Posts Tagged ‘surveillance’

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These Ex-Spies Are Harvesting Facebook Photos For A Massive Facial Recognition Database

over the last five years a secretive surveillance company founded by a former Israeli intelligence officer has been quietly building a massive facial recognition database consisting of faces acquired from the giant social network, YouTube and countless other websites. Privacy activists are suitably alarmed.

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 not a single English-language newspaper wants to cover or even acknowledge the story

The Collapse of Media and What You Can Do About It

The report revealed that during his development of the core code behind the Google search engine as a Stanford University postgraduate student, Sergey Brin received seed-funding from a CIA and NSA-run research program, the Massive Digital Data Systems (MDDS). The confirmation came from a former manager of the MDDS, Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, who is now the Louis A. Beecherl distinguished professor and executive director of the Cyber Security Research Institute at the University of Texas, Dallas.

This was not necessarily unusual — the intelligence community has long been involved in Silicon Valley for all sorts of obvious reasons. What’s interesting is that you probably never knew about how this worked in relation to Google. And that says a great deal about the way the global media industrial complex operates.

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Microsoft has been accused of collecting consumer data from personal computers, using its Windows 10 operating system to target users with personalized ads based on their web-surfing habits.

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DHS planning to collect social media info on all immigrants

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Nafeez Ahmed, always ahead of the pack…

Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’

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Are you brainwashed, corporate-programmed millennials starting to get a clue yet? Privacy actually does matter.

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