MSM: Big Brother facial recognition cameras being rolled out in NCP car parks

(MailOnline) – Cutting-edge cameras will scan drivers’ faces and check them against a crime database as they enter car parks, it emerged last night.

NCP, which is trialling the system at 40 sites, hopes it will help identify potential car thieves.

But privacy campaigners reacted with fury, saying the technology could criminalise innocent people. Read More Here

Ten Ways We Are Being Tracked, Traced, and Databased

(ActivistPost) – The war on terror is a worldwide endeavor that has spurred massive investment into the global surveillance industry – which now seems to becoming a war on “liberty and privacy.”  Given all of the new monitoring technology being implemented, the uproar over warrantless wiretaps now seems moot.  High-tech, first-world countries  are being tracked, traced, and databased,literally around every corner.  Governments, aided by private companies, are gathering a mountain of information on average citizens who so far seem willing to trade liberty for supposed security.  Here are just some of the ways the matrix of data is being collected: Continue reading

Pentagon revives Rumsfeld-era domestic spying unit

(RawStory) – The Pentagon’s spy unit has quietly begun to rebuild a database for tracking potential terrorist threats that was shut down after it emerged that it had been collecting information on American anti-war activists.

The Defense Intelligence Agency filed notice this week that it plans to create a new section called Foreign Intelligence and Counterintelligence Operation Records, whose purpose will be to “document intelligence, counterintelligence, counterterrorism and counternarcotic operations relating to the protection of national security.” Continue reading

MSM: Police use iPhone app that can identify a suspect by taking a photo of their face

(MailOnline) – Police in the US are using an iPhone app to take photos of suspects and instantly compares them with a criminal database.

The app employs biometric information such as facial recognition software to help police identify suspects within seconds.

Known as MORIS (Mobile Offender Recognition and Identification System), the system lets police officers take a photo of a suspect, upload it into a secure network where it is then analysed.

Police test out the MORIS system which will be used to identify suspects using the iPhone Read entire article

MSM: Government vehicle surveillance database storing 250 journeys for every motorist

(Telegraph) – The average motorist has the details of 200 of their journeys stored on the Government’s controversial vehicle surveillance database, new figures have shown.

The records, which include photographs of private cars, can be secretly handed by ministers to the governments of other European countries or the United States.

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act disclosed that 7.6 billion entries are currently stored on the police automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) database. Continue reading

India launches biometric census

(PunchNG) – India is launching a new census in which every person aged over 15 will be photographed and fingerprinted to create a biometric national database.

The government will then use the information to issue identity cards. Continue reading

MSM: Gordon Brown Defends Expansion of British Police State

(DailyMail) – Gordon Brown defended the controversial DNA database and plans to extend CCTV today as he put the fear of crime and yobbery at the heart of the election campaign. Continue reading

Economy

(EconomyInCrisis) – Jobless Rate: The Truth Bubble?

Can you trust national averages? As bad as the jobless data you hear are, you have not been told the whole truth. If you think the terrible impact of America’s Great Recession is shown by an official unemployment rate of about 10 percent, think again. Read More Here

(SydneyMorningHerald) – China insider sees revolution brewing

China’s top expert on social unrest has warned that hardline security policies are taking the country to the brink of ”revolutionary turmoil” Read More Here

(GlobalEconomicAnalysis) – Short Selling Restrictions “A Great Indicator of Imminent Market Crashes”

Inquiring minds are investigating Fannie Mae’s stunning $72 billion loss for 2009 as well as new short selling curbs. The two are actually related. Let’s take a look. Read More Here

(MarketForceAnalysis) – COMEX Inventory Data Reveal an Alarming Trend

For more than 6 months I have been gathering data released daily by the COMEX concerning delivery notices and inventory levels of gold and silver. This data must be captured and recorded each day as there is no database of historical data available to the general public. Read More Here

(MatterHornAsset) – Soverieng Alchemy Will Fail

When we look at the world economy today, wherever we turn we see a wall of risk. And sadly this is an insurmountable wall with risks that are totally unprecedented in history. Read More Here

(AmericaSpeakSink) – Unemployment Benefits Denied!Over A Million Families Destroyed!

They did it! The government of your nation did it! They just turned their backs on over a million people on unemployment and denied the extensions! Congress, in the most nefarious and pernicious move seen since “post economic collapse period,” has walked away, went home for the weekend and did not extend unemployment benefits to over a million America families. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – California is a greater risk than Greece, warns JP Morgan chief

Jamie Dimon, chairman of JP Morgan Chase, has warned American investors should be more worried about the risk of default of the state of California than of Greece’s current debt woes. Read More Here

Scandinavia-gate

Yet again,  we have a situation where the data doesn’t match the full-gloss coloured graphs produced by the PR agency for global warming called the IPCC.

Frank Lansner and Nicolai Skjoldby have started a new blog Hide The Decline, and posted that Scandinavian data shows clearly that temperatures got markedly cooler from 1950-1970, before they began rising again, and even after the warming, they only appear to be back where they were. But, all the IPCC graphs minimize the cooling. It would be reasonable to conclude from the data that the temperature today in Scandinavia is roughly similar to that of the 1930’s. But, you’d never know this from looking at the IPCC graphs. Continue reading

MSM: Stasi-like Plan to Check Every Phone Call and Email in Britian

(MailOnline) – Telecoms firms have accused the Government of acting like the East German Stasi over plans to force them to store the details of every phone call for at least a year. Continue reading

Nazis Fear an Armed People: Schwarzenegger’s Ammo Law

Second Amendment advocates and other defenders of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are outraged by California Gov. Schwarzenegger’s scheme to force all law-abiding gun owners in the state to submit data to be inserted in a database when they purchase ammunition. Continue reading

A Letter to the 9/11 Community from David Ray Griffin

Dear Friends and Colleagues:
I am writing in support of the international campaign, headed up by Elias Davidsson (who long lived in Iceland but now lives in Hamburg, Germany), calling for a new trial for Mounir El Motassadeq, who has been convicted of assisting the 9/11 attacks. Continue reading

MSM: EU funding ‘Orwellian’ artificial intelligence plan to monitor public for “abnormal behaviour”

(Telegraph) – The European Union is spending millions of pounds developing “Orwellian” technologies designed to scour the internet and CCTV images for “abnormal behaviour” Continue reading

Local Cops Get Access to Pentagon “Domestic Terror” Database

On Monday, the Pentagon posted a news release on its website announcing the DoD and the Department of Homeland Security will “grant select state and major urban area fusion center personnel access to classified terrorism-related information residing in DoD’s classified network.” Federalized cops around the country will now be able to “access specific terrorism-related information” on Pentagon and DHS computer systems “in order to detect, deter, prevent and respond to homeland security threats.” Continue reading

Will National ID Protect Us From Identity Theft?

(C4L) – According to the Department of Justice, the personal credit and debit card information of 130 million was stolen. They are dubbing this “the single largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted”, according to Fox News. 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

Thought-Police Is Here in Israel

The Foreign Ministry unveiled a new plan this week: Paying talkbackers to post pro-Israel responses on websites worldwide. A total of NIS 600,000 (roughly $150,000) will be earmarked to the establishment of an “Internet warfare” squad. Continue reading

MSM: America accused of spying on millions of emails

(Guardian) – American intelligence agencies have been accused of spying on the emails of millions of Americans, including those of former president Bill Clinton. Continue reading

MSM: Counter-terrorism database goes live

(UNODC) – Terrorism poses a major threat to international peace, security and stability. It is a scourge that threatens all countries and all people and therefore requires a global response. In an effort to help coordinate this response, UNODC has created a comprehensive database containing counter-terrorism conventions, national criminal laws and case laws relevant to terrorism. Continue reading

MSM: Fighting Nineteen Eighty-Four

(Guardian) – Sixty years ago today George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was published, and this evening, as though to mark the anniversary of Orwell’s last book, the former head of GCHQ, Sir David Pepper, slips from the shadows to tell the BBC’s Who’s Watching You programme that it has become necessary for the government to record all data from phone and internet traffic in the fight against terror. Continue reading

DNA databases prelude to return of eugenics?

An organization that has been battling Minnesota state procedures in which DNA from every newborn is collected and warehoused says virtually all states do the same thing, and the alarming trend eventually could lead the United States back into eugenics. Continue reading

A Medical Version of the Patriot Act? – Campaign For Liberty

The computerization of personal health care records is one of the showcases of the stimulus. President Obama promised: “We will make the immediate investments necessary to ensure that within five years all of America’s medical records are computerized.” Congress ponied up $19 billion to subsidize doctors and hospitals computerizing patient record and creating electronic health care tracking systems. Continue reading

MSM: Police store photos of peaceful protesters on criminal database

The ­Metropolitan Police last night confirmed it uses a criminal database to hold private information about protesters, including those who have not been convicted or accused of any crime. Continue reading

Signed Law: Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007 Establishes DNA Collection of Newborns

“shall provide for–

(1) quality assurance for laboratories involved in screening newborns and children for heritable disorders, including quality assurance for newborn-screening tests, performance evaluation services, and technical assistance and technology transfer to newborn screening laboratories to ensure analytic validity and utility of screening tests;”

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MSM: Younger teens ‘to get ID cards’

Identity cards could be handed out to children as young as 14, a home office minister has suggested.

The first ID cards are due to be offered to 16 and 17-year-olds from 2010 as part of a plan to introduce the controversial scheme in stages. Continue reading