Use Facial Recognition Goggles to Help Soldiers Identify People Through Weapons Systems

by Nicholas West, Activist Post:

Public resistance in the United States has finally begun to mount against the use of facial recognition systems due to privacy issues as well as documented inaccuracies. Even police departments have begun to dump the use of biometrics, particularly in the area of pre-crime algorithms that also have demonstrated the failures of artificial intelligence to be accurate enough for use in law enforcement.

Also Read: Amazon Facial Rekognition Software Trial In Orlando Canceled After 15 Months

Nevertheless, the military is firmly embracing both uses as the Army aims to roll out facial recognition goggles that would enable soldiers to “see through the eyes” of any weapons system and highlight people for further investigation … and presumably to be targeted for elimination.

Cops to Be Fired After Executing Sleeping, Disoriented Homeless Man Like a Firing Squad

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Oakland, CA — More than a year after four cops publicly executed Joshua Pawlik, the Oakland Police Commission has recommended that the officers involved be fired. The commission cited the officers’ use of a light which was shined into the sleeping man’s face to deliberately confuse and blind him before they killed him as the defining moment in their decision.

Monsters with Human Faces: The Tyranny of the Police State Disguised as Law-and-Order

by John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute:

“But these weren’t the kind of monsters that had tentacles and rotting skin, the kind a seven-year-old might be able to wrap his mind around—they were monsters with human faces, in crisp uniforms, marching in lockstep, so banal you don’t recognize them for what they are until it’s too late.” ― Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Enough already.

Enough with the distractions. Enough with the partisan jousting.

Enough with the sniping and name-calling and mud-slinging that do nothing to make this country safer or freer or more just.

Google Pulls Veterans Ad Over Unacceptable Keyword: “Christian”

by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News:

Google-owned YouTube denied an ad for a veterans charity because it deemed “Christian” to be an “unacceptable keyword.”

Yes, really.

“We ran a @YouTube ad for our veterans ministry outreach for those in need & it was denied for the word “Christian”. Insane!” tweeted Chad Robichaux. “#Censorship should terrify every American; conservative or liberal, Christian or Muslim. This bias is a dangerous course for America.”

YouTube and Google⁠ Embrace British Imperial Censors, Aim to Defeat Trump

by Barbara Boyd, LaRouche PAC:

On June 5, 2019 YouTube “permanently” removed the video, “The Special Relationship is for Traitors” from the LaRouchePAC Videos YouTube channel. The video presents historical facts about the British Empire’s colonial atrocities and its role in sparking two world wars. It documents the prevalent American belief, following these catastrophes, that the British Empire (not the British people) was and is our sworn enemy. YouTube said the video violated its ever-expanding “community standards.” Then, after this author, using the contents which follow, blasted YouTube’s censorship on the July 18, 2019 LaRouchePAC Fireside Chat, the video reappeared on LaRouchePAC’s channel four days later on July 22. Neither decision was explained.

SCHOOL’S WARNING: “YOUR CHILD MAY BE TAKEN FROM YOUR HOME” OVER UNPAID LUNCH DEBT

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

A school in Pennsylvania is warning parents that their children can be taken from their homes and placed in foster care if the child has unpaid school lunch debt.  In a letter sent out to about 1,000 parents from the Wyoming Valley West School District, the warned stated that dependency hearings could occur if parents won’t pay their kids’ lunch bills.

The letter’s ominous warning that failure to pay for their children’s school lunches could lead to dependency hearings and the removal of their children from their home came as the school district has multiple unpaid lunch bills. The bills reportedly range from $75 to $450 and total over $20,000, reported RT.

Cops Raid Innocent Family’s Home, Try to Kill Their Dog, Shoot 10yo Boy Instead

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Coffee County, GA — As TFTP reported, the family of an innocent 10-year-old boy filed a $2 million lawsuit on behalf of their son after he was shot by a trigger happy Georgia cop. The boy, Dakota Corbitt had his knee blown apart while officer Michael Vickers was attempting to kill his dog. Now, however, thanks to a system that is set up to protect abusive government employees, Vickers was granted “qualified immunity” and the federal appeals court threw out the family’s lawsuit.

THE CIA WANTS TO MAKE IT EASIER TO JAIL JOURNALISTS, & CONGRESS ISN’T STOPPING IT

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

Free speech has been on the chopping block for a long time.  Journalists are already silenced and have to ask the government for permission before running stories while alternative media is censored and blocked by Google’s search algorithms.  But now it’s getting worse, and Congress isn’t stopping it.

The CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) wants to make it a whole lot easier to throw journalists in jail if they say or write the wrong things. According to Tech Dirty, the CIA is pushing for an expansion of a 37-year-old law that would deter journalists from covering national security issues or reporting on leaked documents (such as those Julian Assange posted to Wikileaks and is rotting in a jail cell for).

Google Denies Blacklisting Under Oath, Despite Leaked Docs Showing Otherwise

from Russia Insider:

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Google vice president for government affairs and public policy Karan Bhatia declared under oath Tuesday that the internet giant does not employ blacklists to slant its search results, despite leaked materials detailing the practice months ago.

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing focused on alleged political censorship affecting Google’s search results. Breitbart reports that Bhatia made the claim in response to questioning from Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).

US Police Have Killed Over 1,200% More Citizens Than Mass Shooters Since 2015

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Tragically, in America, mass shootings — in which murdering psychopaths go on rampages in public spaces — have claimed the lives of 339 people since 2015. While this number is certainly shocking and far too high, during this same time frame, police in America have claimed the lives of 4,355 citizens.

While some of these citizens were armed and dangerous, others were innocent, unarmed, and include small children. Daniel Shaver was one of these people whose life was brought to a screeching halt as he begged on his knees for police not to shoot him. Despite being innocent and unarmed, this father of three was murdered in cold blood by Philip Brailsford who was never held accountable and allowed to retire from the police force with his pension.

US Gov’t Wants to Destroy Assange. And Hack Journalists Are Eager to Help

from Russia Insider:

Trump administration officials were enthusiastic when Ecuador decided to expel Julian Assange from its embassy in London, where he had received sanctuary for nearly seven years. British authorities promptly jailed him for jumping bail on sexual assault charges in Sweden, and U.S. officials began plans to have Assange extradited to face espionage charges in this country. He just turned 48 in prison on July 3.

Facebook’s Recent Algorithm Changes Are Laying Waste To Conservative And Liberal Outlets

by Chris White, The Daily Caller:

  • Conservative pundit Deneen Borelli is blaming Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after she lost her commentary gig at the BlazeTV. 
  • Borelli’s cancelled Facebook show comes shortly after the company dramatically changed its algorithms to de-emphasize political content. 
  • Facebook’s changes are appear to be affecting smaller outlets and individual pundits at a greater rate than larger media entities like Fox News or NBC, according to one tech expert.