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China intensifies its Orwellian policies with the world’s biggest DNA database

Frances Bloomfield NaturalNews Beginning in the early 2000s, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security has been building a searchable, national DNA database as part of their police information project, Golden Shield. As of 2015, the “Forensic Science DNA Database System” has amassed over 44 million “miscellaneous data entries” from more […]

Wolf signs Real ID law, expects new licenses in 2019

Michael Bryant Philadelphia Inquirer HARRISBURG – Gov. Wolf on Friday signed legislation that brings Pennsylvania into compliance with the 2005 Real ID law enacted following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. That law requires driver’s licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and to be issued to people who prove […]

Five Things That Happened During Oklahoma’s 2017 Legislative Session

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Jacob Mccleland & Nomin Ujiyediin KGOU Oklahoma’s legislative session came to a close on Friday, as lawmakers passed a nearly $7 billion budget. Republicans, who hold a large majority in both the House and Senate, needed Democratic support to pass revenue-raising measures, but negotiations crumbled over the weekend. To fill […]

Facebook offering “vulnerable teens” to advertisers shows it is willing to be used as a weapon

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Rob Beschizza BoingBoing Facebook was caught offering advertisers a direct line to psychologically vulnerable teens. Nitasha Tiku writes that this exposes the deeper danger of its insight into our lives: it’s not the data that’s the problem, it’s how it could be “weaponized in ways those users cannot see, and […]

Scientists have found a way to photograph people in 3D through walls using Wi-Fi

Dave Mosher Business Insider Wi-Fi can pass through walls. This fact is easy to take for granted, yet it’s the reason we can surf the web using a wireless router located in another room. But not all of that microwave radiation makes it to (or from) our phones, tablets, and […]

LA sheriff says feds should restore military gear for police

The sheriff told the House Judiciary Committee that it was critical for the federal government to reconsider the curtailment of a program that provided the equipment Michael Balsamo Associated Press via PoliceOne LOS ANGELES — The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department said Wednesday that federal officials should restore […]