Monday, October 23, 2017

Cities Are Getting Paid To Turn Street Lights Into Spying ‘SmartNodes’



The future of privacy in big cities is bleak, cities are now getting paid to convert street lights into spying SmartNodes.

What are SmartNodes?

SmartNodes will soon replace street lights, because they are equipped with cameras, microphones, speakers etc., all-in-one light pole.

The city of Los Angeles, California is working with Phillips Lighting and ENE-HUB to turn 110,000 street lights into a one-of-a-kind citywide SmartNode surveillance network.

https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2017/10/22/cities-are-getting-paid-to-turn-street-lights-into-spying-smartnodes/

https://massprivatei.blogspot.com/2017/10/cities-are-getting-paid-to-turn-street.html

Sunday, October 22, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers Back on 24-Hour Alert



The U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status not seen since the Cold War ended in 1991.

That means the long-dormant concrete pads at the ends of this base’s 11,000-foot runway — dubbed the “Christmas tree” for their angular markings — could once again find several B-52s parked on them, laden with nuclear weapons and set to take off at a moment’s notice.

“This is yet one more step in ensuring that we’re prepared,” Gen. David Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, said in an interview during his six-day tour of Barksdale and other U.S. Air Force bases that support the nuclear mission. “I look at it more as not planning for any specific event, but more for the reality of the global situation we find ourselves in and how we ensure we’re prepared going forward.”

Goldfein and other senior defense officials stressed that the alert order had not been given, but that preparations were under way in anticipation that it might come. That decision would be made by Gen. John Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, or Gen. Lori Robinson, the head of U.S. Northern Command. STRATCOM is in charge of the military’s nuclear forces and NORTHCOM is in charge of defending North America.

http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2017/10/exclusive-us-preparing-put-nuclear-bombers-back-24-hour-alert/141957/

No Agenda: Sunday (10-22-17) Episode 975 - Dolleridoos

Obama & The Clintons Sold us Out - Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Trump Says He Will Release Final Set of Documents on Kennedy Assassination



President Trump has decided to release a final batch of thousands of classified government documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Mr. Trump announced in a tweet on Saturday morning.



The release of the information being held in secret at the National Archives — including several thousand never-before-seen documents — was mandated to occur by Oct. 26 under a 1992 law that sought to quell conspiracy theories about the assassination.

Mr. Trump has the power to block the release of the documents, and intelligence agencies have pressured him to do so for at least some of them. The agencies are concerned that information contained in some of the documents could damage national security interests.

The president did not make clear what he meant when he said in his tweet that the release of the documents would be “subject to the receipt of further information.” A White House official did not immediately respond to emails seeking clarification.

Conspiracy theorists have long clamored for what they hope will be evidence to prove that the government covered up the truth about the assassination. This week, Roger J. Stone, a friend of Mr. Trump’s, told Alex Jones, the radio host and conspiracy theorist, that Mr. Stone had directly urged the president to release all the documents.

“I had the opportunity to make the case directly to the president of the United States by phone as to why I believe it is essential that he release the balance of the currently redacted and classified J.F.K. assassination documents,” Mr. Stone said on Mr. Jones’s radio program.



https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/us/politics/trump-jfk-assassination-classified.html

NHL to install facial recognition cameras to limit their liability



According to an article in TSN, The National Hockey League (NHL) plans to install facial recognition cameras in their arenas.

The above video, is a perfect example of how law enforcement uses our fears of terror to justify losing our privacy.

Retired, Secret Service agent Mike Verden, claims the NHL’s facial recognition cameras are for everyone’s safety. Near the end of the video, he reveals that unnamed sports teams are secretly using facial recognition cameras to spy on fans.

Fyi, Mr. Verden is the owner of the Lake Forest Security Group which profits from increased security at sports stadiums.

The NHL plans to identify everyone, the moment they walk through their doors.

“We can identify someone literally as they walk through the door. Identification happens within a few seconds. Then you can intercept them right then” Peter Trepp, chief executive of FaceFirst Inc., said.

Why do sports league’s want to install facial recognition cameras?

By installing facial recognition cameras they hope to limit their liability, in case of a terrorist attack.

http://hpub.org/NHL_to_install_facial_recognition_cameras_to_limit_their_liability-61356/

NYPD Tells Judge Its $25 Million Forfeiture Database Has No Backup



The NYPD is actively opposed to transparency. It does all it can to thwart outsiders from accessing any info about the department's inner workings. This has led to numerous lawsuits from public records requesters. It has also led to a long-running lawsuit featuring the Bronx Defenders, which has been trying to gain access to civil forfeiture documents for years.
The NYPD has repeatedly claimed it simply cannot provide the records the Bronx Defenders (as well as other records requesters) have requested. Not because it doesn't want to, even though it surely doesn't. But because it can't.

The department has spent $25 million on a forfeiture tracking system that can't even do the one thing it's supposed to do: track forfeitures. The Property and Evidence Tracking System (PETS) is apparently so complex and so badly constructed, the NYPD can't compile the records being sought.
Oddly enough, the Bronx Defenders has pieced together enough data from the NYPD's broken PETS (along with other public records) to at least point out the glaring discrepancy between what the department publicly claims it has in its forfeiture accounts and what the database says it does.

At the hearing, the NYPD claimed that it only legally forfeited $11,653 in currency last year — that is, gone to court and actually made a case as to why the NYPD should be taking this money.
[...]
In the accounting summaries which the Bronx Defenders submitted as part of its testimony, the NYPD reports that as of December 2013, its property clerk had almost $69 million in seized cash on hand. This amount had been carried over from previous years, showing an annual accumulation of seized cash that has reached an enormous amount. The documents also show that each month, the five property clerk’s offices across the city took in tens of thousands of dollars in cash, ultimately generating over $6 million in revenue for the department.


https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171019/09132838439/nypd-tells-judge-25-million-forfeiture-database-has-no-backup.shtml

Friday, October 20, 2017

What Is Sustainable Development?

Decades of secrecy end soon if Trump allows release of last JFK assassination records



Generations of professional and amateur sleuths have spent decades steeped in the details of the JFK assassination. In coming days, they’ll be able to pore through thousands more files kept classified for 54 years — unless President Donald Trump steps in.

Those who are sure that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone are eager for vindication and new jigsaw pieces to fill the void spots in the puzzle. So are those who blame the mob, Fidel Castro, the Soviets or the military-industrial complex.

Lost on neither camp is the fact that the authority to decide which secrets to keep sealed for another decade or more rests with a president known for indulging conspiracy theories.

The deadline is Oct. 26, set by Congress a quarter-century ago after Oliver Stone’s conspiracy-minded JFK movie reignited demands to open the files on John F. Kennedy’s murder in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2017/10/19/decades-secrecy-end-soon-trump-allows-release-last-jfk-assassination-records

Thursday, October 19, 2017

No Agenda: Thursday (10-19-17) Episode 974 - iPoop

Clinton Foundation Did Not Report Russian Uranium One Payments, Wall Street Analyst Argues



Scandal may cost Clintons their fortune and jail time

As Senator Chuck Grassley and the Senate Judiciary Committee are starting to evaluate public disclosures of the Clinton Foundation and of its affiliate in Canada, the Clinton-Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (“CGSGI”), Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel, in a detailed analysis of Clinton Foundation financial accounting reports, reveals what he believes is a systematic pattern of fraud designed to hide payments the Clinton Foundation reportedly received related to the Uranium One deal.

To stress the gravity of the Clinton Foundation’s Russian Uranium One scandal, Ortel told Infowars.com that he believes Clinton Foundation financial reports are criminally fraudulent in failing to report payments received in relation to the Russian Uranium One Scandal — a criminal omission Ortel believes could cause the Clintons their fortune and leave them no option but to face jail time.

In other words, the campaign chant “Lock Her Up!” may still be a reality looming for Hillary Clinton.

https://newswars.com/clinton-foundation-did-not-report-russian-uranium-one-payments-wall-street-analyst-argues



The mystery of disgraced CIA spymaster James Angleton’s “retirement”



Soon after legendary spymaster and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) counterintelligence chief James Jesus Angleton’s intelligence career supposedly ended with his forced retirement in December 1974 due to the exposure of CIA wrongdoing, he returned to the Agency, where counterintelligence operations reportedly remained under his purview until late 1975.

Documents obtained by obtained by MIT national security researcher Ryan Shapiro and shared exclusively with MuckRock show that the Agency soon signed a Top Secret contract with Angleton after his much publicized firing. The documents also show that both Angleton and CIA Director Colby gave misleading testimony to the Church Committee about this. A previously classified internal CIA History also raises doubts about the nature of Angleton’s contract work by contradicting CIA’s public statements. Part one of this article explores his rehiring and the lies directly surrounding it, while later parts will reexamines CIA’s “war in heaven” including the possibly libelous “Monster Plot” report and the circumstances surrounding Angleton’s fall from grace.

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/oct/19/angleton-return/

DOJ... Investigate The Clintons!

This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like



Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”

This is a city where growing a beard can get you reported to the police. So can inviting too many people to your wedding, or naming your child Muhammad or Medina.

Driving or taking a bus to a neighboring town, you’d hit checkpoints where armed police officers might search your phone for banned apps like Facebook or Twitter, and scroll through your text messages to see if you had used any religious language.

You would be particularly worried about making phone calls to friends and family abroad. Hours later, you might find police officers knocking at your door and asking questions that make you suspect they were listening in the whole time.

For millions of people in China’s remote far west, this dystopian future is already here. China, which has already deployed the world’s most sophisticated internet censorship system, is building a surveillance state in Xinjiang, a four-hour flight from Beijing, that uses both the newest technology and human policing to keep tabs on every aspect of citizens’ daily lives. The region is home to a Muslim ethnic minority called the Uighurs, who China has blamed for forming separatist groups and fueling terrorism. Since this spring, thousands of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities have disappeared into so-called political education centers, apparently for offenses from using Western social media apps to studying abroad in Muslim countries, according to relatives of those detained.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/meghara/the-police-state-of-the-future-is-already-here

American Pravda, New York Times Part IV: New York Times Company Culture Revealed: "Everyone hates Trump"