Imaging, Spy-Cams and Drones: The New Hi Tech Homeland Security State – Tom Burghardt

(AntiFascistCalling) – As “gee-whiz” high-tech wonders seamlessly morph into “your papers, please!,” more often than not in “new normal” America science and technological innovation are little more than deranged handmaids serving corporate crime and political power.

In the interest of “keeping us safe,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) unveiled a spiffy new surveillance cam “that puts others to shame,” CNET breezily reported last week. Continue reading

Surveillance cameras in Birmingham track Muslims’ every move

(Guardian) – Counterterrorism police have targeted hundreds of surveillance cameras on two Muslim areas of Birmingham, enabling them to track the precise movements of people entering and leaving the neighbourhoods.

The project has principally been sold to locals as an attempt to combat antisocial behaviour, vehicle crime and drug dealing in the area. But the cameras have been paid for by a £3m grant from a government fund, the Terrorism and Allied Matters Fund, which is administered by the Association of Chief Police Officers. Read More Here

MSM: Police secretly snapping up to 14m drivers a day

(TimesOnline) – POLICE chiefs are facing the threat of a High Court privacy action over a nationwide network of cameras that is being used to take up to 14m photographs of motorists every day. Continue reading

MSM: China bugs and burgles Britain

(TimesOnline) – The security service MI5 has accused China of bugging and burgling UK business executives and setting up “honeytraps” in a bid to blackmail them into betraying sensitive commercial secrets. Continue reading

MSM: Paranoid, suspicion, obsessive surveillance – and a land of liberty destroyed by stealth

(DailyMail) – Returning to Britain from a summer holiday abroad, you begin to notice things that perhaps escaped your attention before – the huge number of CCTV cameras that infest our public spaces and, much less obviously, the atmosphere of watchfulness and control that has now become a way of life. Continue reading

UK Government To Install Surveillance Cameras In Private Homes

The UK government is about to spend $700 million dollars installing surveillance cameras inside the private homes of citizens to ensure that children go to bed on time, attend school and eat proper meals. Continue reading

The Surveillance State Threatens All of Us

(C4L) – When you hear the word “security” or “safety” watch out. They are the two buzz words that are most often used by the government, whether federal or local, to fearmonger. Fear can be used to drive bad policies that otherwise would be rejected. Continue reading

Nonprofits land security money without proving real danger

In the past four years, the federal government has given $64 million in grants to nonprofit groups it considers at risk of attack from international terrorists.

But is that the best use of the nation’s Homeland Security money? Continue reading

MSM: Big Brother HAS gone too far … and that’s an ex-spy chief talking

(Daily Mail) – The former head of MI6 has hit out at ‘striking and disturbing’ invasions of privacy by the Big Brother state. Continue reading

MSM: New border rules create ‘invisible Berlin Wall’ – mayor

(CBC) – New U.S. rules on cross-border travel that take effect Monday represent a “heightened militarization” that will hurt the traditionally close relationship between border communities, the mayor of Sarnia, Ont., said Sunday. Continue reading

The criminalisation of political dissent in Britain

“From foul deeds endless tragedy arises,” the World Socialist Web Site wrote, commenting on the state execution of innocent Brazilian worker, Jean Charles de Menezes, by plainclothes policemen on a London subway train on July 22, 2005.

Events have tragically confirmed that warning. In the years since Menezes’ killing, for which no one has ever been held to account, the legal framework of a police state has been enacted in Britain. Continue reading

Vidoe: Could a Massive “False-Flag” Cyberattack Be On The Horizon?

In what has become a bit of a disturbing trend this week, yet another computer infiltration article was posted today on CNN.com.

According to the article, “nearly 1,300 computers in more than 100 countries have been attacked and have become part of an computer espionage network apparently based in China, security experts alleged in two reports Sunday.”

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