Now Your iPhone Can Read Fingerprints, Scan Irises and ID Your Face

April 10, 2013 in News

Wired | Cops and soldiers may soon be able to pull out their iPhones to track the eyes, facial features, voice and fingerprints of suspected criminals and combatants. The California-based company AOptix rolled out a new hardware and app package…

U.S. Commandos in 75 Countries Are Teaching Militaries to Torture, Kill, and Abuse Civilians

April 8, 2013 in News

PolicyMic | While aggressive war, drone strikes, and a global network of military bases are the most visible aspects of American hegemonic power, what is often overlooked is the U.S. policy of training, assisting, and subsidizing foreign militaries.

Former Oversight Chief: U.S. Secrecy Policy Operates “as if Carroll, Orwell, Kafka were jointly conspiring”

March 18, 2013 in News

The Guardian | William Leonard, who oversaw state secrecy under George W Bush, says successive US presidents have abused system.

DOD Working on Cyber-Warfare Rules of Engagement

February 19, 2013 in News

The Fiscal Times | Top-level defense contractors like General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin are in close collaboration with the Pentagon to develop a cyber security arsenal capable of allowing the Defense Department to defend its networks…

GAO Reveals DOD’s Drones Comprise the Majority of Those Flying Over America

February 19, 2013 in News

Zero Hedge | At this point everyone in the world knows what a drone is: some have been bombarded by one, others, thousands of miles away, have done the bombardment, and everyone else is split whether or not this remote-controlled form…

Killing Due Process: Obama’s Secret Assassination Court

February 14, 2013 in News

Andrew P. Napolitano Washington Times February 14, 2013   President Barack Obama willingly admits he dispatched CIA agents to kill an American and his teenage son and the son’s American [...]

Forget Unlocking Trophies and Achievements in Videogames: Pentagon Creates Medal for Drone Pilots, Cyber Warriors

February 14, 2013 in News

RT News February 14, 2013   Soon receiving military honors might be as easy as adjusting a joystick. The Pentagon is reportedly planning on awarding the pilots of remotely controlled [...]

USAF Reaches Staffing Bottleneck in Drone Program, But CIA Drone Strikes Continue Apace

February 12, 2013 in News

Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press (via Huffington Post) February 12, 2013   LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The Pentagon for the first time is considering scaling back the massive [...]

Panetta: Gains from DOD Propaganda Campaigns “Tough To Quantify”

February 5, 2013 in News

USA Today February 5, 2013   WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he is skeptical of the benefits the Pentagon’s propaganda programs provide and added that the military struggles [...]

Pentagon Will Quintuple Cybersecurity Force and Turn Its NSA Spies into Assassins

January 29, 2013 in News

Washington Post | The Pentagon has approved a major expansion of its cybersecurity force over the next several years, increasing its size more than fivefold to bolster the nation’s ability to defend critical computer systems and conduct offensive computer operations against foreign adversaries, according to U.S. officials.