Tag: fbi

The Nazi-Free Alternative to Twitter Is Now Home to the Biggest Far Right Social Network

Mastodon was launched as a decentralized, social justice friendly Twitter alternative that was free of Nazis and harassment. But two years later, the biggest Mastodon instance is now Gab, a far-right social media network known widely as a gathering space for white supremacists. Despite getting attention as a healthier Twitter alternative, most Mastodon “federations” have […]

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Whodunit? As Feds Scan DMV Records Using Facial Recognition Software and More Cities Use the Technology, Racial Bias Could Be a Problem

Photo: iStock When you go to your local DMV office and stand in front of the camera to take as decent a photo as possible, you probably aren’t thinking about the possibility that said photo will come up in a facial-recognition search used by government agencies. If this is a concern you never had before, […]

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What’s Up With Jeffrey Epstein and Why Should You Care?

Screenshot: CNBC On Monday, U.S. attorneys for the Southern District of New York unsealed a 14-page indictment that accused wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein of soliciting girls, some as young as 14, for sex acts in his sprawling Palm Beach Mansion and his 21,000 square-foot residence that is one of the largest in Manhattan. In a […]

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Norway, If You’re Listening….

In 2016, for Donald Trump, it was “Russia, if you’re listening.…” In 2020, it’s “Anyone, if you’re listening….” Speaking to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday, the president was clear: Having gotten away with collusion during the 2016 election, he would happily do it again. “I think you might want to listen. I don’t—there’s nothing wrong […]

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The FBI Admits Black Lives Matter Was Never a Threat. It’s White People You Should Be Worried About

Screenshot: Fox Business (YouTube) Last week, as Donald Trump curtsied before the Queen; as Congressional Democrats continued to cower from their constitutional obligations; while we took our horses down to Old Town Road, mounted Megan Thee Stallion’s bandwagon and watched what happens When They See Us, the Federal Bureau of Investigation admitted that prejudiced assumptions […]

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FBI facial recognition accuracy and policy still fall short, GAO tells Congress

The FBI’s facial recognition software has been in operation since December 2011, but today members of Congress and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) asserted that it still lacks sufficient privacy and accuracy assessments. The system began with a pilot program and became fully operational in September 2015, according to the GAO. Those calls for concern […]

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CEO Who Sold Encrypted Phones to the Sinaloa Cartel Sentenced to Nine Years

Photo via shutterstock. The CEO of a company that provided encrypted phones to criminal organizations including the Sinaloa Cartel was sentenced to nine years imprisonment in a San Diego courtroom Tuesday. Vincent Ramos, a 41-year-old Canadian man from Richmond, British Columbia, was found guilty of racketeering conspiracy and forfeited $80 million as well as international […]

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