Army develops face recognition that sees in the dark

    Face recognition technology, something that seemed like science fiction just a few years ago, is becoming an increasingly key component of America's mass surveillance network. Even as plans for high-tech mass-scale facial recognition systems in places like China raise privacy concerns, the U.S. government was reportedly looking to develop face recognition tech capable … Continue reading Army develops face recognition that sees in the dark

‘The science of resistance’ and the Trump administration

Ever since Donald Trump's election win took the national media and much of the country by surprise, much has been written in the press and on social media about "The Resistance" to his presidency. The phrase has been embraced by the likes of comedian Sarah Silverman and former ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann, who has adopted … Continue reading ‘The science of resistance’ and the Trump administration

Thousands of unreported deadly airstrikes the latest in sloppy Pentagon record keeping

When it comes to reporting numbers of civilians and "combatants" it kills, the Pentagon attempts to paint itself in a positive light. Last summer, after the Obama administration released a report estimating that between 64 and 116 civilians had been killed in drone strikes on the president's watch, it was widely criticized for under-counting by … Continue reading Thousands of unreported deadly airstrikes the latest in sloppy Pentagon record keeping