Category Archive: surveillance

Nov 29

Google secretly continues building new censored, pro-government internet

The company’s own legal division is not allowed to know about or criticize the operation. The Intercept is out with a stunning report on Google’s efforts to help the Chinese government build a pro-government, censored, internet. * Google has contracted with Chinese companies (and the Chinese government) to build a huge new pro-government version of …

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Nov 11

French tax authorities switch focus to monitoring “social media”

The All-Seeing Eye of the State French tax authorities now are using a powerful new tool to identify “tax cheats”: Facebook and other social media. Government agents scour through people’s social posts to see if people are using cars, meals, or housing which appear to be ‘outside their means.’ See here.

Sep 03

Western governments to demand that all computer makers allow government ‘back door’ monitoring of all products

Every government ultimately comes for all property, all money, all freedom, and to kill all who resist. Now the “Five Eyes” surveillance project of the western world’s 5 most powerful countries is preparing to demand that no computer device ever be manufactured anywhere unless is is programmed to allow government officials to enter, monitor and …

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Apr 29

Australian government seeks further expanded powers to surveil citizen bank accounts, phone records and internet use

Australia is a former British colony. Like the American colonies, it inherited the British common law and the liberties that came with it. And like everywhere else in the former British empire, Australia became prosperous and wealthy compared to the rest of the world. Just as in America and Britain, warrants signed by judges were …

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Jan 23

Another bookseller snatched by Chinese authorities

Chinese writer and bookseller Gui Minhai, whose books often criticize the Chinese government and provide details of the lives of government officials, was snatched from a public train last week. See here. Witnesses reported seeing a dozen plainclothesed men approach him and whisk him away. Chinese dissidents and government critics are often ‘disappeared’ without further …

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Dec 06

Death Threats Fly over Fake News: “Net Neutrality” Strikes Again

The Ultimate Goal is for Government to Become Everyone’s Web Browser and Home Page Governments worldwide are seeking to control the internet. In the U.S., the movement is called “Net Neutrality.” Advocates of “net neutrality” spin fantastical tales of monopolistic corporations pandering to the rich or overcharging the poor for internet access. Of course, such …

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Oct 25

Vietnamese Government Orders Student Imprisoned for 6 Years for Blog Criticisms

According to Yahoo News, a Vietnamese student has been ordered jailed for 6 years for blog posts that criticized life under the Vietnamese government. See here. Like the government of the United States, the Vietnamese government employs teams of agents to monitor the internet and control the content of what subjects post.

Jun 02

Police now pulling over vehicles for “firewood checks”

The police state expands. Police in a number of jurisdictions are reportedly pulling over vehicles for “firewood checks.” The stated reason is to prevent cars from transporting firewood containing improper weeds, seeds, insects or invasive species. See here.

Apr 19

Antiwar.com wins small victory over unlawfull FBI surveillance

Antiwar.com is a courageous small news website dedicated to noninterventionism. Since 1995 it has published a wide variety of antiwar news items, columns and interviews. Antiwar.com is generally libertarian rather than socialist, as so many antiwar movements have been in the past. Around 2012, Antiwar.com was the victim of a hack attack. The producers reported …

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Dec 03

Thailand authorities arrest man for ‘sharing’ a news story about the king on Facebook

Every government ultimately comes for all money, all property, all freedom, and to kill all who resist. Now a man has been jailed in Thailand merely for ‘sharing’ a news story about the Thai king. The news story contained information about the king’s prior divorces. See here.

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