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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 […]

DAPL Company Hired War on Terror Contractors to Suppress Native Uprising

Lauren McCauley Common Dreams The years-long, Indigenous-led fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) briefly captured the nation’s attention last fall as images of peaceful resisters being sprayed with water canons and surrounded by police in tanks and other military-grade equipment were spread widely, fueling global outrage and a fierce […]

The European Union Wants to Censor Hate Speech on Social Media

Scott Shackford| Reason In America, civil libertarians frequently have to remind citizens that there’s no “hate speech” exemption to the First Amendment. But our First Amendment doesn’t fly in Europe, and now the European Union (EU) may be about to mandate censorship rules for social media. EU ministers today approved […]

Optimism in the Vatican on the eve of Trump’s visit to Pope Francis

Gerald O’Connell America Magazine President Donald J. Trump and Pope Francis are scheduled to meet for the first time at 8:30 a.m., Rome time, on Wednesday, May 24. Vatican officials contacted by America, who spoke on condition of anonymity, consider the meeting of the utmost importance given the role of […]

Facial recognition installed in female university dormitory in China – to keep out ‘strangers’

Neil Connor The Telegraph One of China’s top universities has installed facial recognition in a female dormitory to ensure the building is off limits to non-residents. The scanners were introduced by Beijing Normal University last month over security concerns, and will be rolled out to another nine female dormitory buildings […]

Russian Company Adds Pre-Crime Emotional Recognition Tech To Surveillance Cameras

Nicholas West Activist Post Nearly all areas of the modern world have now adopted some form of surveillance camera apparatus. With the concurrent rise in biometric identification technology, we are now entering the next phase of unprecedented privacy reduction: surveillance cameras equipped with real-time facial recognition, tied into police departments. […]