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America Is Being Systematically Transformed Into A Totalitarian Society

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« Reply #270 on: March 09, 2018, 08:49:33 pm »

Report: FBI Using Best Buy Employees to Search Computers Without Warrant

 Imagine that your house needs to be repaired. Say the plumbing needs work. You call a professional to come over and fix the problem.

While he’s under the sink doing his job, you step out of the house for a minute. When you get back, you find the plumber digging through your desk drawers and personal files — and when you protest, he says the government paid him to search your house, without a warrant and without suspecting you of a specific crime.

That scenario is essentially what Best Buy employees are accused of doing, only with your computer instead of your house.

A bombshell report by the Electronic Freedom Foundation claims that Geek Squad, the computer repair division of Best Buy, has been paid by the FBI to dig through customers’ computers without warrants.

The activity is ostensibly part of a project to cut down on child pornography, but the lack of any warrants and the use of informants to violate privacy on behalf of the federal government has the watchdog group raising the alarm.

“Records posted Tuesday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation following a freedom of information lawsuit filed last year reveal that federal agents would pay Geek Squad managers who pass on information about illegal materials on devices sent in by customers for repairs,” explained ZDNet.

“Because the FBI uses Geek Squad as informants, the EFF says that any search should be seen as a warrantless search carried out by proxy, and thus any evidence obtained as a result of the illegal searches should be thrown out of court,” continued the technology news site.

It’s one thing for a technician to call law enforcement if they stumble across something illegal during the normal course of their job. However, it may be something else entirely if they are paid by the government to actively go through the computers of customers, violating privacy just to see what they can find.

That kind of proactive searching appears to be exactly what Geek Squad technicians did, arguably “playing detective” on behalf of the FBI… without any pesky warrants or due process.

“Some evidence in the case appears to show Geek Squad employees did make an affirmative effort to identify illegal material,” the EFF confirmed.

“For example, the image found on (one suspect’s) hard drive was in an unallocated space, which typically requires forensic software to find,” explained the foundation. It would be next to impossible to detect something hidden in such a way unless a technician was looking for it.

“Other evidence showed that Geek Squad employees were financially rewarded for finding child pornography,” the EFF continued. “Such a bounty would likely encourage Geek Squad employees to actively sweep for suspicious content.”

Let’s be clear: Child pornography is both sickening and illegal, and every sane person wants the people involved in it to be found. With that said, we cannot simply tear up the Constitution any time it might be convenient to catch a few more criminals.

There’s a reason jack-booted police forces cannot ransack your house on a whim, even though this would undoubtedly put a few criminals out of business: That would no longer be a free country based on rights and laws, but a tyrannical dictatorship like one that countless Americans died to prevent.

We’ve already used the example of a repairman searching your house without a warrant. Here’s another analogy: If you took your car into the shop to have an alignment only to find out that mechanics tore all the body panels off looking for possible hidden drugs — again, with no warrant and being paid by the FBI — would you be OK with it?

“Sending your computer to Best Buy for repairs shouldn’t require you to surrender your Fourth Amendment rights. But that’s apparently what’s been happening when customers send their computers to a Geek Squad repair facility,” summarized the EFF.

“At no point did the FBI get warrants based on probable cause before Geek Squad informants conducted these searches,” the foundation continued. “Nor are these cases the result of Best Buy employees happening across potential illegal content on a device and alerting authorities.”

“Rather, the FBI was apparently directing Geek Squad workers to conduct fishing expeditions on people’s devices to find evidence of criminal activity,” the group continued.

That’s not how due process works. That isn’t how the Fourth Amendment works, and it’s not how America is supposed to work.

It’s time to ask some serious questions about the FBI, and whether its personnel care about their constitutional oaths or the principles of the United States. The scandals at the bureau are starting to pile up, and a once-respected agency has lost the trust of the American people.

https://www.teaparty.org/report-fbi-using-best-buy-employees-search-computers-without-warrant-294889/

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« Reply #271 on: June 06, 2018, 05:44:07 pm »

Governments And Social Media Companies Are Collaborating To Censor Anyone That Would Dare To Question Mainstream Media Narratives

The era of free and unfettered speech on the Internet is rapidly ending.  All over the world, national governments are working very closely with social media companies to take control of “Internet news”.  Up until recently, the Internet really was a wonderful marketplace of ideas, and ordinary people like you and I were empowered to share information with one another like never before in human history.  But now the elite have seen the power that this can have, and they are cracking down hard.  The term “fake news” has come to mean any source that would dare to question the official narratives that are being fed to us from the mainstream media, and in reality the push to censor “fake news” is really just an all-out effort to eliminate independent thought.  Before the Internet, it was much easier for the elite to control the flow of information, and now they are taking unprecedented measures to control the flow of information in the digital age.

Just check out what is happening in France.  A proposed law would give authorities the power “to immediately halt the publication of information deemed to be false”…

    Under the law, French authorities would be able to immediately halt the publication of information deemed to be false ahead of elections.

    Social networks would have to introduce measures allowing users to flag up false reports, pass their data on such articles to authorities, and make public their efforts against fake news.
    And the law would authorise the state to take foreign broadcasters off the air if they were attempting to destabilise France — a measure seemingly aimed at Russian state-backed outlet RT in particular.

New measures under consideration by the European Union as a whole are even more draconian.

According to a Breitbart report, all social media companies would be forced to use “content recognition technologies” to “monitor and control all uploads”…

    The European Union (EU) is less than a month away from voting to introduce aggressive new online copyright laws and “widespread censorship” measures, which critics say could strangle new media websites and stifle satire and online meme culture.

    Unelected European Commission bureaucrats have drafted legislation which detractors say could force online platforms to monitor and control all uploads to some platforms with “content recognition technologies”. They are also said to have proposed what has been termed a ‘link tax’, which could compel blogs and other websites to pay just to reference content.

To give you an idea of what that would look like in practice, all we have to do is to consider what is already happening over in China.

Internet censorship in China has already achieved legendary status, and the largest social media network in China has already blocked at least 500 million postings in the battle against “fake news”…

    WeChat, China’s biggest social media network with around one billion users, has so far blocked about 500 million postings in its fight against fake news, according to a report by a government body.

    Apart from blocking the posts directly, Tencent’s WeChat is working with hundreds of third-party organisations in an effort to block postings and quash “rumours” as part of its overall effort to “safeguard cybersecurity”, according to a report released on Friday by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, an institute run by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

    WeChat has built a mini-programme into its social messaging application dedicated to refuting “rumours”, including postings on topics such as the disappearance of Malaysia Airline Flight 370 in 2014 and various other topics, such as “cures” for cancer. By the end of 2017, the programme has quashed “rumours” for over 19.7 million users and around 37 million alerts were sent out.

Just think about that for a moment.

The Chinese are not just filtering out a few legitimately fake news stories.

The truth is that they are systematically censoring anything that does not fit the official narratives that they want the public to believe.

This is the greatest threat to freedom of speech that any of us have ever seen, and it has started in the United States too.

Late last year, YouTube made an announcement that it had decided to hire “10,000 new moderators” to “flag content”…

    “Of course, all of this comes after YouTube announced in December that it would hire some 10,000 new moderators to flag content,” Swann reported. “And those moderators have been flagging at a stunning rate.”

    He noted further that in several cases the moderators were pulling entire channels “without any advance warning” whatsoever, and that most of those channels were deemed “either pro-gun or conservative.”

Since that time, conservative videos and conservative accounts have been “disappearing” in massive numbers.

Twitter is cracking down hard too.  Multitudes of conservatives have been shadowbanned, and that happened to me too.

So I have started up a new Twitter account, and if you would like to follow it, you can find it right here.

On Facebook the censorship of conservatives has reached epic proportions, and now this week we learned that Facebook has decided to kill off the “trending topics” section and replace it with filtered news from “trustworthy and quality sources”.

In essence, what they want to do is to take more control over what we see and what we think.

So what should we do?

Do we keep banging our heads against the wall and continue to use these platforms that are systematically censoring us, or do we try to create new ones?  Kurt Schlichter seems to believe that the latter would be the better choice…

    Liberals want to win the victory they can’t achieve at the ballot box by using their cultural power to systematically marginalize and exclude Normal Americans from every aspect of society – and we can’t let them. From the business world to Hollywood, we are seeing them react to their utter repudiation in recent elections by trying to intimidate us into silent conformity as the price of us being allowed to participate in the non-governmental institutions of society. We must therefore have a two-part response to this act of cultural warfare – not only must we get right back in their smug little faces, but we must also build our own cultural institutions, ones that they can’t control.

    The militant Normals built this country; they can build their own institutions too.

But ultimately if governments are the ones mandating the censorship, there will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.  Just yesterday I wrote about how the Department of Homeland Security is now compiling a comprehensive list of journalists, editors, correspondents, bloggers and “social media influencers”, and I believe that is a very ominous sign.

The truth is that the battle to restore the U.S. Constitution is literally a battle to protect our most basic human rights.

If we do not have the freedom to think what we want and say what we want, it will only be a matter of time before all of our rights are gone.

And if the United States falls, there won’t be any guardians of liberty and freedom remaining on the entire planet.

We must wake the masses up while there is still time, because we really are extremely close to losing everything.

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/governments-and-social-media-companies-are-collaborating-to-censor-anyone-that-would-dare-to-question-mainstream-media-narratives
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