Category Archives: Big Brother

Revealed: Canada uses massive US anti-terrorist database at borders

 Documents released to the Guardian show Tuscan contains more than 680,000 names provided to every border guard
 Database is effectively a second Canadian no-fly list, run by the US

Canadian border guards have been screening travellers using a huge, secretive US anti-terrorism database that is almost never referred to publicly, new documents reveal.

The database, called Tuscan, is provided to every Canadian border guard and immigration officer, and empowers them to detain, interrogate, arrest and deny entry to anyone found on it.

Hundreds of pages of documents obtained by the Guardian through Canada’s access to information system reveal the fullest picture yet of a database that, although employed in Canada, is maintained exclusively by the US. It contains the personal information of as many as 680,000 people believed by US authorities to be linked with terrorism, and functions effectively as a second no-fly list that is cloaked in secrecy.

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Health Canada to enlist social media influencers to help vaping awareness

OTTAWA — Wanted: social media celebrities to warn teens of the risks of vaping.

Health Canada is looking for a contractor to develop, implement and report on a national vaping awareness program, including finding social media influencers that teens might be willing to listen to.


Big Brother is trying to ruin vaping.

OK, I’ll do my bit.

Hey Kids! Try Squonking, it’s fun!

I bought the Vandy Vape Pulse BF 80 Squonk Mod and paired it with the Hellvape Dead Rabbit RDA. Mucho flavour, great clouds.

The Pulse is regulated so it’s virtually impossible to blow your face off!

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US intelligence developing human DNA-like models to hoard your personal data

As US intelligence services struggle to store the trove of data collected during its snooping operations, a team of researchers are developing radical new storage technology based on an unusual model – human DNA.

The Molecular Information Storage program, run by the rather protractively-named Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), is recruiting scientists to help develop a system for storing huge amounts of data on “sequence-controlled polymer,” molecules with a similar makeup and structure to DNA.

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Zuckerberg and the Untouchables or, Surveillance Capitalism

There was a time when reflection, philosophy or common sense, preceded science. Indeed, what we know today as science used to be a subset of philosophy called “natural sciences.” Traditional tools like evidence, observation, experimentation, and ethics were once relevant.

The subjection of science to philosophical, moral, or common sense concerns is now just a memory. Questions like “should” seldom hobble the raging bulls of cyber culture today. Yes, young bulls—boys with bollocks.

Digital oligarchs are mostly youngsters, if not in fact, then surely in world view, the proprietors of exclusive adolescent tree houses. A hipster cast cultivates other joiners who beg approval where “likes,” “up-votes,” “tools,” “apps,” and “followers” are measures of merit; indeed. The internet is a universe where adolescent ego and short attention spans seem to be cultural norms.

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IT DIDN’T HAPPEN … ON THE JAILING OF TOMMY ROBINSON

One of the truly pernicious ways the MSM and government work is by suppressing news. I’ve talked about this in previous articles, quoting the US journalist Sharyl Attkisson who described in her book “Stonewalled” how the giant US Media copy from each other while maintaining that if it’s not reported in the New York Times it didn’t happen.

Now this MSM policy of “if we don’t report it it hasn’t happened” attitude has hit us here in the UK with full force: if you look at today’s MSM, the arrest and jailing of Tommy Robinson yesterday simply didn’t happen.

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[Redacted] Arrested for [Redacted] Outside [Redacted]: Leeds Crown Court Issues Media Ban

The Leeds Crown Court has issued a UK media ban following the arrest of well-known activist and citizen journalist [redacted] outside [redacted].

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GDPR: US news sites unavailable to EU users over data protection rules

A number of high-profile US news websites are temporarily unavailable in Europe after new European Union rules on data protection came into effect.

The Chicago Tribune and LA Times were among those posting messages saying they were currently unavailable in most European countries.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives EU citizens more rights over how their information is used.

The measure is an effort by EU lawmakers to limit tech firms’ powers.

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Sacramento Residents Buzzed Over Government Drone Snooping on Community

Fret not, Californians, that’s not ET, it’s a security drone from the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), and it’s not on the lookout for undrawn curtains, but rather illegal dumping or trespassing on two local communities.

Well sure, you can trust the California government.

And SHRA is just a little too close to you-know-what for me.

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Police defend facial recognition technology that wrongly identified 2,000 people as potential criminals

A police force has defended its use of facial recognition technology after it was revealed that 2,000 people at the 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff were wrongly identified by the software as potential criminals.

South Wales Police began trialling the technology in June last year in a bid to catch more criminals, using cameras to scan faces in a crowd and compare them against a database of custody images.

As 170,000 people descended on the Welsh capital for the game between Real Madrid and Juventus, 2,470 potential matches were identified.

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British Police Will Monitor and Prosecute “Malicious Communications” Supporting Alfie Evans

It’s bad enough that the British government is essentially sentencing Alfie Evans to death. Now British police have announced that they will monitor and prosecute anyone who posts on social media a “malicious communication” supporting Alfie Evans or complaining about the hospital and courts.

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‘kill a snitch n**** and rob a rich n****.’

Woman who posted rap lyrics as tribute to dead guy on Instagram guilty of sending offensive message

This sounds like a personal vendetta

“The lyrics, said to have come from a song by US rap artist Snap Dogg, were ‘kill a snitch n**** and rob a rich n****.’

Angela Conlan, prosecuting, told the court that the words were posted to the bio section of Russell’s Instagram account, and then reported to police last year.

The content was then passed to Constable Dominique Walker, who is based within a specialist police hate crime unit.

The court heard that Ms Walker was the sister of Anthony Walker, who was the victim of a notorious race hate murder on Merseyside.

Ms Clarke argued that the meaning of the ‘n’ word had changed over time because it had been popularised by hugely successful and popular rap artists such as Jay-Z, Eminem and Kanye West.”

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