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1984 The Operation Manual for the Omnipresent Surveillance State

1984 by George Orwell has become an operation manual for the omnipresent  surveillance state  made up of government and corporations. It’s been more than 70 years since Orwell—dying, beset by ...

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No Expectation of Privacy? Are You Sure About That?

December 22, 2020 Uncategorized 0

By: Mike Maharrey A lot of people just parrot things they hear without really thinking about it. If they did carefully consider what they were saying, they probably wouldn’t say it. ...

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CLEAR Biometrics Wants To Force Employees To Submit To Daily Facial Recognition Checks

By: jprivate For years, the tobacco industry denied smoking causes cancer. Similarly, the biometrics industry, despite knowing facial recognition destroys everyone’s privacy, claims it can help stop the spread of ...

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Cops Using Pandemic as Excuse to Ramp Up Drone Surveillance

May 19, 2020 Drones 0

By: jprivate All across the country, law enforcement is using the pandemic as an excuse to use Chinese-made drones to monitor the public. This breaks every promise law enforcement has ...

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Surveillance Is the Tool of Tyrants

May 14, 2020 Uncategorized 0

By: Mike Maharrey If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard this one a lot over the years: “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.” I hear ...

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Coronavirus is Just the Latest Excuse to Expand the Surveillance State

May 14, 2020 4th Amendment 0

By: Mike Maharrey Federal, state and local agencies have teamed up to operate a warrantless cellphone tracking program to monitor compliance with COVID-19 social distancing requirements. According to a report ...

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Repeal the Patriot Act

March 9, 2020 4th Amendment 0

By: Judge Andrew Napolitano I have been writing for years about the dangers to human freedom that come from government mass surveillance. The United States was born in a defiant ...

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America Ranks as Fourth-Worst Abuser of Biometric Privacy in the World

January 8, 2020 Surveillance 0

By: jprivate Does anyone really believe America is still the land of the free? Since 9/11, DHS, the FBI, the CIA, and countless other alphabet soup agencies have turned the ...

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You’d Better Start Expecting Privacy Before it’s too Late

October 11, 2019 Surveillence 0

By: Mike Maharrey Those who support government surveillance often argue that we can’t really protest because we have “no expectation of privacy” in public spaces. Therefore, the police can engage ...

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Surveillance: You’d Better Chose Wisely

September 28, 2019 Surveillance 0

By: Mike Maharrey I’ve often joked that George Orwell’s novel 1984 was meant to be a warning, not an instruction manual. And yet every day the U.S. marches closer and ...

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