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ICE & DHS ‘Project iGuardian’ Gives Students Online Safety Tips Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 27, 2014   The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have collaborated with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to launch Project iGuardian (PiG) to help parents keep their children safe from online predators. This campaign will include federal and local law enforcement touring public schools to speak to students about how to avoid becoming a victim online. The PiG presenters will hold private conferences with school faculty and other district administrators to coach them on how to get parents to participate with their children at home…

Microsoft, FBI & DHS Team Up to Fight Cybercrime Government,Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 24, 2014   Microsoft admitted that they were reading emails of a targeted user because of allegations that this “blogger” might be in possession of a leaked version of Windows 8; as well as documentation that was proprietary. Microsoft stated: “As part of the investigation, we took the step of a limited review of this third party’s Microsoft operated accounts. While Microsoft’s terms of service make clear our permission for this type of review, this happens only in the most exceptional circumstances.” The unidentified target is purported to have…

4 Ways Police & DHS Use Predictive Software to Fight Crime Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 13, 2014   Use of predictive software in police departments across the nation have changed the way criminal investigations are conducted. Two years ago, then New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police commissioner Raymond Kelly collaborated with Microsoft to create pre-crime and counterterrorism technology to aid federal intelligence and local law enforcement agencies domestic and international. The product of that union, the domain awareness system (DAS) has become a sophisticated software technology that aggregates and analyzes public information in real time that will produce comprehensive reports to be used…

Foldable Pocket Drone Will Make Spying Easier Than Ever Security

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Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism January 12, 2014     This year drones will be making their impression felt on the public and corporations are ready to take a pinch from profits. AirDroids have designed the first prototype of a pocket drone that has been revealed at the TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield competition this past week. The pocket drone can cost just under $500 for the robot and controller. These small drones can be controlled using a smartphone and USB port or Android tablet. T.J. Johnson, designer and engineer collaborated with Timothy Reuter and Chance Roth to display how this flying robot…

Report: Apple iPhone Fully Under NSA Control, Corp Denies Claim Security

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Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism January 1, 2014     Jacob Applebaum, security researcher, has exposed the National Security Agency (NSA) program called DROPOUTJEEP which is the agency’s full control over Apple’s iPhone. Applebaum spoke at the Chaos Communications Congress (CCC); a conference where hackers “get together”. Using malware, the NSA has successfully compromised the iPhone beginning with easy access to ALL devices. The NSA is in control over: • iPhone camera • microphone • searching contact lists • retaining geolocation history • intercepting text messages • listening to voicemail Applebaum stated that the NSA boasted about having 100% success rate…

US District Judge: Gov Can Search Laptops Without Suspicion at Border Security

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Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism January 1, 2014     US District Court Judge Edward Korman of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that US border patrol officers have the legal right to inspect and copy files from travelers’ laptops and other electronic devices without reasonable suspicion of illegal activity. Korman surmised that because there is “about a 10 in a million chance” that a passenger would have their devices confiscated, “there is not a substantial risk” to their “laptop, cellphone or other device will be searched and seized at the nation’s borders, including at…

FAA Outlines Drone Testing Sites For Research & Surveillance Security

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Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism December 31, 2013     The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the location of sites where researchers will develop and test drones for safety during flights while occupying commercial airspace. Michael Huerta, administrator for the FAA said: “Safety continues to be our first priority as we move forward with integrating unmanned aircraft systems into U.S. airspace.” Twenty-five sites have been identified for consideration by the FAA because of their geographical location which would facilitate commercial development in those areas. According to the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, projections assume that this move will create “100,000…

Digital Dragnet: DHS Purchase Police StingRay Trackers Security

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Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism December 9, 2013     Media is reporting on “at least 25 police departments [who] own a Stingray” which allow those law enforcement entities to “tap into cellphone data in real time . . . capturing information about thousands of cellphone users at a time, whether they are targets of an investigation or not.” Documents provided to media detail how “about one in four law-enforcement agencies have used a tactic known as a tower dump, which gives police data about the identity, activity and location of any phone that connects to the targeted cellphone towers over…

New York Gov Cuomo “Army” Trained with DHS Grant Money Security

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Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism December 9, 2013     The New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NY-DHSES) have provided multiple police departments with hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant monies under the Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications (OIEC). These monies are allocated for “the developments, consolidation and/or operation of public safety communications and networks designed to support statewide interoperable communications for first responders.” Just this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo “announced $80 million in grant funding to strengthen local emergency preparedness capabilities in municipalities across the State. The combined state and federal grant funds…

IAEA: Stolen Mexican Radioactive Waste Could Build Terrorist Dirty Bomb Security

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Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism December 5, 2013     The UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is decrying that a cargo truck carrying cobalt-60, a dangerous radioactive material, was stolen from a gas station in Mexico and must be found immediately. The equipment is medical in nature and used for radiation therapy. Richardo Maza, official with the civil protection who issued the warning, claims that “thieves most likely wanted the truck and didn’t know what it was carrying. The medical equipment was being transported to a storage facility for radioactive waste. The driver of the truck told authorities that he…

Feinstein: Difficult to Tell the Good Terrorists From the Bad Security

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Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism December 2, 2013     Senator Dianne Feinstein is warning the American public that “terror is up worldwide. The statistics indicate that. The fatalities are way up.” Feinstein expressed concern for the “breeding ground” US foreign policy has created for terrorism and this fact makes it difficult “to separate the good guys from the bad guys.” According to statistics from the 2004-2005 National Safety Council (NSC) report and the National Vital Statistics report for 2003 states clearly that when compared to dying in a terrorist attack, an American is more likely to die from: • Heart…

Microsoft Cybercrime Center to Work with DHS & FBI Security

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Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism November 18, 2013     Microsoft Corp has unveiled their new Cybercrime Center (MCC), a decked-out technological hub in Redmond, Washington that “resembles a Hollywood set”. The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) will provide information from experts on security issues as a think-tank; as well as global cyber threats. A hand-picked host of professionals have been employed to contribute to the DCU: • Analysts • Developers • Physicists • Financial planners • Engineers • Government attorneys • Law enforcement officers These teams will converge with “third-party cyber security analysts” and various private-sector partners across the globe….

Critics Expose Incompetence at TSA Screening Checkpoints Security

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Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism November 16, 2013     The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has squandered the $900 million training and deployment of an estimated 3,000 “behavior detection” officers (BDO), proving their over-reaching power is coming to a head. Finally, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) claims that the BDOs are “effective” and that “available evidence does not support whether behavioral indicators … can be used to identify persons who may pose a risk to aviation security.” Three years ago, the GAO reported that “a scientific consensus did not exist on whether behavioral detection principles could reliably be used for counterterrorism…

FAA & DoJ Prepares Drone Roadmap For Law Enforcement Security

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Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism November 11, 2013     The Federal Aviation Administration is preparing a document for law enforcement, academia and private users that will outline new rules and regulations for drones by 2015. The FAA expects 7,500 smaller drones to be in the air by 2018 and want to ensure that these remotely-controlled aircraft do not collide with commercial airplanes. This roadmap “addresses current and future policies, regulations, technologies and procedures that will be required as demand moves the country from today’s limited accommodation of UAS operations to the extensive integration of UAS into the NextGen aviation system…

The Facts About the 2013 Gov Drill on US Power Grid Security

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Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism November 11, 2013     The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) will be involved in a nationwide drill later this month. NERC will be joined by utilities corporation executives, stakeholders, National Guardsmen, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) antiterrorism division and international partners from Canada and Mexico to prepare for an emergency drill that will “simulate physical attacks and cyberattacks that could take down large sections of the power grid.” NERC maintains that they are “running a simulated exercise to practice crisis response and information sharing. No real power outages will occur due to this…

The Connection Between Fracking & DHS Earthquake Drills Government

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Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism November 6, 2013     Wei Gan, senior research scientists for the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) found that the injection of carbon dioxide into the ground to extract petrol and natural gas is a contributing factor to a series of recent earthquakes near Snyder, Texas. In 2012, geophysicists from Stanford University discovered that the process of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) would cause earth quakes and would not be a viable long-term solution to extracting petrol and natural gas. Gan’s study states that “underground injection of large volume gas caused earthquakes in Snyder…

Google Robot Will Teach Kids to Program Computers Science

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Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism October 30, 2013     Play-i is a start-up tech corporation founded by veterans of Amazon, Apple, FrogDesign and Google, who have collaborated to design robots to teach children how to program computers. Funding for this technology was provided by Google Ventures, Madrona Venture Group (MVG) with crowdfunding to make sure these robots are available in retail. Vikas Gupta, co-founder of Play-I, said: “Our children are growing up with iPads and iPhones in their hands. You have to ask yourself, ‘Is my child going to be a consumer, or can they use these tools to create…