Surveillance

Understanding the Surveillance State and Technocracy Threat

January 21, 2021 By The Conscious Resistance Derrick Broze breaks down a number of recent stories showing the growth of the surveillance state and the Technocracy.  Derrick is the founder of TCRN. The Conscious Resistance Network is an independent media organization focused on empowering individuals through education, philosophy, health, and community organizing. We work…

COVID-19, Digital Rights and Nigeria’s Emerging Surveillance State

By Boye Adegoke During the COVID-19 pandemic, governments took extraordinary measures to leverage technology to fight the virus. In addition to lockdowns, many African countries, including Nigeria, followed a global trend to use contact-tracing measures to track those who come into contact with an infected person. On the surface, the proliferation of contact-tracing apps —…

Dystopia Now! – Surveillance Through Vaccine Certificates, Digital IDs, and Biometric Data

By Jesse Smith With the pandemic, the “digital transformation” that so many analysts have been referring to for years, without being exactly sure what it meant, has found its catalyst. One major effect of confinement will be the expansion and progression of the digital world in a decisive and often permanent manner. – Klaus Schwab,…

Orwellian Surveillance Hell Touted As "Future Of Tourism"

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, A CNN report published Wednesday details how Venice, Italy has created a disturbing monolithic surveillance grid to track and trace everyone who enters and leaves the city, and claims that this could be the ‘future of tourism’ in a ‘post-COVID world. The article begins: They’re watching you, wherever you…

EU Citizens Initiative Calls for Ban on Biometric Mass Surveillance Systems

By Katya Pivcevic A European Citizen’s Initiative (ECI), ‘Civil society initiative for a ban on biometric mass surveillance practices,’ has been registered by the European Commission, calling for a permanent end to the disproportionate uses of biometric data in ways which can lead to mass surveillance or any undue interference with fundamental rights. Dozens of…

Oakland Privacy and the People of Vallejo Prevail in the Fight For Surveillance Accountability

By Nathan Sheard Just as the 2020 holiday season was beginning in earnest, Solano Superior Court Judge Bradley Nelson upheld the gift of surveillance accountability that the California State legislature had provided state residents when they passed 2015’s Senate Bill 741 (Cal. Govt. Code § 53166). Judge Bradley’s order brought positive closure to a battle…

Litigation Against Mass NSA Surveillance: Year in Review 2020

EFF takes on fights for the long run, and some of our longest running legal fights are focused on bringing the National Security Agency within the rule of law, and batting back the arguments that the state secrets privilege should insulate the government from accountability for spying. EFF started these cases in 2006 with Hepting…

Surveillance Self-Defense and Security Education: Year in Review 2020

By Lindsay Oliver As the world rapidly changed in 2020, new threats arose to our digital security. The shift to online education and the wave of police brutality protests brought new avenues for surveillance, so EFF created new resources to help people protect themselves. EFF maintains a repository of self-help resources for fighting back against…

High Tech Police Surveillance of Protests and Activism: Year in Review 2020

By Matthew Guariglia This summer’s Black-led protest movement against police violence was one of the largest political movements in the history of the United States–and with it, came a massive proliferation of government surveillance technology aimed at activists and demonstrators. EFF has been standing up for the right to protest without being surveilled for 30…

COVID-19 and Surveillance Tech: Year in Review 2020

By Adam Schwartz Location tracking apps. Spyware to enforce quarantine. Immunity passports. Throughout 2020, governments around the world deployed invasive surveillance technologies to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. But heavy-handed tactics like these undercut public trust in government, precisely when trust is needed most. They also invade our privacy and chill our free speech. And all…

Aussie Media Claims Massive Leak Of CCP Members “Lifts The Lid” On Global Surveillance State

Just days after leaked video from China exposed details of China having “people at the top of America’s core inner circle of power and influence,” which was followed by Eric Swalwell’s ‘fang-banger-gate’ debacle, Sky News Australia reports that a major leak containing a register with the details of nearly two million CCP members has occurred…

The Disturbing Link Between Police Body Cams, Public Surveillance And Fusion Centers

By MassPrivateI I didn’t think too much about it when news broke about a police department creating another cam-share program. After all, I have written a half dozen stories about police cam-share programs over the years, including one about DHS’s exclusive “Platinum” cam-share program in New Orleans. The New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation’s SafeCam NOLA…

COVID-19 Vaccines Pave The Way For A New Frontier In Surveillance

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “Man’s conquest of Nature, if the dreams of some scientific planners are realized, means the rule of a few hundreds of men over billions upon billions of men.” – C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man Like it or not, the COVID-19 pandemic with its veiled threat of…

Peace Groups Blast Biden’s DNI Pick Over Links to Drones, Torture, and Mass Surveillance

By Brett Wilkins Peace activists on Monday sounded the alarm over President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for director of national intelligence, Avril Haines, citing her role in drone strike policy during Barack Obama’s presidency and covering up torture perpetrated by members of the George W. Bush administration. Haines, as former deputy national security adviser and former…

Housing Authority Installs “Eye of Sauron” Surveillance Cameras In Low-Income Housing

By MassPrivateI It is hard to get past the grade-school mentality of this video title which attempts to justify installing surveillance cameras everywhere. Pro-Vigil’s “Crime is Bad. We Stop Crime. Pro-Vigil Is Good” video is probably one of the most ironic videos I have ever seen about mass surveillance. Five seconds into the video they…

Amazon Ring and Police Are Building a Neighborhood Surveillance Network

By The Conscious Resistance Derrick Broze breaks down a new report regarding the nefarious relationship between local police departments and Amazon Ring doorbell camera system. Stop contributing to your own enslavement!  Watch on Minds / Flote / Hive / Bitchute / Odysee Derrick is the founder of TCRN. The Conscious Resistance Network is an…

‘The Stadium & Event Safety Strategic Alliance’ Will Create A Global Covert Facial Recognition Surveillance Program

A recent announcement describing the creation of a ‘stadium & event strategic alliance’ might be one of the most tone deaf announcements to come out of the sports world since the outbreak of COVID-19. GlobeNewsWire reports that an AI company, a soccer league, and an events stadium are working together to covertly spy on event-goers…