US Claims Pentagon Committed to UFO Investigation

Fourth EstateUFO Signing Above Sunnyvale - Gordon Wrigley

United States defense intelligence officials said Tuesday the Pentagon has committed to determining the origins of unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP), commonly known as UFO, saying the matter has concerned national security. Scott Bray, deputy director of Navy Intelligence, reported that …

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Spanish Intelligence Chief Fired over Pegasus Scandal

Fourth EstateEx-director of the National Intelligence Centre (CNI) Paz Esteban

Government officials in Spain dismissed the director of the National Intelligence Centre (CNI) Paz Esteban Tuesday over involvement in the Pegasus scandal. The Madrid government disclosed last week that the Israeli-made spyware Pegasus breached the phones of Prime Minister Pedro …

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India Demands User Data from VPN Companies

Fourth EstateProtestors march against mass surveillance - Elvert Barnes

The Indian government demands virtual private companies to collect and store user data for at least five years under a new national directive in India. VPNs in India will have to save customer names, validated physical and IP addresses, usage …

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ID.me Fires Dozens on Fraud Team as Congress Probe Begins

ID.me, a prominent U.S. government contractor of identity verification technology, has fired 39 employees over the past week for inappropriate communications. Roughly two dozen U.S. states and ten federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), have contracted with ID.me …

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ID.me Will No Longer Require Facial Recognition Following IRS Backlash

Verification company ID.me said it will no longer require users to verify their identities through facial recognition following backlash regarding the technology’s safety concerns. “Today, ID.me announced a new option to verify identity without using automated facial recognition and will …

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Italian Mafia Boss Arrested After Being Spotted on Google Street View in Spain

Authorities arrested an Italian mafia boss who has been on the run for 20 years after he was spotted on Google Street View in Spain. Authorities arrested Gioacchino Gammino, a convicted murderer and one of Italy’s most wanted gangsters, in …

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Italy’s Questions Facebook over Privacy Compliance of New Smart Glasses

Italy’s data protection authority, Garante, asked social media giant Facebook to give clarity to the privacy guidelines of its newly launched smart glasses. The Facebook smart glasses, in collaboration with Ray-Ban’s EssilorLuxottica, was produced to allow wearers to take calls, …

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