By Thomas Knapp | CounterPunch | May 6, 2021
“The Biden administration,” CNN reports, “is considering using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online.”The Biden Administration Wants to Partner with Criminals to Spy on You
President Joe Biden’s administration is reportedly considering working with private firms to monitor “extremist chatter by Americans online” because the federal government is legally limited to what they can do without a warrant.Biden Admin Considering Using Private Firms To Conduct Warrantless Surveillance Of U.S. Citizens
“[T]he people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.” — Nazi leader (second to Hitler) Herman Goering, April 18, 1946, quoted in Gustave Gilbert, Nuremberg Diary (1947)
Yet now it’s Republicans leading the charge against the USPS, after it emerged that iCOP was monitoring right-wing social media accounts following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. It’s unclear if news that the program was also tracking protests related to Black Lives Matter will prompt Democratic lawmakers, who have so far been silent about the program, to join their GOP colleagues in asking for more answers.
Vaccination credentialing may satisfy the interests of virtually limitless stakeholders, because vaccine credentials are predicated on creating a specific and verifiable identity across space and time.Vaccine Passports are Poised to Serve Private Sector Interests
Dumbrill seemed to agree, noting that many Uyghurs in Xinjiang see the extremist jihadists as their primary worry, not government forces, of whom some Uyghurs speak fondly. “The police presence aside, people lead fairly ordinary lives here with the same kinds of hopes and dreams that people anywhere else would have as well,” he told MintPress, criticizing the foreign coverage.
In order to make U.S. support for the Afghan forces less obvious, Saudi Arabia was utilized as a middle man. A wealthy Saudi construction firm heir named Osama bin Laden became a key organizer of the mujahedeen in Afghanistan, quietly taking U.S. money and weapons while loudly denouncing the “decadence” of Western society and calling for a return to Salafist Islamic society.Caleb T. Maupin, Mintpress News.
In its preparation for great power competition, the US military is modernizing its artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques and testing them in West Africa.West Africa is the Latest Testing Ground for US Military Artificial Intelligence
“People who ordinarily support human rights are willing to give the private sector and the state more power over their lives.”