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HART: Homeland Security’s Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and Peoples’ “Non-Obvious Relationships”

Posted by M. C. Fox on June 10, 2018

This isn’t about just drugs and terrorism, it is about everybody. That includes you.

However, if the relationships are “non-obvious,” one has to question whether they truly exist. Instead, DHS could be seeing connections among people that are based on nothing more than “liking” the same news article, using the same foreign words, or following the same organization on social media. This is highly problematic because records like these frequently inform officer decisions to stop, search, and arrest people.

As a Georgetown report recently noted, “DHS’ error-prone face scanning system could cause 1,632 passengers to be wrongfully delayed or denied boarding every day at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport alone.”

DHS’s plans for future data collection and use should make us all very worried. For example, despite pushback from EFF, Georgetown, ACLU, and others, DHS believes it’s legally authorized to collect and retain face data from millions of U.S. citizens traveling internationally. However, as Georgetown’s Center on Privacy and Technology notes, Congress has never authorized face scans of American citizens.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/hart-homeland-securitys-massive-new-database-will-include-face-recognition-dna-and

By Jennifer Lynch

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database of biometric and biographic data on citizens and foreigners in the United States. The agency’s new Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will include multiple forms of biometrics—from face recognition to DNA, data from questionable sources, and highly personal data on innocent people. It will be shared with federal agencies outside of DHS as well as state and local law enforcement and foreign governments. And yet, we still know very little about it.

The records DHS plans to include in HART will chill and deter people from exercising their First Amendment protected rights to speak, assemble, and associate. Data like face recognition makes it possible to identify and track people in real time, including at lawful political protests and other gatherings. Other data DHS is planning to collect—including information about people’s “relationship patterns” and from officer “encounters” with the public—can be used to identify political affiliations, religious activities, and familial and friendly relationships. These data points are also frequently colored by conjecture and bias. Read the rest of this entry »

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RED FLAG: Homeland Security Hiring “Media Monitoring Services” to Compile Journalist and Media Influencer Database | The Daily Bell

Posted by M. C. Fox on April 8, 2018

While we have been hearing about all the domestic terrorists the CIA has been manipulating and the FIB has been ignoring, we have heard little lately about DHS.

Maybe they are to busy hiding their incompetence and wondering what to do with the billions of rounds of ammo they have stocking for use in the “homeland”.

The dumb bastards could waste less time by asking Mark Zuckerberg or the NSA.

http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/red-flag-homeland-security-hiring-media-monitoring-services-to-compile-journalist-and-media-influencer-database/

On April 3rd the Department of Homeland Security posted an ad to FedBizOpps.gov (Federal Business Opportunities). That is the government’s website where they post contractor work.

DHS is looking for “Media Monitoring Services.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Are You Ready to Die? – Will Washington follow Adolf Hitler’s folly and march into Russia?

Posted by M. C. Fox on October 3, 2017

If you were Russia what would you do?

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/10/02/are-you-ready-to-die-2/

Greenwald explains that the US media is so conditioned by the National Security State to see Russian President Putin lurking behind and masterminding attacks on America that it is “now religious dogma”—a requirement—to find Russian perfidy everywhere. The result Greenwald correctly says is that “an incredibly reckless, anything-goes climate prevails when it comes to claims about Russia. Media outlets will publish literally any official assertion as Truth without the slightest regard for evidentiary standards.”

russia wants war

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U.S. GOV’T TO “SIMULATE NUKE BLAST OVER MANHATTAN”

Posted by M. C. Fox on April 21, 2017

https://www.infowars.com/operation-gotham-shield-u-s-govt-to-simulate-nuke-blast-over-manhattan-as-actual-war-nears/

It is a tabletop, joint agency exercise involving FEMA, Homeland Security and a myriad of law enforcement and military agencies. WMD, chemical and biological units will all be on hand as a response is tested for a “simulated” nuclear detonation over the United States’ foremost urban center, in the iconic and densely populated island of Manhattan and nearby shores of New Jersey.

A threat to NYC won’t come from Korea, they can’t keep anything in the air long enough to get past Japan.  We could flatten NK in half an hour if they are stupid enough to follow through on their threats.  That leaves Russia and China. Read the rest of this entry »

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DHS Says Your Child Is A Terrorist Wants to Keep An Eye On Them

Posted by M. C. Fox on April 20, 2014

According to Lisa Monaco, Homeland Security advisor, a child who exhibits unusual behaviour is a potential terrorist.

http://www.infowars.com/white-house-counterterror-chief-confrontational-children-could-be-terrorists/

What kinds of behaviors are we talking about?” she asked. “For the most part, they’re not related directly to plotting attacks. They’re more subtle. For instance, parents might see sudden personality changes in their children at home—becoming confrontational.”

From my experience that includes just about every child. My cousin became confrontational as a teenager. She subsequently became an Amway distributor. Terrorism, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. (Just joking B)

Monaco lamented the fact that, “The government is rarely in a position to observe these early signals,” encouraging parents to act as watchdogs to detect radicalization in line with President Obama’s goal of combating homegrown extremism. Read the rest of this entry »

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