Fri, 24 May 2019

Articles Posted in the " Fusion Centers " Category


  • ICYMI #18: Tony Webster – Freedom of Information & Land of 10,000 Cameras

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    Sam interviews public records researcher Tony Webster. Webster has begun receiving documents from a lawsuit against Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. These emails, documents, and other revelations paint a disturbing picture of government secrecy and the creation of a digital panopticon here in Minnesota. NSP has been furthering the investigation and will be publishing our results very soon.

    Real-time facial recognition camera networks, crowd iris scan, behavioral recognition enhanced by artificial intelligence, and other Orwellian advancements will all be upon us soon.

    This lawsuit will be remembered as


  • National Guard Spy-planes Operating in Violation of Federal Code

    Credit: Jake Melampy

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    Updated June 2nd to separate the article from it’s parent (which was published March 3rd) and to include new documents & graphics.

    Aerial surveillance is not only being conducted by law enforcement, DHS, DEA, FBI (and others) but also the military. The National Guard is operating a fleet of highly capable C-26 surveillance aircraft. “Air Cerberus Inc” is a non-existent company used solely for the purposes of registering seven aircraft. The company quite clearly traces back to the National Guard Bureau headquarters. A spy-plane belonging to the National Guard was active recently circling



  • ICYMI #17: Mike Katz-Lacabe – The Center for Human Rights & Privacy

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    Sam interviews Mike Katz-Lacabe who has been requesting documentation from law enforcement agencies across the United States to determine which possess surveillance gear. Mike and his wife established The Center for Human Rights and Privacy, the website of which includes a regularly updated blog covering their work.

    These significant contributions made towards transparency and public awareness of government surveillance – specifically cell-site simulators and license plate readers – has informed journalists and activists around the nation. The documents provided by Mike’s efforts have lead to numerous


  • Florida Law Enforcement Surveillance Operation Hidden Behind Front Company

    – Frequently airborne surveillance aircraft in Florida registered to non-existent company, the phone number of which rings the desk of an analyst at the Southeast Florida Fusion Center.

    – Miami-Dade Police Department is not allowing information requests pursuant to surveillance operations, aerial or otherwise, and at this time has not confirmed or denied that the aircraft in question is operated by law enforcement.

    Cessna aircraft N786TF has been airborne most recently [upon last check] on July 30th over Pompano Beach, North of Fort Lauderdale.

    – [Update: August 6th, 1030am]
    Broward Sheriffs Public Information Office denied our inquiries “Any information