Police fine man £90 after he covers his head to avoid facial recognition technology

2 February 2019 — The Canary

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The police have fined a man £90 after he covered his head with his jumper to avoid a police trial of facial recognition technology (FRT). Other people were stopped by police during the trial for trying to hide their faces to avoid the cameras.
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Facebook’s censor Nick Clegg outlines plans for European elections By Robert Stevens

2 February 2019 — WSWS

Just two months after joining Facebook as its vice-president of Global Affairs and Communications, Nick Clegg gave his first main speech this week outlining sweeping censorship measures to be imposed during the European elections. These are to be carried out in the name of combatting “disinformation” and “fake news.”

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Distinguished Iranian/American Journalist Marzieh Hashemi arrested by FBI By Stephen Lendman

21 January 2019 — Global Research
Distinguished Press TV journalist/anchor’s unlawful arrest, detention and mistreatment by the FBI, on the pretext of being a material witness regarding a case her family knows nothing about, gave the US another international black eye.

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Evidence of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Innocence: Six “Lost” Mumia Case Boxes Found in District Attorney Abandoned Furniture Closet

12 January 2019 — Global Research

In a stunning turn of events, on Dec. 28th six previously undisclosed boxes of files labeled Mumia were “discovered” in an abandoned furniture closet at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office on 3 South Penn Square.

On January 3rd Nancy Kavanaugh, Assistant DA, notified the Common Pleas court and Abu-Jamal’s attorneys.

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Free speech on campus is under threat – and the Government’s Prevent scheme poses one of the greatest risks

18 December 2018 — True Publica

Free speech on campus is under threat – and the Government’s Prevent scheme poses one of the greatest risks
By BigBrotherWatch: Free speech on campus is under threat – and the Government’s Prevent scheme poses one of the greatest risks.

The question of free speech on campus has dominated headlines, student unions, and social media. No-platformingsafe spaces and even jazz hands have become buzzwords around campus, with countless think pieces analysing the ‘student snowflake’ psyche and even the Universities Minister threatening to fine institutions that ban speakers.

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UK: “Stansted 15” anti-deportation protesters found guilty of terrorism charges By Margot Miller

17 December 2018 — WSWS

Fifteen UK anti-deportation activists, accused of terrorism offences for preventing the departure of an immigration removal charter flight from London Stansted Airport, have been found guilty.

Following a nine-week trial at Chelmsford Crown Court, the jury found the “Stansted 15” in contravention of the rarely used 1990 Aviation and Maritime Security Act, by endangering safety at an airport. The defendants, who are preparing to appeal the verdict, face potential life prison sentences and await sentencing in February.

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Julian Assange: No Surrender By Ann Garrison

13 December 2018 — Global Research

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange appears to be one step closer to forcible removal from Ecuador’s London Embassy, most likely to be extradited to the US to face charges in the Eastern District Court of Virginia, which is commonly known as “the espionage court.” If UK police have to go in and remove him by force that will of course demonstrate the brutality of the state in the Gandhian tradition.

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