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What’s in your wallet? Government surveillance

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What’s in your wallet? Government surveillance
by Serge Kutuzov
Posted May 22, 2021

crypto currencies can be trackedCryptocurrencies work by recording every transaction ever made in a publicly-available database called a blockchain, providing cryptocurrency users with verifiable proof of every purchase, sale, and transfer that occurs. In order to protect your privacy, the blockchain replaces your personal information with a digital key. But anyone who can connect your digital key to your real-life identity can track all of your activity on the blockchain.

The US Treasury is currently considering a proposal — officially titled Requirements for Certain Transactions Involving Convertible Virtual Currency or Digital Assets — that will give government agents the power to do exactly that. This new rule will mandate that cryptocurrency exchanges provide your personally identifiable information and your digital key to the government whenever you make large transactions. Once the government has this data, they’ll be able to spy on your spending, no warrant or subpoena necessary.

Think it can’t happen? Think again. In fact, governments all around the world are currently abusing cryptocurrency regulations to spy on the public and silence political dissent. More…

The Crow Whisperer

[Spiritual]
The Crow Whisperer
By Lauren Markham
Posted May 21, 2021

talking to animalsWhat happens when we talk to animals?

The crows descended, cawing loudly, as soon as Buigues entered the backyard the next day. She began, she told me later, by offering soothing words, and sending the birds unspoken messages: that she came in peace, that she was there to help. They quieted almost immediately. Buigues poked around the area where the crows had congregated, which Adam and Dani had been avoiding. She spotted a fledgling hidden in the brush. Its wing was mangled and bloody, hanging from its body by mere strands. It peeped with fear and hunger. As a new father, Adam was moved almost to tears by the sight of the injured young bird.

The murder looked on as Buigues chatted calmly with the fledgling, which then staggered toward her, lugging its throbbing wing. She put out her hand and the trembling crow walked right into it, opening its beak in search of food. In all likelihood, said Buigues, it wasn’t going to make it. More…

FACT: Bill Gates Finances, Influences Nearly Every Major Institution Driving the ‘Global Pandemic’ Narrative

[Social] [Political]
FACT: Bill Gates Finances, Influences Nearly Every Major Institution Driving the ‘Global Pandemic’ Narrative
by NewsWire
Posted May 20, 2021

Bill Gates is behind the funding of thje Corona narrativeAt what point is a coincidence no longer just a coincidence?

Whether its with generation grant funding for London’s Imperial College (Neil Ferguson’s employer), the London School of Hygiene (Chris Whitty’s former employer), or America’s Center for Disease Control (CDC), or Anthony Fauci’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), The Wellcome Trust, GAVI the Vaccine Alliance, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the World Economic Forum, and the World Health Organization – there’s one common denominator behind the scenes financing and exerting influence and control over all of these institutions which have been driving the ‘global pandemic’ narrative from day one of the crisis.

The answer: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The notorious monopolist and his wife claim they only want to save the world from various and sundry deadly viruses, but it that really their true motivation? Does their extreme level of wealth provide for a dangerous level of power and influence over ‘global public health’ (a term now synonymous with mass vaccinations, pharmaceutical distribution, and population control)? More…

As surveillance culture grows, can we even hope to escape its reach?

[Social][Justice]
As surveillance culture grows, can we even hope to escape its reach?
by Kenan Malik
Posted May 19, 2021

facial recognition grwoing rapidlySometimes, it is the very ordinariness of a scene that makes it terrifying. So it was with a clip from last week’s BBC documentary on facial recognition technology. It shows the Metropolitan police trialling a facial recognition system on an east London street.

A man tries to avoid the cameras, covering his face by pulling up his fleece. He is stopped by the police and forced to have his photo taken. He is then fined £90 for “disorderly behaviour”.

“What’s your suspicion?” someone asks the police. “The fact that he’s walked past clearly masking his face from recognition,” replies one of the plainclothes police operating the system.

If you want to protect your privacy, you must have something to hide. And if you actually do something to protect your privacy, well, that’s “disorderly behaviour”.

How much do we treasure privacy? Are we all willing to be treated like that man on an east London street? More…

At Dubai airport, travelers’ eyes become their passports

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At Dubai airport, travelers’ eyes become their passports
by Isabel Debre
Posted May 18, 2021

iris scan use growing rapidlyDubai’s airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, can already feel surreal, with its cavernous duty-free stores, artificial palm trees, gleaming terminals, water cascades and near-Arctic levels of air conditioning.

Now, the key east-west transit hub is rolling out another addition from the realm of science fiction — an iris-scanner that verifies one’s identity and eliminates the need for any human interaction when entering or leaving the country.

It’s the latest artificial intelligence program the United Arab Emirates has launched amid the surging coronavirus pandemic, contact-less technology the government promotes as helping to stem the spread of the virus. But the efforts also have renewed questions about mass surveillance in the federation of seven sheikhdoms, which experts believe has among the highest per capita concentrations of surveillance cameras in the world. More…

The Facts:
Surveillance technology is developing rapidly and the sharing of surveillance data is expanding rapidly.

Reflect On:
Once governments have access to technology that gives them more power over individuals, they will use it. Do you really want your iris scans, DNA, facial recognition, and other personal information in the growing corporate and government databases?

 

Chris Hedges: Israel, the Big Lie

[Justice] [Political]
Chris Hedges: Israel, the Big Lie
by Chris Hedges
Posted May 17, 2021

Gaza destruction by IsraelNearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans and the talking heads on the media to describe the unrest inside Israel and the heaviest Israeli assault against the Palestinians since the 2014 attacks on Gaza, which lasted 51 days and killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children, are a lie.

Israel, by employing its military machine against an occupied population that does not have mechanized units, an air force, navy, missiles, heavy artillery and command-and-control, not to mention a U.S. commitment to provide a $38 billion defense aid package for Israel over the next decade, is not exercising “the right to defend itself.” It is carrying out mass murder. It is a war crime.

Israel has made it clear it is ready to destroy and kill as wantonly now as it was in 2014. Israel’s defense minister Benny Gantz, who was the chief of staff during the murderous assault on Gaza in 2014, has vowed that if Hamas “does not stop the violence, the strike of 2021 will be harder and more painful than that of 2014.” The current attacks have already targeted several residential high rises including buildings that housed over a dozen local and international press agencies, government buildings, roads, public facilities, agricultural lands, two schools and a mosque. More…

This Surveillance Company Claims It Can Track Nearly Any Car in Real-Time

[Justice] [Media]
This Surveillance Company Claims It Can Track Nearly Any Car in Real-Time
by Lucas Ropek
Posted May 17, 2021

corporatate surveillance sold to governmentsA defense contractor that claims to have access to motor vehicle location data on a global scale says it wants to use that data to help U.S. federal agencies conduct more efficient spying and military operations.

The Ulysses Group, which offers “cutting edge operational and intelligence services, support, and equipment” to government clients, says it can “access over 15 billion vehicle locations” worldwide every month. This data, which can be viewed “historically” or in real-time, should be used operationally by U.S. agencies, the company says.

A document obtained by the office of Sen. Ron Wyden, which was first reported by Motherboard and shared with Gizmodo, shows Ulysses claims to be able to “remotely geolocate” cars in “nearly any country,” with the exceptions of Cuba and North Korea. In the document, the firm explains how this might be useful to a government agency: More…

The Ways Gratitude Can Also Make You Physically Healthier

[Spiritual]
The Ways Gratitude Can Also Make You Physically Healthier
by Summer Allen
Posted May 16, 2021

gratitudeSome research suggests that grateful people may have better sleep, healthier hearts, and fewer aches and pains.

After 15 years of research, we know that gratitude is a key to psychological well-being. Gratitude can make people happier, improve their relationships, and potentially even counteract depression and suicidal thoughts. But might the benefits of gratitude go beyond that? Could gratitude be good for your physical health, too?

Participants who kept an online gratitude journal for two weeks reported better physical health.

While some studies have associated gratitude with a whole slew of benefits—from fewer aches and pains to improved sleep to better cardiovascular health—others have found more mixed results. More research is needed before doctors start giving out prescriptions for gratitude, but there’s good reason to suspect that gratitude has positive ramifications for your body. More…

12 Useful Ways to Reuse an Old Router (Don’t Throw It Away!)

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12 Useful Ways to Reuse an Old Router (Don’t Throw It Away!)
By Christian Cawley
Posted May 15, 2021

you can reuse an old routerOld router cluttering up your drawers? Here’s how to repurpose your old router and save some money instead of throwing it away!

Reckon it’s time for a new router? Maybe your new Internet Service Provider (ISP) has sent one out, or you simply fancy an upgrade. Either way, you’re faced with a problem:

What should you do with the old router?

In the case of switching your ISP, you’ll often be asked to return the older device. But if you have an old router kicking around the place, here are several ways you can reuse it. More…

The CDC is being influenced by corporate and political interests

[Social] [Political]
The CDC is being influenced by corporate and political interests
By Carey Gillam
Posted May 14, 2021

CDC catering to corporate interestsConcerns about the inner workings of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been mounting in recent months amid disclosures of cozy corporate alliances. Now a group of more than a dozen senior scientists have reportedly lodged an ethics complaint alleging the federal agency is being influenced by corporate and political interests in ways that shortchange taxpayers.

A group calling itself CDC Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics in Research, or (CDC SPIDER), put a list of complaints in writing in a letter to CDC Chief of Staff and provided a copy of the letter to the public watchdog organization U.S. Right to Know (USRTK). The members of the group have elected to file the complaint anonymously for fear of retribution. More…

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Mainstream American liberals think they’re clear-eyed because they can see the propaganda strings being pulled by Fox and Donald Trump, and mainstream American conservatives think they’re clear-eyed because they can see the propaganda strings being pulled by MSNBC and the Democrats, but the propaganda strings on both trace back to the same puppet master. And seeing that is just the beginning.

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It is obvious that the US government is destroying Assange to signal to journalists the consequences of publishing information. It is therefore also obvious that any journalist who fails to use whatever platform they have to speak out against Assange’s persecution has no intention of ever publishing anything that the US government doesn’t want published. Their silence on or support for what is being done to this man can and should be taken as an admission that they are nothing other than state propagandists.

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