شنشون sur Twitter : “Wow, so looks like #Dick was petty enough to denounce his competitors in the field too the #FBI. A real Dick move, as it were.” / Twitter
شنشون sur Twitter : “Wow, so looks like #Dick was petty enough to denounce his competitors in the field too the #FBI. A real Dick move, as it were.” / Twitter
L’#histoire captivante de l’une des organisations les plus subversives et controversées du XXe siècle. D’inspiration marxiste-léniniste, les Black Panthers s’imposèrent comme une alternative radicale au mouvement des droits civiques porté par Martin Luther King. Mêlant archives rares et nombreux témoignages, une plongée coup de poing au cœur du « #Black_Power ».
Oakland, #Californie, 1966. Un an après les #émeutes de #Watts, à #Los_Angeles, deux étudiants, Huey P. Newton et Bobby Seale, fondent un collectif d’#autodéfense pour surveiller les actions de la police dans le ghetto noir. En devenant, la même année, un mouvement politique de libération afro-américaine, le Black Panther Party (BPP) se fait le porte-voix d’une communauté brutalisée dans une Amérique dominée par les Blancs. D’inspiration marxiste-léniniste, l’organisation s’impose comme une alternative radicale au mouvement des droits civiques porté par Martin Luther King. En parallèle à ses « #programmes_de_survie » (petits déjeuners gratuits pour les enfants, dispensaires…), elle revendique un penchant pour l’insurrection. Slogans, coupe afro, poing levé : les Black Panthers ouvrent un nouvel imaginaire de lutte pour la communauté noire. Le FBI, effrayé par l’aura du mouvement, y compris auprès de la jeunesse blanche, intensifie le contre-espionnage. L’arrestation de Huey P. Newton, mis en cause dans l’assassinat d’un policier, déstabilise l’organisation. En 1968, en réaction au meurtre de Martin Luther King, son porte-parole #Eldridge_Cleaver refuse de se rendre après un duel avec la police. Il s’exile à Alger et y crée la section internationale du parti.
« Give More Power to the People »
De son avènement au cœur des sixties à sa chute impitoyable, le réalisateur Stanley Nelson retrace l’histoire captivante et méconnue des Black Panthers. Luttant contre la suprématie blanche et le capitalisme, ses membres ont marqué l’imaginaire collectif par la radicalité de leur militantisme, leur rhétorique à la fois agressive et fédératrice mais aussi leurs codes vestimentaires et leur manière révolutionnaire d’occuper l’espace public. Au son seventies et groovy du titre « Give More Power to the People » des Chi-Lites, ce documentaire restitue la beauté rageuse du mouvement sans occulter ses tourments et parts d’ombre – violence et bataille d’ego – au moyen d’archives colossales et d’interviews fouillées de militants, d’agents du FBI ou d’historiens. Il rappelle aussi que son point de départ – la violence policière – est toujours d’actualité.
#insurrection #violence #auto-défense #violences_policières #avant-garde #Oakland #oppression #apparence #image #Black_is_beautiful #look #médias #aide_sociale #auto-défense_armée #COINTELPRO #BPP #FBI #machisme #genre #journal #Martin_Luther_King #Algérie #mouvements_de_libération #Huey_Newton #Bobby_Seale
Clearview AI Offered Thousands Of Cops Free Trials
A BuzzFeed News investigation has found that employees at law enforcement agencies across the US ran thousands of Clearview AI facial recognition searches — often without the knowledge of the public or even their own departments. A controversial facial recognition tool designed for policing has been quietly deployed across the country with little to no public oversight. According to reporting and data reviewed by BuzzFeed News, more than 7,000 individuals from nearly 2,000 public agencies (...)
How US Capitol attack surveillance methods could be used against protesters
The FBI has relied on a variety of technologies to track down rioters – and watchdogs are concerned those technologies could impede protesters exercising their first amendment rights Over the past months, federal law enforcement has used a wide variety of surveillance technologies to track down rioters who participated in the 6 January attack on the US Capitol building – demonstrating rising surveillance across the nation. Recent news coverage of the riot has largely focused on facial (...)
« Il nous faut retrouver une forme d’hygiène numérique »
Quelles traces numériques laissons-nous au quotidien ? Elles sont de plus en plus nombreuses. L’image d’Épinal de ces « traces » renvoie surtout au profil que l’on se construit sur un réseau social. On y renseigne son nom, son état civil, son âge, sa profession, ses goûts… Mais ces données personnelles ne constituent que la face la plus visible, la plus évidente du traçage numérique. Ce que l’on saisit peut-être moins, c’est la transformation de toutes nos petites actions quotidiennes en signaux (...)
#Airbus #Clearview #Datakalab #DGSI #Google #In-Q-Tel #Microsoft #Palantir #Ring #CIA #FBI #Amazon #Facebook #Gmail #ProtonMail #algorithme #Alexa #CCTV #domotique #InternetOfThings #Navigo #Siri #technologisme #vidéo-surveillance #COVID-19 #écoutes (...)
FBI Seized Congressional Cellphone Records Related to Capitol Attack
The inclusion of congressional phone data in the FBI investigation raises thorny constitutional questions. Within hours of the storming of the Capitol on January 6, the FBI began securing thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene of the rioting — including some related to members of Congress, raising potentially thorny legal questions. Using special emergency powers and other measures, the FBI has collected reams of private cellphone data and communications (...)
La voiture hybride rechargeable ? Une « fausse bonne idée » (#FBID)
Avec l’hybride rechargeable, on croit échapper au casse-tête de la borne, mais c’est tout le contraire qui se produit. En trouver une libre relève du parcours du combattant, sous la pression de l’autonomie résiduelle. Et les applications les situant (Chargemap, PlugShare, Nextcharge etc.) et indiquant leur disponibilité montrent le plus souvent qu’elles sont déjà occupées ou en panne. Cette situation, certes temporaire avec notre réseau en construction, est de nature à décourager les nouveaux venus à l’électrification qui vont se demander ce qu’ils sont venus faire dans cette galère. Pour ou contre, voilà les principales raisons d’un choix à mûrement réfléchir en 2021.
Voir aussi : ▻https://seenthis.net/messages/901756#message902584 avec le cas de l’#hydrogène même si les technologies diffèrent largement, mais l’impact écologique est bien ... comment dire ... « Impactant » ?
Former FBI Officials Tapped for Amazon’s Security Apparatus
As Amazon faces antitrust scrutiny, counterfeiting, and worker activism, the company is staffing up with former FBI agents focused on security and intelligence gathering. Amazon, one of the largest corporations in the world, supplies state-of-the-art facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies, provides the military with a range of technology services, and is now building out its security operation with over a dozen former FBI agents. The tech conglomerate, which began as an (...)
Facial recognition tech stories and rights harms from around the world
A new report by the International Network of Civil Liberties Organisations looks at the use and abuse of facial recognition technology by states across the globe, providing detailed case studies from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. From Delhi to Detroit, Budapest to Bogota, Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) is being rapidly deployed in public and private spaces across the world. As of 2019, 64 out of 176 countries were using facial recognition surveillance systems. In (...)
Bumble, Tinder and Match are banning accounts of Capitol rioters
Bumble, Tinder and others are freezing out rioters with help from law enforcement — and, in some cases, their own photos. Other app users have taken matters into their own hands by striking up conversations with potential rioters and relaying their information to the FBI. Tinder, Bumble and other dating apps are using images captured from inside the Capitol siege and other evidence to identify and ban rioters’ accounts, causing immediate consequences for those who participated as police move (...)
We Should Be Very Worried About Joe Biden’s “Domestic Terrorism” Bill
Joe Biden used to brag that he practically wrote the Patriot Act, the Bush-era law that massively increased government surveillance powers. Now he’s hoping to pass a further “domestic terrorism” law once in office. The danger is real that the January 6 Capitol attack will be used as an excuse to severely curtail our civil liberties. Nearly two decades since its initial passage in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Patriot Act has continued to linger in our collective memory. Though few (...)
The dark side of open source intelligence
Internet sleuths have used publicly available data to help track down last week’s Washington D.C. rioters. But what happens when the wrong people are identified ? In May, a video of a woman flouting a national Covid-19 mask mandate went viral on social media in Singapore. In the clip, the bare-faced woman argues with passersby outside of a grocery store, defending herself as “a sovereign” and therefore exempt from the law. Following her arrest later that day, internet detectives took matters (...)
WhatsApp Doesn’t Read Your Messages, It Doesn’t Need To - Pen Magnet
The facial-recognition app Clearview sees a spike in use after Capitol attack.
After the Capitol riot, Clearview AI, a facial-recognition app used by law enforcement, has seen a spike in use, said the company’s chief executive, Hoan Ton-That.
“There was a 26 percent increase of searches over our usual weekday search volume,” Mr. Ton-That said.
There are ample online photos and videos of rioters, many unmasked, breaching the Capitol. The F.B.I. has posted the faces of dozens of them and has requested assistance identifying them. Local police departments around the country are answering their call.
“We are poring over whatever images or videos are available from whatever sites we can get our hands on,” said Armando Aguilar, assistant chief at the Miami Police Department, who oversees investigations.
Two detectives in the department’s Real Time Crime Center are using Clearview to try to identify rioters and are sending the potential matches to the F.B.I.’s Joint Terrorism Task Force office in Miami. They made one potential match within their first hour of searching.
“This is the greatest threat we’ve faced in my lifetime,” Mr. Aguilar said. “The peaceful transition of power is foundational to our republic.”
Traditional facial recognition tools used by law enforcement depend on databases containing government-provided photos, such as driver’s license photos and mug shots. But Clearview, which is used by over 2,400 law enforcement agencies, according to the company, relies instead on a database of more than 3 billion photos collected from social media networks and other public websites. When an officer runs a search, the app provides links to sites on the web where the person’s face has appeared.
In part because of its effectiveness, Clearview has become controversial. After The New York Times revealed its existence and widespread use last year, lawmakers and social media companies tried to curtail its operations, fearing that its facial-recognition capabilities could pave the way for a dystopian future.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that the Oxford Police Department in Alabama is also using Clearview to identify Capitol riot suspects and is sending information to the F.B.I. Neither the Oxford Police Department nor the F.B.I. has responded to requests for comment.
Facial recognition is not a perfect tool. Law enforcement says that it uses facial recognition only as a clue in an investigation and would not charge someone based on that alone, though that has happened in the past.
When asked if Clearview had performed any searches itself, Mr. Ton-That demurred.
“Some people think we should be, but that’s really not our job. We’re a technology company and provider,” he said. “We’re not vigilantes.”
— Kashmir Hill
The Capitol Attack Doesn’t Justify Expanding Surveillance
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Powerful Cellphone Surveillance Tool Operates in Obscurity
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Russian Hackers Have Been Inside Austin Network for Months
Russia appears to have used Austin’s network as infrastructure to stage additional cyberattacks. State-sponsored hackers believed to be from Russia have breached the city network of Austin, Texas, The Intercept has learned. The breach, which appears to date from at least mid-October, adds to the stunning array of intrusions attributed to Russia over the past few months. The list of reported victims includes the departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, State, and the Treasury ; the (...)
U.S. Schools Are Buying Cellebrite Phone-Hacking Tech
In May 2016, a student enrolled in a high-school in Shelbyville, Texas, consented to having his phone searched by one of the district’s school resource officers. Looking for evidence of a romantic relationship between the student and a teacher, the officer plugged the phone into a Cellebrite UFED to recover deleted messages from the phone. According to the arrest affidavit, investigators discovered the student and teacher frequently messaged each other, “I love you.” Two days later, the (...)
Les ordres du sommet : Le programme de l’UE pour démanteler le chiffrement de bout en bout
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Orders from the Top : The EU’s Timetable for Dismantling End-to-End Encryption
The last few months have seen a steady stream of proposals, encouraged by the advocacy of the FBI and Department of Justice, to provide “lawful access” to end-to-end encrypted services in the United States. Now lobbying has moved from the U.S., where Congress has been largely paralyzed by the nation’s polarization problems, to the European Union—where advocates for anti-encryption laws hope to have a smoother ride. A series of leaked documents from the EU’s highest institutions show a blueprint (...)
DHS Plans to Start Collecting Eye Scans and DNA
As the agency plans to collect more biometrics, including from U.S. citizens, Northrop Grumman is helping build the infrastructure. Through a little-discussed potential bureaucratic rule change, the Department of Homeland Security is planning to collect unprecedented levels of biometric information from immigration applicants and their sponsors — including U.S. citizens. While some types of applicants have long been required to submit photographs and fingerprints, a rule currently under (...)
The Police Can Probably Break Into Your Phone
At least 2,000 law enforcement agencies have tools to get into encrypted smartphones, according to new research, and they are using them far more than previously known. In a new Apple ad, a man on a city bus announces he has just shopped for divorce lawyers. Then a woman recites her credit card number through a megaphone in a park. “Some things shouldn’t be shared,” the ad says, “iPhone helps keep it that way.” Apple has built complex encryption into iPhones and made the devices’ security (...)
From RealPlayer to Toshiba, Tech Companies Cash in on the Facial Recognition Gold Rush
At least 45 companies now advertise real-time facial recognition More than a decade before Spotify, and years before iTunes, there was RealPlayer, the first mainstream solution to playing and streaming media to a PC. Launched in 1995, within five years RealPlayer claimed a staggering 95 million users. But it was a brief moment of glory for RealPlayer. Amid the dot-com bust and mounting pressure from Microsoft’s Windows Media Player, by March 2001 RealPlayer’s stock had dropped to $21 from (...)
San Francisco Supervisors Must Rein In SFPD’s Abuse of Surveillance Cameras
Black, white, or indigenous ; well-resourced or indigent ; San Francisco residents should be free to assemble and protest without fear of police surveillance technology or retribution. That should include Black-led protesters of San Francisco who took to the streets in solidarity and protest, understanding that though George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were not neighbors in the most literal sense, their deaths resulted from police violence and racism experienced across geographic and (...)