2019-03-14: Social Media Postees

Artificial Intelligence: Concerned About Facial Recognition AI? What About Behavior Recognition Software?
Matt Field | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
A young woman picks up and compares juices in a store aisle. She's 29. She spends 40 minutes on average shopping and likes orange juice. That's not all: She usually spends 2,500 yen per visit to the store. | The Japanese …
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Senate Vote Is Powerful Rejection of Trump's Illegal Use of Emergency Powers, Authoritarianism
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-03-14
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'Major Rebuke of Trump's Authoritarianism': Senate Votes to Terminate National Emergency
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-14
"From the beginning, his national emergency declaration was a racist attack on the very foundation of our democracy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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NSW Not 4 Sale
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
Is anything really going to change in NSW on March 23? | Let's assume Glad the Impaler [NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian] gets up and we are subjected to another four years of the Coalition's neo-conservative brutality. | Everything that hasn't already been sold is then put up for sale, forgoing any pretence of morality or acting in the public good. Public assets segue into private property. | The entire state becomes a private entity, run purely for profit — even the prisons. | The public service is further eviscerated with the few remaining public assets given over to the multinational corporates and the sc…
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Whistleblowers Say NSA Still Spies on American Phones in Hidden Program
Nafeez Ahmed | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-13
INSURGE INTELLIGENCE — On Monday 4th, the New York Times reported that the National Security Agency has "quietly" shut down a controversial phone records surveillance program revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013. | The claim was made…
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Pentagon plans to spend $2.6 billion on developing hypersonic weaponry
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-12
The US defense budget proposal for FY 2020 boasts a record-breaking research and development request, as the Pentagon seeks to get its hands on all the shiny new things, such as artificial intelligence and hypersonic weaponry. | …
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Journalists, Lawyers & Activists Targeted in Sweeping U.S. Intelligence Gathering Effort on Border
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
Newly revealed documents show the U.S. government created a secret database of activists and journalists who were documenting the Trump administration's efforts to thwart a caravan of migrants hoping to win asylum in the U.S. An investigation from San Diego's NBC 7 revealed the list was shared among Homeland Security Investigations, ICE, Customs and Border Protection and the FBI. It included the names of 10 journalists–seven of whom are U.S. citizens–along with nearly four dozen others listed as "organizers" or "instigators." House Democrats are now calling for the full disclosure of the government's…
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U.S. Has Supplied UAE $27B in Arms Despite Nation's Links to Torture, Mercenaries & Child Soldiers
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-07
We look at how U.S. weapons are supporting the ongoing devastation in Yemen with William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He is the author of a new report about the role the United Arab Emirates has played in Yemen. It is titled "'Little Sparta': The United States-United Arab Emirates Alliance and the War in Yemen." We also speak with Ruhan Nagra, the executive director of the University Network for Human Rights, and Radhya Al-Mutawakel, chairperson of the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights. They recently published an investigation into the role of U.S.
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