Systems

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…

Israel Floats Possibility Of Deploying Joint Missile Systems To Persian Gulf

Via AlMasdarNews.com, On Tuesday, a senior Israeli official expressed his country’s readiness to cooperate in the future in the field of missile defense with Gulf states which lie close to Iran. “Israel could be open to future cooperation on missile defense with Gulf Arab states that share its concerns about Iran, a senior Israeli official…

Ben & Jerry’s Unveils Super-Woke Kaepernick Ice Cream “To Dismantle Systems Of Oppression”

Ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s has dived deeper into woke capitalism by partnering with social activist Colin Kaepernick to market a frozen dessert treat that promotes racial activism. The former NFL star was honored Thursday by the Vermont ice-cream maker that has long promoted its activism – on climate change, LGBTQ rights, GMO labeling, and even demanding…

Cycles, Systems, & Seats In The Coliseum

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The idea that debt, leverage, speculation, greed, exploitation and parasitic elites can expand exponentially forever is magical thinking. Contrary to first impressions, I am not a doom-and-gloomer; I’m a systems-cycles-er, meaning I’m interested in where systems and cycles are heading. Cycles work because we’re still running Wetware 1.0 which entered beta…

Teslas: Keyless Entry Systems Easy to Hack, Cars Easy to Steal within Minutes – Researchers Demonstrate

December 7, 2020 By B.N. Frank Teslas remain popular despite the growing list of problems associated with them. There have been numerous reports about models crashing and/or catching fire. Owners have reported other scary driving situations as well (see 1, 2). NHTSA has started an investigation into complaints about faulty suspension systems. Consumer Reports has…

Laser Hacking from Afar: Vehicles, Smart Home Tech, Medical Devices, Industrial and Space Systems

By B.N. Frank There seems to be no shortage of bizarre and terrifying reports about “smart” and wireless devices – including utility “Smart” Meters and medical devices – being vulnerable to cyberattacks (see 1, 2). At least one video has been posted online that demonstrates how to break into a smart home with a laser….