The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell’s Future Is Our Present Reality

Source: Mac Slavo The Orwellian dystopia of thought control and an omnipresent surveillance state has become our reality.  George Orwell’s book 1984, although meant as fiction, has turned out to be an incredible prediction of our future. The “land of the free” hasn’t been free since shortly after the American Revolution and it’s getting more authoritarian by the day. It’s been 70 years since Orwell (dying, beset by fever and bloody coughing fits, and driven to warn against the rise of a society in which rampant abuse of power and…

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The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell’s 1984 Is No Longer Fiction

John W. Whitehead, RutherfordWaking Times “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 Tread cautiously: the fiction of George Orwell has become an operation manual for the omnipresent, modern-day surveillance state. It’s been 70 years since Orwell—dying, beset by fever and bloody coughing fits, and driven to warn against the rise of a society in which rampant abuse of power and mass manipulation are the norm—depicted the ominous rise of ubiquitous technology, fascism…

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Former National Security Director Warns The New Yorker – ‘The Terrifying Potential of the 5G Network’

B.N. Frank, GuestWaking Times The New Yorker published an article yesterday – “The Terrifying Potential of the 5G Network.” In 2018, Robert Spalding’s job as senior director for strategic planning at the National Security Council included studying ways to insure that 5G can be made secure from cyberattacks.  He seemed more than qualified for the job.  In his interview with The New Yorker, he provides intricate details of why we should all be freaking out over 5G regardless of who installs it. His warnings also go beyond cybersecurity risks: “What is existential to…

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Tech giants plotting to suppress ALL conservative, pro-Trump voices so they can help Democrats STEAL the 2020 election

(Natural News) The election of Donald J. Trump as our 45th president shocked the Left-wing tech gurus who run the world’s biggest social media platforms, but after a period of mourning they developed a battle plan to prevent a repeat in 2020: Censorship. For nearly a year leading up to the 2018 midterms, Facebook, Google,… Read More The post Tech giants plotting to suppress ALL conservative, pro-Trump voices so they can help Democrats STEAL the 2020 election appeared first on Alternative News Network. Source

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Chase Bank shuts down ‘alt-right’ accounts

Source: WND Chase Bank is shutting down accounts of people and organizations with controversial political views, according to an undercover investigation by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas. O’Keefe’s latest probe found that Chase, without explanation, abruptly closed the account of a political activist that had existed for 15 years in good standing. Read More Advertisements Rate this: Share this: Like this: Like Loading… Related Source

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Alexa is Listening and so are Amazon Employees!

Not only is Alexa listening when you speak to an Echo smart speaker, an Amazon employee is potentially listening, too. We welcome microphones, and indeed cameras, into our homes because it gives us great convenience and adds new capabilities to our home lives. Capabilities that were previously absent unless we pressed buttons on our allock, checked a fact in an encyclopedia or, well, looked out of the window to see what the weather is doing. We welcomed them thinking naively that only only computers were listening in, not other human…

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James Clapper: Barr’s Spying Comment ‘Stunning and Scary’

Appearing Wednesday on CNN, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said it was “stunning and scary” for Attorney General William Barr to testify that “spying” occurred on the 2016 Trump campaign. “Stunning and scary… I was amazed,” says former spy chief James Clapper on AG Barr’s “spying” remark. “What you expect from the attorney general is some independence and objectivity, not reciting talking points that he’s heard from the President and other of his supporters.” pic.twitter.com/tFWyjrzwJA — Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) April 11, 2019 A partial transcript is as follows:  ANDERSON COOPER: When…

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Clapper Sings like a Bird; Says Spying on Trump ‘Might Have Happened’

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has walked back his claims that Obama did not spy on Trump and admitted that it might have happened after all. On Thursday night former Special Counsel Ken Starr and law professor John Yoo joined Laura Ingraham to discuss Attorney General Bill Barr’s claim that the Trump campaign was illegally spied on during the 2016 campaign. Thegatewaypundit.com reports: During the discussion Laura Ingraham played two different quotes from former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. In 2018 Clapper told Joy Behar on “The…

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Amazon is listening to YOUR Alexa device and workers have recorded a woman singing in the shower and a sex assault

Source: Neal Baker As many as 1,000 clips are reportedly analysed by full-time and contracted Amazon workers every shift – with some recording intimate moments and harrowing crimes AMAZON is listening to customers through Alexa devices – with employees recording thousands of clips including a woman singing in the shower and a sex assault, it emerged last night. Full-time workers and contractors at the online retail giant reportedly sift through as many as 1,000 recordings per shift – and even share “amusing” clips between themselves. Seven former employees who worked…

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Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa

Source: (Bloomberg) — Tens of millions of people use smart speakers and their voice software to play games, find music or trawl for trivia. Millions more are reluctant to invite the devices and their powerful microphones into their homes out of concern that someone might be listening. Advertisements Rate this: Share this: Like this: Like Loading… Related Source

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These Chinese sanitation workers have to wear location-tracking bracelets now

China has quite the reputation for monitoring its citizens, and it feels like various parts of the country are constantly figuring out new ways to use gadgets to that end — RFID chips in cars, facial recognition sunglasses, and location-tracking uniforms for students each made headlines in the past year. Now, you can add sanitation workers with GPS-equipped tracking bracelets to the list. On April 3rd, news broke that sanitation workers in Nanjing, China’s Hexi district were being required to wear GPS-tracking smart bracelets to not only monitor their location…

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Nellie Ohr Caught Lying to Congress; Potentially Evaded NSA Surveillance

Fusion GPS contractor Nellie Ohr may have lied to Congress about attempts to evade NSA surveillance via a Ham radio. Rep. Doug Collins released a transcript of Ohr’s October testimony to the House Judiciary Committee last Thursday. Thegatewaypundit.com reports: Nellie Ohr, Fusion GPS contractor and wife of twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr, testified to Congress that she received her Ham radio license “well before” her employment at oppo research firm Fusion GPS — this was a lie. Although Nellie Ohr’s Ham radio license was publicly available prior to her testimony,…

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Orwell’s Child: The Integrity Initiative Expands, Creating the ‘Expose Network’

New leaks reveal a UK-funded program called the EXPOSE Network, which claims to want to “upskill” existing “counter-disinformation” organisations across Europe and beyond by offering money in the form of grants, as well as training – all coordinated under the supervision of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK FCO). This latest discover comes amid the recent document dump from the British state-funded ‘NGO’ known as the Integrity Initiative, new revelations detail the creation of a new European-wide network of existing organisations presently working in Europe’s new (and lucrative) ‘disinformation’…

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The US Military Is Creating the Future of Employee Monitoring: AI

A new AI-enabled pilot project aims to sense “micro changes” in the behavior of people with top-secret clearances. If it works, it could be the future of corporate HR. The U.S. military has the hardest job in human resources: evaluating hundreds of thousands of people for their ability to protect the nation’s secrets. Central to that task is a question at the heart of all labor relations: how do you know when to extend trust or take it away? Read More Source

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Two Big Ways Our World Resembles “1984”

Jon Miltimore, FEEWaking Times When I took 1984 with me on vacation recently, I didn’t expect to read it. Unlike the two other books with me—Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life and Matt Ridley’s The Rational Optimist—I had already read Orwell’s classic work. Or had I? It had been at least 25 years. Most of what I remembered seemed to be fragments of quotes and cliches my brain had absorbed from internet articles and pop culture. Truth be told, I had always been more partial to Brave New World. Perhaps because Huxley’s dystopia had always seemed…

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Insurance companies are now canceling policies of conservatives who post pro-Trump messages on social media

(Natural News) What you choose to share with the world on your social media accounts could directly impact how much you pay for insurance – or even if you’re allowed to have insurance coverage at all. New reports warn that people need to be extra cautious about posting pictures or videos that might be perceived… Read More The post Insurance companies are now canceling policies of conservatives who post pro-Trump messages on social media appeared first on Alternative News Network. Source

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