Category Archives: Human Rights

Big Brother spying is reaching “scary” levels

On Monday, the world’s leading technology companies, including Google and Microsoft, published an open letter to President Obama and Congress demanding reform of U.S. privacy laws to restore the public’s “trust in the Internet.” This comes after what seems like an endless series of revelations about government surveillance from the secret documents leaked by Edward… Read More »

New government scanning system watches everyone

Exclusive documents obtained by Infowars from an insider government source have revealed the true origin and nature of the highly secretive 'mesh network' spy grid that has garnered massive media attention due to the fact that the network's strange downtown Seattle spy boxes can track the last 1,000 GPS locations of cellphone users. But as… Read More »

US lawmakers seek to end bulk NSA telephone records collection

Democratic and Republican U.S. senators introduced legislation on Wednesday to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ communication records and set other new controls on the government’s electronic eavesdropping programs. The measure introduced by Democrats Ron Wyden, Mark Udall and Richard Blumenthal, and Republican Rand Paul, is one of several efforts making their… Read More »

Users sue Linkedin over harvesting of email addresses

Four LinkedIn users have filed a lawsuit accusing the business-oriented social network of accessing their email accounts without permission, harvesting the addresses of their contacts and spamming those people with repeated invitations to join the service. In their most explosive claim, the plaintiffs say that LinkedIn is “breaking into” external email accounts, like Gmailor Yahoo… Read More »

Using The Power Of Brain Waves To Prevent Car And Plane Hijackings

One of the many promising developments with practical applications emerging from neuroscience is something called “brain wave biometrics.” Everyone’s brain produces a distinctive pattern of alpha-beta brain waves – something like a neural fingerprint. If we could record those brain wave patterns for a given person, we’d have a reliable way of identifying that person… Read More »

Former NSA Director Advocates Chinese-Style Internet

During a speech at St. John's Episcopal Church yesterday, former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden advocated a move towards a Chinese-style world wide web where users are forced to identify themselves before posting online content. Comparing the Internet to the wild west and Somalia, Hayden indicated that he would like to see the United… Read More »

Verizon’s Creepy Idea to Spy on TV Viewers

A couple snuggling in front of the TV could end up getting bombarded by commercials for romantic vacations, flowers or even condoms and birth control pills. That creepy invasion-of-privacy scenario comes from a Verizon patent idea that envisions spying on TV viewers for the sake of serving up related ads. Verizon aims to track the… Read More »

Guardian says Britain made it destroy Snowden material

… British authorities forced the Guardian newspaper to destroy material leaked by Edward Snowden, its editor has revealed, calling it a “pointless” move that would not prevent further reporting on U.S. and British surveillance programmes. In a column on Tuesday, Alan Rusbridger said he had received a call from a government official a month ago… Read More »

Obama announces new NSA surveillance rules

On Friday, United States President Barack Obama unveiled new measures he says will increase transparency and build public trust in government surveillance programs. President Obama told a packed room of journalists at the White House Friday afternoon that he will work to reform Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the provision that currently allows the… Read More »

US non-exploding radioactive weapons blamed for birth defects and cancer in Iraq

“Every single residential street that we’ve visited in several neighborhoods, we found multiple cases of families whose children were ill, families who had lost children who had to bury children, families who had many relatives who were suffering from cancer,” RT correspondent Lucy Kafanov said. Dr. Chris Busby has researched the effects of depleted uranium… Read More »