Surveillance Planes With Thermal Imaging Used To Spy On American People

Derrick Broze The Antimedia November 2, 2015 New internal documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation reveal that surveillance planes the agency flew over Baltimore and Ferguson during highly-publicized protests also operated thermal imaging equipment. The documents, obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union via Freedom of Information Act requests, outline how the bureau is using planes equipped with infrared and night vision cameras. They … Continue reading Surveillance Planes With Thermal Imaging Used To Spy On American People

Police Use Terrorism Act to Seize a Journalist’s Computer

A BBC journalist recently had his computer confiscated by British police because he was conducting interviews with people the government suspected were terrorists. Journalist Secunder Kermani has been working with BBC’s Newsnight for just over a year and has developed a reputation for obtaining exclusive interviews with Western-born ISIS fighters. This reputation caught the eye of the British government, which used powers granted through the Terrorism Act to confiscate the reporter’s property.

According to a statement from the BBC: “Police obtained an order under the Terrorism Act requiring the BBC to hand over communication between a Newsnight journalist and a man in Syria who had publicly identified himself as an IS member. The man had featured in Newsnight reports and was not a confidential source.”

Newsnight editor Ian Katz said these types of confiscations could prevent reporters from being able to cover related issues. Continue reading “Police Use Terrorism Act to Seize a Journalist’s Computer”

Rumors Persist That The CIA Helps Export Opium From Afghanistan

(MINTPRESS) Kabul, Afghanistan — Despite billions spent to eradicate opium crops in Afghanistan, the crop is more popular than ever there, leading many to wonder whether some U.S. forces may actually be encouraging its growth and the heroin it later becomes. In July, the Centers for Disease Control warned of record-breaking numbers of heroin deaths in the United States. “Heroin use more than doubled among young adults … Continue reading Rumors Persist That The CIA Helps Export Opium From Afghanistan