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Your Car Is Spying on You

Written by Gary North on December 11, 2014

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You know about the “black box” (actually orange) that is on every jetliner. This lets the government know what happened after a crash. You know — the four boxes that somehow were never recovered in the 9-11 investigations. Remember now? Well, your car has one. Your car tracks you, if you have a new car. […]

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The NSA Has Your Number

Posted on December 8, 2014

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According to documents contained in the archive of material provided to The Intercept by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the NSA has spied on hundreds of companies and organizations internationally, including in countries closely allied to the United States, in an effort to find security weaknesses in cellphone technology that it can exploit for surveillance. The documents […]

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Huge Encryption Breakthrough. NSA & FBI Apoplectic.

Posted on November 19, 2014

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Good news for people who love privacy and security! Bad news for black-hat hackers and government surveillance agencies. WhatsApp, the wildly popular messaging app, has partnered with the crypto gurus at Open WhisperSystems to implement strong end-to-end encryption on all WhatsApp text messages. . . . WhatsApp, of course, has hundreds of millions of daily […]

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Government’s New Computer System: Goodbye Privacy

Posted on November 8, 2014

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Law enforcement officials nationwide now have the ability to search multiple sensitive databases, including spy agency intranets and homeland security suspicious activity reporting – with a single login. The breakthrough in interconnectivity is expected to close information gaps that, among other things, have contributed to the rise in homegrown terrorism and school shootings. “Let’s say […]

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Swiss Bank Secrecy Is Dead, as I Warned (in 1976)

Written by Gary North on October 27, 2014

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In 1976, when I was on Ron Paul’s staff, I read about a move by Swiss banks to begin to surrender to the U.S. government on bank secrecy. I wrote an issue of Remnant Review on this. I warned readers not to trust Swiss banks for secrecy. The surrender has come in steps. Now it […]

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Law Enforcement: “Stop Encryption — We Can’t Snoop!”

Written by Gary North on October 1, 2014

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The  law enforcement agencies are miffed at Google and Apple for having made it far harder for the snoopers to snoop.  The old law of economics holds up: “When prices rise, the quantity demanded falls.” The feds demand — at the older, lower prices — but no one responds. U.S. law enforcement officials are urging […]

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The FBI Is Outraged: Google and Apple Have Locked Them Out.

Written by Gary North on September 26, 2014

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It is an outrage.  That’s the official word from the J. Edgar Hoover Building. FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple and Google on Thursday for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure that law enforcement officials cannot easily gain access to information stored on the devices — even when they have valid search […]

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“A Snitch in Time Saves Nine” — DHS Unofficial Motto

Posted on September 24, 2014

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By John Whitehead “There were relatively few secret police, and most were just processing the information coming in. I had found a shocking fact. It wasn’t the secret police who were doing this wide-scale surveillance and hiding on every street corner. It was the ordinary German people who were informing on their neighbors.”—Professor Robert Gellately […]

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